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Pelican Go G40 Case review – The Gadgeteer

Pelican Go G40 Case review – The Gadgeteer

REVIEW – All of us have our EDC necessities and a few of us lug them into environments which might be probably a bit extra harsh than common.  In case you are one of many aforementioned people, you then in all probability already know that Pelican has been making exhausting instances which might be water- and drop-resistant for a very long time and are arguably the gold commonplace for such containers.  Pelican’s most up-to-date product within the private exhausting case area is their Pelican Go G40 Case.   It not solely has most of the options which have made Pelican’s merchandise profitable for a few years, but in addition has a number of further options for EDC followers.  How did it fare?  Let’s test it out!  Gadget on!

What’s it?

The Pelican Go G40 Case is a water- and drop-resistant private exhausting case that’s designed to carry and maintain save a number of small gadgets in probably excessive circumstances.

Hardware specs

  • Colours: Anthracite/Gray, Blush/Gray, Lime/Inexperienced, Surf Blue/Gray (reviewed right here)
  • Dimensions: 7” x three.5” x 1.6”
  • Materials: ABS plastic
  • Waterproof score: IP67 (Submersible for 30 minutes in a depth of as much as three ft (1 meter))
  • Exterior: Outfitted with a rubberized bumper, straightforward carry deal with and safe closure latch to guard even the smallest valuables.
  • Inside: Cushioned EVA Lining in Lid and Base to maintain cellphones and valuables protected plus Group Tray with built-in bank card pockets and rope administration strap
  • Guarantee: Pelican lifetime guarantee

What’s within the package deal?

Design and options

Fends off mud, filth, sand, and water as much as 1.5m deep for as much as half-an-hour.

I truly already personal two Pelican instances, each their 10xx and 1050 instances, which I bought by means of GORUCK, and I’ve been very proud of them; they’ve protected my cellphone, pockets, automotive keys, and a number of other different gadgets via all types of adventures and harsh circumstances.  Once I first noticed a photograph on-line of the Go G40 Case, my preliminary thought was, “Hey, where’s the transparent lid?”  I used to be a bit skeptical, however the Go G40 Case’s different options intrigued me sufficient to need to review it.  

Aside from the shortage of a clear lid as talked about above, the Go G40 Case does share many comparable options to present Pelican instances, every of which will probably be coated in additional element under.  For starters, it seemed and felt very rugged and sturdy.

One other factor that I observed concerning the Go G40 Case instantly was its matte end.  Most private Pelican instances which are sized equally to the Go G40 Case have a high-gloss end.  Whereas this has an interesting look initially, I’ve discovered this to be a bit problematic over time, as a result of in case you are truly utilizing your Pelican case in any respect, it’s probably that the case is definitely coming into contact with different objects, which tends to scratch and scuff that interesting gloss end.  I feel the matte end of the Go G40 Case is a critical enchancment.

One of many extra apparent exterior options that I appreciated instantly was the generously-sized loop that can be utilized to connect the Go G40 Case to issues, reminiscent of a backpack.  Loop-type options are current on most arduous instances of this sort, however I’ve discovered most of them to be fairly small and I’ve all the time been involved that they could break off and I’d lose my exhausting case.  Not so right here.  As talked about, the loop on the Go G40 Case could be very generously sized, thick, and integrally molded instantly into the outside of the case.  This factor is strong—good luck breaking this off with out principally destroying the case.

The Pelican Go G40 Case, like lots of its predecessors, has a single latch mechanism that locks down the lid and seals the case tight.  Just like the loop described above, this latch is massive, beefy, and offers a really constructive tactile and auditory suggestions when locked down.

The latch features a valve that’s just like different present Pelican case fashions.  This valve is meant to assist equalize the strain contained in the case with the ambient strain outdoors the case, resembling at larger altitudes.

Shifting to the opposite aspect of the Go G40 Case, the lid is hooked up to the primary physique of the case with two very strong hinges which have sturdy metallic core pins as proven above.  That is but one more reason why Pelican is taken into account a gold normal for private safety instances.  As well as, the grey strip operating across the outdoors perimeter of the Go G40 is definitely a rubber bumper that helps shield the case (and its contents) from shocks and drops.

The Pelican Go G40 Case is a decently compact measurement, whereas nonetheless with the ability to maintain a good quantity of EDC-type gadgets, as you will notice under.  Above, I’m holding the Go G40 Case simply to offer an concept of scale.

Subsequent let’s look contained in the Go G40 Case, the place there are some further new options, comparable to the liner and tray.  Extra on these options under.

