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Case Club vs Pelican™. What is the difference?

tdlr: Case Club cases offer extreme durability just like Pelican™, but at a much lower price point

We are often asked what the difference is between a Case Club case and a Pelican™ case. Today we are looking to explore that question and provide insight into the Case Club brand as compared to a Pelican™. Before we begin it goes without saying Pelican™ is known for excellence and their quality is superb. We have always admired Pelican’s products and much of the inspiration behind our cases have come from them.

Case Club cases are 100% dustproof

Background

When designing Case Club cases it was important for us to retain the same characteristics as Pelican™. Our cases needed to be: waterproof with a built in rubber gasket, made to withstand high impact, have padlockable holes, durable folding handles and all the hardware needed to be stainless steel to prevent rust. Using Pelican’s quality as the baseline for our cases was helpful in improving on their design.

Durability

In regard to durability, Pelican™ cases are extremely rigid and won’t flex. In most situations this serves them well however (some) minor flex is actually good. A hard hit to a Pelican™ case will crack it, whereas some flex will absorb the impact and not actually break the case. We have spent a lot of time ensuring Case Club cases are stout, but still have a small amount of flex that makes them extremely impact resistant. In extreme conditions this is the difference between a case cracking and case surviving.

In regard to the case exterior you will notice unlike Pelican™ our cases have a lot more surface ribs on the outside. These ribs provide extra deflection points when shipping. They are low profile and rounded so the case will more easily glance off objects. Furthermore these structural ribs also increase the strength of the case shell.

Price

It’s no secret Pelican™ cases are expensive. You pay for their name brand which is out of budget for most people. Our mission with Case Club cases is to price everyone in the market. Our goal is to make quality cases at affordable prices so instead of asking why put something in a case, you ask why not put it in a case. Affordability is really important to us because customer satisfaction is heavily dependent on paying a fair price.

Conclusion

Unlike the past, customer’s have choices now when it comes to cases. You don’t have to sacrifice quality with affordability. Case Club cases incorporate everything we love about other brands and excludes the things we don’t. We have built our business around quality cases that everyone can afford. Our cases have been battle tested and can be found all over the world. Get a Case Club case today and you won’t be sorry.

Case Club cases can be found all over the world

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Pelican vs Storm vs SKB. Which case do you choose?

Short answer with all things considered we choose: SKB Cases

logo[2]Long Answer to understand the short answer:

Currently the top 3 case manufacturers are Pelican, Storm & SKB. Well… Kind of. Lets clarify a few things first by going back in time a few years.

Pelican was the innovator of waterproof cases. They were the first to market & by far the largest case company in the word. Most industries recognize the Pelican brand & for good reason. Their cases Pelican-Logo[1]are some of the best money can buy. Storm cases on the other hand (once owned by a company called Hardigg) was #2 & SKB was still an unknown brand. As time past & competition grew more fierce between Pelican & Hardigg a change occurred. Pelican bought Hardigg & therefore inherited their Storm cases. They chose to keep the Storm line & sell them as “Pelican Storm Cases.” That’s why Storm cases are priced almost exactly the same as Pelican cases.

Pelican-Storm-Logo[1]After the Hardigg acquisition by Pelican they raised prices on both the Storm line & Pelican line simply because there was no competition. They owned the market. By raising prices however they opened an opportunity for smaller waterproof case companies to enter the market. That’s when SKB started to lead the pack. They created cases which had the same features & lifetime warranty as Pelican yet they offered the cases at a more affordable price. Although the SKB case brand is not as recognized as Pelican the quality is still on par. In essence by purchasing SKB you’re buying quality & a lifetime warranty, but not the “Pelican” name brand.

Therefore, all things being equal I would choose a SKB case as it gives you the best value for your money.