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The Drop: Pelican 9000 Light Case

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Jonathan Tayag
The Drop: Pelican 9000 Light Case

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

Pelican's extensive hard-sided case line fits the bill quite nicely when protecting sensitive electronics and other fragile valuables. But obviously, I can't fit one of their carry-on cases in my pockets or go bag. That's where their compact and pocketable small electronics cases come in. Take the Pelican 9000 Light Case, for example, which further improves upon the formula by introducing a unique internal LED light to the lid.

The Pelican 9000 was designed with adventures, both large and small, in mind. It has a small storage space rated for IP67 waterproofing that can fit a cell phone, compact camera, or other small EDC essentials. And built into the case itself is a 300-lumen LED light. This is an excellent backup if you, like me, tend to forget your EDC flashlight at home, but hate being caught out in the dark without one. It's also a quick way to identify critical gear in an emergency. And when help is needed in the great outdoors, it can act as a flashing safety beacon that can be seen from afar.  

What I like: This unique two-in-one design combines two everyday carry functions: a protective hard case and an LED flashlight. And because it takes AA batteries, it's easy to find replacements. It also comes with a carabiner for carry options and convenience.

What to watch out for: Unlike many everyday carry flashlights made today, the Pelican 9000 Light Case is not USB rechargeable. And if you rely on it as your primary flashlight, remember that it comes attached to a compact, rugged case, making it more unwieldy than a dedicated light.

Final verdict: Whether you're picking up a way to carry tech essentials safely, making an emergency first-aid kit, or preparing for a trip to the great outdoors, the practical and unique dual-nature LED flashlight and hard case solution brought by the Pelican 9000 Light Case is hard to beat.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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