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Pelican 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan)

B&H # PE1740FDT Mfr # 1740-000-190
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You Pay: $349.95
Product Highlights
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • Six-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Easy-open Double-throw Latches
  • Top Folding Handle
  • Two Side Folding Handle
  • Built-in Polyurethane Wheels
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

The Pelican 1740 Transport 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 impact damage. 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, easy-open double-throw latches that seal perfectly. It includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure.

The 1740 comes with 2 haul handles and built-in polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings. The padlock protectors provide added strength and extra security against cutting and theft.

This case has a 6-piece "Pick and Pluck" foam set interior.

Construction
  • Ultra High Impact structural copolymer
  • Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
  • Open-cell core with solid wall design
  • Six-piece "Pick and Pluck" foam set interior
  • Easy-open double-throw latches
  • Stainless steel padlock protectors
  • O-ring seal
  • Automatic pressure equalization valve
  • Stainless steel hardware
Temperature rating -40 to +210° F (-40 to +99° C)
Carrying options
  • Two haul handles (1 at each end)
  • Built-in polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
1740 Certificates
  • Def Stan 81-41/STANAG 4280
  • IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes)
Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Material Exterior: High-impact structural resin copolymer polypropylene
Interior: Polyethylene foam
Type of Closure Hinged with double throw latches
Padlock protectors
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exterior Dimensions 44.02 x 16.02 x 14.0" (111.8 x 40.7 x 35.6cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 40.98 x 12.92 x 12.51" (104 x 32.8 x 31.8cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Fitting Six-piece "Pick and Pluck" foam set
Accommodates Equipment that requires foam protection
Carrying/Transport Options Haul handles
Built-in wheels
Weight 29.5 lbs (13.38 kg)
Pelican 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
  • 1741 Six-piece Foam Set
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
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    Pelican1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Documentaries (4)
      • Movies/short films (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro videographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Case

      I bought this product to protect my company's presentation materials that are shipped multiple times throughout the year, all over the country. I have owned and used many different Pelican products in the past...Read complete review

      I bought this product to protect my company's presentation materials that are shipped multiple times throughout the year, all over the country. I have owned and used many different Pelican products in the past and have never been disappointed; they are virtually indestructable.

      The only real drawback to this case is that it doesn't have a side handle. A side handle would make this case much easier to load and unload from a vehicle.

      Pros:

      - Extremely well built and durable.
      - Foam can be customized to fit a variety of items.
      - Has wheels for easier transport.
      - Lockable.

      Cons:

      - Doesn't have a side handle (the only reason for the 4 stars).
      - A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Almost perfect-with one fatal flaw

      Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this...Read complete review

      Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this case extremely awkward, to downright difficult. I am 6' 4", and can barely extend my arms wide enough to reach both handles, and even still this is a nearly impossible way to try to lift the case without destroying your back if there is much weight in it. As it is designed now, it really takes two people to easily and safely move it. Too bad, if it had a handle in the middle, I would have given it 5 stars as it's perfect for my lightstands in every other way!

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      5.0

      Great travel case

      By filmguysc

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Equipment Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

        Great case for traveling with heavy and fragile gear.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Solid, dependable shipping solution.

        By JLPG

        from Orlando, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

              Solid, dependable shipping solution.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice box!

              By Shotgun

              from LA

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

              BIG!

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              5.0

              AWESOME CASE!!

              By gentry454

              from atlanta ga

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

              This thing is perfect for a one man show. It is the right size to fit a couple of cameras, multiple light stands, tripod, LED lights, chords, cables, travel teleprompter, small dolly, and tons more. The best thing is it has wheels! I needed something that I could travel with and keep all of my gear in one place, and this is it! It is well worth the price because I know that it will last me a very long time.

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              1.0

              Almost perfect-with one fatal flaw

              By Usko

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Construction
              • Solid Latching
              • Wheels For Rolling

              Cons

              • Impossible To Lift
              • No Middle Handle

              Best Uses

              • Perfect For Lightstands

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

              Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this case extremely awkward, to downright difficult. I am 6' 4", and can barely extend my arms wide enough to reach both handles, and even still this is a nearly impossible way to try to lift the case without destroying your back if there is much weight in it. As it is designed now, it really takes two people to easily and safely move it. Too bad, if it had a handle in the middle, I would have given it 5 stars as it's perfect for my lightstands in every other way!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Pelican 1740 Case

              By asabogal

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Closes Very Securely
              • Easy to Use
              • Very Solid Case

              Cons

              • Very Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Good Protection For Gear
              • Transport All Your Stuff

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

              Only reason I rated it 4 stars was because of the weight. Very solid case with great protection for your equipment. Foam makes it easy to customize so your stuff is protected. Have camera body, 5 lenses, 4 flashes, pocket wizards, 2 tripods, accessories and still have room left over. Wheels make it easy to drag around. Hard to lift by just one person.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best Protection for Your Gear!

