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Tough Equipment Cases.

Peli Storm cases with foam inserts

Peli Storm cases are virtually indestructible, water tight, boast a huge range of features and a manufacturers lifetime guarantee. Besides this, these rugged equipment cases can be further enhanced with custom foam inserts.

This page covers all of the information you need when deciding whether Storm cases are the best option for your business. Please use the links to the left or continue reading below for details on the advantages of storm cases vs pelican, a full storm case size chart, and available customisation options.

01: Key Benefits of Storm Cases.

Why should you use Peli Storm Cases?

Although sharing a number of features and design elements with competing hard shell equipment cases, Peli Storm cases offer a number of unique benefits to your business.

As such, the key features and benefits of the Storm case range is as follows:

Features and benefits of Peli Storm Cases at a glance

  • IP67 rated to prevent damage caused by water, dust or moisture
  • Ultra tough HPX resin exterior shell which protects against mishandling
  • Vortex pressure relief valve to equalise pressure in and outside the case
  • Pad-lockable mouldings to also eliminate theft of contents
  • Specific bezels and mounting kits to house delicate/expensive electronics safely
  • Carry on approved for security/safety during international travel
  • Press and pull catches that will not become brittle or snap at low temperatures
  • Comfortable soft grip handles and inline wheels on larger cases to aid manual handling
  • Manufacturer’s (Peli / Hardigg) unconditional lifetime guarantee

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What GWP Protective customers say

I need to carry all sorts of fragile and sensitive equipment, from comms gear to cameras to medicines. Without the Storm cases, I would not only have risked damaging important kit, I could imperil an entire expedition. The cases were light, strong & reliable, a real must-carry.

Eric Phillips | Polar Guide, Walking With The Wounded

02: Why Use Storm Cases?

Waterproof cases that can eliminate transit damage and improve end user satisfaction

Peli Storm cases are an ideal solution for practically any application where your tools, equipment or products need protection.

Protecting from water and dust ingress (being IP67 Rated), as well as from mishandling and impact, Peli Storm cases with foam inserts can completely eliminate transit damage.

This, in turn, reduces your associated costs, including the need for returns and replacements, as well as ensuring projects are completed on time thanks to critical items arriving undamaged.

It also means that all Peli Storm cases are supplied with a full manufacturers lifetime guarantee – if you break the case, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge.

The level of protection for your tools, equipment and / or products is also increased further with the inclusion of custom foam inserts manufactured from Plastazote.

Besides this reassurance, it also means you can increase end user satisfaction through reliable supply, enhance the perception of your business and, ultimately, improve your business performance through repeat business.

Ultimately, if you have items which simply cannot be damaged – either through being too expensive or rare to replace or due to their importance to your business – then Peli Storm cases with tailored foam inserts can offer the exact level of protection you require.

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03: Storm Case Features.

Protective cases that also offer exceptional usability

Storm cases are amongst the leading waterproof case brands when it comes to the number of features offered as standard.

These can generally be split into 3 areas; features that help to protect your items, those that help to improve the usability of the case, and a range of more intangible benefits that can contribute to a more successful operation / business.

Protection levels offered by Storm equipment cases

Arguably the most important feature of the Peli Storm case range is the exterior HPX resin outer shell.

This offers protection not only from shock and impact – being exceptionally durable and tough – but is also completely watertight too.

Being IP 67 rated means that any tools, products and equipment will be protected not only from water / moisture, but also from dust and fine particles too.

Peli Storm protector cases being used on site
Peli Storm case withstanding damage. The HPX resin outer shell ensures protection from impact and moisture.

All of this is complimented by a full manufacturers lifetime guarantee (as found on all Peli Cases too). This means that should the case be damaged in any way – a feat in itself – it will be replaced or repaired free of charge.

So besides reducing the costs incurred through transit damage, the free repairs/replacements also ensure minimised “lifetime” costs when purchasing these cases.

Due to their strength and durability, Storm Cases, whether with foam or bezel kits, are ideal for use in a wide range of industries.

These include Electronics, Video Broadcast, Aerospace, Chemical/Petroleum, Marine, Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Services, Military/Government, Sports and Recreation, Public Safety, Photography and many others.

Features to improve ease of use

Peli Storm Cases also offer a wide range of additional features to improve usability and end user satisfaction.

For example, the “press and pull” latches, unique to Storm cases, will not become brittle or snap at low temperatures, whilst the soft grip handle and inline wheels on larger cases also improve manual handling of the case, even when fully loaded.

All of this increases the efficiency and usability for your customers and / or employees on site.

Peli Storm Cases can also help reduce the costs associated with theft or loss of items.

This can be through the ability to padlock the case, or with many of the cases being ATA approved to be carried onto most commercial aircraft (ensuring the case and contents are not separated from the owner when placed in the hold).

