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Pelican 1620 Case with Foam (Olive Drab)

B&H # PE1620FOD MFR # 1620-020-130
Pelican 1620 Case with Foam (Olive Drab)

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Product Highlights

  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Hard Case
  • Ultra-high Impact Structural Copolymer
  • Six-piece Foam Insert Set
  • Built-in Purge Valve
  • Watertight to 30'
  • Side and Top Large Haul Handles
  • Retractable Extension Handle
  • Built-in Wheels with SS Ball Bearings
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Color: Olive Drab

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The Pelican 1620 Case with Foam (Olive Drab) 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 1620 comes with two side haul handles, front haul handle, 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. It is NATO-codified and tested to MIL C-4150J (Military Standard).

This case has a six-piece foam insert set.

Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof case
Made of Ultra-High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable
Includes a six-piece foam set that consists of one "egg crate" foam upper section, four Pick 'N Pluck foam sections and one 1.0" blank bottom foam section
Built-in purge valve for changes in altitude or temperature
NATO codified and tested to MIL C-4150J (Military Standard)
Temperature rating -10 to +210° F (-23 to +99° C)
Carrying options
  • Two large side haul handles
  • Large front haul handle
  • Retractable extension handle
  • Strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
Padlock protectors provide added strength and extra security against cutting and theft.
Material Exterior: High-impact structural copolymer polypropylene
Interior: Polyurethane foam
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy Floats in salt water with 150 lbs (68.04kg) load
Type of Closure Hinged with double latches
Padlock protectors
Interior Fitting 1.7 lb Polyurethane foam
Accommodates Equipment that requires protection from shock and the elements
Carrying/Transport Options Front haul handle
Two side haul handles
Retractable extension handle
Built-in wheels
Lid Depth 2.0" (5.1 cm)
Bottom Depth 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Total Depth 12.5" (31.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions 21.5 x 16.4 x 12.5" (56.6 x 41.7 x 31.8 cm)
Exterior Dimensions 24.8 x 19.4 x 13.8" (63.0 x 49.2 x 35.0 cm)
Weight 24.6 lb (11.2 kg)
Pelican 1620 Case with Foam (Olive Drab)
  • 1621 Foam Set
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Pelican1620 Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
     
    4.8

    (based on 75 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (49)
    • Well padded (31)
    • Very protective (28)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Durable (19)

    Cons

    • Heavy (9)
    • Heavy / bulky (6)

    Best Uses

    • Protecting gear (35)
    • Transporting gear (35)
    • Storing gear (27)
    • Travel (18)
    • Storage (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (19), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (57), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for my SMART Traveling Roadshow

    I use this case to store my demo equipment: document camera, two netbooks, wireless slate, router, and 30 handheld clicker devices with all of their power/USB cables. It is perfect and...Read complete review

    I use this case to store my demo equipment: document camera, two netbooks, wireless slate, router, and 30 handheld clicker devices with all of their power/USB cables. It is perfect and allows me peace of mind when I'm checking it in at the airport. The roller wheels make it easy to maneuver and get from baggage claim to the rental car.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid, Rugged

    I bought two of these -- one for a lighting kit and one for a camcorder with matte box. The shell is tough -- very rigid and durable. The wheels in combination with...Read complete review

    I bought two of these -- one for a lighting kit and one for a camcorder with matte box. The shell is tough -- very rigid and durable. The wheels in combination with the extendable handle make the case very easy to move.

    Despite many complains elsewhere on the web about Pelican's old latches, the new latches work very well and do not strain the hands at all. They are easy and straight forward.

    The Pick-N-Pluck form is easy enough to use, but I don't care for it. I found myself tearing beyond many corners and occasionally ripping a chunk of foam that hadn't been scored correctly in the manufacturing process. Also, if you have a piece of equipment that is triangular or rhomboid, there is no elegant way to Pick-N-Pluck a diagonal. In the end, I'd rather have had the option of cutting my own holes.

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    5.0

    The product description is accurate.

    By Canis Lex

    from Savannah, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

        The foam allows the case to be adapted to a variety of applications. I remove all of the foam, insert a dense rubber pad, and use the case to transport an expensive bench rest front rest. I also use the configured foam to transport cameras, portable lighting equipment, and other electrical devices that support those items. Since this case is large enough to hold a wide variety of items, I plan to use it to transport anything I would rather not have damaged in transit, whether I am traveling by air, land , or sea. The hinges, latches, and handles are robust, and the latter are also comfortable. Note that it has handles on both ends, and one on the side. The wheels work well, as does the extendable handle. I ordered the desert tan hoping that it would be a little cooler in the sun than black. I will have to wait for warmer weather to see how that works out, but it looks very nice in that color. It is heavy, but it is not difficult to handle, and the weight is not an issue when using the wheels. I have not tested the waterproof claim.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Absolute Tank

        By Mike D

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        I have not traveled with this yet, I bought it to transport my pipe fitting tools. I was blown away by how sturdy this is. I can tell already, if you want something durable, buy a Pelican. I went with 1620, because the Pelican chart shows that for almost every airline this is the largest model that is classified normal checked luggage and not oversized.