              By Daily Dose of Phil

              from Chicago

              About Me Pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                Really solidly built, like all pelican products. I have many different cases for my gear, but if they are going on an airplane or boat...they travel in a pelican case.This one does not disappoint!

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                • No

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                5.0

                very nice item

                By Sphinx

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                  this is an amazing, very helpful product for my photography equipment!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  WOW!!!

                  By Joseph

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  About Me Casual User

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Build Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                      I use the Pelican 1740 transport case with foam to store all my lenses while at home . When I have to go out and shoot I take the lenses that I will need for the day. Its a great way to protect your gear. I have a smaller case for all my pocket wizards and speedlights. Highly recommended. I plan on purchasing other cases for my Elinchrom Rx lights.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Super case

                      By JohnDoe

                      from Montreal, QC

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Protection
                      • Rugged
                      • Wheels

                      Cons

                      • Heavy bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio
                      • Transporting Gear
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                      I use this case to transport my lighting and printer gear to events. I have full confidence that my equipment is protected in this case!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tremendous Case! Rugged, Reliable!

                      By Sand

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                        This trunk is fantastic. I keep my glidetrack and 4 heavy-duty avenger stands in it for traveling and it is totally reliable. I easily plucked the foam to fit around my equipment. The wheels are excellent and make rolling it around easy. I wish it had a side handle but even if it did, I doubt I would often use it. The only thing to watch out for is over-packing it making it overweight for checking with the airline. Double-check weight limits before traveling and have a scale!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Exactly as advertised

                        By MBMProductions

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • Travel

                          Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                          I travel on a regular basis for work and this product is the perfect size for my dslr essentials. I am able to pack in a glidetrack full tripod and follow focus with rails. Everything has its own slot and fits snug and protected. Seems a little pricey at first, but you def get what you pay for. I've had TSA damage a lot of gear in the past and this is a great investment to combat careless airlines.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Hard Case for my tripod

                          By Great white whale

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Stong case

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                              It was about the same prices as getting a soft case for the same product. Now I can air ship if I want.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              1740 Transport Case

                              By voshi

                              from New Brunswick, NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                    bit heavy, but great product when i want to travel with my photography equipment. For me the foam is too weak i would like something little denser so everthing packs evenly.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent size

                                    By Ian Lumsden

                                    from Canberra, Australia

                                    About Me Pro Videographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Documentaries
                                        • HD Shooting
                                        • Movies/Short Films
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                        I use this to carry my Kessler pocket dally and supporting tripods and arms. It has plenty of room. I was concerned that it was maybe going to be too big but the size is perfect.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for light stands, tripods, etc.

                                        By Bill A

                                        from Boynton Beach, FL

                                        About Me Pro Videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Documentaries
                                          • Movies/Short Films
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                          This is my new favorite case! It holds light stands, softbox, tripod, gel filter roll, and there's room for more. And it has wheels, much easier to get around with than my old "over the shoulder" bags.

                                          If it were only a couple inches longer, it would hold C-Stands.

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                                          5.0

                                          Believe the hype!

                                          By Joel at Sweet Tea Films

                                          from LA County, CA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Protection
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Transport
                                            • Storage
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                            I bought this case to transport lights for my production company. The case is secure and durable. I've heard great things about Pelican cases, but hadn't bought one until now. Despite the size, I'm able to transport this case by myself. It's not too heavy - doesn't have a side handle, which would be nice - but still worth the price and solid.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Case

                                            By Steve

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Seals Easily
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                                              Very solid case, built-in wheels for easy portability. About as large as you can get for this general shape. I'm using it for a Cambo Artes jib assembly -- what I liked about the foam is that it's actually several layers and not one large piece, which made it very easy to configure the sides and bottom of the case with padding to protect what's in it. It's a great case for long or large items that need to be protected well. And B&H had the best price around, as usual. Highly recommended!

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent Case

                                              By D

                                              from Oak Harbor, WA

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Customizable Foam
                                              • Lockable
                                              • Well built quality
                                              • Wheels for Transport

                                              Cons

                                              • A bit expensive
                                              • No Side Handle

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                                I bought this product to protect my company's presentation materials that are shipped multiple times throughout the year, all over the country. I have owned and used many different Pelican products in the past and have never been disappointed; they are virtually indestructable.

                                                The only real drawback to this case is that it doesn't have a side handle. A side handle would make this case much easier to load and unload from a vehicle.

                                                Pros:

                                                - Extremely well built and durable.
                                                - Foam can be customized to fit a variety of items.
                                                - Has wheels for easier transport.
                                                - Lockable.

                                                Cons:

                                                - Doesn't have a side handle (the only reason for the 4 stars).
                                                - A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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