9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2011
The 930 case is solid, perfect size for carry-on-- even on smaller regional planes-- and is better engineered than the "other" cases. The latches are genius: bombproof yet easy to operate. The dividers offer much sturdier protection than the cubed foam if you want to fully load the case. Bigger lenses like a Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR or 135mm f2 fit nicely sideways, an 85mm will go in vertically. A Nikon D700 DSLR stands upright but taller bodies like a D3s or D3x will only stand up if the hotshoe presses flush inside the lid, which is bad juju, so best layout will be to put them flat. Overall an excellent value for optimal protection for your expensive gear!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
I bought this case for my DSLR camera. lenses, flashes and other accessories. I use this for permanent storage and transport. I am glad I got the padded divider rather than the foam. It provides greater flexibility as you can move segments around quickly and readjust the fit easily. I realized that I needed to curve some of the longer inserts to fit my DSLR snuggly. So I can see where the foam insert might provide a tighter fit. This case is nothing I want to lug around too often. Its is heavier than I expected, but that is what you get when you purchase a ruggedized, waterproof case. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase and choice of insert.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2011
I got two of the Nanuk cases on sale for $99 each from amazon. At that price, they were definitely worth the money. At the list price of over $200, I think probably not. They are made from much lighter weight material than a pelican, which I think means they're likely to be less durable. Also, if you pack them full, you can see the lid bow in the middle under the pressure, which means the moisture seal is not as impervious on the sides. Despite this, I did test mine with the garden hose and couldn't get it to leak. However, it's clearly not as stout as an equivalent pelican.
The two-stage latches, however, are very very nice and a big improvement over the pelican ones. I've never had a problem with the "knuckle busting" latches from pelican, but they do often require two hands to open. The nanuk ones are easier.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2014
1. Made in Canada.
2. Lots of room inside if there is no foam.
3. Secure clamp points to clamp a Nanuk shoulder strap to it.
4. Holes for locks.
5. Waterproof (I have not tested if it is).
6. This is probably the biggest you would want for a carry-on size when traveling. Anything bigger would be considered the size of a small suitcase.
1. A bit expensive but much cheaper if you buy it without foam. You can probably find other ways to make a tight fit on your case. perhaps bubblewrap, or clothes if you are traveling.
I didnt know that Nanook is Inuit for "polar bear'. That is what was on the small booklet that came inside the case. Interesting. I suppose that makes sense because the cases are meant to be strong and waterproof also (bears can swim). If there you ever have a chance of being stuck in the rain while holding a carry-on that has electronics, books, or thother things that cannot get wet, then this would make a good purchase for you in my opinion.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2011
The Nanuk 930 is a great case, especially for photographers on-the-go like myself. I have taken two big trips with this case, and was extremely impressed with its light weight, portable size and durability. It fits my 15" laptop plus accessories, including an external hard drive, quite comfortably. The "powerclaw" latches are easy to use and don't pop open, which adds a sense of security when you're running around carrying multiple cases and equipment. I have been partial to Pelican cases in the past, but the Nanuk 930 is lighter than my Pelican equivalent, and I also prefer the Nanuk's powerclaws to the Pelican's latches. My only complaint is that the Nanuk cases do not fit together quite as well as the Pelican cases when stacked on top of each other, which makes maneuvering and storing the cases a bit more difficult. Fortunately, that is a minimal flaw in comparison to the case's other attributes. I would highly recommend this case to other photographers, especially for extended traveling.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2013
I like this case because it has a great handle and the locking levers are superior to Pelican. Waterproof, sturdy, and a great deal at $95 without padding.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2013
I own a production company and I cart lots of expensive equipment. I own Pelican and Nanuk cases and really I have to say I like the Nanuk cases better. Probably the two biggest reasons are the closing mechanism (Nanuk has a claw like hook) and the inner padding (referring here to padded divider, not the foam). The inner padding is a little thinner so you can fit more stuff. Still protects just fine, its just not so overly thick that you waste space.
on September 23, 2014
This case is exactly what I expected and is perfect for taking my camera gear camping.
Mine holds a K-30 body, 7 lenses (28-70mm x2, 80-200mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm), 8 rechargeable AA's and the charger, filters, an auxiliary lens, and other odds and end like strap, cords etc.
Everything stays secure in this case, you can shake it around and nothing moves inside. Also, the latches are not overrated, I love them. Bottom line, I have only about $600 worth of equipment (what I paid), which is very cheap for camera equipment, but this $100 case was a worthy investment.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2010
I have the 930 case and I love it. I am a producer and when I am on location I need my small canon printer. My printer fits perfectly in this case as well as the extra ink and paper. It is durable and best of all east to open. There are removable foam compartments that give you flexibility on how you want to design it. Perfect for traveling, I know my printer will be safe inside this case. LOVE IT
on August 17, 2014
The well-made product – what is supposed to do the price is ridiculously high but if you don't want to these cases you need to replace the foam inserts this is the way to go to get the factory phone