What Makes a Peli Storm Case So Special?

peli storm case range

The brand Pelican Products is well known in the protective packaging industry; they are global manufacturers of military grade protective cases. Peli offer a wide range of injection-moulded cases made of high performance, lightweight HPX resin. One of their most popular product being the Storm case range. Peli Storm cases offer impact resistance, dust protection, and are watertight to IP67 certification and provide extreme durability at low and high temperatures.

Peli are world remounted for their high-quality products and their unique features, making them an excellent choice in extreme and demanding conditions. Here at PottertonPacs, we are proud to be authorised distributors of the full range of Peli cases, including 30 different sized models of Peli Storm cases in a range of colours and with various interior and accessory options.

The notion of Storm cases has been around for a while, originally coined by Hardigg Industries before the company was acquired by Pelican Products in 2009.

What’s the Difference Between a Storm Case & a Regular Hard Case?

  • Military grade protection
  • Drop, smash and shatter resistant
  • Dust protection
  • Watertight

Six Benefits of a Peli Storm Hard Case?

1.     Press & Pull Latches for Ease & Security

The Storm case manufactured by Peli offer a unique locking system no other hard case provides. The latches open quickly and easily with a push of a button but remain securely closed under impact and pressure. This type of latch means that the case has a dustproof and watertight seal when closed, offering extra security and protection for the contents inside.

2.     HPX High Impact Resin Case

The Peli Storm cases are manufactured using an injection mould process, making it stronger than any other case. The high-quality materials used allow it to be both lightweight and extremely durable during all weather conditions.

3.     Ergonomically Moulded Handled

These unique hard cases are designed with virtually unbreakable handles. Offering a different design to usual hard cases, these handles can fit a padlock through them adding an extra level of security.

4.     Impact & Shock Designed

The Peli storm case is designed with science in mind. The shock protection design delivers enhanced protection against instances of drop, collision and physical impact. The rounded corners offer specialised shock protection that absorbs impact, making it better able to withstand the physical demands of travelling whilst also protecting against accidents.

5.     Easy Grip Handles for Comfort

The Peli case is not only designed with protection in mind, but also comfort. The hard case is created with double-layered soft-grip handles, allowing users to carry a heavy load more easily. This not only reduces strain on the fingers and wrists but means that the user is less likely to drop the case.

6.     Airtight Valve & Dustproof Seal

The Storm Peli case is arguably the most protective case on the market. Its trademark Vortex Valve automatically adjusts air pressure without letting in water, creating an airtight seal. This unique feature makes it perfect for adverse weather conditions. The seal around the case is fit with a polymer O-ring, making it completely watertight and dustproof.

What Can You Use a Storm Case For?

PottertonPacs have been proud suppliers of Peli cases for over 20 years, offering high-quality products across a range of industries. See below a list of a few industries you could use your case in, the possibilities really are endless.


Given the life-saving and life-sustaining nature of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, packaging and safe transportation plays a significant role in maintaining product quality and promoting safe and effective use. PottertonPacs understands that each industry is different and we appreciate the importance of working with our clients in order to create a truly bespoke solution to transporting all essential documents, medical equipment and medical supplies.

IT & Audio Visual

Professionals working across the photography, TV and film industry tend to pack a hefty amount of valuable equipment. The option of laser cut foam inserts mean that cameras, lenses, flashes and other fragile pieces of equipment can be cushioned whilst being transported. The Peli case and foam insert also offers an optional lid mesh pocket that is ideal for organising cables and cords.

Military, Defence & Police

The Peli Storm cases come in a range of sizes and styles, meaning it is perfect for all kinds of heavy-duty communication systems, drones, sensitive laboratory equipment, scientific tools and analytical instrumentation.

The cases pass the strictest military tests – MIL-STD-810F, FED-STD-101C as well as airline supplies packaging standard ATA 300 – making them a popular choice for professionals in the military, security and emergency services who put them through their paces in some of the toughest conditions on earth.

Maintenance Service & Industrial Engineering

From pressure gauges to calibrators, tools and equipment are extremely valuable to a maintenance or industrial engineers’ job. Therefore, it is vital that their valuable equipment has the right protection. A Storm Peli case offer protection from heat, shock, dust and water, making them the perfect protective companion for an engineer.  You can also kit it out with custom cut foam inserts to encase the tools and equipment for that extra layer of protection.

Hobbies & Leisure

Storm Peli cases are a popular option for both professionals and novices across all industries. If you are an avid traveller or lover of anything outdoors’, you may need a new solution to safely storing and transporting your equipment. From business overnight travel, to hiking adventures, a hard case allows your to transport your gear safely and efficiently. The Peli Storm hard case offers a unique valve that ensures your goods will remain dust free in the Sahara Desert and dry in the Niagara Falls.

How to Customise The Interior of Your Hard Carry Case

It’s what’s on the inside that matters, no really! The interior of your storm Peli case is essential in securing and protection your equipment. There are a number of ways to customise the interior of the case to go above and beyond the standard protection.

Standard Foam Inserts

A standard Peli Storm case will come with a Pick n Pluck foam insert. This is a do-it-yourself sheet of foam that allows you to shape the foam according to your device. All you need to do is measure your device, pull apart the sheet of foam and slot it into the case. This type of foam insert can be purchased as a standalone addition to most hard cases; however, it doesn’t offer the bespoke and precise cutting that custom foam offers.

Custom Cut Foam

As mentioned above, for a more precise and snug fit (especially important for more fragile and expensive equipment) it is recommended that you opt for a custom-cut foam interior. The design options are endless, your hard case can offer single or multiple layers, with or without compartments and offer colour contrasting cavities. PottertonPacs offer bespoke die cut polyether foam inserts, trays or dividers.

Padded Dividers & Organisers

Using padded dividers is another way to organise and safely store your equipment in your Peli case. Peli manufacture dividers for most cases, though like other inserts they can also be purchased as a standalone addition.

What is the foam made from? Padded dividers are made of durable nylon and foam together, making them surprisingly versatile, as they mould around the size of each compartment needed.

Organisers are also great foam inserts to keep smaller accessories and spare parts stored safely. A lid organiser allows you to separate smaller items and secure them in place with loops or hooks. You can use your Peli case for pretty much anything and be able to tailor it towards what you need it for more.

Ready to Purchase Your Own Peli Storm Case?

If you’d like to see one in the flesh, our showroom gives you the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ and our helpful, friendly staff are always on hand to advise you. For more information about our showroom or any of our product ranges, please call us on 0116 2767562.