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Peli Protector case detailed buying guide

The original Peli hard case

UK distributor of Peli Protector cases with full customisation (including foam inserts)

Regardless of your industry or profession, if you have ever used, sourced, or needed a rugged or waterproof case, chances are you have used (or heard of) Peli Protector cases.

The original hard equipment cases, Peli™ Protector Case™ are waterproof (IP67), dustproof, impact resistant and exceptionally durable. Available in 47 sizes, Peli cases are suitable for military, aerospace, marine, broadcast, and many other applications. All Peli Protector cases include a full lifetime guarantee.

Besides being able to source all of the Peli Protector range from GWP, you can customise your chosen case too. Options include external printing, a range of standard accessories, plus enhancing your Peli cases with foam inserts.

You can also source all of Peli’s other ranges (including Peli Air, Storm Case™, and Hardigg™ roto mould) and benefit from free, impartial and unbiased advice from a team of experts on the best solution for your business.

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Why use Peli Cases?

The original waterproof equipment cases

Put simply, the Pelican or Peli Protector case is the original (and many would argue best) waterproof case option. This history not only means that Protector cases have built up an extensive loyal army of users, but have been tested, customised, and trusted for over 50 years. Constant development also means they offer a wide range of features and benefits.

Their enduring success, popularity, and exceptional performance, mean that they are still seen as the benchmark for all protective cases today. They have also spawned several related lines manufactured by Peli (including AirStorm CaseMicro etc.) and many copycat products (including ExplorerNanukB&W etc.).

The range of Peli Protector case sizes has also developed over the years, now incorporating almost 50 different options. As such, Protector offers one of the broadest range of size options of any protective case.

The copolymer polypropylene material used is exceptionally tough, hard-wearing and durable. Combined with an open cell core and solid wall construction, it guarantees protection for your items.

Every Peli Protector case is supplied with a full manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. Peli’s slogan puts it best – “You break it, we replace it. Forever”.

Peli Protector case features

Pioneering features to assist usability and performance

Peli case latch

Easy open latches

Also referred to as “double throw” latches, the clasps provide easy opening and access to the cases’ contents and are also extremely strong. The closures remain tight even during extensive drop and impact testing.

Peli case o ring seal

O ring seal

Manufactured from a flexible polymer, the tongue and groove design of the O ring creates an IP67-rated, water and dust-tight seal.

Peli case handles

Easy grip handles

The ergonomic and well-designed handles also include a soft coating that enhances comfort when handling the cases.

Peli stainless steel hinge

Stainless steel pins (hinges)

The Peli Protector case hinges use stainless steel pins to improve both durability and longevity and ensure smooth opening and closing of the case’s lid.

Peli pressure purge valve

Automatic pressure release valve

The pressure release valve equalises pressure between the inside and outside of the case (e.g. if the case is submerged underwater). The automatic valve protects the contents and stops the case from becoming deformed or opening when it shouldn’t.

Peli protector case wheels

Quiet roll wheels

Selected larger cases are supplied with wheels to improve handling. Steel ball bearings reduce noise, ensure a smoother operation, and enhance longevity.

Storm case HPX resin

Copolymer resin shell

The copolymer resin is used with an open cell core and solid wall construction to create an incredibly tough and durable case. The material is resistant to the vast majority of chemicals too.

Peli case pad-lockable eyelets

Padlock-able eyelets

The padlock-able eyelets are reinforced, providing extra strength and resistance to being cut. This feature allows for enhanced security of sensitive and/or expensive items.

Custom Peli cases

Improve the performance of your business' Protector cases with a range of options

Bespoke foam inserts

foam for cases

Available for all cases

Foam inserts can be added to any protective case, including the full Peli range

expert design

Expert foam design

You can task an experienced team of specialist designers to create your perfect Nanuk case inserts

branded foam

Quality finish

High quality finish, choice of colours and various branding options provide aesthetic appeal

UK manufactured

UK manufactured

All foam inserts / packaging manufactured in house at GWP, ensuring the highest quality

All Peli Protector case models

See every Peli Protector case size and option available

Peli 1120 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1120

Peli Protector Case Colours

184 x 121 x 78 mm
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Peli 1150 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1150

Peli Protector Case Colours

208 x 144 x 92 mm
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Peli 1170 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1170

Peli Protector Case Colours

268 x 153 x 80 mm
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Peli 1200 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1200

Peli Protector Case Colours

235 x 181 x 105 mm
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Peli 1300 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1300

Peli Protector Case Colours

251 x 178 x 155 mm
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Peli 1400 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1400

