Pelican 1650 Watertight Hard Case with Cubed Foam & Wheels - Charcoal Black

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About Pelican

• Unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof.
• These are some of the features of this Pelican Protector Case that offers total protection for your equipment.
• It is made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable.
• Its exclusive 1/4" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure.
• Your equipment can fit into the high density foam or padded dividers for total subjection and protection against impact, vibration or shock.
• A nameplate (included) can be personalized (engraved at additional cost).

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (7),Very protective (7),Well padded (7)
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Protecting gear (8),Transporting gear (7),Storing gear (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (4)

Pelican Features

  • Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
  • Floats in salt water with 100 lbs (45.4 kg) load
  • Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
  • O-ring seal
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
  • Fold down handles
  • Stainless steel hardware and padlock protectors
  • 2 level Pick 'N' Pluck with convoluted lid foam
  • Personalized nameplate service available
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
  • Retractable extension handle
  • 4 strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings

Pelican Specifications

Exterior Dimensions (L x W x D)
30.75" x 20.50" x 11.62" (78.1 x 52 x 29.5 cm)
Interior Dimensions (L x W x D)
28.50" x 17.37" x 10.50" (72.4 x 44.1 x 26.7 cm)
This case has internal wheel and/or handle wells that will reduce usable area. Please review for each application
Bottom Depth
8.62" (21.9 cm)
Total Depth
10.49" (26.6 cm
Lid Depth
1.87" (4.7 cm)
Weight w/Foam
35.49 lbs. (16.1 kg)
Weight w/o Foam
29.1 lbs. (13.2 kg)
Buoyancy Max.
181 lbs. (82.1 kg)
Range Temperature
-10 / 210° F (-23 / 99° C)
Pelican Unconditional Lifetime

No. of Wheels: 4
Retractable Handle: Yes

Reviews about this item

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(based on 8 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Love my Pelican Case!!!

I use the Pelican case to transport my sensitive camera gear to and from shoots without a worry. Save the possibility of a nuclear strike - my equipment is safe. The wheels and handled make it a cinch to move around venues. This case is quite strong and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a protective case for their gear!

Reviewed by 8 customers


Love my Pelican Case!!!


from Bradenton, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I use the Pelican case to transport my sensitive camera gear to and from shoots without a worry. Save the possibility of a nuclear strike - my equipment is safe. The wheels and handled make it a cinch to move around venues. This case is quite strong and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a protective case for their gear!


Great Deal, Great Price


from Biloxi Mississippi  -  Pro Photographer

I use this Case everyday,It makes my life easier by allowing me to carry all my lights onto a shoot and know they are protected and that I have at a moments notice to use any light. I love my case and I know they are built to last a lifetime. So no more worrying about buying another piece of equipment later on.When money is tight in today's economy buying the right piece can and does make a difference.




from Madison, WI  -  Pro Photographer

Great case, Pelican makes the best stuff! I use it to hold my 3 Alien Bees, as well as Pocket Wizards, battery pack, super clamps, magic arm, as well as a smaller case with additional cords, business cards, zip ties, pens. It gets heavy with everything in it, so get the one with wheels! It holds everything I need for on location lighting besides a duffel bag I have for cords and the light stand cases. It fits in my car nicely too. Wonderful product for any gear. Only bad thing is the latches are loud when opened or closed, not good for leaving the house early in the morning, wakes people up :) But thats how you know they are strong, and locked, so its not really a problem for me.


Necessary item for travel and protection


from Dallas, Tx  -  Semi-pro Photographer

When traveling, this protects the camera equipment the best.


The best. I'm planning on buying more.


from Punta Gorda, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I transport extremely valueable television equipment on a continuous basis. I wouldn't trust my equipment in other case. Pelican's lifetime warranty is beyond belief. When I had a couple of broken latches Pelican offered to replace the case at no charge. I opted to receive replacement latches. I received them the next day, with spares, and at no cost. They are just the best in every way. There's no better way to store and/or ship your equipment.


Travel with a Pelican 1650


from wilmington Delaware  -  Casual Photographer

Use this case only if you want to protect what's important to you. This case is only limited to your imagination. The pelican 1650 will last a life time!


This case has served me well for 5 years


from Fresno, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This is the case Celestron recommends for the C5+ optical tube plus single arm fork maount (what I have) and the C8 optical tube only. The case is "hell for stout" and I don't worry about my scope when it's in the case. I now use the C5 OTA on an Orion SkyView Pro mount. The mount head and couterweight fit in the case along with my C5 OTA. It's a bit heavier than before, but still makes a reasonable package. To accommodate the new setup, I purchased a second foam set. I like the foam in the larger Pelican cases because it's much stiffer than what they (and other brands) put in their smaller cases.


The right product for the right price


from Corpus Christi, TX

I own a Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT astronomical telescope and wanted a sturdy case to give maximum protection for the telescope with a minimun amount of disassembly required to contain it for transportation. [...]The Pelican case has proved to be everything as advertised and just what I needed to safely and conveniently transport my scope whether for a short trip accoss town or hundreds of miles to distant dark locations for optimum viewing. The case is a bit heavy, but this would seem to be a given for those looking for the type of protection that it provides. Fortunately the smooth-rolling wheels greatly reduce the need to carry the case with the scope from place to place. In summary, I am very satisfied with this product with respect to function, quality of construction, and price. [...]


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