Pelican Cargo Cases have Landed

Pelican got its start in 1976, designing and manufacturing lighting and other waterproof items for the SCUBA diving industry. But when customers began repurposing their waterproof Pelican first aid kits to protect a wide range of delicate items, founder Dave Parker saw the future of his company. Over the years, a range of strategic business acquisitions and leadership hires has led Pelican to become a household name in protective cases. But to describe their offerings as protective cases would be a simplification of the wide range of products they have developed. Pelican manufacturers tactical flashlights, bags and backpacks, drinkware, coolers, protective armor for electronics, rugged specialized cases for a variety of industries, biothermal transportation solutions, and now vehicle cargo solutions too.

Molded and assembled in the USA, Pelican Cargo cases are much more than protective plastic boxes.

“Pelican Cargo cases are the perfect solution to keep your valuable gear, clothing, tools, and even dry food organized, secured, and protected. Built with the same legendary performance and quality Pelican is known for, Pelican Cargo cases are extremely durable, weather tested, and feature a limited lifetime guarantee (cases only). Ready to mount and protect, Pelican Cargo cases can be attached to your roof rack, truck bed, or stored in your SUV.”

Secure-mount, Quick-release Hardware

Pelican’s Cargo cases can be paired with a variety of mounting solutions, allowing users to choose the best possible vehicle placement for their specific needs. There are four different options available:

  • Roof mounting kit
  • Saddle mounting kit
  • Cross-bed mounting kit
  • Side mounting kit

No matter which configuration users select, Cargo box lids remain accessible, even when the cases are secured in place. Specific mounts are offered for Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Jeep, Ram, and if you have a vehicle that isn’t listed, there are universal options as well. No drilling is required for mounting and TSA-compliant padlocks or cable locks are available to secure one or both sides of Cargo cases.


Purpose-built Designs

Pelican’s range of Cargo cases is designed for versatility, but they also fit a variety of specific use-cases.

The BX90R and BX140R were specifically designed for mounting on the roof of your vehicle with a compatible roof rack or tie-down points.


The BX55S and BX85S nest snugly along the sides of your truck bed but can also work on the roof of your vehicle.


BX50, BX80, BX135, and BX255 were designed to protect smaller items: kitchen kits, tools, dry goods, or outdoor gear. These square and rectangular Cargo cases fit in the back of your SUV or truck bed.

Pelican Cargo Case Design and Features

A: Heavy-duty Lay-flay HandlesStow flat when cases are stored/mounted; lock at 90 degrees when deployed. Wide, full grip.

B: Tie-down Plates – Designed specifically to work with Pelican’s Cargo case mounting solutions, these tie-down plates can also be used to secure Cargo cases with ratchet straps or rope.

C: E-Coated Steel LatchesTwin-layer electroplate coating protects these durable metal latches from corrosion for a long life of use.

D: Mounting Kit Interface Plate – Accepts mounting kit draw latch/connection point and can also be utilized as an additional tie-down point.

E: Roto-molded Design – Hard-wearing, durable plastic construction protects from impact and is UV resistant.

F: Weather Resistant/DustproofThe rubber gasket inside the lid comes with a Mil-Spec 810G rating, protecting the contents from blowing rain and dust.


Pelican’s new Cargo cases come with a limited lifetime warranty and vehicle mounting solutions carry a 3-year warranty.


Cases range in price from $250-$450. Fit your vehicle here or check out the full range of Cargo cases on Pelican’s website.

Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living in Boulder, Colorado. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz