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Old 29-08-2008, 23:54   #1 (permalink)
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Finally, the only 'bag' I'll ever need

Since I've been putting in the airmiles recently, I've found lugging the conventional soft bags to be a real nuisance. When fully loaded, my Lowepro rucksack is very heavy and really inconvenient when waiting in queues for security and customs/immigration checks etc.

I finally caved in and picked up a Pelican 1510 case for my gear when travelling and boy, it doesn't dissapoint in terms of what I can pack in.



I'm off to Atlanta in a few days time so will do a full review when I get back.
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Old 30-08-2008, 06:45   #2 (permalink)
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I use one of these and can fully recommend them......also doubles up as a seat.
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Old 30-08-2008, 22:32   #3 (permalink)
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Don,t forget some CF,s..........
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Old 30-08-2008, 23:21   #4 (permalink)
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Yup have this too and love it, plus you'd need a jack hammer to break it
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Old 30-08-2008, 23:28   #5 (permalink)
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Wow that is one good buy. It looks very sturdy and big as well. Can you take it into the plane with you? Or do you have to check it in?
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Old 31-08-2008, 00:01   #6 (permalink)
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Yes Dutchie its the maximum size allowed for hand luggage.
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Yes Dutchie its the maximum size allowed for hand luggage.
Surely it must go over the weight limit for hand luggage when full?
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ah thats a different kettle of fish altogether (actually i'd be interested in what mine would weigh fully loaded!)
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ah thats a different kettle of fish altogether (actually I'd be interested in what mine would weigh fully loaded!)
My bag with a tripod weighs in at about 10kgs - I think that most airlines have a 5kgs limit - tho' I might be wrong.
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Looks a very good piece of gear.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:53   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Finally, the only 'bag' I'll ever need

I guess the great thing about the case is that it could go in the hold if necessary, unlike my Tamrac Expedition 8. I found internal flights in Oz allowed far smaller bags (but I only had one occasion when given a hard time - but they let me take it as cabin) and fully packed weighed in at 11kg (but I only had one occasion when given a hard time - but they backed down when I asked for them to pick up the tab for any damage if I removed anything to my pockets)
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Dabhand, it is 5kg limit as handluggage. They are very strikt in that nowadays.
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Looks very nice, just found the 1560 £103 plus vat http://gsgary.smugmug.com/photos/191656456_9nUjp-L.jpg
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Bloody hell i don't know how that link got there Peli 1560 Case - Peli Large Cases - Waterproof-Cases.co.uk
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For the folks who have one of these, do you use it as a conventional camera bag, or do you then decant stuff in to a rucksack etc when on location?

I recently happened upon a mintLowepro Road Runner for £100, not realising how expensive they are

I wouldn't trust it to survive being checked but the right sized Peli is a 1630 at over £200

And then there's the total weight to consider .
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I usually take mine on location when I'm using two bodies......it also doubles up as a seat.
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Well the case held up to the rigors of my travelling and made for a much more elegant and usable solution than my Lowepro rucksack had in the past; I was spared a lot of straining by not having all that weight on my back and shoulders. Like I said, I'll post my full thoughts and opinions in the review section.

What's also really got my attention is that Pelican now also have a luggage variant called the 1510 Laptop Overnight Case... a solution that is just perfect for those short shoots abroad that I do where I have to cart a laptop as well. I only ever need a few changes of clothes so this will help cut down my bag toting from three (camera bag, laptop bag and case for clothes) to just two
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