For many GovX members, travel is a total way of life. Whether you’re commuting or adventuring, you need the confidence of reliable storage and travel gear to keep your valuables safe and accessible. Pelican is the maker of hardback cases for laptops and tablets, travel backpacks with hard storage for valuables, heavy-duty coolers for camping, hunting, and fishing, watertight firearm cases, and many more. If you’re a GovX member on the go, get your Pelican military discount on this tough and long-lasting gear.
Pelican was founded in 1976 by Dave Parker in a Torrance, California garage. An avid Scuba diver since age 11, Parker recognized the need for rugged flashlights and cases that wouldn’t leak or fail. So he set out to build a better product than any other on the market. With years of hard work and sacrifice, Pelican™ Products became a reality with its first product patent, the Pelican Float. The legendary SabreLite™ flashlights and Protector™ Cases soon followed.
After a few years of ramping up the organization, 2008 was a banner year that saw Pelican Products execute an aggressive growth strategy highlighted with international expansion and acquisitions. This resulted in new sales offices and manufacturing facilities across the globe, the creation of Pelican Australia, the launch of the Advanced Area Lighting Group and exponential growth following the purchase of its nearest case competitor, Hardigg Industries, which nearly doubled the company’s size overnight and made it the largest manufacturer of equipment protection cases in the world. Most recently Pelican acquired Trimcast Pty. Ltd., an Australian-based custom packaging solutions provider.
*Pelican ships out of Virginia