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Pelican 1650 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)

B&H # PE1650FDT Mfr # 1650-020-190
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You Pay: $259.49
Product Highlights
  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Hard Case
  • Ultra-high Impact Structural Copolymer
  • Four-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Built-in Automatic Purge Valve
  • Watertight to 30'
  • Oversized Folding Handle
  • Top Handle
  • Retractable Extension Handle
  • Built-in Wheels
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

The Pelican 1650 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 has a 0.25" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring, ABS latches that seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure.

The 1650 comes with a top handle, oversized side handle, a retractable extension handle and strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings. It has an effortless release latch for the extension handle. The padlock protectors provide added strength and extra security against cutting and theft.

This case has a four-piece foam set interior.

Construction
  • Ultra-high Impact structural copolymer
  • Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
  • Open-cell core with solid wall design
  • Four-piece foam set interior
  • Easy open double throw latches
  • Stainless steel padlock protectors
  • O-ring seal
  • Automatic pressure equalization valve
  • Stainless steel hardware
Four-piece foam set consists of 1 convoluted foam section in the lid, 2 Pick 'N Pluck foam sections, one 1,0" blank bottom foam section
Temperature rating -10 to +210°F (-23 to +99°C)
Carrying options
  • Top handle
  • Oversized folding handle
  • Retractable extension handle
  • Four strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
1650 Certificates
  • IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes)
  • Def Stan 81-41/STANAG 4280
Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Material Exterior: Ultra-high Impact copolymer
Exterior: Open-cell core with solid wall design
Interior: Polyethylene
Type of Closure Double throw latches
Stainless steel padlock protectors
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy 181 lbs (82.1kg)
Exterior Dimensions 30.75 x 20.5 x 11.62" (78.1 x 52 x 29.5cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 28.5 x 17.37 x 10.5" (72.4 x 44.1 x 26.7cm) (LxWxD)
Lid depth: 1.87" (4.7cm)
Bottom depth: 8.62" (21.9cm)
Interior Fitting Four-piece foam set
Accommodates Equipment that needs foam protection
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handles
Retractable handle
Built-in wheels
Weight With Foam: 28.1 lb / 12.7 kg
Without Foam: 24.0 lb / 10.9 kg
Pelican 1650 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
  • 1653 O-Ring
  • 1651 Foam Set
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Pelican1650 Case with Foam (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 115 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (98)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (102)
    • Very protective (95)
    • Well padded (85)
    • Stylish (21)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (38)
    • Heavy / bulky (18)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (100)
    • Protecting gear (97)
    • Storing gear (75)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (47), Semi-pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (87)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Another great case by pelican

    Pelican cases are my favourite gear in all my arsenel of equipment. They're the most reliable and I never worry about my gear inside them.

    The interior foam is a bit...Read complete review

    Pelican cases are my favourite gear in all my arsenel of equipment. They're the most reliable and I never worry about my gear inside them.

    The interior foam is a bit costly though, and they never last that long either. If I would buy it again i'd purchase the non-foam version, than go to my local foam store and get it cut up myself. They'd also be more durable and last longer.

    One issue with the case is the automatic purge valve. I take mine on flights all the time and (either I got a lemon or this is the norm) my case lid warps quite considerably during transit. This means that equipment on the inner region of the case can get damaged as it becomes crushed by the engorging lid. My industrial suction cups had to be bent back into a flat shape as they were damaged in this way.

    It also means that you CANNOT open the case immediately after landing from a plane. It takes approximately an hour for the valve to allow enough air back in for air pressure balance restoration, allowing you to open and use the case once more.

    I cannot say for sure, whether this issue is related to all pelican cases or whether the valve on my case is faulty. It does work - it just works very slowly.

    One thing I love about pelican cases though, is the fact that over the years they develop plenty of scratches, the colour fades a little and stickers are plastered all over them. It shows years of experience through planes and rough baggage handlers. I love my pelican cases rough and worn as it shows the life it's been through to protect my gear.

