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Pelican 1630 Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1630FB Mfr # 1630-000-110
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You Pay: $300.05
Product Highlights
  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Hard Case
  • Ultra-high Impact Structural Copolymer
  • Five-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Built-in Automatic Purge Valve
  • Watertight to 30'
  • Side Large Haul Handles
  • Retractable Extension Handle
  • Built-in Wheels
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

The Pelican 1630 Case with Foam (Black) 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 1630NF comes with a two side haul handles, an 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 5-piece foam interior.

Construction
  • Ultra-high Impact structural copolymer
  • Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
  • Open-cell core with solid wall design
  • 5-piece foam interior
  • Easy open double throw latches
  • Stainless steel padlock protectors
  • O-ring seal
  • Automatic pressure equalization valve
  • Stainless steel hardware
Five-piece foam set containing a convoluted foam lid, 3 pick and pluck foam pieces and a 1.0" bottom foam pad is included
Temperature rating -10 to +210°F (-23 to +99°C)
Carrying options
  • Large Haul handles
  • Retractable extension handle
  • Four strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
1630 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: Five-piece foam insert
Type of Closure Double throw latches
Stainless steel padlock protectors
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy 350 lbs (158.76kg)
Exterior Dimensions 31.28 x 24.21 x 17.48" (79.4 x 61.5 x 44.4 cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 27.7 x 20.98 x 15.5" (70.3 x 53.3 x 39.4 cm) (LxWxD)
Lid depth: 3.25" (8.3 cm)
Bottom depth: 12.25" (31.1 cm)
Interior Fitting Five-piece foam insert
Accommodates Equipment that requires foam protection
Carrying/Transport Options Haul handles
Retractable extension handle
Built-in wheels
Weight 36 lbs (16.33kg)
Pelican 1630 Case with Foam (Black)
  • 1631 Five Piece Foam Set
  • 1633 O-Ring
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
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    Pelican1630 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (25)
    • Well padded (24)
    • Very protective (19)
    • Stylish (7)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (9)
    • Heavy (8)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (24)
    • Protecting gear (23)
    • Storing gear (18)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sturdy case that delivers.

    I have two uses for the case... 1) transporting my radio controlled airplane across the country(with the foam inserts fitted to the parts), and 2) carrying audio gear (cables,...Read complete review

    I have two uses for the case... 1) transporting my radio controlled airplane across the country(with the foam inserts fitted to the parts), and 2) carrying audio gear (cables, mics, laptop...) for a small band. The case is very heavy duty, and was made to take a beating. I love the solid feel of it, and how good it looks. The only thing I don't like is the weight. At 36lbs, it is quite massive, but that can be attributed to the strength it delivers. Then again, if you are using this case, weight is probably not as important as strength. When I put something in this case, I know that it will be in perfect condition when I open it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tough Case

    Very tough, durable,water proof, and you can use it for a life raft, but heavy too. Good value for the money, but my Lightware cases are better for shipping because they...Read complete review

    Very tough, durable,water proof, and you can use it for a life raft, but heavy too. Good value for the money, but my Lightware cases are better for shipping because they are just as tough, but shipping weight it less.

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    5.0

    Huge!!!!!!!

    By Luke

    from New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

        This case is 40lbs with nothing in it. So it is a bit of a beast! So if you are looking for a case to fly with for checked luggage this is most likely not the one to buy. But man this case is impressive and it turns heads when you walk down 5th Ave with two of them!! haha!

        FYI most airlines consider 60" (total of external measurments) to be "Oversized" and 50lbs in weight.

        You calculate external volume by adding up the "external" dimensions. So for example this case is 31.28" + 24.21" + 17.48 = 72.97 which = "Oversized"

        I really wish Pelican would make it easier to search for cases by external volume and not just size. Their sites sucks bad in this respect. Amazing product terrible website!

        Hope this helps someone find what they are looking for!

        Luke

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        5.0

        Excellent product, great flexibility!

        By Stargazer

        from Henderson, NV

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Expensive Gear

          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

          Using this for a 8" telescope, eyepieces, various photo gear, and star computer. Pluck foam is easily configurable for any equipment. Latches are secure and all the important gear inside is reliably protected. Great Product!

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          5.0

          Great Cases

          By Rick

          from MO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

          Using the case for a portable HF radio setup. I bought from B & H because of good price and free shipping. I have been using Pelican cases for all sorts of things for over 20 years and they are still the best - indestructible and waterproof. I like the roller wheels and the pull handle on these larger cases.

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          5.0

          it's a tank

          By rk

          from austin, tx

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green):

          super sturdy and great size...all airline regulation. the customizable foam insert is great to carve out specific to size to protect your gear. i've witnessed a TSA agent at customs throwing the gear up into the air instead of placing it on the belt. my arri's were perfectly protected. amazing.

