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Pelican1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Documentaries (4)
  • Movies/short films (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro videographer (9), Casual user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Case

I bought this product to protect my company's presentation materials that are shipped multiple times throughout the year, all over the country. I have owned and used many different Pelican products in the past...Read complete review

I bought this product to protect my company's presentation materials that are shipped multiple times throughout the year, all over the country. I have owned and used many different Pelican products in the past and have never been disappointed; they are virtually indestructable.

The only real drawback to this case is that it doesn't have a side handle. A side handle would make this case much easier to load and unload from a vehicle.

Pros:

- Extremely well built and durable.
- Foam can be customized to fit a variety of items.
- Has wheels for easier transport.
- Lockable.

Cons:

- Doesn't have a side handle (the only reason for the 4 stars).
- A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost perfect-with one fatal flaw

Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this...Read complete review

Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this case extremely awkward, to downright difficult. I am 6' 4", and can barely extend my arms wide enough to reach both handles, and even still this is a nearly impossible way to try to lift the case without destroying your back if there is much weight in it. As it is designed now, it really takes two people to easily and safely move it. Too bad, if it had a handle in the middle, I would have given it 5 stars as it's perfect for my lightstands in every other way!

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5.0

Strong Box but not big enough for my needs

By Willie

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Nice looking
  • Professional look
  • Professional Quality
  • Sturdy
  • Well built

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Expensive
  • Lack Of A Middle Handle
  • Not Big Enough

Best Uses

  • Camera Equipment
  • Shipping
  • Travel

Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

I just received this case and was disappointed since I wanted to use if to accommodate my strobe, ION Converter, battery, cables and the tripod for the light. Well the tripod did not fit but, the rest of the equipment fit. Now I am going to have to get the Pelican 1780 to see if my gear fit. On the good side, since I travel first class American Airline will not charge me for oversize but, the weight of the gear and what's inside may exceed the 70 lbs. limit for first class passengers.

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Tom the shooter

from Frederick, MD

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

        used to store rifles, I can get six in without scopes, possible with scopes, I left a lot of room between rifles. I left the foam intact and layered them, ended up not using two sections.

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        4.0

        Great large Lens Case

        By Wes

        from Springfield, WV

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

            I am using this case to hold my large camera lens and it seems to work great. More than enough room to hold a 600 mm and 300 mm camera lens with room to spare. It's easy to customize the foam lining to fit everything.

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            4.0

            Nice case for lighting gear.

            By Noolis

            from Seattle

            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

            I bought this case to transport my photography gear on a plane. With the foam cut to my gear I can get 4 monolights, cords, 4 stands, 3 umbrellas, and a soft box, plus speed ring and umbrella mounts to fit inside this case. Looks like the whole thing weighs about 80lbs. So I'm under the 100lb limit for additional luggage. I would recommend this case.

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            5.0

            Black is the new Black.

            By NikonCatholic.com

            from Chicago

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                  It's a Pelican. What else can I say? It's built like a brick $#!+house and able to take the beating that the boys doing luggage duty at O'Hare International Airport dish out.I removed the foam and then loaded this thing with 2 of my 10'x20' backdrops, 2 complete backdrop stands, my camera tripod, 2 rolls of gaffer tape, a few HD extension cords, a zip bag with 3 light stands for my Speedlights and 3 umbrellas, a plug-in powerstrip and enough hand clamps to pin my impatient client to his desk chair. The case swallowed it all and snugly snapped shut. Weighed in at 100 lbs on the United Airlines luggage scale. Skycap got a hernia lifting it onto the conveyor belt. No problem. I know my stuff is protected. It's a Pelican. What else can you say?

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                  5.0

                  1740 Pelican transport case

                  By Sandy

                  from Santa Monica, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                    The expos division of our company puts on fashion shows in Vegas and New York so our hardware travels alot. We keep ordering these cases to keep both laptop/desktop and recently ipads safe and secure during transport, whether they are shipped or put on our semi trucks for our big shows. nothing compares to pelican.

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                    5.0

                    Great travel case

                    By filmguysc

                    from Columbia, SC

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Equipment Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                      Great case for traveling with heavy and fragile gear.

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                      5.0

                      Solid, dependable shipping solution.

                      By JLPG

                      from Orlando, FL

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                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                            Solid, dependable shipping solution.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice box!

                            By Shotgun

                            from LA

                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                            BIG!

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                            5.0

                            AWESOME CASE!!

