Several years ago, when I had the chance to travel to the Coral Sea with Hal Chittum of Hell's Bay Boat and Chittum Skiff fame, I was looking for an all-inclusive solution to the problem of transporting a quiver of fly rods and reels sans tubes and bulky bags. The answer came in the form of a Pelican-brand gun case. Now Plano is jumping in the mix with its new field case. A long-time leader in tackle storage systems, this is another example of a gun case that can make the crossover. By cutting out spaces for your reels, you can then store a number of rods in their bags on top. There's also plenty of room for fly boxes like Cliff's Bugger Box, so you really do have an all-in-one solution -- with wheels.
Plano's versions range from $89 to $300 MSRP, and are available from a 19.343x14.892x8.937-inch version perfect for a camera set up or dedicated reel box to the 52.14x13x6.75-inch case that will hold more fly rods than you'll likely ever own. For more info check them out here.
Plano, IL (January 19, 2015) – In the jurisdiction of firearms and firearms storage, the most exacting of users are in law enforcement and the military – and justly so. Anything less than the best is unacceptable when lives and security are at stake. Product failure is intolerable; potentially dangerous, actually. And this is precisely why Plano doesn’t take the title of being ‘Mil-Spec’ lightly.
Demonstrating this commitment to integrity, Plano proudly introduces the Field Locker™ Mil-Spec Case series; instantly considered the finest firearms cases ever engineered. The robust series comes in five sizes and configurations, protecting valuable arms from pistols to long-guns and tactical weapons.
Precise measurements are first and foremost to being considered law enforcement and military grade. Each Field Locker Mil-Spec Case is carefully sized to fit and protect the firearms within, and can be trusted to exactly measure its stated specifications.
From there, it’s a checklist of quality componentry and vital features. Each case is formed using Plano’s inimitable molding process, which yields a reinforced shell that’s up to any task it’s assigned, from long and rugged travel to exposure to the elements.
Mil-Spec is a claim that Plano doesn’t make lightly or casually. Each of these five cases have been certified by an accredited test facility as meeting military specifications for immersion, dust, vibration and transit drop per MIL-STD-810G.
All Field Locker Mil-Spec Cases are watertight and dustproof. Secure sealing with premium Dry-Loc gaskets coupled with exact measurements insure that the contents won’t be adversely affected by water or dirty environments. This pledge to protection against environmental factors is advanced with the case’s Pressure Release Valve, which equalizes pressure divergence caused by altitude or temperature.
Military and law enforcement grade amenities continue. Over molded Heavy Duty Handles defy breakage while reducing fatigue to your hand on the move. Reinforced padlock gates tell would-be thieves to choose another victim; most padlocks fold flat, too. Each draw-down latch is built for durability and positioned with expert knowledge of what will be guarded on the inside, keeping those contents safe and secure.
Internally, each Field Locker Mil-Spec Case features double-density foam. Fully customizable, the foam layers can be configured to go hand-in-glove with your particular firearm.
And long-gun and tactical firearm carriers will be especially pleased by the final element of forethought that went into designing the three largest Field Locker Mil-Spec Gun cases. Each sports a pair of easy-glide enclosed ball bearing wheels to make the cases incredibly mobile and perfect for traveling.