Rugged, waterproof transport case.
You spend good money on great gear, so store and transport all of it in something up to the task. Black Box is resistant to just about any bad-vibe moment that might come your way on the great open road. Water & dust proof with a lightweight, shock absorbing, DIY-customizable foam interior, you can get your gear to where you need to be with confidence. While we hope your path there is smooth, you can depend on Black Box when it isn’t.
- Interior: 395x320x143mm | 15.6x12.6x5.6in
- Exterior: 430x380x154mm | 17x15x6
- Weight: 2.8kg / 6lbs 2.8oz
- Volume: 18L / 1098in3
- Materials: PP
- Temperature performance rating: -20°C to +80°C | -4°F to +176°F
How It Works
- IP67 water/dustproof rating
- Durable ABS thermoplastic construction
- Air pressure compensation valve
- Stackable exterior design
- Padlock tabs
- Fully DIY-customizable foam interior
- Available in 3 sizes
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- Perfect !!!
My GH3, my lens, microphone and other accessories found there a perfect position;-)
I ordered a second away !!!
This box is perfect, solid, sleazy, shockproof, waterproof, lockable by padlock or plastic clamps
- This case is perfect in every way-- I am us...
Price Value Quality
The Big Black Box is the the perfect size, I like having the extra room for additional film canisters or whatever, I feel very confident in the security of my Leica and that it is able to take almost any kind of abuse while in the Big Block Box,
The case is not too heavy and is easy to carry with the adjustable and very comfortable shoulder strap. My daughter thought it would make a cool handbag.
- This XSories Big Black Box...
I like that the case is very well padded and the foam can be "plucked" to roughly fit the shape of the item being stored. This does shut quite tightly and I have no doubt that it is dust and moisture proof.
We use Pelican cases for our long guns and this matched up quite favorably in terms of quality and protection.
- This hard shell container can withstand s...
The biggest downfall I see for this item, and it's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, is that the holes on either side for a lock are tiny. There aren't many locks that will fit this. If you want to transport a gun on a plane, you have to have a hard shell container with TSA locks to do so. There are locks that will fit this but you are sorely limited to something very thin. Other than that, this thing is great!
- So I have all sizes of both alu...
- Nice little safe case for your GoPro. The ca...
- The box itself is an excellent st...
If I could, I would deduct half a star for what seems to me to be a misleading item description and a distorted photo. I would not describe this as a big box, either in terms of its dimensions or its storage capacity. I understand that it is larger than some of the such boxes offered by this manufacturer. But that does not make it a big box. Nor, I suspect, is the box that the manufacturer labels 'huge' a huge box. More honest description/labeling of the box sizes would help. Another way to make the same point is to suggest that if you are thinking about ordering the 'big box' or any of the other sizes, carefully attend to the actual size before you order it.
That says nothing about the quality of the box itself, which is, I think excellent. The 4-star rating is meant to provide a head's up re: the actual size of the box.
- I am a 2-year owner and user of a Pelica...
For those debating Pelican versus XSories (a name brand I was unaware of), I'll make it simple: I could not determine any reasonable difference between the two products. They both provide a heavy, durable typically-larger-than-necessary level of protection. They are both created of similar polymer, that to my eyes: are the same. Both products provide similar configurable foam inserts (yes, its the same as Pelican's pick-n-pluck). Both products also provide foam inserts that are identical to my eyes and equally thick, automatic pressure equalization valves, and difficult-to-unlatch latches. FYI, they are difficult to latch/unlatch as a result of creating a watertight seal.
The case is most often used for, and marketed to secure cameras, but it works equally well for firearms. You will need a case like this to stow your handgun in your check-in luggage the next time you fly. The case also has rudimentary cutouts for TSA-approved locks, as you'd expect.
Good or bad... how does the XStories set itself apart?
- It comes with a nice removable shoulder strap, with metal couplers.
