UK supplier of lightweight waterproof cases
Peli Air offer the protection of Peli cases, but up to 40% lighter
If you are an engineer, service technician, photographer, or professional who struggles to transport and protect heavy kit and equipment, Peli Air cases can help.
Peli Air offers comparable performance to similar Peli and waterproof cases but is up to 40% lighter. The use of an advanced HPX resin material and honeycomb construction achieve this weight saving. Available in 12 sizes and four colours, Peli Air cases protect tools, equipment and specialist products. These lightweight cases also feature a distinct appearance compared with standard Peli cases.
Besides providing significant weight reduction whilst maintaining performance and features, Peli Air cases offer extensive customisation options. As an official UK Peli case supplier, you can source custom Peli Air cases (with external print and custom foam inserts) for your business from GWP.
Why use Peli Air cases?
Tough yet lightweight waterproof cases that are easy to use
Of course, the key advantage of the Peli Air case is the much-vaunted weight reduction, with cases being as much as 40 per cent lighter than equivalent waterproof equipment cases. But how has this been achieved?
Firstly, an advanced HPX resin material (the next generation of Peli’s patented copolymer) is incredibly lightweight by default and, crucially, rebounds without breaking if suffering impact etc.).
This material combines with truly ingenious engineering. Peli Air cases feature honeycomb structural elements, which, as well as being lighter, are more robust than solid polymer material. Super stiff “full box” sections create further hollow parts to minimise weight. The overall structure reduces structural waste too.
The result is a protective case that offers all of the protection expected from a Peli case (and performance-wise is nigh on identical to the Peli Protector and Storm Case ranges), but that is considerably lighter and easier to handle. Their low weight makes these cases ideal where weight restrictions are in place (such as air travel) or to mitigate the handling challenges posed by particularly heavy tools or equipment.
Besides exceptional performance, another characteristic that Peli cases are renowned for is their superb usability. This usability is prominent in Peli Air cases, even with the focus on weight reduction.
And finally, Peli Air cases offer long and deep variations that are not available in the Peli Protector case range. Peli Air long cases also provide three new deep case designs that are 45% deeper and 40% lighter.
Peli Air case features
A wide range of features as standard compared with similar cases
Watertight O-ring gasket
The o ring fitted to the case’s lid creates a watertight seal, meaning Peli Air cases are IP67 rated. As a result, Peli Air cases can be submerged underwater (up to 1 metre) for 30 minutes without water ingress.
New style "Conic Curve" lid
The lid of the Peli Air cases features a new and unique design. Known as a conic curve, this provides the cases with a distinct and attractive appearance and allows them to be more easily stored (e.g. in overhead storage on planes).
Super-light HPX polymer
The HPX polymer used by Air cases is unique to Peli. This resin formula bounces back after impact without breaking or shattering, lending excellent strength and performance to the cases.
Stainless steel hasp protectors
The stainless-steel protectors included around the pad lock-able eyelets provide added strength and make it much more difficult to cut off locks or break into the cases.
Ultra-tough double-throw latches
The latches are similar to those used on the Peli Protector cases. The double throw design not only means they are quick and easy to use but also creates an incredibly tight seal which does not break even after repeated impacts.
Automatic purge valve
The Peli Air pressure purge valve equalises the pressure between the inside and outside of the case. The main advantage is that it stops what is known as a vacuum lock, preventing the case from being easily opened.
Rubber over moulded handles
The handles feature a unique rubber coating to make them more comfortable and prevent the marking of hands if carrying heavy equipment over long distances/periods.
Polycarbonate card holder
It is possible to add branding, identification tags or instructions to the cases using the new cardholder feature. The polycarbonate material helps keep labels dry and visible.
Custom Peli Air cases
Improve the performance of your lightweight protective cases with a range of options
You can add fully bespoke foam inserts to any Peli Air Case. Peli Air foam inserts use Plastazote material to eliminate damage to items in transit. Designed and manufactured by a team of UK-based experts, your foam inserts are guaranteed the highest quality.
