My question was whether the lens with the Lenscoat in place would still fit inside the Nikon hard case. That question is still unanswered.
I would like to know if putting on a Lenscoat covering would negate use of the Nikon hard case.
For general use in the field I have a Think Tank Glass Limo backpack type of bag. In situations where I am putting a good amount of gear into a truck or plane for a journey I would like the option of using a hard case that better protects the lens. I have a Storm case for the lens as the Nikon case, as was already mentioned, is terrible for protecting the lens from theft. But I would never put a lens into a Pelican/Storm type of case for any amount of time for fear of fungus growth.