Peli Protector Case Colours

300 x 225 x 132 mm
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Peli 1430 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1430

Peli Protector Case Colours

344 x 146 x 297 mm
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Peli Protector 1440

Peli Protector Case Colours

434 x 190 x 406 mm
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Peli 1450 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1450

Peli Protector Case Colours

371 x 258 x 152 mm
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Peli 1460 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1460

Peli Protector Case Colours

471 x 252 x 277 mm
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Peli 1470 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1470

Peli Protector Case Colours

397 x 265 x 95 mm
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Peli 1490 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1490

Peli Protector Case Colours

451 x 289 x 105 mm
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Peli Protector 1495

Peli Protector Case Colours

479 x 333 x 97 mm
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Peli 1500 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1500

Peli Protector Case Colours

425 x 284 x 155 mm
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Peli 1510 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1510

Peli Protector Case Colours

501 x 279 x 193 mm
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Peli 1520 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1520

Peli Protector Case Colours

454 x 324 x 171 mm
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Peli 1550 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1550

Peli Protector Case Colours

468 x 355 x 193 mm
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Peli Protector 1560

Peli Protector Case Colours

517 x 392 x 229 mm
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Peli 1600 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1600

Peli Protector Case Colours

544 x 419 x 200 mm
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Peli 1610 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1610

Peli Protector Case Colours

550 x 422 x 268 mm
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Peli 1620 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1620

Peli Protector Case Colours

543 x 414 x 319 mm
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Peli 1630 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1630

Peli Protector Case Colours

730 x 552 x 384 mm
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Peli 1640 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1640

Peli Protector Case Colours

602 x 609 x 353 mm
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Peli 1650 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1650

Peli Protector Case Colours

725 x 445 x 270 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 1660 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1660

Peli Protector Case Colours

715 x 501 x 447 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 1690 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1690

Peli Protector Case Colours

762 x 635 x 381 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 1700 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1700

Peli Protector Case Colours

908 x 343 x 133 mm
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Peli Protector 1720

Peli Protector Case Colours

1066 x 343 x 133 mm
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Peli Protector 1730

Peli Protector Case Colours

863 x 609 x 317 mm
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Peli 1740 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1740

Peli Protector Case Colours

1040 x 328 x 308 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 1750 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1750

Peli Protector Case Colours

1282 x 343 x 133 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 1770 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1770

Peli Protector Case Colours

1386 x 396 x 219 mm
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Peli 1780 Protector Case

Peli Protector 1780

Peli Protector Case Colours

1066 x 559 x 383 mm
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Peli Protector 340

Peli Protector Case Colours

457 x 457 x 457 mm
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Peli Protector 350

Peli Protector Case Colours

508 x 508 x 508 mm
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Peli 370 Protector Case

Peli Protector 370

Peli Protector Case Colours

609 x 609 x 609 mm
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Peli Protector 450

Peli Protector Case Colours

522 x 279 x 321 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

Peli 500 Protector Case

Peli Protector 500

Peli Protector Case Colours

887 x 468 x 641 mm
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Peli 550 Protector Case

Peli Protector 550

Peli Protector Case Colours

1208 x 611 x 449 mm
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Protector case performance and testing

Military standard testing results and accreditations

With extensive use amongst military forces worldwide, Peli Protector cases have undergone considerable testing.

  • Vibration Test K DEF STAN 81-41.

 At 25ºC, 2 hours of vibration at an amplitude of ± 0.23″ (± 6 mm) peak (0.46″ DA) from 5 to 9 Hz and ± 2 g peak from 9 to 350 Hz and a sweep rate of 0.75 ± 0.25 octave.

  • Low-Temperature Test G DEF STAN 81-41.

 Decrease temperature to -20 ± 2ºC for 16±5 hours and return to 20±10ºC.

  • Dry Heat Test C DEF STAN 81-41.

Increase temperature from 25 ± 10ºC to 55 ± 2ºC, the humidity not exceeding 75%, and maintain conditions for 48 ± 1 hours – return temperature to 20 ± 10ºC.

  • Impact (Vertical) Test E DEF STAN 81-41.

At 25±10ºC, the case drops from a height of 1000±5 mm, ensuring all angles of the case receive the impact.

  • A4A Specification 300.

Peli Protector cases are also ATA / A4A approved for use in air transit. A4A, or Airlines for America (previously ATA – Air Transport Association) 

Category I: Designed for over 100 uses. Cases construction can be metal, plastic, or fibreglass.

PDF datasheet

Download all Peli Protector specifications, sizes and more

Download a free PDF datasheet containing all the technical information, dimensions, features, colour options, and more for each Protector case model.

