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Pelican1560 Case with Foam (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (56)
  • Well padded (48)
  • Very protective (46)
  • Stylish (14)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)
  • Heavy / bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (57)
  • Protecting gear (56)
  • Storing gear (39)
  • Travel (11)
  • Storage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (22), Semi-pro photographer (15), Film professional (6), Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I THINK IT'S BULLET PROOF

This Pelican case really doesn't need a review, it's the best case available on the planet and was my first purchase from B&H. When I received it, I could only open it...Read complete review

This Pelican case really doesn't need a review, it's the best case available on the planet and was my first purchase from B&H. When I received it, I could only open it about 5 inches and I was afraid to force it. I called B&H the following day, explained my concern, and they told me to FORCE IT, that if anything broke they'd replace it at no charge including shipping. I forced it and it opened right up, the rear hinges are heavily spring loaded. My photo buddies have told me never to buy anywhere other than B&H, now I know why! Thanks guys!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice case

Case is easy to use and to create custom case layout with the punchout foam. Only issue is the lid foam was cut too small so it doesn't fit the lid tightly. Have to...Read complete review

Case is easy to use and to create custom case layout with the punchout foam. Only issue is the lid foam was cut too small so it doesn't fit the lid tightly. Have to place it back into the lide after every openning. Added some additional foam and tape behind the foam to keep it in place.

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3.0

Get the 1564

By Mark

from Chicago, IL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • Foam Is Awful

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

The case...Fantastic.
The pick-and-pluck foam. Bleh.

I ended up picking up the padded insert separately. It fits lots more gear and is al lot more protective than you'd think.

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  • No

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5.0

Great solid case

By Si Man

from Aspen, CO

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Underwater

    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Orange):

    This is perfect for my RC Model transport with the airline checked luggage, we all know how carful they can be with our luggage. :) I can trust my valuables will be safe from harm with this case.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Who doesn't love a pelican?

    By Dave C

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

    I recently had a shoot where I was going to be on a lake, so it was time to upgrade from my backpack to a water resistant, impact resistant, and virtually indestructable Pelican case. Naturally, I am very happy with my purchase.

    The challenge with selecting the case was the size. I didn't need something that could hide a body, yet I have a decent amount of gear that goes with me, even on "light" days. The 1560 was a great option for me. I currently have mine configured to fit my BMCC, a Canon 70D, 5 lenses standing on their nose (including a telephoto zoom), a portable SSD reader, and slots for either SSD's or external drives. In a pinch, I can also squeeze in the odd USB cables or power adapters.

    My only complaint is the size is just a little too big to fit in the overhead bin on a plane. I consider that to be more of a minor inconvenience, but if you fly often you may wish to go for a smaller size just to keep your stuff out of the belly of a steel bird.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Pelican 1560 Case

    By Canine

    from Palm Beach FL

    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

    Received this case and was more than satisfied. Quality is 10 of 10. Couldn't recommend another case if you are looking for heavy duty & top of the line product.

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    4.0

    Pelican Case Review - 1560

    By Tony

    from Atlanta, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • EXPENSIVE

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Silver):

    Case is great. We pack it, ship it, carry it on a plane, wheel it through the airport, no issues at all. Reliable & durable, high quality & functional.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Pelican never disappoints

    By Bohan

    from Hayward, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

      This is my fifth Pelican case. There's a reason why they're the industry standard!
      Super tough but not overly heavy.
      Since the 1560 is pretty deep it has two layers of foam, which is nice. You can contour your shapes better.
      Stiff enough to stand on or use as a stool.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best case out there..

      By MontanaMike

      from NW, Montana

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Yellow):

            I bought mine to house a quadcopter and accessories.. Cheaper than the comparable alternatives, and better. More durable, roomier, more options (i.e. colors and widely available/ affordable replacement parts and foam inserts)

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent!

            By djehm

            from Houston TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Orange):

              This thing is a beast, great construction! if hulk needs a case this is the one for him!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love These Cases

              By RJ

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Stylish
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                I have a number of Pelican cases that house all my video gear. They are the bomb.
                Stong and reliable. I love em.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Back saver and easy on the knuckles

                By Gmoneyvidz

                from Baton Rouge, La

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                  I own numerous Pelican boxes and use them for video cameras, sound equipment, etc. This is my first 1560 case. I used it this past week, rolling it for three blocks, twice a day, for six days, on streets, broken sidewalks and cobblestone pavers. The wheels worked as needed so that I could carry other gear in my hand and over my shoulder. The best part of this box is the newer double throw latches. With the older style latches, you had better keep your knuckles away from the latch when opening. These newer latches are easier to open and close and are just as secure.

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                  5.0

                  Great case for my field monitors!

                  By The Videographer

                  from Georgia

                  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 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                    I use the 1560 Pelican Case for my field monitors. It is a really great, solid case that protects my equipment and I love that it has wheels!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Now that's a case!

                    By Training NCO

                    from San Antonio, Texas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Orange):

                        This case is exactly what we wanted. We wanted something to store our simunitions in that would seperate it from our other Pelican cases. The orange color on this definately makes it stand out.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome Case!

                        By Petertheleader

                        from Los angeles

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Non Yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Silver):

                        I didn't purchase this case for the conventional camera body/lens storage but rather to keep my glass hookah and all it's accessories secured for travel. Everything fit perfectly and I'm happy with the quality and size of the case! Highly recommended!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very comfortable

                        By Alejandro

                        from Bolivia, BO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                            Great to travel

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Worth Every Penny

                            By Deb @ C&I

                            from Sturtevant, WI

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Silver):

                              The Pelican 1560 is being used as a presenter's case. The foam insert made it easy to fit my projector, sound system and projector stand in comfortably. I recommend that some type of positive lock be used, until you get used to the case locking clips. Very easy to wheel around. When using this case for the first time, I was comfortable that my projector would not be damaged.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again.

                              By Thermo

                              from Flanders, NJ

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction
                              • Very Protective
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Silver):

                                Heavy duty case. impact resistance high performance and the price is right.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Pelican 1560 case w/foam and rollers

                                By firebiz51

                                from Seattle, WA.

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Protection
                                • Rugged
                                • Weatherproof

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Heavy Duty Protection

                                  Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                                  I use this product for holding multiple electronic/radio products for use at large scale emergency incidents. The case holds everything securely. I especially like the pull and pluck foam that allowed for customization of storage locations.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Got What I Needed

                                  By Mitch_Skelly

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Protection

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Small

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Transport
                                  • Storage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Orange):

                                  I am a touring Lighting Tech, and I wanted a new workbox case to keep my tools and climbing gear in. This worked great for that. I am able to keep everything I need in it and stay organized while on the road. It is durable and I trust my gear in. Typically it gets tossed in the back of a 53' truck and ill see it the next day in a the next city. Its always in good shape. I chose the orange because I can easily spot my PERSONAL stuff amongst hundreds of black road cases. Its exactly what I needed!

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Nice case

                                  By Jim

                                  from MN

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Very Protective

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                                    Case is easy to use and to create custom case layout with the punchout foam. Only issue is the lid foam was cut too small so it doesn't fit the lid tightly. Have to place it back into the lide after every openning. Added some additional foam and tape behind the foam to keep it in place.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Investment

                                    By grassland

                                    from Wisconsin

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Very Protective
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

                                      I have several Pelican cases and have never been disappointed. I got this one for air travel--the wheels should make getting through airports easier. Several years ago I had a Pelican case damaged by the airline--the contents were unharmed but the case was split. Pelican replaced it without questions.

                                      Great product.

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                                      • No

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