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Pelican1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan)
 
4.8

(based on 626 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (517)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (561)
  • Very protective (505)
  • Well padded (438)
  • Stylish (148)
  • Lightweight (123)

Cons

  • Heavy (183)
  • Heavy / bulky (30)

Best Uses

  • Transporting gear (535)
  • Protecting gear (530)
  • Storing gear (410)
  • Travel (17)
  • Storage (7)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      63% 

      (5 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (224), Semi-pro photographer (180), Photo enthusiast (111), Casual photographer (21), Tech savvy (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (450), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Carry-On Camera Case

I really like this case. I was able to get a Canon 40D with a Canon EF 24-70mm lens attached in the case plus a Canon EF 100-400mm, a Canon EF...Read complete review

I really like this case. I was able to get a Canon 40D with a Canon EF 24-70mm lens attached in the case plus a Canon EF 100-400mm, a Canon EF 70-200mm, 2 Canon 580 EX II Flashes, a Canon 2X Tele Extender, a Rocket air blower, and a battery charger. I double padded the inside edges for the 2 long lenses and laid them end to end with double padding between the lenses. That used up all 6 small dividers. In the medium side I double padded the inside edge of the case and placed the camera in with lens facing the double padding. At the other end of the medium side I laid the 2 flashes side by side and installed a divider. That left a small area between the camera and the flashes. That's where I put the 2X extender and there is enough room for a 1.4X extender.
I installed 1519 lid organizer (do not over tighten the little screws, there is not much bite in those little screws).
Use the foam from the lid to seperate the lid stuff from the camera stuff and keep it all from moving around. As a carry-on it will be ok. If I have to check it, it's double padded.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not big enough

While its large enough to carry some stuff. This case is too small to really carry a lot of gear. I got it for a Canon 500mm F4.0 lens. The idea was I'd...Read complete review

While its large enough to carry some stuff. This case is too small to really carry a lot of gear. I got it for a Canon 500mm F4.0 lens. The idea was I'd beat this case up and save the $500 Canon hard case. Well the 500 fits in it and not much else, you can get a 70-200 F2.8IS in it as well as a flash and its full.

If you are NOT carrying it on the airlines, I'd say buy a bigger case.

I can Pelican improved on the latches and they are sort of a 2 step locking thing and they work very well and are much easier to close. Also the TAN color stands out and makes it easier to spot in a sea of BLACK cases.............

I can say its STRONG and well built. I do prefer the dividers to the foam (cube foam flakes off as you use it)

Mark H

Reviewed by 626 customers

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3.0

Lose the wheels and pull handle

By 903SWC

from Austin, tx

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Transporting Gear

Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan):

There are three areas where this product could be improved.

One: I hate the wheels and pull handle. They add weight, and reduce interior space. I can remove them but the indents in the interior of the ase remain.

Two: In some of the smaller cases and in my old smaller cases there was a provision for a shoulder strap. I miss that.

Three: I much prefered the grey cases (heck it could act as a grey card if needed), I would even prefer one of the bright colors to make this easier to find.

I purchased this because it was the largest case I could find that meets american airlines new carry on size limitations.

I have now had the original foam, the pluck foam, and velcro dividers. The original foam was a nightmare to git to my equipment, the pluckable foam was better but it was permanent, the velcro dividers were an improvement over both but still, velcro is always a pain to deal with. This time I purchaed the trekpak divider kit and while I like it best I will probably use some additional padding.

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5.0

An Absolute Muse Have

By Stuart

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Stylish
  • Very Protective

Cons

  • A Rigid Handle

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Storing Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

This is a very welcome addition to my gear. I love this case. It's small, but handles and holds more than my previous larger bag. It's a definite must have for anyone needed something strong and well built.

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5.0

Gear Secured

By Tre

from Erlanger, Ky

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction
  • Stylish
  • Very Protective
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

    I purchased this product because I needed something that would hold more of my camera gear as well as keep them safe from any disasters. This product is great and the dividers inside let's me change things around depending on how I want to position my gear. I will definitely be getting me a few more of these cases at bigger sizes for the rest of my gear, like my light kit, and audio.

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    • No

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    5.0

    LOVE THIS CASE

    By Woodburn_Media

    from San Ramon, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective
    • Well Padded

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

    I am a filmmaker and have my 7D, 3 lenses, H4n, shotgun, lav, and more. This case has gotten a little full and if I end up purchasing another camera like I plan to, I will need more space. Other than that, very sturdy and works great!

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    4.0

    Built Like a Tank

    By JV

    from San Juan Capsitrano

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Very Protective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

      Great case, wheeled it with confidence that I was going to get on the plane. I would have given it 5 stars but the padding was sparse. It could be thicker.

      Don't get the black. It gets too hot. I wish that I got the tan color.

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      5.0

      Solid!

      By Noah

      from Seattle

      Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

      These things are sturdy. I've been using them for years, know plenty of other photographers that use them all the time. I've never heard a complaint. Probably the most reliable camera storage solution out there for travel via airlines.
      Strongly recommend.

