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Coming Soon: New Peli™ Air Cases, Up To 40% Lighter

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peli-products-europe-pelicase-case-logoSince 1976, the Peli™ classic Protector™ case has been the go-to protective case solution for millions of people worldwide. It has made an impact in industries ranging from military and aerospace to photography and hunting. Now, Peli goes to the next level.

At the Hannover Messe Tradeshow over the weekend, Peli announced the long awaited introduction of Peli Air cases.

PelAir_1555_PD.1These new cases have been engineered to maintain the same standard of durability, but reduce the weight of each case by up to 40 percent and offer new additional sizes to the current Peli classic or Peli Storm lines. Peli’s engineering team faced the challenge of building lightness into every facet of the design without compromising Peli’s renowned durability. By working with a team of materials scientists, Peli was able to construct cases that are the lightest protective cases on the market today.

Available in six long-form, travel-ready sizes, Peli Air cases are constructed of premium lightweight HPX2 resin, the next generation of Peli’s proprietary formula that rebounds to stress without breaking. With the busy traveller in mind, the 1535 Peli Air case (Wheeled Carry On) and the 1615 Peli Air case (Wheeled Check In) complies with current airline size regulations.* Other new models are the medium-sized 1485, 1525 and 1555, and the large-sized 1605 cases.

Additional models are currently in development with more than 20 new sizes coming over the next 18 months. Each case passes the same rigorous performance tests (impact, drop, submersion, high and low temperature) that Peli has proven during 40 years.

Peli Air cases are available with several configurations:

  • No Foam (empty)
  • Pick N Pluck™ foam – manually customizable cubed foam
  • Padded Dividers – newly redesigned with a fully-sewn tub, felt exterior and high-visibility yellow interior, making it easier to identify equipment
  • TrekPak™ – a completely new divider system with rigid, customizable panels and locking pins

PelAir_1605_Foam“The Peli brand is synonymous with protection and has set the gold-standard in the protective case market for more than 40 years,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Peli Products. “While using the Peli classic case design as the basis for the new range, our engineers have spent the past two years reimagining the classic case with a focus on taking out weight while maintaining the same high level of performance that customers have come to expect from Peli. The revolutionary Peli Air case design underscores Peli’s continued commitment to innovation and making a legendary product even better.”

The Peli Air Cases are backed by the company’s legendary lifetime guarantee of excellence (where applicable by law). Peli Air cases will be available through selected distributors from the end of June, 2016.

For more information on Peli Air cases and the full Peli line, visit www.peli.com/air.

*Check with your airline for exact measurement requirements.

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Jeff chats to… Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, about diving in the UK and the O’Three brand

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Sean Webb, Director of O’Three, the well-known UK-based manufacturer of custom drysuits and wetsuits.

After a bath time quarrel with his sister, Sean’s Mum taught him a lesson.

She held his head underwater for what she thought was long enough for that lesson to sink in (We are talking the mid 60’s here), but the lesson learned wasn’t the one that was intended. It was then that Sean realized he was comfortable, in or under the water. He was six.

The coasts of Devon and Dorset became his playground. 17 years later, with a trip around the world and some incredible diving under his belt, Sean Webb founded O’Three.

Now in its 32nd  year, O’Three has evolved from a business with roots that are unashamedly rooted in UK diving, to a niche brand being enjoyed all over the world by discerning recreational, technical and commercial divers alike.

Find out more at www.othree.co.uk


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Fourth Element release new freediving suit

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For 20 years fourth element have been pioneers of underwater thermal protection, experience they now bring to freediving.

Designed for recreational freediving, their new RF collection uses a optimum combination of Glideskin, Smoothskin and lined neoprene to maximise your freedom in the water, allowing you to focus on your breath, visualise and reach your limit.

The 3/2mm RF1 suit is easy to don, yet effectively sealed by Smoothskin seals at the wrists, ankles and neck. A ‘black-out’ zipper and robust inner linings ensure that this suit is more versatile than open cell suits, but water ingress is minimised keeping you warmer for longer.

Glideskin panels over the shoulders and along the legs give excellent stretch, improving fit and hydrodynamics, while subtle knee protection and more durable linings elsewhere ensure that this suit is practical for freediving in many environments.

The RF1 suit can be combined with the new RF vest to enhance thermal protection. This creates 6mm on the critical torso area and 3mm protection for the head, keeping suit flush to a minimum without adding restrictive bulk.

Discover the Recreational Freediving collection HERE

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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