Submitted by Member “Gaderider13”…
Pelican is well known in the optics/camera world for their cases. They’re also used heavily in the military. They are extremely durable, water/dust proof, and have a lifetime warranty. The cases are waterproof enough that they also all come with a buoyancy rating.
After looking around for a box or a bag to use in my application, I ended up with a bag. After one 4 day atving trip with this bag, I knew it just wasn’t for me. Boxes offer so much more than any bag does; they’re durable, water resistant/proof, easy to clean, and no zippers. Seen other individuals using Pelican boxes for storage, and after seeing their construction, I knew what I wanted.
I wanted something with specific dimensions (Renegade rack isn’t the largest). The pelican website breaks down their cases by outside dimensions, which made it very easy to find the correct size for my application. They also offer their cases in a few different colors, which is nice if you’re looking for something a little different then the usual black.
I ended up with a 1500 case in yellow, which matched the dimensions I wanted, small enough that it would fit on my rack but large enough that it would hold and support a 2 gallon rotopax on the lid. The case is very well made, made in the USA to very high standards. Very nice gasket in the lid which keeps everything out. The snap latches are very high quality and keep the lid closed very well. It has two steel reinforced loops for if you’d like to lock the lid shut with a small padlock. It also has a pressure equalizer on the side of the box, to keep that atmospheric pressures the same from outside to inside.
My case came with the optional interior foam kit, which is very high quality. The lid foam is of the egg foam type, and the bottom being a two layer; bottom layer being a solid 1/2″ piece of foam, and top layer being a pick and pull type, where you can pluck small squares out and custom fit items.
For mounting, I used 1/2″ grade 8 shoulder bolts and rubber washers, which i sandwiched in between the rack and case, and head of the bolt and box, creating a waterproof seal. I also removed the carrying handle, which is held on with splined pins. Push them out the right way with a drift and hammer, comes out very easily.
Here’s the finished product. Overall, I’m very impressed with the build quality of this case. It’ll serve it’s purpose very well, in the harshest of conditions, like it was built for.