What’s The Difference: Peli Protector Vs Peli Storm Cases

Ever since the original manufacturer of the Storm Case range, Hardigg, Pelican Products Inc. has bought, every year since then a question is being asked more and more: what is the difference between the two case categories?

Very few people have tried to answer this, and very few have done so in an impartial and objective way. So we think it is appropriate to resolve this issue once and for all. For that, read this article carefully and buy one knowing the difference between the two.

Strength: Which Peli Case is stronger, the Peli Protector or Storm Case?

The robustness of the protector case latches means that they have a strong seal and most cases in this category are certified to IP67 (Ingress protection). Of course, they are dustproof and waterproof in rooms up to 1 meter for more than 30 minutes. This is all the protection you need considering that the threshold of the cases is too high.

Both the Storm and Protector cases are crushproof. This has been proven by rigorous testing, including driving a wide variety of vehicles. So we can confidently say that they can tolerate anything except the direct hits of the Death Star.

Weight: Which high-impact Protective Case is lighter?

Due to the materials used to make these two cases, there is a difference in weight between the two, with the Storm range being the lighter option. They are made of HPX® High Impact Resin which is lighter than the polypropylene body of Peli Protector cases. The result is that the protective range is more heavy-duty. It is also resilient to scuffs, scratches and is completely stronger than the storm range. However, the fact that the same lifetime guarantee is universally applied to both types of cases should tell you that the storm range will provide the protection you need.

Which Looks Better – the Peli Protector Case or the Peli Storm Case?

The difference in beauty between the two categories is slight. The latches and handles on the Storm range are always black, as opposed to the protector range that matches the color of the case with the latches and handles. Ribs molded to the outside of the protector case are raced on the storm case. But other than that, both cases look exactly the same. The main difference will become more apparent after the period of use of both cases.

Due to the structure of the HPX® resin body of the Storm case, it marks easier than the Protector case; but in no way will it lose its protective properties. So, again, there is the matter that personal taste comes down. As we said before, you get the same warranty, so it’s up to you which style and level of protection you prefer.

What Accessories are Available with the Peli Protector and Storm Case?

Both cases come with a wide range of accessories. However, the biggest difference between the two is in the panel frames/bezel kits. Basically, these are inserts designed to hold a module like a circuit board in a case. Both work well, but the Pelli Protector ‘Panel Frames’ are significantly easier to install than the Storm Case ‘Bezel Kits’. ‘Bezel kits’ also need to be drilled into the core of the storm case, which can affect waterproofing and dustproof protection. So, as much as we love Storm Case, the Protective Case completely wins in this category.

How Do Their Wheels Compare?

Even if the wheels themselves are made of the same material, the difference is in the pins inside the wheels. Protector cases use strong stainless steel pins, while storm cases use alloys. For many, it may not make a difference, but for those who are using their case near or around saltwater, a Protective case is strongly suggested. This is because the alloys are corroded by saltwater, which forms the wheels of the storm case. Seized as well, mobility cases are part of the protector range that uses very large wheels suitable for rough terrain.

A look at the latches of the Peli Protector & Peli Storm Cases

Even though the design of latches of protector cases has improved significantly over the past few years, storm cases still win for many. Their push and pull opening action against the latches of the protector cases are almost easy to work with which is not easy to open. However, like their wheels, the storm case latches have alloy pins opposite the stainless steel in the protective cases. So if you are going near saltwater, choose a protective case to prevent rust.

Peli Protector vs Peli Storm – Which comes in cheaper?

Renowned philosopher and songstress Des’ree once said that “Money does not make my world go round. I am reaching the high ground. ” Unfortunately, we have to admit that coins play an important role in our world. Money created and developed milkshakes, frisbees, and hot dogs. Where would we be as a society without that three stalwarts of love and happiness? Protective cases, due to their heavy-duty and strong material, are more expensive to produce, as evidenced by the price difference between the two cases. As already discussed, the return you get on extra costs is extra protection.

The Judge’s Score Card – Which is the best protective carry case?

So, after all, these points are shared. Like the alternate ending of Rocky II, the two are set to be locked in a perpetual battle where Rocky and Apollo Creed pull it out until their own existence ends. It was as emotional as the movie, but you can see from the scorecard that, despite their draw, the two fighters have clear personal qualities that will help you decide which one is your favorite.

If we were to put it in one sentence, we would say, “The Storm Range is a lighter alternative to the stronger protective range”. Maybe, we could just say start it. But where is the fun in that?

Either way, we hope we have made the decision a little easier for you.

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