When we invest our money into gear, the goal is to be able to use it, and store it for years to come. The problem then becomes, how do we store it safely without going broke in the process? Over the years, I have personally had the unfortunate experience of losing expensive DSLR cameras, and lenses because I lacked storage solutions that could withstand the environmental conditions I exposed them to. I’ve tried storing equipment in polymer cases purchased from, Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, and several other big name retailers. They all failed me at one time or another. The only brand of case that have withstood my use and abuse were ones made by Pelican Products, whose cases are known around the world for their durability. Naturally, you can understand my skepticism when three cases arrived in the mail from a company I had never heard of before, the Boulder Case Company.

When my package of items arrived it contained the J1000, J2000, and J3000 series cases from the Boulder Case Company. I performed a quick inspection to check for damage, and to get a better understanding of what type of case I was dealing with. My initial impression was, indifference. These cases seemed to be similar to other brands of cases, and featured standard locking mechanisms commonly found on other cases. I then began to formulate my plans for a series of true Alaskan style torture tests. Before we get into the details of the tests I performed, lets look at the specifications of the cases.


  • J1000: Length 4.40″  Width 3.05″ Depth: 1.40″
  • J2000: Length 6.47″ Width 4.13″ Depth: 1.64″
  • J3000: Length 8.38″ Width 4.66″ Depth: 1.88″

Colors Available:

  • J1000: Black, Blue, Yellow, Red, White
  • J2000: Black, Blue, Yellow, White
  • J3000: Black, Blue, Yellow


  • J1000 : 3.8 Ounces
  • J2000: 7.5 Ounces
  • J3000: 10.6 Ounces
Boulder Case Company | Tough-As-Nail Cases
Hinge and seal of J2000 case. Held water tight against the Matanuska River, Alaska

 Features on all models:

  • Stainless Steel hinge pins
  • 80 Feet (28 Meters) water resistance
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 1/8″ Foam lining
  • O Ring seals
  • Nylon lanyard for easy carry
  • Made of high impact Arcylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS plastic)

The Alaskan Torture Test

When testing a case that has a lifetime warranty, I put that warranty through its paces. If the manufacturer claims a lifetime warranty, then they have faith in the superior quality of the product they are marketing. I consider it my right as a consumer to make sure the company knows people like us here at The Loadout Room, are out there testing their product to its limits. It was with this mindset that I devised the tests I performed. I thought about what sort of hazards a hunter, or wild life photographer might encounter while in nature. I held nothing back in my attempts to destroy these cases.