Peli Air, Protector and Storm Cases – What Are The Differences?

Are you looking for a new protective case and are unsure which one is right for you? With so many options available, it’s hard to know what is most suitable. 

From the Protector Case, Storm Case and Peli Air you’re spoilt for choice, so read on to find out the similarities and differences to decide which is suitable for you!

Which Peli Case Is Best For Strength? 

There are only small differences between the strength of each case, primarily due to the latches. The Peli Protector cases are made from copolymer polypropylene, which is a tough, long-lasting plastic material and they have a solid fastening due to their two-step open and close latches. 

The Air and Storm Cases are dustproof and waterproof as well as protected from heavy impact. As they are made from HPX resin, they are generally not as strong as the Protector depending on whether they are exposed to high temperatures, but in comparison they are a lot lighter with the Peli Air case being 40% lighter. However, this does not take away from the durability of the case, it is still protective, although the material can bend, it does not break. 

The moulding has been engineered to ensure the case is practically impossible to break. Overall, the Protector is the strongest case, although the Peli Storm case may be the better choice if you need something a little more lightweight. 

Which Peli Case Is The Most Secure? 

The latches on all three cases vary in the amount of security they give, but they generally offer what you need. Whilst the Protector case has two-step double-throw latches which offers more pressure on the closures, the press and pull latches on the Storm and Air are easier to open and close.

When tested, double-throw latches have stayed closed when dropped from a height of 1.8 metres, which is important as if cases are accidentally dropped consistently the latches can eventually break. Therefore, the Protector case proves to be a secure option, but may be difficult to open and close. The press and pull latches are a popular choice amongst consumers as it is much easier to open and although the Protector has slightly more closure pressure, the Storm and Air still provides an ample amount of pressure. 

Which Peli Case Is The Most Lightweight? 

The clue is in the name but the Peli Air is definitely the lightest case in comparison to the Protector and Storm cases. The Storm case is made from a lighter plastic compared to the Protector, but the HPX resin used for the Peli Air was necessary to fulfill the need for a lightweight case for consumers. 

It is still a durable material, but reduces the use of structural plastic to avoid increasing the weight of the case. As the case features solid “full-box” sections this also reduces the weight, without losing protection needed in a Peli case. 

However, if you are looking for a case with a similar size to the Protector but still lightweight, the Storm is the best bet being 20% lighter. 

Which Peli Case Is Most Suitable For Travel? 

The Peli Protector, Strom and Air cases all come with wheels and trolley handles to move around with ease whilst travelling. For a Peli case that is larger with more endurance whilst on the move, the Protector holds the advantage in this area due to the robust wheels. 

However, if you are looking for a case that is suitable for air travel, the Peli Air is a great option to avoid running into weight restrictions when checking in and can be utilised as a simple carry on. Although the Storm is also lighter than the Protector too, so if you need a little more rigidity this is a good choice too. 

Which Peli Case Is Aesthetically Pleasing? 

The Storm case comes out on top when it comes to appearance, although there are small differences between the three cases. The latches on the Storm cases are black, whereas the Protector and Air cases are all the same colour across the case, latches and handles. 

Moreover,  the Protector and Air have ribs moulded, which may not be preferable depending on taste. 

The Air case also has a “conic curve” design, this may be preferable to the Protector and Storm case with its polished appearance. However, the Protector’s shell is made out of a stronger plastic in comparison to the Storm and Air, therefore they may result in more scratches on case lines (which does not take away from their protectivity), resulting in a change in aesthetic. 

All cases boast a lifetime warranty, therefore the protection across all of the cases are the same, so choose the case that suits you! The winner of this round does go to the Storm case. 

Which Peli Case Is Best For When You’re On A Budget? 

The differences in price between the Protector, Storm and Air is very small. However, the Air cases are slightly more expensive due to demand and the HPX resin material and engineering implemented. Moreover, the cost also depends on the interiors of the cases chosen. 

It is worth thinking about the lifetime warranty on all cases, therefore avoiding the need to invest in another! 

Overall, the case that is best entirely depends on your needs and preference. PottertonPacs are official authorised Peli Case distributors, where we sell the Peli Protector, Peli Air and Peli Storm cases. Take your choosing of the accessories too, which include pick and pluck foam sets, panel frames, padded divider sets, lid organisers, TSA combination locks and more! 

You will find various cases suitable for any use, for example Peli Mobility cases, Peli Laptop and Tablet Cases and Peli Camera Cases amongst the Peli Protective Case section, as well as different models, sizes and colour options. 

However, if you are looking for a customised case, PottertonPacs can create customised foam interiors with die cuts, or cnc routed or waterjet cuts. Get started today to protect your equipment or products.