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Pelican Desiccant Silica Gel for All Cases

B&H # PE1500D MFR # 1500-500-000
Pelican Silica Gel

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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 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (90)
  • Lightweight (66)
  • Durable (60)
  • Reliable (60)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (65)
  • Everyday (64)
  • Home (27)
  • Landscape photography (16)
  • Studio (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (34), Semi-professional (34), Enthusiast (33), 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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5.0

Great moisture prevention

By Christy

from Mississippi

Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

This is very handy. I keep one in my camera bag to prevent condensation and moisture. The best part is it is reusable by just popping it in the oven!

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4.0

Work Great But Don't Overcook Them

By JB

from CA

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Re-usable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

    You heat them up in the oven to refresh the silica gel granules. Different models are different colors and you heat them at different temps. I put mine in for two times as long as I was supposed to and the granules went black. Bought another as i wasn't sure if the old one worked or not - or if it had reached moisture saturation.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great for travel

    By Sonoma Shooter

    from Sonoma, CA

    Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

    Utilizing these suckers on a trip to a rather humid territory. They should keep all my gear nice and dry.

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    5.0

    Great value !

    By Mariusz

    from Chicago

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

      Must have for every person who cares for his gear.
      Keep it all the time in my camera bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Convenience

      By RalphHightower

      from Chapin, SC

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

        The rechargeable aspects of this is great for protecting my equipment. I live in the humid Southeast and it is excellent for preventing condensation in my cases.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        works nicely

        By Steve Gauthier

        from Rouyn-Noranda,Quebec,Canada

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

          work exactly as describe

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          TOO EARLY TO TELL

          By Number 1 DP

          from Central Oregon Coast

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Should Keep The Moisture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Near The Water
            • Traveling

            Comments about Pelican Silica Gel:

            I gave it five stars because if it works as stated it should be excellent for my equipment, especially being on the ocean all the time. We'll just have to wait to see how it performs.

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            • No

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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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                    • No

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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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                              • No

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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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • 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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                                  • No

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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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                                      • No

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