The smooth surfaces of the Peli Air cases allow for the addition of external printing – to add branding, instructions, and identification to your cases. Using cut vinyl graphics is a low-cost (semi-permanent) alternative to printed Peli air cases.
Peli Air cases can include bezels/panel support kits for electronics mounting. Plastic and metal bezels (both using screw fixings) are available and allow for slot in mounting of your equipment. Peli Air cases remain waterproof with bezels included.
Lid organisers are available for the smaller Peli Air cases. These can be affixed using screws or Velcro and configured in several ways. Ultimately the lid organisers help to improve the efficiency of you and your staff through the improved organisation.
A detachable shoulder straps that fits most Peli Air cases can be added to aid the handling of the cases. Particularly suited to smaller models, the strap features a padded section to improve comfort and extends from 106 cm to 201cm in length.
As an alternative to foam inserts, padded dividers are available for Peli Air cases. These Peli dividers are configurable to help you improve organisation. They also separate equipment and provide cushioning to help prevent damage.
Pick n pluck
Also known as Peli “pick n pluck” foam, cubed foam inserts allow you to create a semi-bespoke foam insert tailored to your specific equipment. Available for all Peli Air cases and supplied in multiple layers, cubed foam inserts are easy to modify.
A foam lining is a low-cost alternative to fully bespoke foam inserts, where only limited protection is required. Ideal for larger, more robust items, foam-lined Peli cases help maintain the case volume whilst providing a degree of cushioning protection.
Available for all cases
Foam inserts can be added to any protective case, including the full Peli 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 Peli Air models
See every Peli Air case size and option available
Peli Air 1485
451 x 259 x 156 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air 1507
385 x 289 x 216 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air 1525
521 x 287 x 171 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air 1535
518 x 285 x 183 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air 1555
584 x 324 x 191 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air 1557
440 x 330 x 247 mm
Internal (L x W x D)
Peli Air performance and testing
Military standard testing results and accreditations
Being as much as 40% lighter than comparable waterproof cases, Peli Air uses advanced material and clever construction to minimise weight without sacrificing performance. Some honeycomb structural elements and “full box” sections are stronger than solid polymer material.
This strength is backed up by extensive testing, highlighting how Peli Air cases remain fully dust and waterproof and are also resistant to crushing and virtually unbreakable. They offer the same lifetime guarantee as found on Peli Protector, Storm Case and Micro offerings too.
- Drop-tested on concrete with loads from 1 meter (3 ft) on all sides and corners.
- Submerged for 20 minutes at a depth of one meter.
- Wheels are roll tested over 914 meters.
- 28 lbs (12.7 kg) steel dart dropped on all sides from one meter.
Download all Peli Air case specifications, sizes and more
Download a detailed datasheet (PDF) covering all the essential info associated with the Peli Air 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 Peli Air cases with foam inserts
Are Peli Air cases lighter?
Peli Air cases really do weigh less – being as much as 40% lighter than some comparable waterproof cases. This weight saving is achieved through an advanced HPX resin whilst also minimising overall material use.
What are Peli Air Cases made from?
Peli Air cases use an advanced HPX resin unique to Peli in their manufacture. This material is light in weight when compared with standard polypropylene or other material used for injection moulded cases. It also rebounds without breaking or shattering under impact.
Are Peli Air cases available in the same sizes as the Peli Protector range?
Whilst some of the Peli Air case sizes are the same or very similar to the Peli Protector range, there are several sizes unique to this range. There is a range of 16 sizes in total.
What is a "conic curve" lid?
The conic curve refers to the shape of the lids on the Peli Air range. The shape of the top creates a unique and attractive appearance but also allows for easier storage in overhead aircraft compartments (the smaller cases are ATA approved as carry-on cases).
In what colours are Peli Air cases available?
Peli Air cases are available – as standard – in black, yellow, orange and silver. Blue and a maroon red/burgundy colour are available in specific sizes and options.
Can I add foam to Peli Air cases?
You can enhance Peli Air cases in several ways. Whilst this includes padded dividers and pick n pluck foam, you can also specify fully bespoke, engineered foam inserts tailored precisely to your products or equipment.
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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.
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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.