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Pelican 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)

B&H # PE1550FDT MFR # 1550-000-190
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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
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Color: Desert Tan

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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 111 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (100)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (77)
    • Well padded (71)
    • Very protective (70)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (21)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (68)
    • Transporting gear (64)
    • Storing gear (53)
    • Travel (11)
    • Sports/action (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (13), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (80)

    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

     

    Take your Pelican case white water rafti

    It kept two Nikons dry for a week of white water rafting. We were drenched! But the foam inside is terrible, it crumbles at each section. I did not like that. I...Read complete review

    It kept two Nikons dry for a week of white water rafting. We were drenched! But the foam inside is terrible, it crumbles at each section. I did not like that. I wish I was a solid block and I could cut out what I needed. The present foam system is poor.

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    5.0

    One Of the BEST cases ever!!

    By Tony

    from Kansas City, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

      This is exactly what I was looking for and exactly what the description said. I am using this case as a secure gun gas for travel.....and it works perfectly. Large enough and tough enough to withstand "airline handling." Great protection for my contents. If you need quality and protection....this is your case! This is also the best price I found on the case ANYWHERE!!!

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      5.0

      Cheaper versions dont compare

      By George

      from NE

      Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Silver):

      They make the best hardcases you can buy, ive owned several brands and they are similar to pelican cases, but the Pelican brand is clearly superior in comparison. better in all aspects.

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      5.0

      Perfect Fit and Price

      By Casey

      from Gray, LA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

        We use these in the oil and gas industry to carry equipment to locations. They have served their purpose exceptionally well and hold up great to the harsh environments they get exposed to. The metal padlock tabs are one of my favorite features being we sometimes carry upwards of $ worth of equipment.

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        5.0

        great case

        By Bobby

        from Signal Mountain, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

              second pelican case i have purchased. best brand out there.

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              5.0

              Ignore the picture

              By Mr. Ree

              from Sunny Phoenix

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                    Great case. Do not be dissuaded by the picture. The Desert Tan is a very pleasing light brown, not the green brown depicted

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                    4.0

                    great case

                    By solsol

                    from Orlando FL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                        We have about 30 of the Pelican cases in various sizes.
                        Extremely strong and rugged, never need to worry about the gear inside if it is packed well.
                        The punch out foam is not all that useful. It tends to break apart quickly if small sections are left as dividers. We typically punch it all out and protect each piece of gear separately.
                        The cases are also heavy. Some of the cases we have weigh as much as the gear inside them, making shipping more expensive.

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                        5.0

                        Case for anything

                        By FishingPhoto

                        from Florida

                        Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                        Love the Pelican cases. I use them for camera and for guns. B&H is so easy to purchase from.

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                        5.0

                        GREAT PRODUCT

                        By PF

                        from RHODE ISLAND

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                            HAVE USED PELICAN CASES FOR YEARS, JUST A GREAT PRODUCT

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                            5.0

                            Pelican cases rock

                            By SAT man

                            from New York

                            Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                            Rock solid case with pick and pluck foam made it simple for me to customize the case.

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                            5.0

                            Great Case!

                            By pboulifard

                            from REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                              Perfect as always. Easy to adjust. Secure! Bulletproof!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Quality - Great Case

                              By mrarmyaustin

                              from Austin, Texas

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lockable
                              • Strong construction
                              • Very protective
                              • Well padded

                              Cons

                              • A Little Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Storing Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                              Bought this case for our Nikon Vibration Reduction spotting scope, window mount, and eyepiece. It is a little bulky, but provides excellent protection. The pick and pluck foam makes it easy to fit all of the equipment. Great padding and protection.

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                              5.0

                              Top of the Line

                              By Force

                              from Houston, TX

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Telescope Eyepieces

                                Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                                Solid build and finish. High quality foam holds my telescope eyepieces snug. Case snaps are solid and hold very well. Easy to use them even with winter gloves. I definitely would recommend this case.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect! Solid - Sturdy - Rugged!

                                By dlevans

                                from The NW hills of Connecticut

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about 1550 Case with Foam (Black):

                                  While I do plan on buying more cases for my photo gear, this case I use to pack, store and transport very expensive FES and TENS medical equipment. This case exceedes the quality of the cases provided with the equipment.

                                  For everyday use/storage as well as travel - it is convenient and most important, Absolutely rugged with great interior protection!

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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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