This is an unsponsored, unbiased, truthful ‘going-over’ of my recent purchase of a Pelican 1560 case (Though I wish I was sponsored by Pelican, because their stuff is just that good.)
I specifically bought this case to house the majority of my DSLR photo/video shooter gear. After about 2 years of lugging multiple backpacks, and bags across the country on my shoulders, I thought it was time to spend a bit of money on something that will last, not to mention aid my shoulders and back in the long run.
Here are some pictures:
…And onto the case it’s self:
As you can see from the pictures, the case packs well, and everything sits snug with the layout I chose to use. For which I am so pleased I chose the 1560 over the 1510, due to the shear amount of stuff it can hold in one go. I opted for the 1560, over the 1510 (Which was what I originally planned to buy) purely because I wanted more space, and the option to have all the weight pulled behind me on wheels sounded all too appealing to pass up.
Having seen a number of other video guys using the 1510 & 1560 for their gear, most of them opted for the (rather pricey) padded divider set for both cases, as they claimed it gave them more space to worth with, and although expensive, was worth it in the long run for swapping out and changing gear.
I’ll cut to the chase, and make it simple.
Pelican, makes exceptional products, and is pretty much dominating the market in protecting anything of considerable worth, or anything that you can fit in one of their cases. And I’m sure they have been for years.
Yes, their products (cases in general) are heavy, they unfortunately weigh allot compared to the competition, but that is just a small price to pay for what you get with the rugged, rigidity and lifetime warranty of most (if not all) their products.
They look and feel GREAT. A professional standard now, that you can’t go wrong with in a professional environment.
Pricey, yes. But well worth the money in my opinion, and my situation with the amount of stuff I have to carry.
But still, by far one of the best purchases of 2013, along with the 5D Mark III.