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11 things you may not know about Pelican cases

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Stephen Ryan

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Pelican cases are known for their durability and protection, but there’s more to these cases than meets the eye. Here are 11 things you may not know about Pelican cases

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  1. Pelican cases are made from a special material called polypropylene copolymer resin
  2. Used by militaries and law enforcement agencies all over the world
  3. Used in space exploration 🌌
  4. Made from ultra-durable materials
  5. Waterproof and Dustproof
  6. Pressure Resistant
  7. Available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations
  8. Customizable
  9. Backed by a lifetime warranty
  10. Made in the USA
  11. Used by a variety of industries

In 1976, the story of Pelican’s success began with a simple yet ingenious creation by scuba enthusiast Dave Parker. In his Torrance, CA garage, Dave fashioned a safety tool using a hockey stick handle wrapped with a hundred feet of twine and a metal weight, which he called the “Pelican Float.” This innovative gadget was designed to mark locations for divers by bobbing on the water’s surface.

Pelican cases are made from a special material called polypropylene copolymer resin

This material is extremely durable, lightweight, and resistant to chemicals, corrosion, and impact. It also has excellent thermal properties, which means it can withstand extreme temperatures from -40°C to 99°C.

Used by militaries and law enforcement agencies all over the world

Pelican military application

Pelican cases are trusted by professionals who need to protect their equipment in the most demanding environments. From the US military to the FBI to the LAPD, Pelican cases are used to transport and store everything from weapons and ammunition to medical supplies and electronics.

Used in space exploration 🌌

NASA has used Pelican cases to protect astronauts’ equipment on space missions. Additionally, many organizations and missions, such as UNICEF, the Red Cross, and Doctors Without Borders, rely on Pelican cases to transport and protect their vital supplies.

Made from ultra-durable materials

Pelican cases are made from high-impact resistant plastic and reinforced with metal ribs and latches. Pelican cases undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet or exceed the highest standards of quality and performance. Some of the tests include drop tests, vibration tests, immersion tests, temperature tests, and more. Pelican cases are also certified by various organizations, such as NATO, IP67, STANAG 4280, and more. This makes them virtually indestructible, even in the most extreme conditions.

Waterproof and Dustproof

Pelican cases are sealed with a gasket that prevents water and dust from getting inside. Pelican cases are watertight up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. This makes them ideal for protecting sensitive equipment in wet or dusty environments.

Pressure Resistant

Pelican cases have a patented pressure equalization valve. This valve automatically adjusts the internal air pressure of the case to match the external air pressure, preventing the case from being crushed or warped by changes in altitude or temperature. It also allows the case to be easily opened after a flight or a dive, making them ideal for transporting and storing equipment in high-altitude environments.

Available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations

Pelican cases come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit any need. You can choose from over 60 models, From small carry-on cases to large wheeled cases, there’s a Pelican case for everyone.


Pelican cases can be customized with a variety of accessories, including foam inserts, dividers, and mounting brackets. This makes them ideal for storing and transporting a wide variety of items.

Backed by a lifetime warranty

Pelican cases are backed by a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. This gives you peace of mind knowing that your Pelican case will protect your equipment for years to come.

Made in the USA

Pelican cases are designed and manufactured in the USA. This ensures that you are getting a high-quality product that is built to last.

Used by a variety of industries

Pelican cases have been used in a wide range of extraordinary situations and adventures, from saving lives during disasters to exploring the depths of the ocean, reaching the peaks of mountains, and traveling to outer space. They are used by a variety of industries, including photography, videography, law enforcement, the military, medical, and construction. They are also popular among outdoor enthusiasts and travelers.

Whether you need a case to protect your expensive camera equipment or simply need a durable case to transport your belongings on a trip, Pelican cases are a great option. With their durability, protection, and wide range of features, Pelican cases are the best choice for any application.

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