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Pelican1690 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan)
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (12)
  • Well padded (11)
  • Very protective (9)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (11)
  • Protecting gear (10)
  • Storing gear (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

I would buy this item again.

By Lynn

from Texas

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

    Perfect for holding my 10 White Lightning XL 1600's, with the foam out, plus a case of Pocket Wizards. Nothing better for protection.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great case!

    By Projectionist

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear
      • Storing Gear
      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

      We are using this case for a high output projector and its lenses. Case is easy to maneuver, heavy duty and doesn't add too much weight to the product.

      Would be easy and reliable to travel with which is its intention.

      Awesome purchase!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Carlos

      from Puerto Rico

      Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

      Good product And fast shipping

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      5.0

      I will ALWAYS go with a Pelican.

      By Gigstream

      from New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

          I scoured the interenet for the best price. B&H had everyone beat hands down. I ordered over the phone, and picked it up at thier brick and mortor an hour later. Very easy transaction!

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          • No

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          5.0

          excellent product

          By Mirame volar sin alas

          from Mexico D.F

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting aerial film
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

            Use this product to carry an octokopter to air filming. batteries & Chargers

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            • No

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            5.0

            It is a big case

            By Great white whale

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Very Protective
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Really a 2 person lift

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

            I have my back pack in it right now. I plan to use the other 1/2 for additional stuff that I can swap into the bag. I will keep this in the back of the truck. I was worried about the gear being bounced around before I got this. There is plenty of padding and less concern about thermal changes.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great sturdy case

            By Jorge

            from Chula Vista, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

              Perfect size for what I needed. A bit on the heavy side, but knew that from the specs. Cut out foam and on both bottom and top are great even for large boxed items during shipping.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent Case

              By thejon

              from San Jose

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction
              • Very Protective
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                This case is very durable and rugged as well as it is easy to configure. Highly recommend

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                • No

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                5.0

                1690 Pelican Transport Case

                By Putney Swope

                from New York City

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                Pelican proves once again why they are the standard for equipment cases. This case is used to safely transport a Sony HDCAM SR deck around NYC. It protects the deck not only from bumpy taxi/livery rides, but this year from the extreme elements (have you ever transported a HDCAM deck in the snow, it isn't easy). I have used Pelican cases for various equipment over the years (film cameras, DAT recorders, Digibeta/DVCAM decks) and they have never failed me. The 1690 has the usual handle on the top of the case, but also has one on the back that extends and retracts making the handling & steering of the case much easier.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Case

                By Phil

                from Richmond Hill, GA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                A little bigger than I was thinking but an outstanding case.

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                • No

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                4.0

                mac pro 1 camera gear 2

                By Lex the driver

                from Sydney, Australia, Earth, the Universe

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                I am about to embark on a 3000 Klm road trip from Sydney to Alice Springs. I am then going to spend a year in a remote community 3 hours drive from Alice. I needed a case that could protect my computer, lights and camera gear from Dust, moisture and the extreme vibration and shock from driving on rough outback roads and tracks. These cases are ideal for these conditions.

                The only issue I have with the cases is the size and weight fully loaded. I will not be able to load and unload the vehicle unaided.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfection in the shape of a case.

                By HypeBeast

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                My initial impression of this case was that it was extremely heavy. Being 43 lbs (while empty with only the foam) makes this a very hefty case. I knew what I was getting into, so I don't mind. The structural stability and quality make up for the weight. The size of it doesn't matter so much, as long as it is what you need. I use it to store two AB800s, a Vagabond II, beauty dish, reflectors, remotes and random cables. Holds all of this very securely. The pick-n-pluck foam is really cool and easy to customize. Things will not move around in here.

                My actual experience: when fully loaded, this case weighs close to 100 pounds. I could lift that normally, but because of the size and "awkwardness" of the case, that proves difficult. No matter, the case has a suitcase-like retractable handle with wheels to move around. Wheels are buttery-smooth. And on both sides are huge "flip-up" handles, perfect for you and another person to hoist it up into the trunk of a car or onto a platform for unpacking. It's not long enough to hold my tripods or octabox, but I knew that ahead of time and have a case for them anyways.

                My use: as stated, is to hold most of my lighting gear. Comfortably holds two monolights, beauty dish, battery pack, reflectors, radio triggers and misc. cables. I got it to ship from home (San Francisco, CA) out to school in CT. The case had to be durable enough for shipping, while meeting standard shipping specs. Also, I preferably wanted the case to have compatibly with locks on it (the 1690 has 2). The latches on top ensure a secure seal. Speaking of seal, this case is waterproof. Not that I'll ever need to submerge the case, it will offer peace of mind when shlepping it trough snow/rain.

                Overall, this case is absolutely perfect for my needs. It really shines in that it is a big case, but is easily maneuvered. I would recommend this case to anyone who needs this size.

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                4.0

                Huge but sweet

                By AaronPicot

                from Lansing, MI

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                I use this to lug around my Mac Pro, 23" Cinema display, keyboard, mouse and a few cables. This works so much better than throwing everything on a blanket in the trunk!
                I like:
                The strength of a Pelican case
                Not having to worry so much about damaging my equipment on the inside or outside.
                Having everything all together makes moving simplified.
                I do not like:
                The combined weight of the case and computer is nearly 100 lbs.
                The wheels seem too small; won't go through dirt or snow very well, especially with the weight of my computer inside.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Serious Transport Case

                By Mac

                from St. Petersburg, FL

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Rugged
                • Versatile
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Long Distance Shipping
                • Maximum Gear Protection

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                A strong, rugged, well designed transport case. This baby is a beast, with a lot of room. Rollers are a must, handle great addition. Pick foam works nicely for personalizing the case. Large enough for the big 600, 500, 200-400, tripods, and lots more.

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                5.0

                "Indestructible Confidence"

                By Big T

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                I purchased the 1690 Transport case to load my gear in and secure it into the back of my SUV. The equipment is well protected and locked in the car which gives me peace of mind when the car is parked. It is also versatile enough that I can ship the case loaded with gear to any location in the world with the same confidence.

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                5.0

                Enormous coffin of a case

                By Big J.

                from York, UK: Trinidad, West Indies.

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Resists abuse
                • Robust
                • Secure
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Hard to manipulate

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                Got this for international travel when I want to ensure that everything arrives safely and in the condition it was when packed. Carries everything to do with my camera PMW-EX3 as well as the camera itself, mattebox, rails system, monitor, filters, batteries and so on.Recommended - because it's cheaper than having to replace gear.

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                5.0

                Excellent, heavy-duty case

                By Dave

                from Utah

                About Me Career

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1690 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                    I use this for shipping electronic equipment to trade shows. It is very easy to set up the foam, pack and lock. The case is durable and easy to transport, despite it's size and loaded-weight. Highly recommended.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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