What's the Difference

For those who are newer to the world of protective cases, it can be a bit challenging to parse out all the accessories, features and differences that various case lines have to offer. As a result, some folks find themselves locked in a struggle, going back and forth trying to figure out the key divergences of the Pelican Protector vs. Storm.

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PROTECTOR Cases

Protector vs. Storm

PROTECTOR CASES STORM CASES
Strength
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Strength
★ ★ ★ ★
Weight
★ ★ ★
Weight
★ ★ ★ ★
Accessories
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Accessories
★ ★ ★ ★
Price
$ $ $ $
Price
$ $ $ $
Best For
Pelican Protector is the original mil-spec case that put Pelican on the map. With legendary durability and tons of accessories to support, this is best if you need the unmatched strength and weight is of no concern.
Best For
Storm cases are similar to our Protector cases when it comes to strength and durability, however they feature our unique Press & Pull™ latches for easier use in the field.

Protector vs. Storm Features Comparison

PROTECTOR CASES STORM CASES
Waterproof
Weaterproof
Crushproof
Crushproof
Material
Heavy-Duty Polypropylene
Material
HPX™
Latch Style
Press & Pull™
Latch Style
Double Throw
Pressure Equalization Valve
Pressure Equalization Valve
Interior Divider Options
No Foam, Foam, TrekPak™ or Padded Divider
Interior Divider Options
No Foam, Foam, TrekPak™ or Padded Divider
Stainless Steel Hardware
Stainless Steel Hardware
Stainless Padlock Protectors
Stainless Padlock Protectors
Warranty
Lifetime
Warranty
Lifetime
Made in USA
Made in USA

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The Bottom Line

In practice, this means that the Protector case is going to be more heavy-duty and rugged than Storm cases. However, do not be mistaken. Both the Protector and Storm case lines are all waterproof, dustproof, crushproof and built to mil-spec standards. This means that when looking at the Pelican Protector vs. Storm case line, it really comes down to your preference in latches. Want double-throw latches that will work for decades, Pelican Protector is your case. If you’re looking for easy-to-use Press & Pull latches with silent operation — Pelican Storm is right for you.

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