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Pelican1650NF Case without Foam (Desert Tan)
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (25)
  • Very protective (23)
  • Stylish (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Well padded (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (24)
  • Protecting gear (23)
  • Storing gear (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I wanted

I lug a lot of camera around the world and Pelican cases have always held up to the beatings they take. I love the Pelican 1650 since I can load a good amount of...Read complete review

I lug a lot of camera around the world and Pelican cases have always held up to the beatings they take. I love the Pelican 1650 since I can load a good amount of gear inside and not worry at all. I originally bought the Pelican 1650 when the new model came out about 3 years ago and Pelican has really made some nice changes to the case, especially trimming some weight off of it. I currently own 3 Pelican cases and I love them all.

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Great Size

This case is the perfect size for a suitcase or for larger camera equipment. Love the handle and the wheels. I have purchased many pelican cases for different applications and I have loved them...Read complete review

This case is the perfect size for a suitcase or for larger camera equipment. Love the handle and the wheels. I have purchased many pelican cases for different applications and I have loved them all, but the lid and hinges on the 1650 do not feel quite as sturdy as all the rest.

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5.0

Quality from Pelican!

By mophmb

from Richmond, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

This is a great case! Holds everyhting I need it to and more! I use it for all my sound gigs and it even fits my K-Tek boompole!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Cases

By Ethan

from Los Angeles

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Stylish
  • Very Protective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    Great for traveling equipment and gear across the country, in planes, cars, and boats.

    Its durable, and easy on the eyes.

    Great shipping price as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very well built, as all Pelicans are.

    By James A

    from Amherst, MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Stylish
    • Very Protective

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    I bought this case to serve as my primary luggage for travel. My old soft luggage never fared well in Airports. For around the same price as other rolling luggage in the same size range, I figured, "Why not just buy the indestructible one?"

    The case is bigger and heavier than I expected, but that's entirely my fault. The weight and dimensions are clearly listed online and they are accurate. Most airlines won't consider it oversized, but it will be easy to go over the weight limit, as the case already weighs 24 pounds empty.

    As far as build quality, it's just what you would expect from Pelican. The wheels have endured impacts and very rough, pothole riddled New England sidewalks. The latches are very secure. The handles are very sturdy, and I like that there are three around the case.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid equipment case

    By David

    from Texas

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    Sturdy, durable construction. Seals shut well. Latches also very sturdy. Very, very satisfied overall

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    5.0

    Great case

    By Brooklynphotog

    from Lyndhurst NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    Touch construction, very durable, a bit heavy

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Wow!

    By Marcos

    from South Texas

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    To begin with, the case was delivered FOR FREE by B&H! Which is great in itself. But to the quality of the actual case, I couldn't have been more satisfied. I have had smaller, much older pelican cases and this new case is still up to the same standard of quality, if not better.

    I am using this case basically as work luggage. With the way it's built I don't have to worry about loading my bag in the back of a truck or leaving in the elements and then having to re-wash all my clothes due to leakage.

    The case is strong and is by no means light, but it is light enough for me to haul around anywhere with total confidence!

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    5.0

    Good to the Point of Overkill

    By RicM

    from Providence, RI

    About Me Career, Professional Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy To Begin With

    Best Uses

    • Shipping Gear Ahead

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Desert Tan):

    This is the largest pelican case that a single person can reasonably handle, and then only because of the excellent wheel and handle system. It easily fits small to mid sized tripods, light stands, and 1'x1' LED panels with batteries and chargers with room left for many assorted odds and ends. The latches are many and strong, and I use cable ties to make a convenient seal/backuo closure. I usually put some spares in the case and a note asking TSA to replace the ties if they cut them for inspection.
    These cases are a bit heavy, but the protection is worth it. I routinely ship gear ahead to locations (this is NOT a carry-on) via UPS or Fedex and these cases are the best protection money can buy.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    1650NF Case without Foam

    By rdoloc

    from houston

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    Very sturdy and secure box .can lock uour stuf up also!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent case

    By Doctor D

    from Orlando, Florida

    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 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

      It fit perfect for our equipments

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Outstanding case!

