When it comes to safely transporting your belongings from one place to the next, a pelican case is the superior alternative to boxes or plastic tubs. But with so many different kinds of pelican cases, how do you know which is right for your needs? Here are a few criteria for finding the perfect fit.
A pelican case comes with three dimensions: length, width and height. The smaller models can be as tiny as seven inches around while the larger versions clock in at a whopping 42x22x14″. Your need will probably fall somewhere in the middle, so take out a tape measure and figure out your exact specs.
The ingenuity of pelicans can be seen in their cushioning. From foam nuggets to padded dividers, you’ll have your choice in protective stuffing depending on the size and fragility of your goods. Need even more protection? No problem! Certain pelicans have roll-out polyurethane layers for small, delicate parts that need to rest snugly during the ride.
Pelicans are famous for being able to survive whatever the elements can throw at them, including rain, snow, shocks, drops and extreme temperatures. Not every pelican is as strong as its brothers, however, so if you know in advance that you’ll be shipping it somewhere extremely hot or exceedingly wet, make sure you choose a pelican that’s up to the challenge.
These are just a few things to consider when choosing a pelican case for personal transport. Pick your model, pack your goods and then rest easy knowing that you’ve made a good choice!