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Pelican 1535AirTP Wheeled Carry-On Hard Case with TrekPak Divider Insert (Black)

Pelican 1535AirTP Wheeled Carry-On Hard Case with TrekPak Divider Insert (Black)

B&H # PE1535ATPB MFR # 015350-0052-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 20.4 x 11.2 x 7.2" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$42295
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Pelican 1510TP Carry-On Case with Trekpak Divider System (Black)

Pelican 1510TP Carry-On Case with Trekpak Divider System (Black)

B&H # PE1510TPBK MFR # 015100-0050-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-Piece Foam Set is Included
  • ABS Double Throw Latches
$33095
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Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert (Black)

B&H # NA9101001 MFR # 910-1001
Key Features
  • 13.2 x 9.2 x 4.1" Interior
  • Crushproof, Dustproof, and Waterproof
  • Customizable Cubed Foam Insert
  • Lightweight NK-7 Polypropylene Resin
$7895
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Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert (Orange)

B&H # NA9101003 MFR # 910-1003
Key Features
  • 13.2 x 9.2 x 4.1" Interior
  • Crushproof, Dustproof, and Waterproof
  • Customizable Cubed Foam Insert
  • Lightweight NK-7 Polypropylene Resin
$7895
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Ruggard Clear Hard Case with Black Lining (Medium)

B&H # RUGAO1670BC MFR # GAO-1670-BC
Key Features
  • Crushproof Polycarbonate Storage Case
  • Clear Exterior
  • Protective Rubber Lining
  • Watertight O-Ring Seal
$2495
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Pelican V525 Vault Rolling Hard Case with Padded Divider Insert (Black)

B&H # PEV525D MFR # VCV525-0040-BLK
Key Features
  • Dust and Waterproof
  • Crushproof and Weather Resistant
  • 19.9 x 10.6 x 7.3" Interior Space
  • High-Impact Polymer Resin Material
$18995
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Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert (Olive)

B&H # NA9101006 MFR # 910-1006
Key Features
  • 13.2 x 9.2 x 4.1" Interior
  • Crushproof, Dustproof, and Waterproof
  • Customizable Cubed Foam Insert
  • Lightweight NK-7 Polypropylene Resin
$7895
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Pelican Vault V300 Large Case with Lid Foam and Dividers (Black)

B&H # PEV300LLDB MFR # VCV300-0040-BLK
Key Features
  • Crush and Dustproof, Weather Resistant
  • Lid Foam and Dividers
  • Measures 17.5 x 14.2 x 7.2"
  • Heavy-Duty Ergonomic Handle
$11995
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Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Foam Set (Black)

B&H # PE1510FB MFR # 1510-000-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-Piece Foam Set is Included
  • ABS Double Throw Latches
$25295
In Stock

Pelican Vault V200 Medium Case with Lid Foam and Dividers (Black)

B&H # PEV200MLDB MFR # VCV200-0040-BLK
Key Features
  • Crush and Dustproof, Weather Resistant
  • Lid Foam and Dividers
  • Measures 15.4 x 13.1 x 6.2"
  • Heavy-Duty Ergonomic Handle
$9995
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Pelican 1535AirWD Wheeled Carry-On Hard Case with Padded Divider Insert (Black)

B&H # PE1535ACDB MFR # 015350-0042-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 20.4 x 11.2 x 7.2" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$38995
In Stock

Pelican 1615AirTP Wheeled Hard Case with TrekPak Divider Insert System (Black)

B&H # PE1615ACTPB MFR # 016150-0051-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 29.6 x 15.5 x 9.4" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$57395
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Pelican 1650 Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1650FB MFR # 1650-020-110
Key Features
  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Hard Case
  • Ultra High-Impact Structural Copolymer
  • Foam Included
  • Built-In Automatic Purge Valve
$37895
In Stock

Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Case with Padded Divider Insert (Black)

B&H # NA9352001 MFR # 935-2001
Key Features
  • 20.5 x 11.3 x 7.5" Interior
  • Crush, Dust, and Waterproof
  • Padded Insert with Convoluted Lid Foam
  • Dividers to Organize and Protect Gear
$29995
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Pelican 1535AirWF Wheeled Carry-On Hard Case with Foam Insert (Black)

B&H # PE1535ACFB MFR # 015350-0002-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 20.4 x 11.2 x 7.2" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$29795
In Stock

Pelican 1200 Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1200FB MFR # 1200-000-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
$7695
In Stock

Pelican 1510 Carry On Case with Yellow and Black Divider Set (Black)

B&H # PE1510CDBK MFR # 015100-0040-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • Padded Tub with Dividers Included
  • ABS Double Throw Latches
$29795
In Stock

Pelican 1010 Micro Case (Clear with Black Lining)

B&H # PE1010MCCB MFR # 1010-025-100
Key Features
  • Holds Small Electronics, Valuables
  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Airtight Case
  • Submersible to 3.3' for 30 Minutes
  • Copolymer Polycarbonate
$2095
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Pelican 1400 Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1400FB MFR # 1400-000-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
$11995
In Stock

