What is a Peli case made of?
Peli cases are manufactured from Copolymer Polypropylene using an open cell core and solid wall construction, which ensures strength and durability. In laymen’s terms, the cases are made from plastic, but in such a way that makes them really, really strong. These are some seriously heavy duty protective cases.
Are they really crushproof?
’Crushproof’ is an ambiguous term and the answer to the question really depends on your definition. We’ve seen Peli cases be ran over by trucks, thrown from the tops of buildings and pummelled with shotguns and come out the other side with barely a scratch. And to be fair, whilst we all like to think we’re a bit like James Bond, chances are none of these things are going to happen in our everyday use.
What we’re trying to say is, these cases are undeniably tough and by some definitions crushproof, but if you put them in a hydraulic press then yes, they’d probably crush.
The cases undergo a series of tests, and most have Military Specifications pertaining to their ability to withstand an extensive battery of standardised endurance and quality tests designed to simulate extreme situations.
For example drop tests, extreme high and low temperature tests and vibration tests. Most cases are also IP67 rated, meaning they are both waterproof and dustproof. You can find certifications and IP ratings on the product page of every case.
Which Peli case range is the strongest?
There are currently 3 ranges of standard Peli cases: Protector, Storm and Air. All of these cases are extraordinarily tough and will more than likely stand up to any kind of everyday use. There are some stylistic and functional differences between the ranges, but if you just want the toughest of the tough, we’d recommend the Protector range.