Enjoy that vacation you've been saving up for and stay worry-free about your personal belongings packed in PELICAN's 30" Elite Vacationer Luggage. The lightweight, double-wall, injection-molded HPX® polypropylene resin body with polycarbonate trim withstands extreme loads up to 1,500 lbs. Recessed press-and-pull latches, TSA-approved combination lock, three carry handles and retractable pull handle ensure your luggage won't snag during transport and in baggage claim areas. Custom-designed ball-bearing wheels with solid hubs roll smoothly, reducing backbreaking friction and drag. Watertight O-ring seal keeps moisture out of your belongings while the automatic pressure equalization valve protects the contents. Stainless steel pins. Interior fabric spot-cleans easily. Passed submergence tests for one hour at a depth of one meter and free-fall impact tests with up to 25 lbs. of wt. Meets all airline checked baggage regulations less than 62". Manufacturer's limited lifetime excellence guarantee. Made in USA. Interior: 25.9"L x 17"W x 11"H. (2.78 cu. ft. of volume). Exterior: 28.5"L x 19.8"W x 12.6"H. Wt: 12.2 lbs. Colors: Grey/Black, Grey Blue, Grey/Purple, Grey/Red, Grey/Orange.
Rated 1 out of
Good idea, poor executionYou would think with a 'Pelican' product you'd get high quality and excellent design. I purchased a Pelican 22" carry-on model from Cabelas recently for an international trip. I've just returned and am very disappointed in the case. While I didn't have the damage some reviewers experienced, I did have major problems with the design. First, the double wall design gives very little room inside for a given dimension. As a carry-on case some airlines limit weight to 15 pounds. The case weighs in at 9 pounds, so that leaves very little weight you can add. Second, there is no lid organizer, so any packing in the lid immediately interferes with closing the case fully. Even if you leave the lid empty any spillover from the bottom makes latching the case closed very difficult. There needs to be a way to hold your belongings inside the case, away from the O-rings. Finally, the lock is easily reprogramed, even by accident. I had this happen on my trip and I can tell you trying every combo is not pleasant.
Very disappointed, for the first time, with a Pelican product. With the cost of these I expected much better.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 1 out of
Don't waste your moneyThis seems to be sturdy and good quality but it's not. The handle broke the 2nd time it was used and it was empty! Also at first glance it seems like it would be roomy but it's not. The inside is small. It is also heavy and bulky to travel with. No where near the quality you'd expect for the price you pay. The best thing about this item is Cabela's return policy.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 1 out of
Nice, but very fragileI fly twice a week with engineering tools/instruments, and all of my luggage is Pelican. I have a few of these "Elite" series luggage cases (2 in each of the 3 sizes), as well as 6 of the Storm cases. As you all know, the storm cases are as durable as it gets. These, however, are nowhere near as good. I've sent 3 of them back for warranty replacements (which I paid freight on 1 way). But if the cases are that easily damaged, then what's the point of spending this much money for the brand?
On a positive note, if you keep the wight under 40lbs, they last a lot longer than if you push the 50+lbs range (I've noticed that all of the damages occurred when my case is 50-60lbs (ya, no duh, but the storm cases are go to go at up to 70lbs). And I've had more damages on the 27" at those weights than on either of the other 2 sizes (22 & 30). I don't disagree with other reviewers about the lock having it's issues, but the push-lock latches work so well, I'm not as unhappy with the lame design of the locking latch that can be easily pried open- since 9/11, our luggage gets opened all the time anyway.
If the outer plastic borders were made of a better (less fragile) material, and the wheels were larger or more durable, they'd be a whole different animal.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 1 out of
HorribleNot only do I share in the complaint about the lock combo change that renders your luggage locked! It is so easy to pop the latch open with a pen! On top of that, my girlfriend and I were in Namibia when the problem happened at the security counter and they demanded we open the luggage so I had to break the latch with a pen, my girlfriend responded with a nastyemail and not a single bit of help so we threw them in the trash and had to spend the same amount of money to get new luggage there. They don't care about you or known issues with the luggage. I can't write a review on the smaller 22" cases because it won't let me click on it as a hyperlink.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 3 out of
WarningIt does not come with the enhanced travel system and Cabela's doesn't offer it seperately. I won't be purchasing the next one through Cabela's unless they get this added.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of
Update to earlier ReviewWhile I still have reservations about the sturdiness of the case, and the too-easy-to-change combination, I wish to report that the manufacturer provided me rapid authorization to return my case for repair. Instead of repairing, I received a brand new case. I was also told that their engineering group was investigating the issues reported by myself and another person. Based on the above, I feel it is fair to upgrade the rating, and I could recommend the case to others because the company stands behind their product.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 2 out of
Low Quality and FragileIf you are thinking of buying this luggage based on Pelican's reputation for making durable and high quality cases, don't be fooled. This is a fragile case made from brittle plastic.
Before the first leg of my trip was done, this luggage was already broken. The frame cracked. By the time I made it to my destination, the top of the colored frame had completely shattered.
When I made it home, I was not able to open the lock. Apparently, I accidentially changed my combination. I've owned many locks and luggage with built-in locks before. I've never experienced a lock with a combo that could be reset that easily.
In short, don't buy this item. There are lots of other hard case luggage options out there.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 3 out of
Unexpected FlawsI purchased the Pelican Vacationer with high expectations. On first use as a checked bag, I received it back with a piece of the color trim band broken off, and a line crack completely across the trim band. On close inspection, there is a gap behind the band allowing it to flex inward when struck. I believe that is the reason it broke.
Also, it is too easy to accidently place the combo lock opening switch in the reset position. If the switch is not returned to the zero position and someone spins the dials before locking the case, they will have changed the combination without knowing the numbers. From experience, it takes about an hour to work your way through the 1000 possible combinations. Although the case is still functional, I cannot recommend it to others. I intend to notify the manufacturer with a detailed letter and photos.