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      5.0

      Second to none

      By One-nill to the Arsenal

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Very Protective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear
        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

        Best way to protect and carry your equipment. Padding not as thick as it used to be, however.

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        5.0

        Amazing case for photographer on the go.

        By RO

        from Los angeles

        Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan):

        I had the pelican 1520 switching to this case. This case holds a bit more and the wheels make it a lot easier to get around. I also got the lid organizer which is excellent for all kinds of items like batteries, cables and filters. All my gear is in one spot and I couldn't be happier. Well worth the investment.

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        5.0

        Great quality, perfect for flying.

        By Bob

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Very Protective
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

          I use this case to fly with my HPX-250 camera. It works great and and typically fits into the overhead compartments. On some regional jets it does not fit, so when it needs to be checked at the gate, having the pelican case adds another layer of protection.

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          4.0

          Great Case—durable and safe

          By loop seven

          from NYC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Very Protective

          Cons

          • A Wee Bit Too Small
          • Non-stick Surface Bad For

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

          We needed it to ship by FedEx back to the office, which kept the contents safe but the case's water-tight capabilities kept the 'sticker' from sticking and so the case was lost. Big scare. Be warned. Other than that, turns out to be great for the wheeled tote. It's not a large as we would have liked but it actually hols quite a lot.

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          5.0

          Great protective case!

          By Axela Media

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

              After expanding my collection, I needed something a little bigger than what my traveling backpack. I didn't like having to pick lenses for each shoot I needed to do and hope I made the right decision.

              I bought this and instantly could fit all my equipment with me for portrait and event shoots. The rollers make it easy to roll around when possible and it doesn't feel heavy at all even except when I load it with all my lenses and camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect hard case

              By Max

              from Philadelphia

              Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

              This case is awesome. It is practically indestructible and has plenty of room. I'd have no problem throwing it under a plane if there's no overhead space. I can fit a body, 2 Einsteins, 2 lenses, 4 speedlights and a bunch of grip gear. Highly recommended.

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              5.0

              Built like a tank

              By slipsiu

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Olive Drab):

                I can see why these cases are essentially indestructible; they are built to last. It seals like a vault. Lots of good handles and wheels. Heavy when fully loaded. It has a little less room than I anticipated but still good for my canon 5d mark III with 50 mm 1.2 lens attached, plus 3 additional lens plus filters and straps. My 200 mm 2.8 will not fit vertically so I had to fit it horizontally.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this Case!

                By Gilbatross

                from Kansas, USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Stylish
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan):

                  I was running out of storage room for the photo gear I had collected over the years, and now also have a couple of toddlers around and I was worried about my bodies and lenses sitting at the top of the closet while not in use. I bought this for safe storage of my gear while not in use, and occasionally for transporting. It's a bonus that it is carry-on size and has wheels. Super solid, waterproof. Pull handle locks in and out. Double padlock holes. The spacers can be adjusted to firmly snug your gear in when you move the case around. It has substantial heft, especially when loaded, but the wheels help with that. Watch the video review in the zoomed product description if you need convincing.Great purchase!

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                  5.0

                  Great Case for Photography

                  By Mountaingirl

                  from Missoula, Montana

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

                  I love the 1514 Carry On 1510 Pelican Case. I store all my cameras and a few lenses in it at home and use it for transporting gear that needs to be protected and water-tight.

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                  5.0

                  A necessity if you fly

                  By Steve

                  from Newbury, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Very Protective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan):

                    I am always traveling with my gear, and in todays world of airlines that seem to delight in making life miserable for travelers, I would be lost without this case. It does not carry everything I need to pack, but that is a size limitation of the airlines not the case. I go to remote places and sometimes even this case is to big for carry on. I am a lot less anxious about my cameras traveling in the cargo hold when they are in a Pelican case.
                    I don't know if it is possible, but a built in TSA lock that can't be cut off would be a nice addiction to this case. I find that TSA agents frequently don't bother to use their keys to open TSA approved locks, they just cut the locks. If a combination lock that could be by-passed with a TSA key was built in, it might help, or maybe not.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic case

                    By aarbar

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction
                    • Very Protective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

                      Love these pelican cases. Perfect for a DSLR kit with multiple lenses. And fits in the overhead compartment.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Case Our There

                      By FilmNerd

                      from Orange County, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Protective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

                        Keeps all my audio gear safe and organized, a must have!

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                        5.0

                        This Case is PERFECT!

                        By Photo Rockstar

                        from Burbank, CA

                        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 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Desert Tan):

                          This case is PERFECT. Perfect size, great protection, and the ability to securely lock the case up is a plus. Has space for all three of my camera bodies, 4 of my lenses, and even spare room for miscellaneous items like my Xoom Recorder and memory card case. It fits perfectly in the overhead bins whenever I have to fly somewhere. The fact that it allows me to securely lock it with two padlocks is definitely a plus. I'd recommend this product to any photographer out there, especially if you travel a lot!

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                          4.0

                          Sturdy Case

                          By NDee

                          from Northeast Pa

                          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 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers (Black):

                          Case is sturdy and easy to travel with, however, it was smaller than expected.

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                          • Yes

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