Very good cheap hard cases.

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billslatteryjr Contributing Member • Posts: 814
Very good cheap hard cases.

Harbor Freight has the Apache 4800 hard case on sale for $44.99.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4800-Weatherproof-Protective-Case-X-Large-64250.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiMTY0NTc2ODAiLCJza3UiOiI2NDI1MCIsImlzIjoiNDQuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk%0D%0AIjoiMTI4NTMifQ%3D%3D%0D%0A&utm_source=1021&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3819b_RollingBackPrices&cid=mEmail_s1021_3819b_RollingBackPrices&lid=5,923,911,445

It's just a little smaller than the Pelican 1550, has 2 more clasps and is around $125 cheaper. I have 3 of them and 1 large Pelican for a while now and the build quality looks about the same to me.

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Ask Mait Contributing Member • Posts: 767
Re: Very good cheap hard cases.

Hi,

can you tell how light or heavy they are compared to pelican/ nanuk.

I have one of those cheap ones from a local hardware store brand and it is atleast twice as heavy. Other than that who knows if it is as drop safe as the name brands.

But I wanted something inexpensive to keep my gear at home or occasionally takeout to my car so these serve the purpose.

Thank you

John Card Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: Very good cheap hard cases.

I have been using an Apache (HF) case for about 5 months now and it has been working well, but the foam leaves a little to be desired.  I don't know if Pelican foam is the same or not.  Sometimes the squares break loose when you don't want them to.  I might look into replacing the foam with something better, but the rest of the case is great for the price.  I've purchased two so far and no regrets.

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