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Pelican 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)

B&H # PE1550FDT Mfr # 1550-000-190
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You Pay: $119.95
Product Highlights
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • Four-Piece Foam Set Included
  • Easy-Open Double Throw Latches
  • Padlock Protectors
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve

The Pelican 1550 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 that makes it extremely strong and durable. It includes a 0.25" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring, easy-open double throw latches that seal perfectly, and an automatic pressure equalization valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure. The case has comfortable rubber over-molded handle. Includes a four-piece foam set that consists of one "egg crate" foam upper section, two Pick 'N' Pluck foam sections, and one 1" blank bottom foam section.

The 1550 case has the following certificates: IP67 (Ingress Protection) = 1 meter submersion or 30 minutes, MIL C-4150J (Military Standard), Defense Standard 81-41/STANAG4280 and ATA 300 specifications for transit cases.

Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical-resistant and corrosion-proof case
Made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer polypropylene and an open-cell core with solid wall design, which makes the case strong and lightweight
Includes a four-piece foam set that consists of one "egg crate" foam upper section, two Pick 'N Pluck foam sections, and one 1" blank bottom foam section
Easy-open double throw latches with padlock protectors
0.25" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring seal is included.
Comfortable rubber over-molded handle
Automatic pressure equalization valve for changes in altitude or temperature
1550 Case Certificates
  • IP67 (Ingress Protection) = 1 meter submersion or 30 minutes
  • MIL C-4150J (Military Standard), Defense Standard 81-41/STANAG4280
  • ATA 300 specifications for transit cases
Temperature rating -10 to +210° F (-23 to +99° C)
Material Exterior: Ultra High Impact structural copolymer polypropylene
Interior: Four-piece foam set
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy Floats in salt water with 69.89 lbs (31.75kg) load
Type of Closure Easy-open double throw latches
Padlock protectors
Optional combination lock
Exterior Dimensions 20.62 x 16.87 x 8.12" (52.37 x 42.85 x 20.62cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions 18.43 x 14 x 7.62" (46.81 x 35.56 x 19.35cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Fitting Four-piece foam set
Accommodates Equipment that requires protection
Carrying/Transport Options Fold-down handle
Weight 11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Pelican 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
  • 1553 O-Ring
  • 1551 4-piece Foam Set
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Pelican1550 Case with Foam (Yellow)
     
    4.8

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (76)
    • Very protective (70)
    • Well padded (70)
    • Lightweight (28)
    • Stylish (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (15)
    • Heavy / bulky (10)

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (67)
    • Transporting gear (63)
    • Storing gear (52)
    • Travel (7)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (22), Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (11), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (70)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A blank slate for any project

    A very useful piece of equipment to anyone wanting to protect valuable tools of any trade really.

    I was referred to B&H by a buddy into photography, but my...Read complete review

    A very useful piece of equipment to anyone wanting to protect valuable tools of any trade really.

    I was referred to B&H by a buddy into photography, but my hobby is RC Helis which brings me to-->

    My 1550 sees duty as the enclosure for a 1000watt multi-chem battery charger and the dual server power supplies that run it. At no time have I ever felt that the equipment inside was in danger of damage from water or impacts. Tbh, I used it to win a safe bet that I wouldn't toss the case, electronics included, into a pool. Of course I knew my equipment would be just fine.

    The foam, while not being used in this particular case, is really nice stuff and the pick-n-pluck process is fool proof. I ended up using a layer of it to enclose 600$ worth of long range RC aircraft transmitters. Really easy to outline the piece you want to cut out and you can literally just knock it loose and pull it with your fingers.

    Finally, the case itself just looks cool. I've gotten some weird looks carrying around with folks being rather curious as to what could possibly need to be carried in a mil-spec case :)

    FYI, we use these cases at NASA to protect many of our sensitive devices/tools. You can buy one knowing your stuff isn't going anywhere. :P

    Con wise, the only thing I can think of is that the case is bulky. However, for the protection that this case provides it's an acceptable loss. Honestly, any case that is going to protect to the level of one of these isn't going to be very compact. That said, the fiber reinforced plastic that these are made of is fairly light.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pelican USED to be a great case

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. Pelican cases used to be the best, now their customer service is so miserable I doubt I will ever buy a product of theirs again. I bought...Read complete review

