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Pelican Desiccant Silica Gel for All Cases

B&H # PE1500D Mfr # 1500-500-000
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This item is controlled on the U.S. Commerce Control List set forth in the Export Administration Regulations or the U.S. Munitions List set forth in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and may require a license or other authorization from the U.S. Government to be exported from the United States. Without limitation, parties purchasing from B&H are solely responsible for determining applicable export licensing requirements and for obtaining any licenses or other authorizations from the appropriate agencies of the U.S. Government that are necessary for exporting the item, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State

Pelican silica gel will help prevent condensation from forming inside cases. Condensation will form in a case when you take it from a warm to cooler environment.

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PelicanSilica Gel
 
4.7

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (87)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Reliable (58)
  • Durable (57)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (62)
  • Travel (62)
  • Home (25)
  • Landscape photography (15)
  • Studio (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (34), Professional (32), Enthusiast (30), Casual user (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SAVED my Lens!

My lens had considerable amounts of condensation build-up and no matter what I did I could not reverse it. I tried every trick I could find online and after 5 days decided that I...Read complete review

My lens had considerable amounts of condensation build-up and no matter what I did I could not reverse it. I tried every trick I could find online and after 5 days decided that I needed to try this product. After 48 hours in a ziploc bag with my lens, ALL condensation is gone. This product is amazing and I give it my highest recommendation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm sure it does it's job, however...

I put this in a gun case. When I opened the case several months later, the gel tin had popped open and there were silica balls everywhere. I think I know what happened....Read complete review

I put this in a gun case. When I opened the case several months later, the gel tin had popped open and there were silica balls everywhere. I think I know what happened. I put a ball in water and watched it under a 10x loupe. It appeared to swell up. It's possible that as it absorbs moisture, the silica could swell and can pop open the tin, sending little balls everywhere. Just put on rubber band around the thing and you'll be good. Just make sure you take the band off when you put it in the oven to dry it out.

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4.0

Does the Job

By Fred Johns

from NW PA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Small Window

Best Uses

  • Photography Gear Storage

Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

Seems to work as designed. I wish the small window used to observe the pellets was larger; it is difficult to determine the exact color (and with color the need for recharging) through the small window. Also, I bought one of these from Pelican, and one from another manufacturer. Once removed from the manufacturer's packaging, the products were identical - can't tell them apart. But it does the job.

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  • No

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5.0

Good Stuff, Every Bag Should Have One

By Morgan589

from St. Louis, Mo

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

    I keep one in my camera bag and one in my 300mm lens case. Always good to have on hand especially in humid areas like the midwest. Good product.

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    • No

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    1.0

    All 6 were defective

    By Ditch

    from Seattle

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

          I have used these before, but this latest batch of 6 were all defective and no matter how long you bake them, the gel is always pink (i.e. no longer absorbing moisture)B&H has a very reasonable 30 day warranty, so definitely try and bake them back to blue or send them back right away.

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          5.0

          Silica Gel

          By The Up and Coming Photographer

          from Simi Valley

          Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

          Does what its suppose to do, keeps moisture out of your bag.

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          5.0

          Does what it says

          By Big Boy

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

            So far, so good. No issues.

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            • No

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            3.0

            good but takes 3 hrs in oven to recharge

            By chris

            from hilo, hawaii

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Long Recharge Time

            Best Uses

            • Photography Storage

            Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

            Easy to use, simply place item in desired photography storage container and use until beads lose color from pinkish orange to clear. Then bake in oven at 350 F for 3 hrs.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A good thing to have in Florida

            By Happy Flyfisher

            from New Smyrna Beach, FL

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Equipment Storage
              • Everyday use

              Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

              It is HUMID in Florida in the summer. Having a way of keeping my precision equipment dry to prevent mildew, rust, and corrosion is a must. I store my camera gear in a Pelican waterproof case and put one of these in the case. That keeps everything dry.

              As you open and close the case, these cartridges, eventually, need to be recharged ... but that is easy ... just pop them in the oven at 300 degrees for three hours.

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              5.0

              Great Add On

              By Abi

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                I bought this to keep in my Pelican 1514 Carry On 1510 Case to prevent condensation in any of my gear. I recently traveled to Cuba and with the weather down there, I ended up with very foggy lenses when I stored them just in my backpack. Can't wait to travel with my new case and not have to worry.

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                5.0

                Reuasable silica

                By freqbox

                from Long Beach, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                    Not very exciting, but it does its job well. It's a tin and wont break as easy as the soft bags silica usually comes in, and it's reuasable if you bake it in the over per the instructions.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Dave

                    from Bangkok

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                      I like using this to keep gear stored in waterproof cases dry. It is nice that you can dry them out and re use them.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      works as advertised

                      By Bill

                      from Walnut Creek, CA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                        Got a couple of these. They are used in cases that store camcorder and portable wireless mic gear among other electronics. Have not yet had to bake one to dry it out... awaiting the orange to go clear.

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                        5.0

                        Protect your electronics from moisture

                        By Iceman

                        from Oklahoma City, Okla

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Storing Your Equipment
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                          I have a Pelican 1514 case which protects and seals my camera equipment. Combining the airtight case with the Pelican Silica Gel, I am assured ti minimize any moisture content in the case.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          It Works

                          By Birkula

                          from Kings Beach, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                            It works. The silica gel needed reheated in about 2 weeks after buying. I shoot snowboarding and my gear is exposed to a lot of moisture.

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                            5.0

                            Reinforces My Case

                            By Dan Johnson

                            from Boston, MA. U. S. A.

                            Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                            I found a big bag of silica for my carry-on, this does double-duty as reinforcement between items in the foam of my Pelican case!

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                            5.0

                            Peace of mind ...

                            By JRod

                            from Saratoga Springs, NY

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                Set and forget the silica gel in the Pelican case; then just check the gel color once in a while and bake as needed (not very often ...)

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                                5.0

                                it's dry

                                By dickyg

                                from woods bay montana

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                  it does what it does well

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Gellen

                                  By WTP

                                  from Texas

                                  Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                  It is what it is. Works for what I bought it for.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great buy

                                  By Stan

                                  from North West, PA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                      Great size for putting in my pelican case to protect my camera gear from moisture. Strong contruction and it can be re-used time after time.

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect size

                                      By Xspeediant

                                      from AZ

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                          Purchased several to keep in my ammo cans. Perfect size, doesn't take much room.

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                                          5.0

                                          A Necessity

                                          By Mary

                                          from Shelter Island, NY

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

                                              I keep the Silica Gel in my Pelican box and wouldn't leave home without it. I use my box when I'm kayaking/canoeing, and often my hands are moist. Weather can be hot, muggy, and moisture in my box is inevitable. Best thing since sliced bread!

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