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Pelican1650NF Case without Foam (Desert Tan)
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

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    (5)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (28)
  • Very protective (26)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • High quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Heavy to begin with (3)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (27)
  • Protecting gear (26)
  • Storing gear (23)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Best Investment for Traveling

By Oliver25601

from Northwest Florida

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Spacious
  • Strong Construction
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear
  • Travel

Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

After seeing a friend's 1650NF case last year, I finally decided to purchase one myself. It has not let me down thus far for domestic and international travel. Although it is heavier than most other luggage pieces available on the market, the toughness and durability of it surpass all other luggage bags I have. I don't have to worry about anything within it getting crushed or destroyed. Out of all other vendors (online and local), B&H had the best price for which to purchase this case. I have yet to see any problems with this case. Pelican truly delivers with the quality of their items.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Pelican 1650NF - Big and Bulky but does the job

By Joe

from Austin, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

Yes it takes up space but inside it also packs what you need. At first it appeared that it wouldn't fit all of my steadicam equipment plus my accessories to it and camera accessories but it fit perfectly. It also held the weight well meaning, yes it got heavier but not much since it's distributed. With the wheels, it makes transport easier. Finally, it is so robust that I have no doubt my equipment is secure from being bounced around in transport.

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  • No

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5.0

Awesome Product

By JW

from Bellville, Texas

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy To Begin With

Best Uses

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

    Everything I wanted and more!

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Love

    By kelz

    from wichita ks

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Only Two Wheels

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1650NF Case without Foam (Black):

    in short I love it, just wish there was wheels on the four corners that way you did not have to pull it, I also purchased the trekpak insert, I have three camera bodies six lenses three flashes and etc, I also got the lid organizer, very strong

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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          • No

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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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