Broader benefits for your business / operations

Besides these tangible features, there are a number of other benefits that can be realised through the use of Storm cases.

For example, it is possible to improve your business reputation and perception through reliable supply of your products / equipment. This in turn can ultimately lead to repeat business.

Waterproof cases suach as Peli Storm are often used by emergency services
Peli Storm case being used by emergency services. The strength and reliability of the cases make them ideal for critical tools / equipment.

Eliminating project delays and downtime caused by items damaged in transit can also have a significant impact on the overall success of the business.

And finally, customisation options such as external printing, coloured foam and other options can be used to enhance brand awareness as well.

04: Custom Storm Case Options.

Foam inserts, mounting kits for electronics, external print and more

The enhancement that can vastly improve the already impressive performance of Peli Storm cases is specifying bespoke foam inserts.

Created from Plastazote and tailored exactly to your products, it is possible to create cushioning protection to precisely calculated levels.

As such, this completely eliminates transit damage, reducing the costs of returns, improving end user satisfaction, enhancing the perception of your business and ultimately improving sales (repeat business through reliable supply).

Another benefit of using foam inserts can be seen through improving the efficiency of the end user.

This can be achieved through labelling the foam with laser etched instructions or part numbers, or the use of contrasting coloured foams to quickly highlight if individual tools, products or equipment or missing from the case (this also helps to minimise items being lost or left on site, again reducing the costs of replacements).

As well as foam, however, you can specify external print and branding for the exterior of your Peli Storm cases (and indeed any of the other waterproof cases available).

Peli Storm case with custom foam inserts made from Plastazote
A Peli Storm case with custom engineered foam inserts. Plastazote foam can aid both protection and usability.

This can be anything from your logo (providing additional brand exposure and awareness) all the way through to adding instructions, batch or part numbers to aid trace-ability or improve efficiency for you, your employees or customers.

Besides this, however, there is a range of standard enhancements. This includes Bezel kits which allow for mounting of electronic and communications devices directly into the case.

These not only eliminate movement within the case during transit, preventing damage but can also improve usability on site (the case is effectively used as a stand for the mounted items).

Divider sets and organisers can also be included for specific applications, whilst shoulder straps offer improved user comfort when carrying cases over large distances.

05: Applications / Images.

Image gallery highlighting typical applications / industries utilising Peli Storm Cases

View a selection of Peli Storm Cases and their typical applications, along with foam inserts and other customisation options that could be used to protect your products. Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view.

06: Testing & Certification.

Military standard testing results and accreditations

View detailed information on the various controlled tests / results conducted to military specifications in the table below.

Drop Test

Description: A series of 26 drops, one on each corner, edge, and face, from 19” to 30”, depending on the gross weight of the case, with loads of 15 lbs to 70 lbs., (depending on the case size).

Specification met: Fed-Std-101C, Method 5007.1, Paragraph 6.3, Procedure A, Level A. Procedure A

Falling Dart Impact

Description: A dart weighing 13.22 lbs. with a 1.25” hemispherical end was dropped on each case from 19.68”

Specification met: ATA 300, Category I, “General Requirements for Category I and II Reusable Containers”

Vibration (loose cargo)

Description: Each case was vibrated for 20 minutes per axis. 1-inch peak to peak at around 4.75 Hz

Specification met: FED-STD-101C, Method 5019

Vibration (sweep)

Description: “Vibration Test for Category I containers – Vibration tests shall be conducted on Category I containers in accordance with ASTM Designation D-999, Procedure B, within the range of 5 to 50 cycles per second for a period of not less than two (2) hours”

Specification met: ATA 300, (Jan 15/96), which states in Appendix II, B.4

This test also exceeds the specifications listed in MIL-std-648C and may also fulfill ISO 8318 and ISO 2247

Simulated Rainfall

Description: Four inches of rain per hour for 20 minutes each side. This was followed by a 4-hour test at 4” per hour on the top. Both tests saw the case heated to 18°F higher than the water temp

Specification met: MIL-STD-810F, method 506.4, Procedure II of 4.1.2 and Fed-Std-101C Method 5009.1, Sec 6.7.1


Description: A 1-meter immersion for 1-hour with the case being heated to 40°F higher than the water temperature.

Specification met: Mil-STD-810F, method 512.4 Fed-Std-101C

Peli Storm case datasheet

Summary Info / Datasheet

Download the PDF Datasheet to view detailed information on the various controlled tests/results conducted to military specifications, or see a full list of sizes & model details.

07: Peli Storm Size Chart.

