Unlike the Pelican Air 1535, the B&W Type 5000 (available in black and bright yellow) case doesn’t have wheels but why would it? It’s made to last the tough outdoors. Tested under extreme conditions, the high-impact polypropylene shell is watertight, airtight, shock resistant, chemical resistant, corrosion proof and designed for temperatures ranging from -40°C to 80°C.
It weighs a mere 2.85 kg but has an impressive payload of 25 kg which, together with generous internal (432 x 301 x 170 mm) and external (468 x 365 x 188) dimensions, provide plenty of room for cameras, lenses, flashes, batteries, memory cards and accessories.
Two double-secure plastic latches close the case, and two eyelets for padlocks protect it from snooping. It’s stackable for easy transport and storage, and a rubberised handle reveals the only gentle side to this rugged case. An air pressure compensation valve automatically equalises pressure.
Available in black and bright yellow colours, the B&W Type 5000 comes in three case options, namely, with (1) an empty interior, or removable (2) pre-cut foam or (3) washable padded dividers for easy internal configuration, making it easy to keep clean. For extra functionality, add optional accessories like the carrying strap (CS/3000), backpack system (BPS/5000), lid pocket (LP/5000), mesh bag (MB/5000) or panel frame (PF/5000).