                            By gentry454

                            from atlanta ga

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                            This thing is perfect for a one man show. It is the right size to fit a couple of cameras, multiple light stands, tripod, LED lights, chords, cables, travel teleprompter, small dolly, and tons more. The best thing is it has wheels! I needed something that I could travel with and keep all of my gear in one place, and this is it! It is well worth the price because I know that it will last me a very long time.

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                            1.0

                            Almost perfect-with one fatal flaw

                            By Usko

                            from Salt Lake City

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Construction
                            • Solid Latching
                            • Wheels For Rolling

                            Cons

                            • Impossible To Lift
                            • No Middle Handle

                            Best Uses

                            • Perfect For Lightstands

                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                            Typical excellent Pelican construction.... BUT, with one very fatal flaw in my opinion. There is ONLY handles on either end, no handle in the middle. This makes handling and loading this case extremely awkward, to downright difficult. I am 6' 4", and can barely extend my arms wide enough to reach both handles, and even still this is a nearly impossible way to try to lift the case without destroying your back if there is much weight in it. As it is designed now, it really takes two people to easily and safely move it. Too bad, if it had a handle in the middle, I would have given it 5 stars as it's perfect for my lightstands in every other way!

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                            4.0

                            Pelican 1740 Case

                            By asabogal

                            from Dallas, Texas

                            About Me Video Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Closes Very Securely
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Very Solid Case

                            Cons

                            • Very Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Good Protection For Gear
                            • Transport All Your Stuff

                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                            Only reason I rated it 4 stars was because of the weight. Very solid case with great protection for your equipment. Foam makes it easy to customize so your stuff is protected. Have camera body, 5 lenses, 4 flashes, pocket wizards, 2 tripods, accessories and still have room left over. Wheels make it easy to drag around. Hard to lift by just one person.

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                            5.0

                            Best Protection for Your Gear!

                            By Daily Dose of Phil

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • HD Shooting
                              • Movies/Short Films
                              • Travel

                              Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                              Really solidly built, like all pelican products. I have many different cases for my gear, but if they are going on an airplane or boat...they travel in a pelican case.This one does not disappoint!

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                              5.0

                              very nice item

                              By Sphinx

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                this is an amazing, very helpful product for my photography equipment!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                WOW!!!

                                By Joseph

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Casual User

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                                Pros

                                • Great Build Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                    I use the Pelican 1740 transport case with foam to store all my lenses while at home . When I have to go out and shoot I take the lenses that I will need for the day. Its a great way to protect your gear. I have a smaller case for all my pocket wizards and speedlights. Highly recommended. I plan on purchasing other cases for my Elinchrom Rx lights.

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                                    5.0

                                    Super case

                                    By JohnDoe

                                    from Montreal, QC

                                    About Me Pro Videographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Protection
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Wheels

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Studio
                                    • Transporting Gear
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                    I use this case to transport my lighting and printer gear to events. I have full confidence that my equipment is protected in this case!

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                                    5.0

                                    Tremendous Case! Rugged, Reliable!

                                    By Sand

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Pro Videographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                      This trunk is fantastic. I keep my glidetrack and 4 heavy-duty avenger stands in it for traveling and it is totally reliable. I easily plucked the foam to fit around my equipment. The wheels are excellent and make rolling it around easy. I wish it had a side handle but even if it did, I doubt I would often use it. The only thing to watch out for is over-packing it making it overweight for checking with the airline. Double-check weight limits before traveling and have a scale!

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                                      5.0

                                      Exactly as advertised

                                      By MBMProductions

                                      from San Diego, CA

                                      About Me Pro Videographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Documentaries
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                        I travel on a regular basis for work and this product is the perfect size for my dslr essentials. I am able to pack in a glidetrack full tripod and follow focus with rails. Everything has its own slot and fits snug and protected. Seems a little pricey at first, but you def get what you pay for. I've had TSA damage a lot of gear in the past and this is a great investment to combat careless airlines.

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                                        5.0

                                        Hard Case for my tripod

                                        By Great white whale

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Casual User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Stong case

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                            It was about the same prices as getting a soft case for the same product. Now I can air ship if I want.

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                                            5.0

                                            1740 Transport Case

                                            By voshi

                                            from New Brunswick, NJ

                                            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about 1740 Transport Case with Foam (Black):

                                                  bit heavy, but great product when i want to travel with my photography equipment. For me the foam is too weak i would like something little denser so everthing packs evenly.

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