Nanuk 925 Case with Lid Organizer & Padded Divider (Black)

B&H # NA9256001 MFR # 925-6001
Key Features
  • Watertight, Lightweight, and Durable
  • Powerclaw Latches & Purge Valve
  • Three-Pocket Organizer
  • Touch-Fastening Long & Short Dividers
$28495
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Pelican 1560TP Case with TrekPak Divider System (Black)

B&H # PE1560TPBK MFR # 015600-0050-110
Key Features
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Watertight, Airtight, Dustproof
  • TrekPak Divider System Included
  • Built-in Pressure Equalization Valve
$38995
In Stock

Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Case with Padded Divider Insert & Lid Organizer (Black)

B&H # NA9356001 MFR # 935-6001
Key Features
  • 20.5 x 11.3 x 7.5" Interior
  • Crush, Dust, and Waterproof
  • Padded Insert with Lid Organizer
  • Dividers to Organize and Protect Gear
$39995
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Nanuk 905 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert (Black)

B&H # NA9051001 MFR # 905-1001
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof, and Dustproof
  • Lightweight NK-7 Polypropylene Resin
  • Customizable Cubed Foam Insert
  • PowerClaw Latching System
$6645
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Pelican 1615AirWD Wheeled Hard Case with Divider Insert (Black)

B&H # PE1615ACDB MFR # 016150-0041-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 29.6 x 15.5 x 9.4" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$53095
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Pelican 1615AirWF Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Insert (Black)

B&H # PE1615ACFB MFR # 016150-0001-110
Key Features
  • Waterproof, Crushproof & Lightweight
  • 29.6 x 15.5 x 9.4" Interior Space
  • Made of Super-Light HPX2 Polymer
  • Updated Push-Button Latching System
$40595
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Nanuk 918 Case with Foam Insert for Set of Six Lenses (Black, Special 50th Anniversary Edition)

B&H # NACFI6LL MFR # 918S-080BK-PA0-A1334
Key Features
  • Official B&H 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Powerclaw Latching System
  • IP67-Rated, Dust and Water Resistant
$12995
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Pelican 1450 Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1450FB MFR # 1450-000-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-piece Foam Set
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
$16295
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Pelican 1510NF Carry-On Case (Black)

B&H # PE1510B MFR # 1510-001-110
Key Features
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High-Impact Copolymer
  • Empty Interior
  • ABS Double-Throw Latches
$21695
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Choosing Hard Cases to Protect Photography Gear

Hard cases store and protect sensitive photography equipment when traveling in arduous conditions. Several manufacturers produce these robust cases, including Pelican, perhaps the best-known hard case brand.

 

Key Benefits of Hard Cases

The primary feature of a hard case is its rigid design that resists deformation. Depending on the application, the interior may be empty, filled with foam, have cushioned dividers, or feature rigid moldings. These cases have extremely tough plastic shells made by high-pressure injection molding or rotational molding.

Lids have rubber or silicon seals that provide a degree of water resistance, and robust latches to ensure proper sealing. Cases are airtight, keeping dampness and dust out, while most have a special vent that compensates for changes in air pressure. Some have reinforced padlock holes that allow the use of case and luggage locks to prevent theft from unattended cases.

 

Customizing Protective Cases

Optional hard and watertight case dividers allow you to customize interiors. Alternatively, foam-lined cases have foam inserts cut to create an optimal internal layout for storing cameras, lenses, and filters. You can use hard and watertight case organizers placed inside case lids to create additional storage space.


Balancing Size with Practicality

Pelican boxes and other hard cases come in all shapes and sizes, from small cases only a few inches long, suitable for smartphones and small valuable items, right up to large equipment cases that are more than 90 inches long, intended for industrial gear. Large hard cases usually have polyurethane wheels with bearings, and folding handles for easy maneuverability.

It's important to consider size and weight when shopping for a hard case. Larger ones are relatively heavy and bulky to transport, but are able to safely store a lot of equipment. Smaller cases are light and ideal for one or two items. Also, consider what you'll use your case for, as this affects the amount of cushioning you need between items. For heavy-duty applications, use hard and watertight case foam inserts that firmly hold bulky photographic gear in place.


Extreme Protection and Waterproof Hard Cases

Standard cases with internal organizers provide adequate protection for most purposes. These cases are dust-tight, water-resistant, and well-suited options for local vacations, overseas travel, or general photography. However, if embarking on an expedition that involves travel on poor roads, off-roading, canoeing, sailing, or extreme weather, you need a hard case certified waterproof to IP67 that's able to withstand heavy loads. These cases float and don't leak even when submerged to 3 feet for 30 minutes. Additionally, they're so strong that a vehicle can drive over them, and they can drop from height without harming your equipment.


Protect your sensitive and valuable photography gear with hard, waterproof cases that withstand serious knocks and extreme weather. Find the right one for your application from the wide selection at B&H Photo and Video.