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The Pelican 1200 Case with Foam (black) is an unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical-resistant, and corrosion-proof hard case used to carry any kind of equipment that needs to be protected from the elements. It is made of ultra-high impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable. It has a 0.25in (6.4mm) neoprene o-ring, and easy-open double throw latches that seal perfectly.

It includes an automatic pressure equalisation valve for quick equalisation after changes in atmospheric pressure, i.e. fitted with a “purge” valve which prevents the case from jamming close due to changes in air pressure, for example if it where taken on a flight in the hold or submerged under water. More recent models have an automatic purge valve which as the name suggest needs no interference. Older models may require the user to release the pressure by turning the valve.

It is carried by an oversized handle that enables a person to use two hands for heavy loads. This case has 3-piece foam set interior.

I currently use a couple of different Peli Cases, and the 1200 houses my camera kit and keeps it VERY safe through the use of a three piece foam padding kit. One of which fits into the lid, another in the base and a large central section, which can be simply adapted to house equipment of various shapes and sizes. This is done by placing your kit on top of the foam, drawing around it and then cutting the foam with a knife and removing the spare material. Replacement foam kits can be inexpensively purchased, just in case you mess up or change the type/size of kit you wish to store in the case.

Photography kit is both expensive and quite fragile so it is well worth investing is some of this kit to keep your equipment safe and dry.
Lightweight, but extremely strong; compact, yet fully capable. Perfect for valuable gear like hand tools and small to medium electronic components, hand held GPS systems, and DSLR cameras! Mönch approves Peli Cases!!

Interior dimensions: 9.25x7.12x4.12in (23.5x18.1x10.5cm)
External dimensions: 10.62x9.68x4.87in (27x24.6x12.4cm)
Lid/bottom depth: 1.18/2.93in (3cm/7.4cm)
Weight: 1.3kg (2.87lbs) with foam; 1.2kg (2.65lbs) no foam

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #1/2017, available at the show; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.


The Peli range covers a vast array of possible applications from rifle cases to lunch boxes. The 1200 is big enough to accept a range of equipment and still small enough to be tucked away in a vehicle/craft. The whole range is designed to be both waterproof and airtight through the use of the above mentioned “o” ring and sturdy latches. So confident are the manufacturers that they have guaranteed to keep your kit safe unless they are subjected to abuse from shark/bear attack or children under five. (Photo: AI)

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