Official UK distributors of Nanuk cases
Source custom Nanuk cases with foam inserts for your business
Nanuk cases (pronounced Na nook) are a popular Peli case alternative. Nanuk cases absorb shock, resist being crushed, and are fully waterproof (IP67 rated), thanks to the NK-7 resin used in their manufacture. Available in 29 sizes and up to 10 colours, Nanuk cases are perfect for protecting high-value tools and equipment.
Although there is a wide selection of choices when sourcing waterproof cases, Nanuk cases are still regarded as one of the best options for many applications. So if you or your team are military, industrial, marine or diving professionals, first responders, or are involved in almost any industrial sector, you’ll know that Nanuk cases are ideal for the protection of tools or equipment.
Boasting an incredibly tough outer shell and – crucially – offering a vast range of options and features as standard, Nanuk cases combine the best elements of other protective cases and offer them at very competitive price points. Your business can source Nanuk cases with custom foam inserts from GWP Protective – an official UK distributor.
Why use Nanuk cases?
Durable waterproof equipment cases packed with innovation and features
Despite being amongst the newer waterproof case options, Nanuk cases have quickly carved out an excellent reputation.
Frequently used in the rescue sector, marine transportation, and diving industries (as well as a broad range of industrial applications), Nanuk cases are ideal for any application where protection of tools or equipment is required.
The advanced NK-7 resin used to manufacture the cases is impact-resistant, lightweight, and boasts thick, strong walls. They are also completely water and dust-proof, being IP 67 rated.
Perhaps their most significant advantage over some of their more established rivals is the number of standard features that are optional extras (at additional cost) on most other cases. As a result, this makes them incredibly cost-effective.
Another notable benefit of Nanuk cases is their wide range of colour options, with up to ten different hues available.
Of course, Nanuk cases offer all of the features and performance expected from this type of case. Features include comfortable handles, pressure relief valve, inline wheels on larger cases, integral lid stay and a durable “power claw” latch system. And finally, all Nanuk cases come with a limited life-time warranty, the same as Peli cases.
Nanuk case features
A wide range of features as standard compared with similar cases
Power claw latch
The power claw latching system is one of the most secure of any protective case, effectively stopping Nanuk cases from opening accidentally and spilling their contents (even if dropped). It is also easy to operate and helps maintain the fully waterproof seal provided by the cases.
Not a feature as such – but certainly a noteworthy point – is that Nanuk cases feature a distinct design. The style incorporates clean lines, chamfered edges, and smooth corners to create a unique appearance. The external surfaces of the case allow for branding/printing too.
Panel mount / bezel
With most waterproof cases, adding electronic equipment requires a separate bezel kit (which, asides from the cost, can also affect water resistance and performance). Nanuk cases provide a top and bottom mounting strip as standard so that electronics can be easily mounted.
Pressure relief valve
Changes in altitude, temperature and humidity can create a “vacuum lock”, which can effectively seal a case shut. The integrated auto-pressure valve equalises this atmospheric pressure difference using a micro vent that allows air to pass through while preventing water from entering.
The design of the case and the interior mouldings helps to create a completely watertight seal. In fact, the cases are IP67 rated.
The metal reinforced padlock holes allow you to lock the cases for added security (including with TSA locks for international travel)
Soft grip handle
The soft grip handle is comfortable, even with a fully loaded case, over long distances. It is also spring-loaded to minimise space when in transit.
Smooth running polyurethane wheels (similar to those on roller blades) allow for much easier movement of large Nanuk cases. All cases with wheels also include a retractable handle.
Custom Nanuk cases
Improve the performance of your equipment cases with a range of options and accessories
Print and branding
It is possible to add printed branding to Nanuk cases (through screen or digital print), allowing you to add logos, part numbers, handling instructions and other helpful info.
Standard padded dividers for Nanuk cases are a low-cost option for basic protection and low volumes (high-value or delicate equipment requires custom foam).
Cubed foam – also called “Pick N Pluck” – is ideal for low volume requirements (e.g. one or two cases) where semi-bespoke levels of protection are required.
Shoulder straps can be attached to the smaller cases to assist with handling (please note larger cases feature wheels and telescopic handles).
