After many years of using an old beat up Lowe Pro Magnum bag (400 AW I think), I decided to upgrade to hard case. There were many brands and options but I ended up with going with a Pelican case. Since I like to stand out, I chose a bright lime green case. I figured I can spot that a mile away. If for some reason I was ever stupid enough to check my camera equipment for a flight, I could spot the case as it came off the luggage belt.
The case itself is pretty sturdy. I feel like I could sit on the case with no damage coming to it or the contents inside. I like that it has padlock inserts as well as a pressure release valve (though I doubt I will ever have a need to use it). The wheels seems durable and roll pretty easily. I haven't tested it yet on grass or any other type of surface than my rug. I will probably give it a good workout at my next cosplay photo shoot. The case has a nice seal to protect it from rain, and other elements. Pelican claims it can withstand being 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes. Again, not something I will ever use but good to know. Overall I think this is a great case. Not bad for $160. The mesh storage on the lid, was I think $29.95 on Amazon, and the TrekPak divider system was I believe $120. I guess if you want to look cool, you have to spend money 😃
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