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Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam, 19x16x6-inch
Provide IP67 level dust and water protection for laptops, audio mixers, microphones, action cameras, or video displays using this customizable briefcase style Weatherproof Hard Case from Monoprice!
The IP, or Ingress Protection, rating is a two digit value that indicates the level of protection provided by the cases. The IP67 rating of this case means that it provides complete protection against dust and other solid particles and that it can withstand up to 30 minutes of submersion in water at up to 1 meter depth.
The case is constructed of impact and ultraviolet resistant polypropylene and has a fully customizable foam interior for superior shock protection. A pressure relief valve allows you to slowly and safely equalize the pressure inside and out.
- Designed and developed to the comply with the highest safety protection standards
- Waterproof up to 1 meter depth for 30 minutes
- Shockproof design with fully customizable foam interior
- Total protection against dust and other solid material
- Ultraviolet and impact resistant material
- Pressure relief valve allows for gradual pressure equalization
- Seal design provides IP67 level protection
- Ergonomic, rubber covered handle
- -40 ~ +194°F (-40 ~ +90°C) operating temperature
- 1147 cu in (18.8 liter) internal volume
- 35.9 lbs (16.3 Kg) maximum buoyancy
- 18.86" x 16.34" x 5.91" (479 x 415 x 150 mm) external dimensions
- 17.64" x 13.58" x 4.76" (448 x 345 x 121 mm) internal dimensions
- Weighs only 9.6 lbs (4.34 Kg)
Questions and Answers
When I first opened it the lid foam fell down so I added double sided tape to secure it in. Also the pick foam and bottom foam are also loose, but that won't fall out unless you have it open and put it upside down. The customized foam is soft, it's not as dense as the competitor's foam. You can visibly see the squares even without putting any pressure on it vs. the competitor's which looks like one seamless piece. There are no instructions but it would be best that you leave at least 2 squares between each cavity or else the walls would be too weak.
The foam does work and protect. I put in 3 wireless mics, 3 instrument wireless packs, and various cables. I'm confident that it will all stay safe during repeated transport from gig to gig. If you can live with the foam not being as rigid as other's, you can't beat the price.
PROS: Great price, very strong.
CONS: Foam is soft. Not enough resistance when closing.
The only things I can nitpick about are the non locking latches. The big brand equivalent has them, but you can always just buy a regular lock and use the provided lock holes, I am sure it saves a few bucks off the cost. The pressure release valve is not automatic. Again, probably a cost saving measure, just remember to open and close it at the appropriate times. On the case I received, I noticed the foam on the inside had shrunk ever so slightly. No big deal except the top convoluted foam will not stay put and keeps falling out. Nothing some high strength adhesive spray couldn't fix though. The last thing is the mention of warranty, which I couldn't find anywhere. The big brands offer lifetime warranties, which may be a deal breaker for some people. Then again the case is so strong and overbuilt I don't know if you would ever need it.
In closing, this new hard case from Monoprice is a keeper. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs extreme protection and likes to save money.
PROS: Very strong, air tight, water tight, crush and dust proof. Overbuilt engineering at half the cost.
CONS: No locking latches, air valve is a manual non membrane type. Foam is slightly shrunk. Warranty is not specified.
I did order replacement cases and received a refund from Monoprice but the question in the back of my mind is "will this happen again?". The new cases did not perform the same way but the doubt is still there.
I could see dropping the case onto concrete from 10' in the air might yield the same outcome but to have the case topple from a "standing" position (on the case hinge) without any force onto CARPET was a bit much. Like I said, the new cases performed much better but the thought is still there. I will probably use a lock to keep the lid from coming completely open but those who order these cases in the future should be aware of this possibility and check them in a controlled environment.
PROS: Price, size
CONS: Potential unlocking issue
Much cheaper than the competition
PROS: VERY NICE CASE AIR TIGHT, JUST THE RIGHT WEIGHT, BUILT LIKE A TANK.
PROS: Military quality, industrial tough, rugged, waterproof, built to take a beating or be shipped around the world, great plunk n peel foam
I think this purchase was a great deal, and if they made one with a bit harder foam I would purchase a few more for different applications.
PROS: Extremely rugged, easy to handle pre-cut foam, closes and locks great.
CONS: The case is heavy, I would prefer a bit harder foam. The lid foam was loose but that was quickly fixed with a bit of glue...
PROS: Solid construction, Locks securely,Air decompressor.& Foam.
CONS: None that I can think of for the moment.
PROS: Great case. Extremely solid. I liked that the foam being scored so you can customize it to your needs. I plan to use it for a wireless mic, receiver, body pack, etc. Has an area where you could label if you wanted to. No problem with the latches as others may have noted. I have complete confidence that my equipment will be kept safe. It's extremely durable.
CONS: A little bit on the heavy side. A little big for my specific needs but I can always fill up the space.
PROS: High quality construction. Quite utilitarian.