Available for all cases
Foam inserts can be added to any protective case, including the full Nanuk range
Expert foam design
You can task an experienced team of specialist designers to create your perfect Nanuk case inserts
High quality finish, choice of colours and various branding options provide aesthetic appeal
All foam inserts / packaging manufactured in house at GWP, ensuring the highest quality
All Nanuk case models
See every Nanuk case size and option available
Nanuk 903 case
188 x 124 x 79 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk 904 case
213 x 152 x 94 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk 905 case
239 x 188 x 140 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk 908 case
241 x 190 x 190 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk 909 case
291 x 178 x 93 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk 910 case
336 x 234 x 104 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Nanuk case performance and testing
Military standard testing results and accreditations
Alongside their impressive range of features, Nanuk cases have also undergone extensive testing to military standards.
Certification includes ASTM vibration and drop tests, plus ATA category 1 impact (falling dart) test, to demonstrate the toughness and durability of the cases. In addition to this, Nanuk cases have an operating temperature range of 67°F (-55°C ) to158°F (70°C).
Nanuk cases pass the ASTM simulated rainfall test and the MIL-STD immersion test. Alongside the IPX7 protection from water and IP6X dust/ingress protection ratings, this indicates the level of protection from water and dust that Nanuk cases provide.
Nanuk cases are also ATA certified as suitable for a minimum of 100 airline trips.
And finally, all Nanuk cases are supplied with a full manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee.
- ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Drop Test
- ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Vibration
- ATA Specification 300 CATEGORY 1 IMPACT
- IPX7 Ingress Protection (water)
- IP6X Ingress Protection (dust)
- ASTM D-4169 DC-18 Rainfall
- MIL-STD-810F Immersion
Download all Nanuk case specifications, sizes and more
Download a detailed datasheet (PDF) covering all the essential info associated with the Nanuk case range. Comprehensive details on sizes, colours, features, testing and more are available to download for free.
Industry choice for a huge range of applications
Security and public safety
Military and defence
Offshore oil and gas
Servicing and maintenance
Photography and broadcast
Expedition and remote travel
FAQs and additional info
A selection of the most commonly asked questions regarding custom Nanuk cases with foam inserts
Are Nanuk cases any good?
Nanuk cases are designed and manufactured to an exceptionally high standard, ensuring they protect items during the most demanding applications or missions. Nanuk cases are also completely water and dust proof (IP67 rated), impact resistant, stackable and supplied with a lifetime guarantee!
What Nanuk case alternatives are there?
Nanuk cases are a direct competitor to the most popular waterproof cases currently available (arguably the Storm Case™ and Peli™ brand cases). Other options include Explorer, SKB, B&W and Hardigg. With all these cases providing similar performance, choosing one usually comes down to budget, features and available sizes/colours.
Why should I use Nanuk cases?
One of the key selling points of Nanuk cases is the number of features included as standard (which, on other cases, need to be specified at additional cost). The primary examples are the integral bezel kit, the lid stay and wide colour choice.
For what applications are Nanuk cases suitable?
Nanuk cases are suited to a range of industries and applications. Their use is popular with (but not limited to) photographers, videographers, drone operators/pilots, sports equipment, police and emergency services, military, medical professionals, and many others. Any delicate, expensive or irreplaceable item benefits from the protection offered by these cases.
What colour Nanuk cases are available?
Nanuk cases are available in one of the broadest colour ranges of any waterproof case. Hues available include black, orange, yellow, silver, graphite, tan, blue and red.
What are Nanuk cases manufactured from?
Nanuk cases are produced using injection moulding and utilise an ultra-tough and lightweight NK7 resin (i.e. nylon) material. As well as being exceptionally tough, it also means Nanuk cases are fully waterproof and resist deformation and fatigue.
What size Nanuk cases are there?
Nanuk cases are available in 29 sizes (with the regular release of new models). The current smallest case (the 903) is 188 x 124 x 79 mm, with the largest (995 model) being 1321 x 368 x 152 mm.
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Why purchase your Nanuk cases from GWP?
Official UK Nanuk case suppliers
Foam design expertise
Being one of the UK’s largest foam converters, GWP allows you to source your Nanuk cases and foam inserts together – improving fit, compatibility and quality.
GWP Protective are an independent business, meaning as well as being an official Nanuk distributor, you can also select from the widest range of case options from a UK supplier.
Genuinely impartial advice
With more than 30 years of experience in supplying all types of cases, you can benefit from expert and genuinely impartial advice on the best case for your specific application.