      By Jimbo

      from Hot Springs, AR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction
      • Stylish
      • Very Protective

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

      The Pelican case is super, keeps my mobile office gear intact and organized. I've used Pelican cases for years, and they are worth the money.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best out there

      By Aguilar Photography

      from Pasadena, Ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Stylish
      • Very Protective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

        I was looking for a case to fit all of my strobes. Well this is the perfect case. Im able to fit 3 Alien Bees B1600 with space to still fit one more Alien Bee with a couple of Vagabond Minis. Love it. Best purchase I've made so far.

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        5.0

        Excellent Product!

        By JEV

        from Hawaii

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great for travel
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Stylish
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storage
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear
        • Travelling

        Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

        I received my 1650NF Pelican Case and it's money well spent. Strong and excellent construction in every way, and will be using it for travel. Friends are wanting one after seeing the case.I definitely recommend this case to everyone. Also great and easy to navigate website, best prices, and fast shipping by bhphotovideo! Excellent customer Service!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent for travel

        By Sylvester

        from Las Vegas, Nv

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

          Used for international travel. Works great in keeping all items safe.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Great Size

          By Peggy

          from West Virginia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Not As Sturdy As The Rest

          Best Uses

          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

          This case is the perfect size for a suitcase or for larger camera equipment. Love the handle and the wheels. I have purchased many pelican cases for different applications and I have loved them all, but the lid and hinges on the 1650 do not feel quite as sturdy as all the rest.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Case! (a little heavy)

          By Kevin

          from St. Louis, MO

          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 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

          I own two of these cases and I am super happy with them. When you spend thousands of dollars on equipment a case is the best insurance you can buy. The only downside to these cases is that they are heavy, so they aren't perfect for everyone. But if you are looking for a case that can take a beating and protect your gear, look no further!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Protection and Room for EVERYTHING

          By Moose

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

            I needed a big storage case for all of my clothes and some gear for long trips - and was especially looking for something secure and waterproof that i could just toss in the back of my truck. This one's perfect. HUGE. Locks tight and will secure anything I put in there.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Can't break 'em!

            By Sojourner turner

            from new paltz, ny

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

                I have four tied to ladders on a ladder rack on top of the van. For being a gypsy, you know? This morning, I tried to use tie-downs on a 1610, but it wouldn't work because the 1650NF has handles, and the 1610 does not.
                Well, I forgot that the 1610 was still on the roof when I went for a drive, and lo and behold, it stayed on top of the roof for 3 miles down the road, but when I hung a left turn at 35mph, the 1610 flew off the roof onto the pavement. Nobody hurt, and neither was the 1610! But get a 1650, and this will never happen to you. Can't beat 'em with a stick! (The 1610 was still empty as nothing was in it yet.)

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                • No

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                5.0

                15 Pelican cases, I own.

                By Sojourner turner

                from new paltz, ny

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish
                • Very Protective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

                  I should buy stock in the company!

                  I now have three like this 1650NF to strap, cable and lock to the aluminum ladders attached to the ladder holders. The 1650NF is for our clothes, and back up stuff as the ole lady and I travel this great country on backroads and back alleys across America to see the family. Can't beat 'em with a stick, and I am not sure which, the family or the cases, I am talking about?

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Cargo van roof top suitcase.

                  By sojourner turner

                  from new paltz, ny

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

                    I have three of these now to lash to the ladders on the ladder racks of my Chevy van to hold my wardrobe On The Road. The other Pelican cases inside my van hold the camera equipment. If I get a fourth of these 1650's, I may just make a platform bed out of them on the roof and sleep up there under a tent tarp. With three of these topside, I have room inside the van to do my work, even lay down and take a snooze, count some ZZZ's, and dream.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    A little too heavy

                    By P

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective

                    Cons

                    • Bulky
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

                      Got the roller to hold photography lights and all its accessories. However, this was way too heavy. I ended up returning it due to the excessive weight.

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                      • No

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