    I use my pelican case for everything, even holiday travelling. However it's way overengineered for use other than protecting expensive and professional equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What happend to Pelican Cases

    The new Pelican 1650 case is really a Storm Case. The case will not stand up straight because the bottom feet or fins are no longer part of the new design. The long main...Read complete review

    The new Pelican 1650 case is really a Storm Case. The case will not stand up straight because the bottom feet or fins are no longer part of the new design. The long main handle is gone so if the case load is not balanced it's hard to carry. The old design allowed you to position your grip to compensate for the load imbalance. Also the built in retractable extension handle is now two piece with supports that get caught on everything. The old design was one piece and flat it was way better and easier to deal with. I wasn't a big fan of the Storm Cases and really liked the Pelican products but with the merger of Pelican and Storm cases, Pelican cases have really become a Storm case. I understand that changes happen but they should be changes that make the case better not worse. These cases are still a good deal but I would rather have the option and pay a little bit more and get a case that works. There was no reason to change this case other then to make it cheaper.

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    5.0

    Pelican and B&H live up to reputation!

    By Apprentice Instructor

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

      Can't say enough about Pelican cases! Most durable ones on the market, and B&H is Great! Always competitive prices and delivery is super fast!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Solid, sturdy and heavy

      By Scott

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Wheels
      • Solid Handle
      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

      I work at a school doing webcasts for sports and activities and stuff and so I needed a nice big rolling case to carry around cables, cameras, a mixer, etc. This thing is nice and big, really sturdy and secure, rolls beautifully but is pretty heavy. That's a plus and a minus, of course, because it's part of why it is so sturdy, but it is pretty hard to lift when it's full.

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      5.0

      Great buy

      By Andrés

      from Argentina

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

        I use for DJI phantom 2. Excellent for carry all the equipment together.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Well made, does the job!

        By Kirk

        from Feeding Hills, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          I use this case to store and transport a high end refractor telescope and its accessories. The pick and pluck foam made it easy to customize it for my gear for maximum protection. Awesome product!

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          • No

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          5.0

          The best case I have ever owned

          By Imagetenphotography

          from Providence

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          Rock solid, this case offers superb protection from life. I use it to haul 4 Alien bees, power cords, their reflectors, Vagabond Mini, extra flash tubes, and several super clamps and accessories. It all fits perfectly with plenty of protective foam around each piece.

          I bought a electic carving knife to cut the foam like you can see many people using on YouTube but I found a plain old bread knife with a slightly serrated edge works beautifully. Live and learn.

          Wheels are far better than my 1510 cases.

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          5.0

          An Excellent Case, Albeit Bulky

          By Shofar Filmmaker

          from Heiskell, TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Customizable foam
          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          B&H and Pelican have both proved themselves again, and further earned my trust and appreciation. A few weeks ago, I found myself in need of a good case to transport some sensitive equipment on a road trip, with not very much time to get the product in and prepared. B&H's quick, free shipping ensured that the case arrived in time to be used, and Pelican's Pick-and-Pluck Foam helped me to fully customize the case in just a few hours (the majority of which was spent on laying out the arrangement of items). The case is very durable, albeit heavy and a bit awkward because of its size. The wheeled bottom, and sliding handle make the size and weight much more manageable than would be the case otherwise. The latches are loud, but are easy to operate and secure the contents well, and the handles are generously sized to make moving the case easier.

          I would highly recommend this case to anyone in need of a large, durable case, that is easy to customize and operate, and I would recommend purchasing it from B&H to anyone who wants it at a reasonable price and with prompt, free shipping.

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          5.0

          Awsome

          By Victor

          from Garfield NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          It will protect your goods from serious damage

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          5.0

          Great purchase

          By Purchaser

          from Tallahasse, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          Purchased for our AV equipment. Very sturdy, highly recommended.

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          • No

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          5.0

          a must have!

          By MCG

          from Northern California

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

          I paired this case with the 1659 lid organizer. I love it! It houses my Panasonic GH4 + 6 batteries and charger, PNC honu cage, Rokinon 35mm T1.5 cine lens, Tokina 11-16mm lens, Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8G lens, Tascam DR-60D, Sennheiser HD-280 pro headphones, MustHD M701 7" field monitor + batteries & charger, Rode NTG-2 with WS6 windscreen and a bunch of XLR/HDMI cables. The case is BIG! I've become a huge Pelican fan and have a 1200 for my Zoom H4N & two H1s, a 1500 for GoPro stuff & a 1510 for Canon Camcorder & mic accessories.

          Seems pricey at $200+ but very much worth it and a small investment in something that will protect your expensive gear and house so much in one case. If you're willing to spend thousands on gear, do yourself a favor and spend $200 more on the Pelican 1650!

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          5.0

          Where would I be without my Pelican!