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. Pelican cases used to be the best, now their customer service is so miserable I doubt I will ever buy a product of theirs again. I bought a brand new 1550 case before my last gig, because I knew it would be tough on my gear. I opted for the pick 'n pluck foam (BIG MISTAKE). I set up my case as I have all my other Pelicans in the past, pluck out the foam, glue the two halves together, etc. Less than 5 days of use on this case and the foam started falling apart. The perforations on the foam had been cut too thin at the factory and every time I pulled my camera in or out, more and more of the little pieces started falling off. After two days, the foam was in really bad shape and not only that, one of the stainless steel clips that goes on the padlock holes went missing. I contacted Pelican via the form on their website. Within 2 days they contacted me and asked me where I bought the case. I told them where I purchased it, and I heard NOTHING from them for 3 weeks. Finally I sent them an email asking what was up. After a long phone call from a less than helpful customer service rep., I was told that there was NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER ON THE FOAM. That's right, even if you JUST BOUGHT your case and the foam is already disintegrating, you are [*].!! This is not the service I have come to expect from Pelican. They said that MAYBE I could get a DISCOUNT on some new foam. Not a chance. If you sell me a defective product and then refuse to stand behind the service and warranty you brag about all over the place, then I will not send you another penny. Do yourself a favor and stay away from these jerks.

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    5.0

    Great case

    By Wayne

    from Houston

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

      This is my second 1550 and it is wonderful. I use these cases when whitewater rafting.

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      5.0

      amazing product

      By mark the dp

      from new york

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Monitor Housing

        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

        i got this case for my on camera monitor..
        and it fits like a glove...
        very hardy and at a great price .. very happy with it..

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        5.0

        Looks and performs great!

        By FLY me AWAY

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Happy Yellow
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Weight

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Vacation
        • Video

        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

        I used the 1550 case to secure my quadcopter and camera gear for travel. The diced foam on the inside makes it very easy to customize for your gear. I even made double layered or "secret" spots on the second layer of diced foam. The yellow really pops and makes me feel less like an amateur and more like a professional. Super durable and waterproof! This case was $ less than a similar custom quadcopter case, but I made the 1550 fit way more things. Very happy with this purchase. Only downside is its weight. Pretty hefty, especially after all the gear is inside. Totally worth it for the durability and reassurance of protected gear.

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        5.0

        Just as advertised, Great for many uses

        By STARA Buyers

        from Gilbert, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

          Pelican cases are versatile and can be used by anyone for any application. This cases is used by our company for several projects and we have never had an issue with fit, form or function.

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          5.0

          Perfect Case

          By Mo

          from Boston

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

            I use this case to carry my Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium Batteries. It's the perfect case.

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            5.0

            Tough as nails

            By HCummings

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

            There isn't much new about pelican cases but they are tough as nails and the latch design is easy to operate even with gloves on. My 1550 was for a motorcycle top case and is easy tougher than most of the aluminum cases I've seen.

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            5.0

            Great price

            By Tim

            from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

                Lowest price I could finmd on the internet. Great service fast shipping...........Not using for photo equipment. Bought to ship delicate equipment.

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                4.0

                Use with DJI Phantom 2

                By Griggs

                from Twin Cities, MN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                    This case works well with the Phantom (props off) with just a couple of minor problems.

                    First the foam in the lid falls out easily. This can be fixed with some double sided tape or velcro. However with the foam in the lid, it's a bit of a tight fit closing the lid.

                    It fits the Phantom itself with the props off, the remote, the props and a couple of spare batteries. I belive some FPV will also fit but I haven't added it yet so I don't know.

                    It's less expensive than some of the cases that were designed for use with the Phantom but still works well. I would recommend it.

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                    5.0

                    bomber case as expected from Pelican!

                    By bombski

                    from Burlington, VT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                        I use the case to hold photography equipment or bombskis.

                        Keeps everything well protected and dry. Also if there were ever a leak in any of the ingredients used for Irish Car Bombs (Guinness beer, Jameson whiskey, Baileys) the leak would stay contained within the case.

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                        5.0

                        Pelican = Quality

                        By Fritz

                        from Hollywood CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                            I have an audio video rental company in Los Angeles, I use Pelican cases for every piece of gear I own. They are simply the best.