- They put their logo sticker on both sides of the case, as you can see from Amazon's photos. I immediately peeled mine off, and it was the typical not-easy-to-remove glue. Hey XSories: Fix this. No one likes that experience and no one wants your logo in red on the side of their nice black case.
- Includes a 3"x4" sticker (not stuck to the product, thankfully) for you to display as you see fit
- Made in China. The Pelican case is made in America. Some of you care about this, and want to know before buying.
- 30 day 'i just dont like it' for any-reason return policy. Customer pays for shipping.
- Lifetime warranty against defects. Customer pays for shipping.
- I transport a lot of electroni...
Xsories is a new entry into a market dominated by Pelican. Pelican is a premium brand and you pay for its stature. But you get an excellent case.
Xsories offers three cases, all of which are worthy competitors to Pelican and have lower prices for equivalent sizes.
The XSories Big Black Box 2.0 Shockproof Waterproof Storage Case feels as sturdy as a Pelican case. Made of “ ultra high-impact ABS plastic”, it doesn’t flex much when pressed. At some point, I will figure out a kind of torture test like dropping it with an unused camera inside on to a concrete floor. But visually and to the touch, the case feels strong. The latches are positive and there is a hasp for a lock. The case may also be fitted with a strap which is a definite advantage over any of my Pelican cases. There is also a grip handle.
The inside of the Big Black Box is not particularly commodious, measuring about 10 x 7 x 3 inside.
The interior is fitted with a foam insert that has been pre-cut into small cubes. You just pluck out the cubes to create a space shaped to fit your components. This means putting some effort into designing your inside to get maximum utility from the space. There is a foam layer on the bottom of the case and inside the lid. Your equipment inside is going to be well protected from shock.
This is an all-climate case with an operating range of -40f through +176f. The case is described as “water-proof”, though I am not sure just what the limits of that claim are. I do know t7hat heavy rain and winter slush will probably not penetrate. There is also an air pressure compensation valve, though I have never knowingly used this feature on a case.
Overall, Xsories has created a very worthy and less expensive competitor to Pelican and other “premium” brands, though you might want to consider the next step up in their line, the “Huge Black Box” which offers more interior space. It all depends on your needs. The “Big Black Box” weighs less than 2 pounds, the “Huge Black Box” weighs slightly over 4 pounds, which is also a considceration.
I like this case. So far I think it compares very well to the more expensive Pelican.
- OK.. first with the "bad".. This...
So with that being said this case is INSANE! It's pretty much the case you should put your favorite gear in.
I use it to hold My Rebel, lens & accessories that I use at work. I usually am taking the camera on the road and use it to take pictures of hydrants, utility work, inclement weather etc.. so it gets tossed around.
I usually use a back-pack style bag - but this is SO much better, I like it's waterproof and shock properties, plus it's just the right size to hold my gear safe and sound. It also comes with a strap but I just use the handle like a lunch box.
Speaking of dust and water resistance- It has an air pressure compensation valve by the handle. On it, it says "Auto Pressure Valve IP67 Rated" so I did a little digging and found out what IP67 means found this on SourceTech411:
"The two numbers in the IP67 rating code rating refer to:
6 – ” Dust Protected “; Totally protected against dust ingress.; complete protection against contact
7- ” Immersion Protected “; Protected against short periods of immersion in water.Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).
Test duration: 30 minutes; Immersion at depth of at least 1 m measured at bottom of device, and at least 15 cm measured at top of device"
So I feel confident in the dust and water resistance of this case for sure.
The foam inserts are pre-scored into 1/2" squares you pop out the ones you want to help fit your gear in very easily.
The two snaps clip into metal bars with a very solid click.
While I am not going to drop this in acid, water or a dust-storm; I do trust this case with my camera, memory cards and even my phone - this is a tough case!
- I was a bit shocked when I opened this box...
- 1. Very well made, thick durable plastic, ...
2. Nice Strap included
3. Auto pressure valve
4. Very comparable to Pelican cases
5. Easy to customize fit for your contents