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Pelican1520 Case with Foam (Yellow)
 
4.9

(based on 74 reviews)

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    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (64)
  • Very protective (60)
  • Well padded (54)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Stylish (15)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (58)
  • Transporting gear (56)
  • Storing gear (45)
  • Travel (4)
  • Daily transport (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (3)

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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

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      • No

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      5.0

      Strong as a Tank

      By SoBePhoto

      from Miami Beach, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        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.

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                    • 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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                        4.0

                        Great Case but not perfect

                        By Dustymac

                        from Suburban Maryland

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction
                        • Very Protective
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Poor Handle Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Storing Gear

                        Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                        This case was purchased to house and transport telescope eyepieces and associated equipment. For that purpose it works great. The customizable pluck foam was relatively easy to fashion, keeping each piece properly isolated and protected. The case is so solid you get the impression it would survive just about any mishap leaving the contents intact.That said, I do have a couple suggestions for improvement. The snaps which close the case are quite loud so slipping quietly back into the house after a session of late night star-gazing is nearly impossible. Also, the handle wasn't designed to fit my ordinary human hand. This isn't a problem for me since I only move the case short distances. Considering how heavy the case can get after filling with lots of expensive glass, frequent carrying long distances in an airport or to a job site would be very uncomfortable. Perhaps Pelican knows something about handle design which I don't understand, but I don't think so.Oh yeah, the buying experience from B&H, as always, was superb.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Best case ever

                        By Mechanic _gd

                        from Tracadie-Sheila, N.-B. CANADA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • BUY IT

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gauge And Camera

                          Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Orange):

                          Best case ever i use it to put my multimeter and electronic gauge and to put hyd gauge set .....perfect with pick pull foam

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good Camo

                          By GMoney

                          from Baton Rouge, La

                          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 (Desert Tan):

                            Besides everything these cases are supposed to do, the desert tan doesn't show mud like the normal black cases.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            So sturdy!

                            By artamarc

                            from Ulverton canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Olive Drab):

                            The best case for our expensive camera gear! the foam squares are fun to remove and it is very tight!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Rock solid

                            By Dave

                            from Leesburg, VA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear
                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                              As always, these Pelican cases deliver the overall finest protection for gear that I know.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Solid

                              By Thrasher

                              from San Antonio, TX.

                              About Me Photography Student

                              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):

                                Solid, rugged, less anxiety parting with it at baggage check in at the airport. If you've got precious gear to protect, this is the case. A little heavy but worth the price for the peace of mind.

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Great case

                                By Wocas

                                from Montgomery il.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                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):

                                  Great case and service!!!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very nice case .. great service

                                  By Coroner

                                  from Montgomery IL.

                                  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):

                                    Great product and aboslutly fantastic service!!!!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great case and great foam

                                    By Firehunter33

                                    from Oroville, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Very Protective
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about 1520 Case with Foam (Black):

                                    This case could take some serious damage while protecting its cargo. The foam is easy to remove to mold to whatever you are going to store in the case. Highly recommend!

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                                    • No

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