Pelican XL - Discover Larger Transport Cases

May 12, 2021

What’s the worst part of packing your gear into your Pelican™ case? Deciding what to leave behind that won’t fit!

We decided to explore our favorite ways to avoid ‘Gear FOMO’ (Fear of Missing Out), with a curated selection and deep dive into some of the larger transport cases from each of our case series.

Before exploring the cases, we need to tip our hat to the impact of interiors. Your case interior organizational strategy has an obvious, yet sometimes understated determination of how much you can fit into your case, and how easy it will be to locate and access that item when the need arises. You'll find a page on dedicated to lid organizers. If you ask any professional, once you've had all your small essentials like pens, cleaning kits, cords and other items that make our jobs easier stored in our lid organizer, you just can’t go back to throwing them in the bottom of the case. Specific shout-outs to TrekPak interiors, Molle Lid Panels, TRVL case luggage interiors and Laptop pouch lid organizers.

So taking the average person through the proper process of selecting the best case for them begins with understanding their use and choosing an interior to match that use. Next we’ll explore some larger case examples from each Pelican™ case series.

Pelican Air Case series: The newest and most modern of the Pelican™ case line has to be where we kick off this exploration. In addition to these cases being the most recent addition to the Pelican™ case family, these perform extremely well for a very broad variety of applications. In that spirit, Pelican recently stretched out the Pelican™ Air case line by adding the all-new Pelican™ 1646 Air Case, the largest Pelican™ Air Case to date.

Pelican Cargo series: Be prepared for any adventure with the new Pelican™ Cargo case collection. Pelican Cargo cases are the perfect solution to keep your valuable gear, clothing, tools and even dry food organized, secured and protected. Built with the same legendary performance and quality Pelican is known for, Pelican™ Cargo cases are extremely durable, weather tested, and feature a limited lifetime guarantee (cases only). Ready to mount and protect, Pelican Cargo cases can be attached to your roof rack, truck bed or stored in your SUV.

Shown here is the BX90R Cargo Case which is roughly 32" × 15" × 9” (interior).

Pelican Protector Case series: Sensitive equipment needs protection and since 1976 the answer has always been the Pelican™ Protector Case. These cases are designed rugged, to travel the harshest environments on earth. Whether against the extreme arctic cold or the heat of battle, Pelican cases survive.

Made in the USA, these tough cases are designed with an automatic purge valve that equalizes air pressure, a watertight silicone o-ring lid, over-molded rubber handles, and stainless steel hardware. Details include:

  • Pick and Pluck™ Foam Inside, with Convoluted Lid Foam
  • Watertight, Crushproof, and Dustproof
  • Open Cell Core with Solid Wall Design - Strong, Lightweight
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve - Balances Interior Pressure, Keeps Water Out
  • O-ring Seal
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

Some of the most popular larger Pelican™ Protector Case models include the revamped version of the Pelican 0450 Tool Chest, with upgrades to its interior drawer system - this is one of the most spacious, organized and all-around-rugged Pelican cases.

Another case that has earned its stripes is the Pelican™ 1740 Long Case. Pelican took the interior of the classic Pelican™ 1700 single long rifle case and deepened it, allowing for multiple rifles, tripods and other larger essentials to be protected within one case.

Photo thanks to Pelican PRO Team Member Glenn Fajota.

Pelican Single-Lid / LightLift Case series: Pelican-Hardigg™ Light Lift™ cases combine agility and durability. 30% lighter than our traditional heavy-duty roto mold cases, these cases allow for faster deployment and reduced shipping costs, without compromising protection. The Pelican-Hardigg™ Light Lift™ series is the most significant advancement of roto molded cases on earth.

Custom Case Solutions: Still can’t find the right case? The Pelican Custom Case Center can create a protective solution for any size, fragility, weight, material, temperature - or any other consideration that’s needed.

With all of these large size cases to choose from, you’ll never have to worry about leaving that gear behind and needing it later!

Still not sure which case is right to protect your gear? To easily compare Pelican interior case dimensions, we created the Pelican Case Calculator. Go ahead, try it and find the perfect Pelican Case for your needs.

Make sure to check out how Pelican PRO @OverLandUnderBudget aka Micah Weber customized his truck around two pairs of 1510 and 1700 cases. Don’t miss this amazing DIY inspiration.