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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: $349.49
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 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Documentaries (4)
      • Movies/short films (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro videographer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      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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      4.0

      Nice case for lighting gear.

      By Noolis

      from Seattle

      Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

      I bought this case to transport my photography gear on a plane. With the foam cut to my gear I can get 4 monolights, cords, 4 stands, 3 umbrellas, and a soft box, plus speed ring and umbrella mounts to fit inside this case. Looks like the whole thing weighs about 80lbs. So I'm under the 100lb limit for additional luggage. I would recommend this case.

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      5.0

      Black is the new Black.

      By NikonCatholic.com

      from Chicago

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

            It's a Pelican. What else can I say? It's built like a brick $#!+house and able to take the beating that the boys doing luggage duty at O'Hare International Airport dish out.I removed the foam and then loaded this thing with 2 of my 10'x20' backdrops, 2 complete backdrop stands, my camera tripod, 2 rolls of gaffer tape, a few HD extension cords, a zip bag with 3 light stands for my Speedlights and 3 umbrellas, a plug-in powerstrip and enough hand clamps to pin my impatient client to his desk chair. The case swallowed it all and snugly snapped shut. Weighed in at 100 lbs on the United Airlines luggage scale. Skycap got a hernia lifting it onto the conveyor belt. No problem. I know my stuff is protected. It's a Pelican. What else can you say?

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            • No

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            5.0

            1740 Pelican transport case

            By Sandy

            from Santa Monica, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

              The expos division of our company puts on fashion shows in Vegas and New York so our hardware travels alot. We keep ordering these cases to keep both laptop/desktop and recently ipads safe and secure during transport, whether they are shipped or put on our semi trucks for our big shows. nothing compares to pelican.

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              • No

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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.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid, dependable shipping solution.

                By JLPG

                from Orlando, FL

                Verified Buyer

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                  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!

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                      • 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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                      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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                        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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                          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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                              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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                              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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                                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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                                  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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                                      5.0

                                      1740 Transport Case

                                      By voshi

                                      from New Brunswick, NJ

                                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        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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                                            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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                                                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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