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Pelican1560 Case with Foam (Yellow)
 
4.8

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (60)
  • Well padded (51)
  • Very protective (50)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (61)
  • Protecting gear (60)
  • Storing gear (43)
  • Travel (11)
  • Storage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (24), Semi-pro photographer (17), Film professional (6), Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59)

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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5.0

love this case, easy pluck foam is great

By Audio Pete

from Portland, ME

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Yellow):

    This pelican case is awesome. love this size, I own 3 of them. it's my first time using the easy pluck foam and I found it so easy to use and customize to my gear needs which were a bunch of NP battery's and 2 charges. The yellow color is a nice change from all the black cases i own.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I now have 10 1560 Cases

    By VY Productions

    from Tampa

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green):

      It is a perfect size for storage because a male or female can handle it and its easy to travel with on an airplane.

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      5.0

      Indestructible and it floats!

      By BrianThePilot

      from Union, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Stylish
      • Very Protective
      • Well Padded

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Securing gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1560 Case with Foam (Black):

      I own several Pelican cases of varying sizes. I bought this one to secure some motion control components and to keep them safe, secure, dry, and protected. Very satisfied with the build quality from Pelican. The foam inserts are precut and all you have to do is "pluck and pull" to the shape of your item.

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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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              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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                                  • 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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