Pelican Go and Ruck Case – Ultimate Waterproof Hardshell Case
We all know Pelican makes some of the best protective cases. The new Go Case and Ruck Case are great hard cases to keep your smaller items secure and protected from anything life can through at them.
The G10 and G40 Personal Utility Go Case and the R20 and R40 Personal Utility Ruck Case (what we tested) are small, hard shell cases designed to protect smaller items like cell phones, GoPro and Insta360 type cameras, keys, and anything else you want to keep secure.
Burly as heck
Made of ABS/Polycarbonate materials with thermoplastic rubber O-Rings, these cases can handle a wide variety of temps (-10 – 199F) and conditions. An IP68 rating means these are dirt, snow, dust and waterproof. The cases float in water and can be submerged up to 2 meters for 30 minutes. They even built in a pressure valve to balance air pressure.
Infinite storage options
Once the case is opened up, there is a multitude of options for storing gear. You can customize to your heart’s content with all the MOLLE style loops and included velcro straps. The tray divider is removable as well. The Ruck has two areas to attach rope or carabiners on the outside of the case too.
How the Ruck Case was tested
I received the R40 Ruck Case a month ago and took it up to the mountains to “weather” it. I placed a 360 camera, several cords, a knife, pen, prime lens and glass cleaner in the case. The case remained outside, overnight, in the snow storm. Temps got down to 10 degrees F and the case had no issues with opening or keeping water out. The case then lived in my 4Runner, next to kettlebells and steel water bottles for the next few days. I often drive on uneven roads and this causes the kettlebells and water bottles to move around. The case took the metal beating with ease.
Probably not an average testing situation, but a strong one! The gear inside the case remained intact and secure. The case showed no signs of abuse.
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