Peli protector datasheet

Industry choice for a huge range of applications


Security and public safety

Remote technicians

Specialist applications

Waterproof cases

Military and defence

Offshore oil and gas

General protection

Engineer tool cases

Servicing and maintenance

Specialist equipment

Engineers kit

Broadcast equipment cases

Photography and broadcast

Audiovisual equipment

Expedition and remote travel

FAQs and additional info

A selection of the most commonly asked questions regarding custom Peli Protector cases with foam inserts

Why should I use Peli Protector cases?

Peli™ Cases, established in 1967, are the original and best-selling waterproof cases. Pelican recorded global sales of more than $400 million across its product range in 2015. By joining the tens of thousands of people already using these waterproof cases, you can be confident of the highest levels of protection for your tools, products or equipment.

What size Peli Protector cases are there?

There are 47 different sizes of Peli Protector Case, making it one of the largest ranges of waterproof cases available. The smallest case is 184 x 121 x 78 mm, whilst the largest is 1208 x 611 x 449 mm.

Are different colour Protector cases available?

Depending on which case you select, as many as six colours are available. These are black, silver, orange, yellow, olive (i.e. military green) and desert tan.

Are there any other types of Peli cases?

Besides the Peli Protector range, Pelican manufactures several other waterproof case options. Other ranges include Peli Air, Peli Ruck Cases, Micro Cases and Peli Storm Case. They incorporate the Hardigg range of options too.

Are Peli Protector cases completely waterproof?

Peli Protector cases are IP67 rated. This rating means that the cases are entirely water and dust-tight – even if the case is submerged underwater for a prolonged period. As such, Peli Protector is a genuine waterproof case.

What Peli case alternatives are there in the UK?

Thanks to their success and popularity, there is a wide range of Peli case alternatives in the UK market. Besides Peli’s options (most notably Storm Case™), there are options from Hardigg (who are part of Pelican), ExplorerNanukSKB and B&W.

Do Peli Protector cases have wheels?

The larger Peli Protector cases have inline wheels, allowing them to be easily handled and transported (particularly useful if heavy equipment is in the case. Most cases with wheels also have telescopic handles to further aid usability.

Can I customise my Peli Protector cases?

Peli Protector cases offer several standard options, notably bezel kits (for mounting electronics). However, it is possible to add external branding and customised foam inserts that are precisely tailored to your products (and provide the highest cushioning protection).

Why should I purchase my business' Peli cases from GWP?

Similar protective cases

The widest UK range of both waterproof cases and alternative protective case options

Why purchase your Protector cases from GWP?

Official UK Peli Storm case suppliers

Custom packaging design

Foam design expertise

Being one of the UK’s largest foam converters, GWP allows you to source your Peli Protector cases and foam inserts together – improving fit, compatibility and quality.

Official UK Peli case suppliers

Widest range

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.

sample case advice

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.


Peli Protector cases with foam inserts

Peli has become renowned in the protective case industry for manufacturing the toughest cases available – a reputation earned and enhanced over more than five decades.

The level of protection and quality offered by the Peli Protector case – the original pelicase range – has made Peli the leading protective case manufacturer for a broad selection of industries and professions.

Remarkably, Peli hard cases (including Protector) can be enhanced further, utilising several custom options.

As well as providing an extensive range of colours and sizes, you can also select Peli bezel kits for mounting electronics in the lid and base, plus a wide range of accessories such as straps, organisers, and divisions.

However, creating completely bespoke foam inserts is necessary if you require the highest level of protection. Tailored to fit the selected Peli case and products to be stored or transported inside perfectly, this can include creating exact levels of cushioning to eradicate damage and breakages to sensitive or fragile contents in transit.

Besides this, custom Peli case foam will simultaneously offer enhanced presentation and aesthetic appeal and enhance ease of use for multi-part tooling sets or equipment.

Peli cases for sale from a trusted, UK-based supplier

GWP Protective are proud to be an official seller of the full range of Peli cases and would recommend them for almost any application.

However, there may be occasions where factors such as application, market, product size, order volume or even budget mean that they may not be the best choice for your business.

If this is the case, GWP can – as an independent supplier – offer you the widest range of waterproof, aluminium, and lightweight plastic cases available from a single source. Not to mention impartial advice (if required) on the best option for your specific circumstances.

Coupled with expertise in custom Peli case foam inserts (being one of the UK’s leading foam converters), you can benefit from a protective case that provides a tailored performance level.

So why not get a free, no-obligation quote on your Peli Protector case requirements today?

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