A table of sizes, weights, part numbers and colour options

Please see below for a full list of model numbers, sizes and additional information, or alternatively download the datasheet above for the information in PDF format

SKU / Case Ref. Internal Size (mm) External Size (mm)
Storm iM2050 241 x 191 x 108 300 x 249 x 119
Storm iM2075 241 x 191 x 184 300 x 249 x 196
Storm iM2100 330 x 234 x 152 361 x 290 x 165
Storm iM2200 381 x 267 x 152 411 x 323 x 168
Storm iM2300 432 x 297 x 157 462 x 340 x 170
Storm iM2370 462 x 307 x 132 508 x 373 x 147
Storm iM2400 457 x 330 x 170 488 x 386 x 185
Storm iM2450 457 x 330 x 213 488 x 389 x 229
Storm iM2500 521 x 292 x 183 551 x 358 x 226
Storm iM2600 508 x 356 x 196 538 x 406 x 211
Storm iM2620 508 x 356 x 254 538 x 406 x 269
Storm iM2700 559 x 432 x 203 625 x 500 x 218
Storm iM2720 559 x 432 x 254 625 x 500 x 297
Storm iM2750 559 x 432 x 323 625 x 500 x 366
Storm iM2875 572 x 536 x 290 632 x 602 x 333
Storm iM2950 737 x 457 x 267 795 x 518 x 310
Storm iM2975 737 x 457 x 351 795 x 518 x 394
Storm iM3075 757 x 528 x 452 846 x 620 x 490
Storm iM3100 927 x 356 x 152 1011 x 419 x 170
Storm iM3200 1118 x 356 x 152 1199 x 419 x 170
Storm iM3300 1283 x 356 x 152 1367 x 419 x 170

Summary Info / Datasheet

Sizes, weights, part numbers and more

Download the PDF Datasheet to view detailed information on the various controlled tests/results conducted to military specifications, or see a full list of sizes & model details.

08: Storm Case Alternatives.

Storm cases vs pelican and other waterproof options

You can source the widest range of waterproof cases from a single source by working with GWP Protective. And being independent, it means that if you need a specific case – even if it isn’t listed below – GWP can help.

GWP Protective are official UK distributors for, amongst others, Pelican (Peli) cases, Hardigg, Nanuk, Explorer, SKB, EXOCase and more. Please click here to see the full range available, along with an assessment of which case would be best for your specific application.

Alternatively, if you already know the case you are looking for, please use the icons below to view the specific brand / manufacturer options.

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09: Case Studies.

Storm Cases aid Royal Challenge

There is perhaps no environment more unforgiving than the sub zero temperatures of the Antarctic.

But this is exactly what twelve wounded servicemen – accompanied by Prince Harry – faced when they took part in Walking With The Wounded’s Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge last December.

The expedition saw three teams of wounded servicemen and women race 335km to the South Pole.

Storm cases being used in arctic conditions
Chris Downey, polar guide during the Walking With the Wounded challenge, poses with a GWP Protective supplied Storm Case.

All participants needed to carry with them valuable possessions and equipment such as personal cameras and satellite phones, which had the potential to be damaged through shock, impact, moisture ingress and general mis-handling, not to mention the extreme temperatures.

How GWP Protective helped

GWP Protective donated 30 Storm Cases to the charity, which raises funds to train the wounded, injured and sick, assisting them to find a career outside the Military.

After four weeks and approximately 200km, all of the teams and participants in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge arrived at the South Pole. Reaching the bottom of the world at 12:48pm GMT on Friday 13 December.

What GWP Protective customers say

When first given the case, I thought to myself, do I really need this extra weight? Once in Antarctica, the answer was a resounding yes. The protection it provided was exceptional.

Chris Downey | Polar Guide, Team Solder One

10: GWP Protective.

A single source supplier that you can trust

GWP Protective can offer the widest range of branded protective cases in the UK, being able to source practically any case you require.

Being independent means that not only can we provide such a wide range of transit products, it also means we can offer genuinely impartial advice on the best case for your specific products, application and budget.

Our experienced team will ensure that you always select the best option.

Besides this, with over twenty-five years experience in the successful design and manufacture of custom engineered foam – particularly for the transit of high value items – you can be certain that any solution supplied by GWP Protective will guarantee specific levels of protection for your items.

Storm case being fitted with custom foam inserts
Custom foam insert being added to a Peli Storm gun case at GWP Protective’s production facility.

Your business will see tangible benefits from working with our experienced case and foam designers and engineers, a well invested and modern production facility and being able to source both case and foam from a single supplier (reducing costs, admin and improving compatibility).

You can also benefit from a huge range of services to make your life easier and reduce your costs.

This includes a vendor managed inventory, mobile design service (ensuring you do not have to release large or sensitive items for the design process), free unbiased advice and no obligation quotes on any job, large or small.


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