July 3rd, 2013

Pelican Introduces S115 Sport Elite Pack

Pelican-S115Pelican has long been a well known brand for those who demand strong, though bulky, protection for their gear. But recently they have been releasing what some might call the “softer” side of Pelican. Over the past few months we’ve seen a few different bags and cases from them that are aimed more at day to day use than just hard-core traveling pros. Last month’s U160 Half Case is a perfect example.

Now Pelican has announced the Pelican ProGear S115 Sport Elite Laptop/Camera Pro Pack. Unlike some of Pelican’s other products, it has a more traditional soft sided camera storage area, but has a waterproof/crushproof laptop section. Given how crucial digital data is to so many of us, I think there will be a few people who see the value in having their laptop protected to such a level. Insurance can replace lenses, nothing can replace lost data.

  • Built-In Watertight, Crushproof Case
  • Top-Loading, Fast Access – TSA Ready & Under Seat Convenient
  • Slim case for use with Ultrabook™ laptops up to 15″, also 17″ Apple® laptops
  • Watertight to 1 meter for 30 min* – O-Ring Gasket Sealed
  • Pressure Equalization Valve – Prevents Vacuum Lock
  • Large sized padded divider compartment – Holds multiple bodies, lenses, flash, etc.
  • Rigid front plate protects camera gear from impact

Price: $329.95

http://www.pelican.com/backpacks/S115.html

 

May 22nd, 2013

Pelican Introduces The ProGear U160 Half Case Camera Pack

U160-zoomAn odd name to be sure, but Pelican’s new ProGear U160 Half Case Camera Pack is built to take any abuse that life might throw at it. Essentially, the folks at Pelican have added padded dividers to one of their famous hard cases and then built that case into the lower half of a backpack.

The waterproof, crushproof lower section protects your camera and lenses and movable dividers allow customization without picking out foam squares as is required with some other Pelican cases. The upper section looks to have a decent amount of space for accessories, lunch or a jacket. It also has a tablet pocket for your iPad or android device. Wearing a hard box on your back has never been the most comfortable way to carry gear. But Pelican has addressed this with a solid s-curve spine, load lifters to keep the pack close to your back, a sternum strap and a removable waist belt.

It looks to be a pretty solid option if your photographic adventures require hardcore protection for your gear.

Priced at $325 and available now at www.pelicanprogear.com.