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Pelican Protector Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

3.82
based on 1,730 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 20 reasons to buy the Protector - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


83% of the reviewers give the Pelican Protector a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (11%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (7%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Pelican Protector:

Reviewers like these things about the Pelican Protector

  • A lot of users find it very useful as a carry on luggage and very accomodating of their gear.
  • Many owners said it's the best case that provides the best protection for their gear.
  • A lot of reviewers thought it's well designed and capable of carrying a lot of gear.
  • A number of photographers said it's the best way of transporting photo gear.
  • Many users are amazed with how sturdy it was after been thrown around, checked into aircraft holds, kicked and dropped, used as a seat and a step and generally given a serious amount of abuse.
  • Padded dividers are one of the most favorite features among users.
  • Some reviewers said that the Pelican Protector is the most durable and high quality cases ever.
  • Others described it as a hard wearing and reliable case.
  • Many owners chose this luggage for its ability to load huge amoun tof equipment and rock solid design.
  • Others said it's beautifully made with the highest quality and robust beyond all expectations.
  • Many reviewers find the presence of the optional lid mounted net storage very useful.
  • Some users love how the padded inserts allow good flexibility.
  • A lot of users love how it protects the content very well.
  • Some reviewers thought all the mechanical aspects of the case work like a dream, the handle slides out of the base in an instant and it wheels quietly and reliably over most terrains.
  • Sturdy, waterproof, robust, rigid, smooth wheels and huge capacity are cited as the main reasons for choosing this case.
  • Many photographers liike how it makes packing and organizing gear easy.
  • A lot of users thought it's a must have for every videographers and film makers.
  • Some reviewers find it an ideal toolbox for travel and can be easily padlocked to an immovable object.
  • Others thought the latch fastenings are solid and the case seals completely.
  • Some users find the integrated wheels and trolley handle very useful.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought it's too expensive.
  • Others find the handle a bit wobbly.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Pelican Protector models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.2-1.6 oz (0.1-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength3-6 in (8-15 cm)
Width3 in (8 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Rankings


vs Pelican Bags

The Pelican Protector ranks #3 compared with the other Pelican bags.

1Pelican Storm
4.28
Pelican Storm
2Pelican Shield
4.23
Pelican Shield
3Pelican Protector
3.82
Pelican Protector
4Pelican Urban
3.40
Pelican Urban
5Pelican Sport
3.09
Pelican Sport

vs All Bags

The Pelican Protector ranks #1795 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1793Kaze Sports
3.82
Kaze Sports
1794Pelican Protector
3.82
Pelican Protector
1795High Sierra Tech
3.82
High Sierra Tech
1796Timbuk2 Radar
3.82
Timbuk2 Radar
1797Nathan Vaporhowe
3.82
Nathan Vaporhowe



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Pelican Protector vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Pelican Protector vs Otterbox Commuter


Pelican Protector
Pelican Protector

3.82

Based on 1,730 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.2-1.6 oz
Price: $


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.87
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Protector is rated a little bit worse than the Commuter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 28,553 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Protector is 1500% heavier than the biggest Commuter (1.6 oz vs 0.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Protector is available in these colors:
Grey
Pink
White

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Blue
Purple

The Pelican Protector is great for laptops and other electronics. Its suitcase design will make lugging around your laptop a snap as you go from your hotel to internet cafes or tourist spots.

Not everyone going on vacation wants to bring their laptop with them. Sometimes, you just want your phone and a few other goods to keep the experience as it needs to be. The Otterbox Commuter is perfect for those out there who might want to bring their phone and not much else.


Pelican Protector vs Pelican Storm


Pelican Protector
Pelican Protector

3.82

Based on 1,730 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.2-1.6 oz
Price: $

  • The Protector is rated somewhat worse than the Storm.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,913 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Protector is available in these colors:
Grey
Pink
White

These Pelican cases will give your items all the protection they need. Both are crushproof, waterproof and dustproof.

The Protector latch has a stronger seal and is therefore considered stronger. Of the two cases, Pelican Storm is lighter – mostly due to the material that has made each case. Its body is constructed with HPX® high impact resin while the Protector is built with Polypropylene.

The major difference in accessories is seen within the bezel kits/panel frames. The Panel frames on the Protector are relatively easier to install than the Bezel kits of the Storm case.
Pelican Protector uses wheels with stainless steel pins while the Storm's wheels use alloy pins. Alloy metals can be corroded by salt water but stainless steel can’t.



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Last updated on May 13, 2019