If you feel uncertain about whether your computer or other electronic equipment was safe and secure in their carrying case, you probably are not using a Pelican case to protect it. One thing that these cases were created to do was give people the piece of mind about a variety of electronic devices that can be harmed by impact, water, or even extreme situations that effect barometric pressure. These cases are so tough, the company’s motto is “You break it, we replace it…forever.” When you first lay eyes on a pelican case, you’ll understand why the company is so confident about their product, and why the military, marine explorers, and even the movie industry have turned to this company to protect expensive equipment.
The cases are made out of a highly durable molded plastic that is virtually indestructible if no intentional harm is inflicted. To add to this, a water and airtight gasket lines the opening of each case, ensuring the highest level of safety. Even in extreme situations where barometric pressure may harm the item stored in the case, a Gore-Tex relief valve will make sure the air pressure stays at the amicable level. The Pelican cases are usually lined with an insulating foam, which, depending on the case, can either be pre-molded for a specific item, like a laptop or MP3 player, or form around whatever item is placed in it for a custom fit.
Even an extreme scenario of your case falling into a river, your item will still be protected. The cases are generally designed that, if not over-packed, there will be enough air to keep afloat. The watertight seals around the case openings comply with the highest military and international standards, so there is no leakage issue there. Even the barometric relief valve is designed with such a scenario in mind: Gore-Tex is a hydrophobic composite, which means that although it will allow in air, water and other liquids are repelled completely. Even though most owners of an item placed in a Pelican case will usually go to great lengths to make sure that such a situation never arise, it is comforting to know that in the event, the case will stay true to its purpose.