As a hunter, traveler, fisherman I am always on the go, Personal Utility Cases are important to have on my adventures. Regardless of the conditions, I need to carry gear and electronics on a regular basis into environments that are not always hospitable to my EDC gear. I have used Pelican cases for expensive camera equipment and even some of my rifles for many years. Now Pelican has created the Pelican line of Personal Utility Cases. I got my hands on the G40 Personal Utility Go Case, the R20 Ruck Case and the R40 Ruck Case. All three of these cases offer various levels of protection for items you don’t want to get wet or dirty or crushed.
The cases are water and drop-resistant personal hard case that are built to protect small items in any and all conditions whether that is snow, mud, water, rain, wind, dirt, dusty or even extreme drops down the side of a canyon. The cases are rated from IP67 to IP68 depending on the model you get. All of these cases have single hinge latches and handles for easy carry and some form of rubberized protective bumpers and divider trays inside of each unit.
They are built to handle just about anything you could imagine throwing at them. The only disadvantage to these cases is the weight. The G40 comes at .93 lbs., the R20 comes in at 1.26 lbs. and the R40 comes in at 1.68 lbs. and once you load these up with more gear they can get a little heavy. Of course that is my only real complaint because everything else about these cases is pretty great. The R40 has been sitting at the bottom of my pack now for about three months. In it, I pack a Mycharge battery charger, cables, a notebook as well as my headphones and a couple of pens. I am already in the market for the R60 so that I can pack a great first aid kit for my truck. The uses for these kind of personal utility boxes by Pelican are unlimited.
The matte finish on these, which come in a variety of colors, is exceptional and hides marks from serious use. The loop on the G40 is exceptional and paired with a Heroclip it attaches to just about everything. The Ruck cases have great two tie downs, one on each side, so you can attach the unit to just about anything. The loop as well as the tie downs could be strapped down. This is important when it comes to packing this on the outside of your pack, strapping this to an ATV, kayak or boat. The Rucks come in orange, green, tan and black. The black and orange are our two favorite colors, but they all look good.
These cases all come with single latches, and you know when they are sealed. All of these cases have valves that help equalize the pressure inside the case in situations like higher altitudes. All three cases have some form of rubber bumpers on the cases to protect them from shocks and drops as well as all of the contents in the units. Each unit comes with an internal tray to separates contents. The G40 has card slots and an elastic strap which works great to hold your headphones or other gear.
Planning out exactly what you want to carry in each of these cases will be the hardest decision you will have to make. Check these out at: https://www.pelican.com/us/en/products/cases/personal-utility-cases