quote:Originally posted by Andrew Strain
I use a pelican 1400 to store my slr gear while I'm working (mining exploration), but thats mainly due to the fact that my bag gets thrown around alot, and my camera is usually sharing my backpack with rocks, dirt, and plenty of rain.
Hiking, I usually toss the camera block from my camera bag into my hiking pack. You might want a rain cover over that if you expect wet weather, but cameras are pretty durable and won't generally need more protection than a semi-rigid case. The babied camera takes boring pictures, anyways, and battle damage adds character!
Pelican makes great cases of all sizes. Be aware though some stores really jack up the prices. London drugs have the best prices but you may need to order in the #1400. Colours are yellow or flat black or some have see-thru top lid. Lock placement holes and pressure valves [8D]
Whole - sale Outfitters, a big everything place, carries many Pelican models, but cost more
They also carry, if you desire , many many models and sizes of neoprene Rifle Cases that float, protect, some with outside compartments,straps. You could conceivably use and alter a small one to carry your unit set - up to goe, quick to open.$ 36 - 70 dollars.
Another option may be to look at fly/fishing rod cases, but they are probably too narrow for your uses.