Nanuk Brings Tough Canadian Know-How to Hard Cases


For many travel photographers and videographers, the superior protection afforded by the Nanuk hard case makes it a most essential accessory. Regardless of the amount of gear you are carrying, Nanuk’s hard cases can protect from impacts, water, dust, and more. Although the Canadian tourism board may shiver at the thought that our “neighbor to the north” is our neighbor to the always-frozen north, Nanuk’s cases are designed and built near (if not in) some of the world’s most rugged and unforgiving environments.

Nanuk Features

Compared to other hard cases, Nanuk stands apart with their much more rounded corner design. This gives these cases a sleeker and more finished look than those of the competition. The cases are made out of indestructible and lightweight NK-7 resin, and are designed to be stackable, as well.

Their patented PowerClaw latch system combines compressive force to ensure tight closure, slide locks to prevent accidental opening, and ultra-tough nylon construction. The resin handle features a soft grip for comfort—even when carrying heavy gear.

Nanuk’s cases are waterproof and dustproof—rated to IP67— and feature a lifetime warranty.

Nanuk 918

Many of those proven Nanuk features are available in the Nanuk 918 6-Lens Case with Foam Insert that features a precut lens insert designed to protect a multitude of different focal length lenses from 8-15mm zooms to 100mm primes.

The insert’s cutouts feature removable foam disks to further customize the fit of your optics, as well as finger notches to help insert and remove the lenses.

Outside, the case features a purge valve, reinforced holes for padlocks, and the PowerClaw latch system.

Nanuk Family

Regardless of your protection needs, Nanuk has a case for you, including their diminutive Nano cases as well as small, medium, large, and wheeled cases.

Also sure to check out Nanuk’s versatile line of specialized cases for cameras, drones, stabilizers, microphones, and more!

What are your experiences with or thoughts about the Nanuk family of hard cases? Let us know in the Comments section, below!


Nanuk  cases are well made and in most cases, comparable to the "other well known brand(s)". One issue however. Warranty  repairs. As far as I know, all warranty repairs need to be sent to Canada.  This can be very expensive and the paperwork, well complex. Is it worth the trouble? For some, it is not an issue. For me it is. It is, at the end, your choice.


Hi Harvey,

Thanks for your feedback and comments. You make a very valid point here!

We appreciate your readership and thank you for sharing information that is useful for our customers!