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Nanuk Cases

Named after the Inuit for 'polar bear', these tough protective cases are designed to survive in the harshest conditions. Now available in the UK from SAM Cases.

NANUK™ is a complete line of waterproof and impact-resistant protective cases from Canadian case manufacturer Plasticase. With innovative features such as the PowerClaw latch and tough NK-7 resin, Nanuk cases are recognised around the world for their high quality and distinctive style.

Strength Built In

NANUK cases are waterproof and dustproof, IP67 rated with a long lasting watertight seal that ensures nothing gets in. Indestructible yet lightweight, the shock-absorbent NK-7 resin body with thick walls and oversized details prevent damage to the case and its delicate contents.

Super Sleek Design

Strength doesn't mean scrimping on design. The NANUK range of cases are characterised by a distinctive combination of soft rounded corners and strongly defined lines which, together, result in a decidedly modern looking protective case.

Trusted by the Professionals

NANUK cases are used in some of the most demanding professions in the world, from medical and military to photography, sports, and more. Whether it's for work or play, protect your mission critical equipment with a NANUK case.

Nanuk Cases

SAM Cases have been experts in the field of designing, manufacturing, and providing service for its customers for over 25 years. Their knowledge, experience and versatile capabilities make them the UK's leading custom/bespoke manufacturer of padded foam sets/dividers to complete custom case solutions. If you require a custom solution incorporated into a NANUK case, get in touch today.

SAM Cases' retail sister site, Cases UK, can provide all of the NANUK cases found on this site as an 'off-the-shelf' option. Visit Cases UK today to explore our ready-to-ship range of cases from NANUK.

Nanuk PowerClaw Latch

PowerClaw Latching System

The PowerClaw Latch on all Nanuk cases has been engineered to keep your case tightly closed using compressive force while the integrated slide lock prevents the case from opening during transit or when dropped. Its hard wearing construction ensures your precious items remain secure inside the case, wherever you are.

Nanuk waterproof case

Waterproof & Dustproof

Nanuk cases are IP67 rated to ensure that your sensitive equipment stays dry and dust free. Watertight to a depth of 1m (3.3ft) for 30 minutes and impervious to dust, the high quality EPDM provides a watertight seal that will last. The integrated auto-pressure valve allows air to pass through while preventing water from entering the case.

Nanuk case handle

Soft Grip Handle

Every case in the Nanuk series comes with a soft grip handle, made for maximum comfort and durability. The frame of the handle uses the same NK-7 lightweight and indestructible resin as the body of the hard case. Coated in an impact-resistant soft material, it makes the case more comfortable and easier to carry.

Nanuk case wheels

Polyurethane Smooth Wheels

Several cases in the Nanuk range (including all the long cases) come equipped with polycarbonate wheels moulded with polyurethane. The wheels, with their stainless steel bearings, provide smooth quiet mobility, allowing you to easily transport heavy or bulky equipment across various terrains and in all weather conditions.

Nanuk case retractable handle

2-Stage Retractable Handle

Transporting equipment is made much easier with the two-stage retractable handle available on several cases in the Nanuk range including the 935, 938, 950 and several larger models. This ergonomic telescopic handle can be adjusted to two different heights and features a quick release button that enables one-handed operation.

Nanuk case spring-loaded handle

Spring-Loaded Handle

Some of the larger models in the Nanuk range such as the 960 and long cases come with two extra-long spring loaded handles that retract on release, reducing the risk of damage during transit. Together with the universal soft grip handles, they make transporting goods comfortable and hassle-free.

Nanuk case lid

Stay-Open Lid Technology

For easier access to your gear, all models in the Nanuk range come with a lid stay integrated into the hinge so that the case lid remains open when you need it to stay open, with less chance of the case closing on your fingers. Just one of several innovative features of Nanuk cases.

