Pelican is bringing the toughness that protects high end production gear to luggage with the ProGear Elite series. These are crush proof and watertight keeping them safe from the airlines while still being relatively lightweight. They come in 3 variants, a 22in carry-on version, the 27″ weekender, and the big daddy Vacationer coming in at 30″. The ProGear Elites has everything you need for your trip including plenty of space and pockets, a garment bag, and even a laundry bag.
The Pelican ProGrear Elite Series starts at $475 for the carry-on model and goes up to $645 for the 30″ Vacationer. The series comes in 6 different color/ trim combinations. You can buy the 22″ model right now, the larger models are coming soon.
Pelican Introduces Pelican ProGear™ Elite Luggage
Carry-on, Weekender and Vacationer Models Represent the Company’s First Luggage Line
TORRANCE, CA – August 6, 2014 – Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions, is unveiling Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage.
The hard shell luggage is lightweight, watertight and crush-proof. Available in three elite models, each are built for optimal travelling size and weight: 22-inch Carry-On (weighs 9.2 pounds empty), 27-inch Weekender (weighs 12.2 pounds empty), and 30-inch Vacationer (weighs 15.6 pounds empty).
All models are available with an optional enhanced travel system that includes a lid organizer, a toiletry kit, and a zippered shoe sack. The 27” Weekender and 30” Vacationer enhanced travel system also includes a garment bag and a laundry bag.
“We have infused Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage with the same Pelican-tough DNA our existing customers in the military, law enforcement and fire safety industries rely on in extreme situations. It’s extremely lightweight and durable, has a sleek looking design and distinctive color line,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products. “You can now check your baggage with confidence because Pelican ProGear™ Elite luggage is engineered to protect your belongings from the rigors of travel and just about any punishment baggage handlers can dish out.”
Designed Pelican-tough, each piece is virtually indestructible and has a double-wall polymer construction for increased durability and protection. The rugged yet lightweight construction incorporates a space efficient extended pull handle to maximize packing space and help avoid those pesky overage fees.
Additional features include an integrated TSA-approved combination lock, a smooth fabric interior for simple clean up and custom-designed solid-hub wheels for easy maneuverability. Press & Pull latches ensure luggage will remain secure under the stress of rough baggage handling and the demands of travel.
The exterior design is fresh and modern and comes in charcoal with a variety of trim choices (black, blue, orange, purple and red), so users can choose a configuration to fit personal preferences. The line is also available with an orchid exterior and black trim.
Pelican ProGear™ Elite Luggage ranges from MSRP $475 – $645 – The 22” Carry-On model is currently available for purchase. The 27” Weekender and 30” Vacationer are coming soon.
The 22” Carry-On can be purchased through their authorized dealers – http://www.pelican.com/dealers/distributor_map/. To learn more about this and the entire Pelican ProGear™ line, visit http://www.PelicanProGear.com.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Pelican Products, Inc.
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 28 offices and seven manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
About Behrman Capital
Based in New York City and San Francisco, Behrman Capital was founded in 1991 by Grant G. and Darryl G. Behrman. The firm invests in management buyouts, leveraged buildups and recapitalizations of established growth businesses. The company’s investments are primarily focused in five industries: health care, specialty manufacturing, business to business outsourcing, defense and information technology. The firm has raised five funds with a combined capital base in excess of $3.0 billion. For more information, please visit www.behrmancap.com.