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        5.0

        Very Pleased

        By Vanquished Media

        from Toronto Ontario

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        Great product just as everyone always say. Took a while to pluck out all the foam but once it is done, you never think your gear is any safer. It is also VERY heavy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Pelican - Perfect

        By Know-Etic Sound Inc.

        from Orlando, FL

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        This item speaks for it's self. Solid. As described. Can't go wrong!

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        5.0

        great product are a great price

        By kenny

        from New york New york

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        We use these cases many time a month. they are durable and keep the contents protected. Great product for our business.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Customizable case with attitude

        By Ed the IT guy

        from Bartow, Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adaptable
        • Customizable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Tough
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Rolling Storage
        • Securing Tablets
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        We purchased this case to transport and house laptops and tablets for our business. What a case. Tough as nails with great features such as easy to use latches, holes for locks, and pluck-able foam for custom fit. Add the retractable tow handle and sturdy wheels and its an easy combination for any purpose.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Does what you expect

        By RM Photographer

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

        Solid, foam is easy to pick and fit gear.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Solid Product

        By Buyer

        from Boston, MA

        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 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

          Solid sturdy case does the job with ease

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Pelican 1620 Case

          By RF Guys

          from Fresno, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

            The case is exactly as we needed. We required a good sturdy case and this one delivers as expected.

            B& H had it in stock and the price could not be beat, great shipping rate and

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Strong Case for DJI Phantom

            By David

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

            I use this as a protective case for a DJI Phantom quadcopter. Easy to transport and easy to carry all necessary components within the case. And peace of mind, knowing that everything inside is safe from damage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Pelican Case 1620 Its Not For The Birds

            By JJ Walker

            from Michigan

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

              I bought the Pelican 1620 to store my dye-sub printer, I could't ask for a better product. I noticed that other resellers offer this product without foam for almost the same price that B&H sells it for WITH foam..... NICE!!!!

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great case for gear

              By GEMS

              from Washington, D.C.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

              I actually bought this for transporting music gear (guitar pedals) on airplanes. The case meets ATA specs for flying and as long as you keep it under 50lbs it is not oversize or overweight. It is a little bulkier / heavier than I expected - with my gear packed inside the total weight came to 48.5 lbs!!! but it is a great case and the wheels and pull handle work great.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A little pricey but worth it

              By The Big Kahuna

              from Flat Rock, MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

              Used to carry my event printer and I'm confident it's well protected.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great gear box

              By Sean the IT Guy

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Love The Pickpluck Foam
              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear

                Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                Our church meets in a gymnasium, and have to setup and tear down every Sunday. We cannot permanently mount our projector, and have gone through a couple over the years due to travel. We will be storing our church projector, laptop, and external monitor in this case and keeping it stored in a closet on site. Great way to go to increase protection, still maintain portability, and organize our equipment.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                One solid case

                By Johnny-O

                from Southeast PA, USA

                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 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                  Easy to custom configure a multi layer caring case that is "Everything-proof". I had mine set up in 20 min...so easy to do. Use chalk to make outlines of your objects then just pluck out the foam squares you need to remove. It is that simple! LOVE this case!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Worth the price

                  By Blackbomber

                  from Danbury, CT

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                    While not cheap (although B&H price was most reasonable), this unit is worth it, as all Pelican products I've used. Pluck and pull foam makes light work of fitting contents. And B&H's fast free shipping (in my case) made this a no-brainer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just as good as a Pelican

                    By Tab

                    from NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                    Just as good as a pelican but the pelican I couldn't find in this exact size i needed. I am using it to hold my Arri L7C and if fits perfect and there is room for the barn doors and a 1/2 scrim.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Serves the purpose

                    By Zacojam

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective

                    Cons

                    • Foam Falls Apart

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                    The case protect my equipment fully. The down side is that the pluck out foam eventually gets messed up and falls apart.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Buy

                    By JJAYH

                    from Duluth, mn

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                      Lowest cost on the web with cheap shipping.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Stellar as always

                      By DJCain.

                      from Salina, Ks

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Very Protective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 1620 Case with Foam (Black):

                          The Pelican company always delivers and there is not a better place to get your Pelican case or anything else they sell than B&H Photo. Great products and fast shipping all with great prices. Thank you B&H!

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                          • No

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