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                            5.0

                            Stands up to the Pelican reputation

                            By Stuthetraveler

                            from Indianapolis, IN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                              Working in the video production business you see a lot of Pelican cases. So it only made sense when I was going to purchase a case that I'd go with this brand. So far I haven't been disappointed. I travel with my gear from time to time and airlines can be rather rough on luggage. This case is built like a rock with the softness of a feather pillow on the inside. So whatever happens to the case on the outside doesn't effect the equipment inside. Great case, wouldn't think of purchasing anything else.

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                              5.0

                              Pelican = Quality

                              By Fritz

                              from Hollywood

                              Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                              Perfect fut and design. Tough without weighing a ton.

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                              5.0

                              Great Sturdy Pelican Case

                              By mark

                              from san jose, ca

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                This is a great/sturdy piece of case.

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                                5.0

                                Dopesauce

                                By Ryan

                                from Providence, RI

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Bomb-proof
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Watertight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gigging
                                  • Peace of Mind
                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Protecting Slrs
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                  I bought this to store my Allen & Heath Xone:42 mixer (standard 12" mixer size) after my dumb self dropped the thing out of its original cardboard box onto the sidewalk face first on the way to a gig. Am I overcompensating a bit? Maybe. Do I regret this purchase? No.

                                  First off, the mixer fits perfectly once you pull out the bottom thin foam layer. No rattling around, which is more than can be said for most road cases. It's also very lightweight, but absolutely built like a tank. I have no concerns about the safety of my mixer. Simply put, you can't go wrong with this thing, or with Pelican in general.

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                                  5.0

                                  Long Awaited

                                  By Chazz Photos

                                  from Gresham, OR

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear

                                    Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                    I am Now a Happy Owner, of this Pelican Case. I have been storing my gear in a Soft Case / Back Pack, always having to unpack everything that I am needing. This case will now give me the ability to have Everything Accessible with the simple opening of the case, and not having to unpack each Component. The Protective Pick Foam is a Breeze to use. Thanks Pelican for building this Amazing Made in USA Case, to Store and Protect the Expensive Equipment Inside.

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                                    5.0

                                    Pelican#1550 Silver case w/foam.

                                    By The Teal Guy.

                                    from Ocean City, New Jersey

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Safe Transport Storeage
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

                                      Purchased this case to store & transport safely a pair of Minox Demo
                                      MD-62-ED spotting scopes: 1/straight & 1/angled. (Pelican #1520 case
                                      was just a little too small/tight for both scopes.) #1550 case left just enough
                                      room around scopes to safely protect them. I have several different sizes of
                                      Pelican case that I store & transport spotting scopes, binoculars and my DSLR
                                      Camera gear in. They are THE BEST you can buy! They are worth whatever
                                      the current asking price is on the model you want. And I would venture to say
                                      that B&H has the best price in the nation on them! I have one smaller case that
                                      I purchased back in the mid 1970's that is still waterproof & going strong!

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                                      5.0

                                      Pelican - what else needs to be said :)

                                      By twantrd

                                      from USA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Very Protective
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Storing Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                                      I've always been a fan of Pelican cases and this one is no different. I don't think I need to say much since everyone knows what Pelican cases are all about. I recommend this product all the time friends and family.

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                                      5.0

                                      Air Travel with camera and lens

                                      By Bob

                                      from Southern Alberta Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Very Protective
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Protecting Gear
                                        • Storing Gear
                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

                                        the thing that is great about the Pelican 1550 is that it is allowed by WestJet Airlines (Canada) as carry on lugage so my camera is with me and not in the lugage hold.

                                        this is the second pelican case that I have purchased the other one is much larger but qualify as carry on size

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                                        5.0

                                        No surprises!

                                        By Chris H2oman

                                        from Indianapolis

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Very Protective
                                        • Well Padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting Gear
                                          • Storing Gear
                                          • Transporting Gear

                                          Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                          As usual case is rock solid! Love the new latches! No more knuckle busters. Great grip handle as well.

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                                          5.0

                                          Heavy duty

                                          By TheIceCreamMan

                                          from Houston Tx

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Very Protective
                                          • Well Padded

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky
                                          • Heavy

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting Gear
                                          • Storing Gear
                                          • Transporting Gear

                                          Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                          Bought it to protect my redrock gear. Was able to fit my Matte box and some of its accessories. Will definately buy another one for the rest of my gear.

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