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Pelican1520 Case with Foam (Yellow)
 
4.9

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (67)
  • Very protective (63)
  • Well padded (57)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Stylish (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (61)
  • Transporting gear (59)
  • Storing gear (48)
  • Travel (6)
  • Daily transport (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (17), Pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 83 customers

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5.0

Tough

By RK

from Jax, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

        Hard to beat Pelican. You can try, but you might hurt yourself.

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        5.0

        Sturdy

        By RK

        from Jax, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

              Hard to beat Pelican. You can try, but you might hurt yourself. Does the job well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              It's a pelican case, of course it is great

              By Russ

              from Gilbert, AZ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                It fits our FARO laser scanner great and allows us to carry it on the plane instead of checking it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                The best

                By DarPhyve

                from PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Orange):

                  These cases are simply the best you can get for the money. If your gear fits, it will protect it from just about anything. Buy some, you won't regret it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great way to keep our stuff safe!

                  By TechTeacher

                  from Detroit,MI

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                  We are using this case for video equipment at our school. If it can keep it safe with 8 year-olds transporting, I have no doubt it will meet whatever your needs are!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Happy Buyer

                  By B&H Shopper

                  from Sherman, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Rugged
                  • Weatherproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Heavy Duty Protection

                    Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Olive Drab):

                    Perfect size for my Kriss Vector SDP. Case appears to be of very high quality and should offer great protection.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Swamp Ready Pelican

                    By Canoe Guy

                    from Seneca, SC

                    About Me Practical, Serious Amatuer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Rugged
                    • Weatherproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Heavy Duty Protection

                      Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Olive Drab):

                      Have a pelican but needed larger case that would hold and protect 2 camera bodies with lens attached ( 24-70, 70-200) + wide angle for backcountry photography in the Okefenokee. Bathtub tested and the warm water demonstrated the effectiveness of the atmospheric membrane as it expelled excess air. Result was a bone dry case which will enough flotation for the gear & perhaps help me to shore. I found the closers do make a snapping sound. I will find a way to muffle If come unexpectedly come upon wildlife. Very happy with choice.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent and reliable product

                      By Damick

                      from Wisconsin

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Protective
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                        1520 Case used for pistol storage and transfer. Very durable, modifiable, weather proof, lockable, etc... Highly recommended utility case.

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                        5.0

                        Can't go wrong

                        By FJRron

                        from Hemet, CA

                        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 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                          The more gear I buy, the more Pelican cases I need.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent travel case

                          By Flyinm00se

                          from California

                          Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                          This Pelican case feels practically indestructible and can accommodate any precious cargo with its foam insert that can be customized to any shape. Also, the handle has holes to accommodate a lock (not included) to further protect valuables inside. I use mine to fly equipment and it is the perfect solution at a reasonable price. I am very satisfied.

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                          5.0

                          As advertised

                          By EventGuy

                          from Sterling Heights, MI

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Very Protective
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                            Nothing to complain about - Pelican cases are everything they claim them to be!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Protection

                            By VicR

                            from Saratoga County, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                            I purchased this case to transport a video projector. It is sturdy and has secure latches. It was easy to remove the foam along the pre-cut lines to fit in the projector. Myonly con is that the case is rather heavy, but that goes along with being sturdy.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Pillo

                            from Chicago

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                              Very solid will buy again

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Strong as a Tank

                              By SoBePhoto

                              from Miami Beach, FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                    Although not cheap, nothing beats a Pelican case for keeping your gear safe. They are very sturdy, though a little heavy. I have never taken the water-proof claim to the extreme, but they have kept my photo gear dry on boats and in the rain. The latches are very secure and will not open accidentally, although they are sometimes hard to open intentionally.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Price; Great Case

                                    By Mark Johnson

                                    from Houston, Texas

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Very Protective

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear
                                      • Storing Gear
                                      • Transporting Gear

                                      Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                      Bought this to hold my GigaPan. Very satisfied with how durable and rugged it is and like the foam insert that can be tailored to any shape. And this is a really decent price--local stores were 2.5 more expensive than B&H.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Tough as nails

                                      By Alex

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Very Protective
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Yellow):

                                          I bought this case to store my 2 cameras, A Fuji x100s with 2 filters and a lens hood, and a Canon 6D, some flashes and a lens or two. I had never used a Pelican case before but my expectations where pretty high and I have to say that B&H and Pelican, did not disappoint. I had originally ordered the "storm" version of this case but realized after purchase that the latches were different then the double-throw latches on the standard pelican. After realizing this it took only about 15 minutes to cancel that order and order the 1520. This case is amazing. I can honestly say that if I were to drop this case off of a ledge or from bridge that my equiptment would be safe. The case is alittle heavy but nothing not overwhelming. I would recomend using this case if you know you are going to be in one location and only need to bring your essentials. My only minor (VERY minor) bad thing I could say about this case is that you need to leave atleast 2 square pieces in between each piece of equiptment that you put in the case. It works just fine with one, but it is definitly more sturdy with two. This case exceeded all of my expectations and I would say that it is a must have for any photographer.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Hard like a rock!

                                          By ShahrilZ

                                          from Singapore

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Protecting Gear
                                            • Storing Gear
                                            • Transporting Gear

                                            Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                            I use this to carry my lenses and i am confident of carrying it to any locations and in any situations , knowing that my lenses are safe and secure.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            1529 Case review

                                            By Ray

                                            from Granbury, Tx

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Very Protective
                                            • Well Padded

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Protecting Gear
                                              • Transporting Gear

                                              Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                              Best price I could find on the web and had a fast delivery. Well pleased with the product

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              What a great case!

                                              By CRF250L Rider

                                              from Roanoke, VA

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • Latch

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Motorcycle Luggage
                                              • Protecting Gear
                                              • Storing Gear
                                              • Transporting Gear

                                              Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                              Only reason it's not 5 stars is the latches are a bit tough to operate. This of course means when it's closed, it's closed. Maybe it just needs to be broken in. Tough, lightweight, nice seal, and of course the free shipping was nice too!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Solid case; great fit

                                              By thekurgan

                                              from Sacramento, CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Strong Construction
                                              • Very Protective
                                              • Well Padded

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Protecting Gear

                                                Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                                Pelican makes some great cases, and this 1520 is no exception. I was able to fit: D700, battery grip, 24-70, 80-200, 50mm, hoods, straps, cards and still have room. Although it won't fit under most airline seats, it will easily fit in the overhead compartment on a plane.

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                                                • No

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