I am expecting two Nanuk 910 cases later today, ordered from Amazon, both with cubed customizable foam inserts.
Pelican is my default go-to brand when it comes to high-protective tool and equipment storage cases. But I stumbled upon the Nanuk brand a couple of times, and finally decided to give them a try.
Like Pelican, Nanuk makes a wide range of different sized cases. Most are available with cubed foam inserts, or empty, and some are available with divider inserts.
One thing I like is that these have screw bosses along main compartment and inner lid perimeters, which might allow for easier panel or accessory installations. They do offer panel kits, but at higher pricing than I’d like to pay.
That’s one “pro” about Nanuk cases. If you want a panel for a Pelican case, you need to make your own. If you want a panel for a Nanuk case, you can buy their kit, which already comes with a polycarbonate or aluminum panel.
As mentioned, my Nanuk cases are still on the way, so I don’t have any first-hand opinions yet. But from what I’ve read, their cases are quite solid and their latches are strong.
According to the Plasticase Nanuk website, there are 21 different sizes of cases, and each and every one of them are made in Canada.
I don’t think that these cases will be better than Pelican’s, only different. It’s good to have different options available, as there are times when I can’t find the exact size of Pelican case I need, or when my needs falls between sizes.
These cases are made from “NK-7” plastic resin, a polypropylene-based material that is said to be tough, impact-resistant, and light.
They’re waterproof to IP67 standards (at least the ones I checked, like the 910), and have automatic pressure release valves.