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Pelican1560 Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green)
 
4.8

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (58)
  • Well padded (50)
  • Very protective (48)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)
  • Heavy / bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (59)
  • Protecting gear (58)
  • Storing gear (41)
  • Travel (11)
  • Storage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (16), Film professional (6), Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

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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4.0

Great Case

By Marcus

from Tampa Florida

About Me Semi-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 (Olive Drab Green):

    Great case and super sturdy. Pelican Cases are the best

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Solid Case with Style

    By Phil GetYerPhil

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Orange):

      This is a super solid case. I put a very expensive piece of equipment in there so my team knows where to find it. And the other cases are black. Love the color and the design. Great buy!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Would definitely buy this product again

      By Lisa

      from Champaign, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Storing Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

        We are using the 1560 Case by Pelican to transport our projector that we use for auctions. The outside of the case is extremely durable. The foam padding inside is incredibly versatile, allowing us to tailor the padding to the size of the projector, in order to keep it as protected as possible. It looks like it would be hard to maneuver, yet the wheels make it very easy to transport.

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        • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                              • No

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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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