Nanuk case padlock hole


Nanuk cases come with two padlockable hasps moulded directly into the case. On the wheeled and long models, reinforced metal padlock holes add even more strength. The TSA approved combination padlock is an ideal accessory for frequent flyers to keep your items secure within the case.

Nanuk case panel mount

Top & Bottom Panel Mount

The lower half of all Nanuk cases (and the upper half of several models) includes a solid inner lip designed specifically for the purpose of panel mounting. This integrated bezel system lets you secure a faceplate to your Nanuk case without weakening its structure or compromising its water resistance.

Stackable Nanuk cases


Safely stacking cases on top of each other allows you to make the best use of space during transit. Nanuk cases come with integrated feet on the rear of the case, and these interlock with the front of the case, allowing you to stack multple cases of the same size.

Nanuk case colours

Up to 10 Colours

One of the distinctive features of the overall Nanuk range is the sheer choice of colour options available. From colours that stand out such as orange, yellow and lime to colours that blend in such as olive drab and graphite, you get to choose the most appropriate colour for your particular needs.

Nanuk case sizes

Many Different Sizes

Nanuk cases are available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. Whether you need to transport large bulky items or a small piece of equipment, there's a Nanuk case for you. And with custom options available from SAM Cases, we can ensure you have the right case for your needs.

Nanuk case accessories
Nanuk Case Accessories

Nanuk cases are versatile and can be supplemented with a wide range of case inserts and accessories including:

  • Cubed foam sets
  • Padded dividers
  • Lid organisers
  • Panel kits
  • Shoulder strap
  • TSA approved lock

Nanuk cases have been embraced by professionals and enthusiasts alike. They meet the challenging demands of people operating in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Photography and broadcast
  • Medical and scientific
  • Emergency, fire and rescue
  • Military
  • Law enforcement
  • Industrial and energy
  • Outdoor sports
  • and many more.

Nanuk Cases have proven themselves in some of the harshest most challenging conditions, withstanding:

  • High-altitude drops
  • High-force impact
  • Water submersion
  • Dusty environments
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Repetitive shocks
  • and much more.

NANUK protective cases have been subjected to a series of controlled laboratory tests by an independent lab to prove their suitability for use in extreme and hazardous conditions. From standard waterproof standards to more complex testing, NANUK cases have been through rigorous analysis and awarded the following certifications:


IPX7 Ingress Protection
NANUK cases can be submerged in up to 1 metre of water for a period of 30 minutes without leakage or damage of any sort


IP6X Ingress Protection
NANUK cases demonstrate 100% protection against dust. Nothing gets in


ATA Specification 300 Category 1
Suitable for a minimum of 100 airline trips. NANUK also stands up to heavy impacts. No damage occurs when a 6kg dart falls on to the case's weakest point from a height of 0.5 metres


ASTM D-4169 DC-18
For the drop test, weights ranging from 6.8kg to 31.8kg fall onto the case from a height of no less than 48cm. Drop weight is determined by case size


ASTM D-4169 DC-18
This test determines NANUK's ability to withstand repetitive shocks that can occur during loose-loaded transportation. NANUK stands up to this extreme test of vibration resistance.


ASTM D-4169 DC-18
Simulated rainfall lasts 20 minute​s​ per case side at a rate of 10​ ​cm/hr. During a second test, rain falls at a rate of 10​ ​cm/hr while the case is heated 18 degrees F higher than the water​’s​ temperature. The second test lasts 4 hours. No water finds its way in.


The case is submerged in a basin of water 1​ ​m deep for 1 hour. For this test, the case is heated to 40 degrees F higher than the water​’s​ temperature. Again, NANUK easily withstands these extreme conditions.

"SAM Cases have been experts in the field of designing, manufacturing, and providing service for its customers for over 25 years. Their knowledge, experience and versatile capabilities make them the UK's leading custom/bespoke manufacturer of padded foam sets/dividers to complete custom case solutions."

If you require a custom solution incorporated into a NANUK case, get in touch today.

If you're looking for non-custom solutions, please take a look at Cases UK.

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