Tips on How to Find and Configure Your Case - Part 1

1. How Big of a Case do You Need?

Your first step should be figuring out how big your case needs to be.  (This isn't always as simple as it seems!)

There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration:

How much foam do you need surrounding your equipment?

Consider the following:

  • Equipment sensitivity
  • How the case will be transported/handled
  • Type of foam being used

How will the items be configured in the case?

Consider the following:

  • Equipment grouping - will everything have its own pocket or can some items be grouped together?
  • Load balancing - it's always a good idea to try and distribute the weight evenly (or near the wheels should your case have them)
  • Thinking a certain case will work? Tape off the internal dimensions on a flat surface using masking tape and physically lay everything out to confirm it will fit
  • Foam thickness around the perimeter of the inside of the case.
  • Wall thickness between pockets - thicker walls will help ensure protection and improve durability
  • The Base to Lid ratio/measurements - do you want your equipment sitting below the split line of the case? (The split line is where the base and lid meet/split)

 Are there any special features or contours for the cases your looking at?

Consider the following:

  • Does your case have wheels or a pull handle?  If so, this may reduce the available space in certain areas of the case
  • Are the walls of the case tapered?
  • Rounded corners and curves.


All the above can seem daunting, but fear not!  There are a couple resources to help you out - and of course you can always reach out to us at Production Case with any questions and to help you finalize your solution with us.


Pelican provides drawings and CAD files to help their customers confirm a specific case will work for their project.  You can find them by clicking here

You can also find tons of information on the Canadian Made Nanuk Cases by visiting, selecting the case you're interested in then clicking on "Technical Docs"

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