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Pelican Ruck Cases

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Mikey Bautista
Pelican Ruck Cases

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There is a saying in EDC that “buying cheap is buying twice.” We try our best to get the most overbuilt, bang-for-buck, buy-it-for-life kind of gear, arming our purchases with the knowledge of better materials, build quality, and performance. But no matter how well built our gear is, in some situations, they could use an extra layer of protection. And if it’s anyone who can offer it, it’s Pelican. With decades of experience producing some of the hardiest containers used for transport or storage, they know a thing or two about keeping your gear safe. Their new Ruck Cases are designed to be the ultimate personal gear protection: built like tanks and ready to step up when your pockets or bags aren’t adventure-proof enough for your EDC.

Take one look at the Ruck case and you can probably tell it’ll survive a bomb. There’s still the signature two-piece lid and latch outer shell you would expect from Pelican’s cases, built from abrasion- and impact-proof ABS plastic. The Ruck case takes it to the next level by adding rubberized protective TPU bumpers, offering even more protection against hard impacts and drops along with its already robust watertight and crushproof construction. Opening the dual-pivot hinge latch on the front breaks the seal on the IP68 protection and gives access into the Ruck’s interior.

Inside is a variety of organization options to sort your gear. In the main compartment is a rigid divider tray to segregate essentials, or to act as an extra admin panel in itself with its MOLLE-style loop system and included velcro straps. On the lid is a removable, flexible snap-in panel which makes use of the Ruck’s lid as an extra compartment. You have three options for capacity between the three Ruck models: the R20 is 6.72 x 3.2 x 2.0 inches @ 1.28 lbs, the R40 is 7.28 x 4.5 x 2.0 inches @ 1.76 lbs, and the R60 is the largest at 8.29 x 5.0 x 3.0 inches @ 2.44 lbs. Between the three sizes and the variable internal arrangement, there’s plenty of space for your personal essentials.

Last but not least, external attachment points on either end of the Ruck allow you to strap it down onto other gear or carry it on your person. The Pelican Ruck case is ready to keep your EDC protected, available in three sizes and four colors from Amazon at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (1 total)

Cat Hicks ·
You cannot go wrong with a Pelican. I carry all my photo equipment in their cases and they're bulletproof - If they havent been destroyed by the TSA in the 10+ years I've been flying 75-100,000 miles a year, you know they're worth the money!