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Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)

B&H # PE1520FDT Mfr # 1520-000-190
You Pay: $114.99
Product Highlights
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • Three Piece Foam Set is Included
  • Built-in Pressure Equalization Valve
  • Two Double Throw Latches
  • Padlock Protectors
  • Rubber Over Molded Handle

The Pelican 1520 Watertight Case with Foam (Desert Tan) is an unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical-resistant and corrosion-proof hard case used to carry any kind of equipment that needs to be protected from the elements. It is made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer, which makes it extremely strong and durable. It includes a 0.25" (6.4mm) neoprene o-ring, ABS latches that seal perfectly, and an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure.

The 1520 case meets ATA standards for transit cases, is NATO-codified, and is tested to MIL C-4150J (Military Standard) and IP-67 (Ingress Protection).

This case includes a three piece foam insert set.

Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical-resistant and corrosion-proof case
Made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable
Includes a three piece foam set that consists of one "egg crate" foam upper section, one Pick 'N Pluck foam section and one 1.0" blank bottom foam section
Built-in automatic pressure equalization valve for changes in altitude or temperature
Temperature rating -10 to +210° F (-23 to +99° C)
Easy open Double Throw latches
Stainless steel hardware
Padlock protectors provide added strength and extra security against cutting and theft
Comfortable rubber over-molded handle
1520 Case Certificates
  • IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes) (Ingress Protection)
  • MIL C-4150J (Military Standard)
  • Def Stan 81-41/STANAG 4280
Material Exterior: High-impact structural copolymer polypropylene
Interior: Foam insert set
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy Floats in salt water with 40 lbs (18.1kg) load
Type of Closure Hinged with double throw latches
Padlock protectors
Exterior Dimensions 19.78 x 15.77 x 7.41" (50.24 x 40.06 x 18.82cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 18.06 x 12.89 x 6.72" (45.87 x 32.74 x 17.07cm) (WxDxH)
Lid depth: 1.79" (4.55cm)
Bottom depth: 4.93" (12.52cm)
Interior Fitting 1.7 lbs polyurethane foam
Accommodates Equipment that requires protection from shock and the elements
Carrying/Transport Options Fold-down handle
Weight 9.36 lbs (4.24kg)
Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
  • 1521 3-piece Foam Set
  • 1523 O-Ring
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
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    Pelican1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (13)
    • Well padded (12)
    • Very protective (11)
    • Stylish (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (12)
      • Transporting gear (12)
      • Storing gear (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Good Camo

      By GMoney

      from Baton Rouge, La

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

        Besides everything these cases are supposed to do, the desert tan doesn't show mud like the normal black cases.

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        • No

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        5.0

        excellent for 5Dmark ii bobies

        By maxcat

        from Sherbrooke, Quebec,Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Stylish
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

          The pre-cut foam system is very versatile
          Price at B&H is the best ! got 2
          All items are well protected

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Dave

          from Baldwin, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Stylish
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear

            Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

            This is my 2nd 1520. I use one for "StopShot" and the second for "StackShhot". Very easy to "pick" the foam to get a tight fit.

            Pelican products are as good as it gets.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Pelican Quality

            By Sawyer

            from Carthage, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

              Great pelican case. Bought it to use for my t3i and plenty of lenses. Great purchase. I now have 6 pelican cases and counting. clearly, i'm a fan.

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              5.0

              Perfect case

              By Cygnus

              from Montreal

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Stylish
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                Very strong case. All my gear fit inside nicely : Nikon D90 with a standard zoom lense 18-55mm, a fix 30mm, a telephoto 70-300mm, a speedlight and battery charger.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Microphone Case

                By Audio Engineer

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Sometimes hard to lock

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                Fits several large microphones and keeps me more organized than several little boxes that they come in. The foam is easy to customize and it's built like a rock, as you'd expect from a Pelican case.

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                5.0

                Continued Perfection!

                By Philly Threeper

                from Philadelphia, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                  This is my 4th Pelican Case (my smallest one, too), and it is perfect! All of my other cases are wheeled, but I needed one that I can put sensitive computer components in. Traveling around NYC, Philly, DC, and other large Northeastern cities, I feel that my equipment is very well protected.

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                  5.0

                  Extremely versatile and sturdy case

                  By Axarus Environmental

                  from Montague, MA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                    I have two of these now because I found that I was worrying too much about bringing an SLR out on a dive boat for jobs. I had a black Pelican 1520 for my underwater cameras and I was pleased to get this one in a distinguishable color for the "dry" camera. Very sturdy protection and the pick and pluck foam allows you to custom fit it to anything that you you need to protect. I have a large SLR, 2 lenses, a speedlight and various other stuff in this one and there's room for more in case I lose my mind and get that macro lens I've been coveting...

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Case

                    By Nick

                    from Seattle, WA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                      I got this case so that I can check items as baggage that I can't carry on board but require more protection than a duffel bag of clothing can provide. (For some items the TSA also requires that you transport them in a lockable hardsided container - this is perfect for this).

                      It is fantastically well built, very solid. The hinges are well protected and the latches are strong. The foam interior is easy to 'pluck' the negative spaces that you need for your items.

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                      5.0

                      DESERT TAN CASE

                      By CGL9872

                      from HOUSTON,TEXAS

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                        Great case used it for a business trip to carry tools.

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                        5.0

                        Rugged reliability.

                        By Jarl

                        from Bergen, Norway

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction
                        • Stylish
                        • Very Protective
                        • Well designed features
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                          I am a film student and I needed a rugged carrying case for a film camera I own. I have gone through and looked at other cases similar to the Pelican but when it came down to it there just wasn't any competition.

                          Within the first minutes of opening and studying it the rugged design of this case became apparent.
                          What impressed me the most was the solid heavy clamps holding the case together. They use a stiff heavy spring that keeps the lid tight enough for it to be waterproof. The middle part is jointed lose and can be pulled up just enough to give your fingers the leverage necessary to open it.

                          The pluck-able foam inside is great to quickly be able to position your gear, but I recommend you buy another set of foam and some kind of carver to get professional results.

                          I can see that this version also contains a pressure relief valve should you drop the case in water, a feature I haven't seen on any other cases and one I think could be very valuable.

                          I have had the case for about two weeks now, and have already dragged it through a swamp, strapped it on a rubber motorboat and had it with me on a six day excursion in the mountains, it has held up without a cinch and given me peace of mind to concentrate on my job.

                          This is a no nonsense durable case that holds up to just about anything you can put it through and I would gladly recommend this to anyone with valuable equipment, the protection and ease of mind is well worth the investment.

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                          5.0

                          Great Water/Dust proof case!

                          By 50dUser

                          from Southwest Washington State

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Very Protective
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                            Like any Pelican case this one is unmatched in the hard-case storage for cameras products.

                            I would recommend this to a Friend and a enemy.

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                            5.0

                            Very Nice Case !!!

                            By Jules

                            from Tracy, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Pelican 1520 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                              Great safe way to store your "pricey" gear. I needed a safer way to transport my camera gear and this is it. I feel much better about my gear bouncing around in the back of my truck or in the trunk of my car knowing it is securely tucked into the padding of this case.

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