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          5.0

          large but sturdy

          By jwelsh

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

          Heavy, but solid for air travel. Easy to configure foam inside.

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          5.0

          Great Photo Equipment Case - durable

          By SeahawkGirl

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Stylish
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green):

          As the previous review states, yep, this is a very heavy case & I would not recommend it for air travel or shipping (unless you want to spend a lot for shipping). If you plan on using this to haul your equipment around locally, it is the best. You can stand on it or sit on it which works out great when setting up your studio on location. I highly recommend this hard case & brand.

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          5.0

          just cant beat em

          By CJ the photo guy

          from Nashville TN

          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 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

            These cases are great. Can't really go wrong.

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            4.0

            Tough cases

            By GSS

            from Grass Valley, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

            Used for Gyro-Stabilized Camera Systems, easier to move around with the rollers. The only downside of the pick and pull foam is that it doesn't last long... with many shipments pieces come out and the fit loosens up.

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            4.0

            Bomber Case

            By Chris from Oz

            from Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

            I use this case to transport my camera and cinestar equipment. The case is great for this task, just like any other pelicase, having hte wheelsn and pull out handle on the case makes it easy to transport.

            The only catch is that with the protection afforded by the case, there is a weight penalty, but that is to be expected.

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            5.0

            1630 Case with Foam (Black) by Pelican

            By Robobee

            from New York, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

              Pelican cases are by far the best product on the market to protect your equipment. They are tough, water proof, easy to move with the built in wheels and handle. I would not trust transporting my expensive electronics in any other case.

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              5.0

              Super sturdy, great value

              By marquinhoj

              from Vancouver, BC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                The dimensions allow this to go by air as checked luggage. Dimensions for airline consideration are 18" x 24" x 32". This is a total of 74 linear inches -- this is technically oversize (United Airlines will accept items up to 115 linear inches, but charges an extra fee for anything over 62 linear inches), but at least it can accompany as checked luggage. I removed the extendable handle to save weight - this reduced the case weight by 4 pounds, which I needed to do to get my equipment plus case weight under 100 pounds (the limit that United will accept).

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Loves Life Photography

                from Washington DC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                  I purchased this case to protect my mobile studio. Everything I needed was able to fit. I was able to organize everything allowing me to travel without worrying about my equipment being secure. I was also able to add everything without the weight exceeding airport requirements. No extra charge for me :-) This case definitely offers peace of mind.

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                  5.0

                  Everything I hoped for.

                  By John the jeweler

                  from PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                  This case seems indestructable . The foam on the inside make customization a breeze. Great product.

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                  5.0

                  Great product - decent price

                  By Kermode73

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective
                  • Water Proff
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                    I purchased this case to store, carry, and protect my large production scanner. Definitely worthed my investment.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Case!

                    By TwoGuysDJ

                    from Kansas City, MO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                      Love this case! Has been across the country a few times by air travel and still looks great. Keeps gear safe and easy to carry.

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                      5.0

                      Love Pelicans

                      By ilikegear

                      from Joplin, MO

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Protective
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                        We own probably like 100 different Pelican cases. Love them. Super durable, I've always been able to find the right size, and the pick and pluck foam is very convenient.

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                        4.0

                        Best Value I Could Find

                        By MTM

                        from Wooster, OH

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Customizable
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Very Protective
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Heavy
                        • Ugly

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                        A Very solid, well-built and sturdy case. The foam cut-outs are great, you can customize the case to your exact needs. It's not attractive, but gets the job done, well.

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                        4.0

                        1630 Case Purchase

                        By jheathgraham

                        from Russellville,AR

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction
                        • Stylish
                        • Very Protective
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Black):

                        Awesome case for what I purchased it for, with 3 levels of phone I can custom fit all my lighting gear and know it's protected for travel. The only downside to this case is it is fairly heavy even with nothing in it, which may cause a little extra expense in the airport, but never the less. Its worth it not having to worry about equipment getting messed up.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent but too heavy

                        By inocencioxii

                        from Haiti

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                          Hi All:

                          This product is a "pelican" as expected but too heavy if we want fly with it. It weights 17 kg empty. The features and estructure are ideal for transporting computers as I´m used (imac 27inch). In few years all my luggages will be pelican for sure.

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                          1.0

                          MASSIVE and cannot check at airport

                          By raychel

                          from austin, tx

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Very Protective
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                          • Bulky
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear

                          Comments about 1630 Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green):

                          pelicans are amazing..but this case is way too large for the average professional. a HUGE downside is it is beyond checked bag restrictions (even for oversized bags) on airlines. if it is for ground or land travel, it's fine but the weight and size limits the usage tremendously. in addition, ground shipping costs empty (b/c of size) run around $90.

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