Superbox/Gorilla Box Review Help

#1
Hi Guys,

I need a solid box to transport equipment and came across the Superbox/Gorilla box.
Has anyone used one before?

Question for people who have, does it have a handle so it can be used like a roller duffle bag?

Thanks
 
#2
You can buy a Gorilla Box with wheels. They have a strap to enable you to drag it along behind you.
 
#3
I shouldn't even bother with a Gorilla box - simply put, they are crap:

a) The slightest knock will split or crack the case.
b) The wheels WILL fall off.
c) RAF loadies managed to smash a wheel and crack the lid in one journey.
d) They look rugged (but aren't), this normally means they get put on the bottom of pallets & will crack especially if a ratchet strap goes anywhere near them.

I'd look at buying a couple of the 'Pelikan' cases, fair enough they are expensive, but are spot on for what they do. The small ones are about a tenner and are big enough for a couple of smartphones, the biggest I've seen are about £80 and you can comfortably stick a laptop and other bits and bobs in it.

In case I wasn't clear, stay away from Gorilla boxes. If you are near any NATO bases don't buy one of the Ciano's boxes, as they are even worse than Gorilla's offerings.
 
#5
Krazy_Ivan is right. If you use one, make sure you close the lid properly which makes the structure a little more rugged, otherwise it will fall apart quicker than a badly made Airfix kit.
 
#6
#7
Afternoon DG

Not sure about rollers but we used to make roller skids for heavy gear flightcases during load in (music biz not army).

Thomann have a range of own brand flightcases under the brand name Thon. Thomann are probably the biggest music supply company in Europe, an Amazon.com for musos.

Thon Accessory Case 38x30x28 BK - Thomann UK heres a £45 33 litre case as an example

Heres where there made and at 4min or so see one being chucked out a 1st floor window and the contents then sampled as intact.
Thon Flightcases - YouTube

Some user reviews on the roadie forum Blueroom
Thon flightcases? - Blue Room technical forum

Or check out used cases on spider engineering, never bought from them but they seem to be spoken of quite a bit in Blueroom.
Used Cases

Hope that is of some use

coP
 
#8
Peli Storm cases come in avariety of sizes. Mine is still good as new and it has a lifetime guarantee just in case the RAF figure out a new way to destroy luggage
 

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