First, let’s check out the inside of the case itself, and concentrate on the underside of the primary compartment.  The inside the Go G40 Case is lined with a delicate EVA materials that helps each cushion gadgets positioned inside in addition to scale back the danger of scratching them towards the within of the case.  There are additionally two cross-shaped options which are very barely raised from the underside.  These are to stop gadgets from getting “stuck” to the underside of the case.

Just like the underside of the case, the within of the lid additionally has the identical tender EVA materials to assist shield gadgets positioned inside it.  Within the photograph above, you can even see the black rubber O-ring that sits down in its personal groove and runs the circumference of the case’s lid.  This rubber O-ring is vital to the Pelican Go G40’s IP67 waterproof score, which permits it to stay submerged in water to a depth of 1 meter for as much as 30 minutes.

Subsequent, let’s take a look at the Go G40’s Case’s inner tray.  This tray is specifically sized to put into the decrease portion of the case, however keep elevated above the underside; it rests in a ledge that’s constructed into the circumference of the decrease portion of the case’s inside.

This tray is molded to particularly match into the decrease portion of the Go G40, however the tray’s exterior is a fabric-type material, the feel of which is proven within the close-up photograph above.  There’s additionally an oval slot on both finish of this tray, with I feel is just to assist take away the tray from the Go G40 and to stop the tray from getting “stuck” within the Go G40.

The tray serves two functions.  First, it supplies an area in your cell phone to take a seat that’s separated from some other contents within the decrease portion of the Go G40 (see photograph under).  Moreover, the underside of the tray has two card slots in addition to a strip of elastic that can be utilized for cable administration.  Within the photograph above, I’ve positioned a debit card and my Driver’s License, together with a pair of iPhone earbuds.

Above, you’ll be able to see that my iPhone 6 Plus matches completely within the tray; nevertheless, I did need to take away the Magpul case I that I sometimes have on my iPhone.  Smaller telephones will match superb within the tray, however when you’ve got a bigger telephone, you’ll have to take away it from its case, or use a really skinny case, to ensure that it to slot in the tray.  (Please ignore the goofball mirrored within the iPhone’s display. 😉 )

Above, I’ve positioned a handful of my important EDC gadgets into the Go G40 Case, together with my bare iPhone 6 Plus (which can truly sit down within the cavity within the tray as seen within the photograph above and under), my Leatherman Squirt PS4 multitool with a 550 paracord fob, a Sandisk USB flash drive, a Sharpie pen, a Parker Jotter ballpoint pen, a Lumintop Software AAA flashlight and a pack of Listerine Breath Strips.    Additionally included are the 2 playing cards and iPhone earbuds within the underside of the lid.

Above is the Go G40 Case with all the gadgets proven above positioned inside it.  All the things match properly and the latch closed nice.  The truth is, even with the gadgets above positioned within the decrease portion of the Go G40 Case, there was nonetheless room for a number of extra small gadgets if I organized all of them to suit.

Within the photograph above, I’ve used a carabiner to connect the Go G40 Case to the seize deal with of my GORUCK GR1 rucksack for instance of the way you may carry this case securely on the surface of a bag.

What I like

  • IP67 water resistance score
  • Matte end doesn’t present scratches, scrapes or smudges
  • Thick, robust carabiner loop
  • Exterior rubber bumper for added shock safety
  • Inside lined with delicate EVA materials
  • Inside tray separates telephone from different gadgets and in addition consists of card slots and elastic strap

What must be improved

  • I needed to take away my iPhone 6 Plus from the case I sometimes use to ensure that it to suit into the tray

Remaining ideas

I actually just like the Pelican Go G40 Case.  It supplies a superb degree of water- and shock-protection for small valuables and its inside tray that holds your cellphone is a superb new function.  When you work or steadily spend time in a harsh surroundings, or plan to go to such an space, I might encourage you to try the Pelican Go G40 Case as a solution to safe your necessary private gadgets.  The truth is, I plan to make use of the Go G40 case to guard my pockets, telephone, watch and some different gadgets on my subsequent GORUCK Problem, which is a very good testbed for protecting arduous case like this, as a result of it is rather possible that will probably be banged round round so much, and in addition to be submerged in water.  Apparently, the Pelican Go G40 Case is at present solely out there at REI, so in case you are , examine their website for more information or to order (see hyperlinks under).

Worth: $39.95
The place to purchase: REI.com
Supply: The product pattern for this review was offered by Pelican.

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