          By AKCM

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

            I use this product to transport all of my camera equipment all over. From the back of van to airplanes this thing is indestructible and an essential part of my company to keep my gear safe.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Casey

            By Aaron G Walker

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

            This thing rocks. The sturdiness and quality is there. Will be very heavy when it's full of gear. Lugging it up a flight of stairs can get you winded. I have 3 DSLRS, 4 lenses, recorder, mics, wireless mic and receiver, and every other little doodad I could ever need for a wedding in here and I STILL have room to grow. That's good.
            Only downside that I see so far is that the foam isn't quite RIGID enough for me... It starts off rigid enough, but has already become kind of 'flappy' and loose a little bit. Not bad, but still. I believe there's a spray product I could spray all over the foam to kinda glue it together. I think I'll do that.

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            5.0

            Best Price In Town

            By J

            from Los Angeles,CA

            Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

            B and H photo was not hard to find and I was further impressed with their competitive pricing. I thought i was being baited, only to be disappointed by an expensive shipping cost. This HOWEVER was not true, as shipping was FREE to my surprise. There are still honest retailers around...BH Photo happens to be one.

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            5.0

            Best case I've ever owned!

            By Jésus

            from Kalamazoo, Mi

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

            I transport my equipment all the time, and sometimes I need superior protection: potholes, accidents, unconcerned baggage handlers, etc. With this case, I don't have to worry about any of those.

            The case was unsecured in my trunk when I was rear-ended. With massive damage to my vehicle, having heard the case thrown into my rear seats, I feared worst. After inspecting the exterior of the case, I saw no damage--not even a scratch. My camera and lenses looked untouched. I also had a small glass instrument in the case, which was equally unharmed.

            This is hands-down the safest, most secure, best protecting case I have ever used.

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            5.0

            The best way to store electronics.

            By Steve

            from South Dakota

            Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

            There is no better way to store or transport electronics or anything with a lens. It's the cheapest insurance you can buy.

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            5.0

            Excellent investment

            By Chris

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

              I use this case to secure my Celestron C6, eyepieces, camera, and accessories. Everything is nice and secure, no matter what orientation. The handles are sturdy and the wheels are quiet and smooth. Walking with the case on its wheels is effortless, even with its bulk. Overall it's worth the investment as your equipment is organized and protected.

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              5.0

              Strong case with Great Space

              By Nuckols

              from Birmingham, AL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

              This is exactly what I was looking for in a case. I have been using it to carry around a set of photography Strobes, diffusers, and other Photography odds and ends. Very durable, and mobile. What else could you ask for?

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              5.0

              Can carry 24 laptops and cords no issue!

              By CampInteractive

              from Brons, NY

              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 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

                We use this case to carry 24 laptops and chargers for our students to learn from. It carry's that weight effortlessly, and keeps the equipment safe and clean in all weather conditions. Great Product!!!

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                5.0

                Perfect For My Equipment

                By BenL

                from Hampstead, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

                As an advanced amateur photographer for more than 50 years, finding the perfect camera bag and/or case for my equipment has always been the most difficult thing to satisfy me. This case fit my equipment perfectly. I have 2 Canon DSLR bodies, 7d & SL1, 7 Canon lenses from 10mm to 400mm, 3 chargers with extra batteries, Canon flash, LED light with charger, 1.4x extender and some filters & extra flash cards. And all this equipment fit in this case without any cutting, since it comes with pick 'n' pluck foam. Another thing I like is that I can redesign the custom fit with the foam I had removed or just buy a new set of foam pieces. The outer shell is tough & waterproof and will last a lifetime. The case weighs about 29 lbs. and with the equipment in it, it's probably over 50 lbs. So, unless you are a weight lifter, you aren't going to be moving this around much. Here's the way I use the case. I have a backpack for lesser equipment that I use for short shoots near my home. But, when I travel long distances, I can just put the Pelican case in the back of my small SUV and I've got everything I may need for any situation. For me tripods are always difficult to haul around and I guess you can fit some tripods in this case, but I didn't even try, so if I could give this case one thing I don't like, is maybe they could have had some clips or something so that I could attach my tripod to the outside of the case.

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                5.0

                a solid case

                By adamski

                from St. Paul

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Black):

                  This, like they other pelican cases works great and is solid. I use it as a heavy duty case for 2' kino flo.

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                  5.0

                  extremely useful for travel

                  By Late August

                  from Bozeman MT

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Stylish
                  • Very Protective
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1650 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                  I use this to carry all of my camera gear on planes, i trust it to get my gear safely to its destination every time! the wheels also make it extremely portable.

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