Built to survive the outdoors, water, dust and abuse of all kinds the NANUK 985 is a clear favorite of sportsmen, sportswomen, hunters, law enforcement and the military due to its relatively compact size and its compatibility with firearms.
In fact, this is the perfect size long case for civilian car and police cruiser trunks and fits a single rifle, AR-15, takedown shotgun and many other guns.
The NANUK 985 features two spring-loaded handles and rolls smoothly on its polyurethane wheels also making it the perfect protection solution for photo and video pros who trust the NANUK 985 as a lighting kit travel case or a tripod hard case.
Built to organize, protect, carry and survive tough conditions, the 985 waterproof hard case is impenetrable and indestructible with a lightweight, tough NK-7 resin shell.
Its four (4) PowerClaw latches, two of which feature an integrated TSA accepted key lock, keep your equipment securely locked during transit but accessible for inspection by the TSA when required.
With NANUK’s exclusive locking and latching system, your case stays shut and secured until you are ready to open it.
This indestructible MIL-Spec case is equipped with a lid stay feature to keep the case safely open when in use and reinforced stainless-steel eyelets can be used to secure additional padlocks.
The NANUK 985 protective case comes with a soft grip and ergonomic handle to make it easy and comfortable to transport. The handle features stainless steel hardware and is spring-loaded to keep it out of harm’s way when traveling or during shipping. This transport case is also equipped with an automatic pressure release valve and an integrated bezel system.
This MIL-Spec injection molded case is backed by a lifetime warranty. Inside, products can be secured with solid foam, custom foam or the case can be purchased empty.
- Interior (LxWxH) 36.6 × 14.5 × 6″
930 x 368 x 152 mm
- Exterior (LxWxH) 39.7 × 17.3 × 6.6″
1010 x 440 x 168 mm
- Lid Depth 1.6″ | 41 mm
- Base Depth 4.4″ | 112 mm
- Internal Volume 3184 cu.in | 1.73 cu.ft | 52.2 L
- Weight (empty) 15.8 lb | 7.2 kg
- Temperature Range Min -20°F (-29°C ) | Max 140°F (60°C)
- Material Lightweight NK-7 resin
- Max buoyancy 100 lb | 45.4 kg
- Padlock Holes Diameter 0.340"
- Airline carry-on No*
*Check with your airline carrier before travelling.
Between the excellent customer service and the high quality product you get Nanuk is an excellent choice for a gun case.
Initial examination of the case appears to be in excellent condition after shipping. Glad there are wheels on the case, it’s not a light-weight and once loaded with equipment could be awkward to transport without them. The foam is reasonably dense and should meet my requirements, will find out for sure once I cut it to customize the interior layout. Would be nice if Nanuk offered the option of software on the website to design and then custom cut foam to client specifications beyond the few currently offered on the website; I was looking at another vendor who does it but wanted to keep my purchase within Canada instead of ordering the same case from south of the border. Much nicer when foam is machine cut with electric wire or CNC/laser. Like the positive feel of the latches and hermetic seal of the lid plus having positive stops instead of just flopping open. The metal liners in the hasp holes are a nice touch as are the TSA locks built-in to the latches. When ordering foam would be nice to see open-cell (polyurethane) ‘pick-n-pluck’, solid open-cell, and closed-cell (polyethylene) foam options offered on the website. Perhaps even anti-static polyethylene foam or Semi-vel foam topper could be offered.
The case is great. Size and shape are cool. But way too pricey!
I was looking for a high quality travel case for my turkey shotgun and believe I found it in this case. It’s sturdy and well built without being too heavy, has built in TSA locks, and easily customized foam inserts. Only request I might have it to make one slightly smaller. Many airlines have a 62 inch limit (length + width+ height) before charging oversized bag fees. The Nanuk 985 totals just over 63 inches. On a recent flight to Missouri with my turkey shotgun on American Airlines I was not charged an oversized luggage fee ($200! on their website) thankfully but a slightly smaller case would take the worry out of travel and would still easily fit most takedown guns. Love the case !
Foam was tougher to cut than pelican but overall seems like a great case
I was searching for a cost effective low profile container that actually sealed and held together for my ATV.
Found a guy who tested 5 brands and the NANUK actually out performed the over priced, over rated Pelican containers on all levels at a better price!
The latches are great and the overall construction is solid.
If the 985 is a representative of all of NANUK products, then I would most definitely recommend their products.
Very well-built case with all the features you’d need. Wheels, two locks, and high-quality foam. While definitely more expensive than other cases, its potential multi-purpose use, totally make it worth it.
Great product. Just wish for a little more space to put extras in
- Interior (LxWxH)
- Interior (LxWxH)
- Exterior (LxWxH)
- Exterior (LxWxH)
- Lid Depth
- Base Depth
- 36.6 × 14.5 × 6″
- 930 x 368 x 152 mm
- 39.7 × 17.3 × 6.6″
- 1010 x 440 x 168 mm
- 1.6″ | 41 mm
- 4.4″ | 112 mm
- 3184 cu.in | 1.73 cu.ft | 52.2 L
- 15.8 lb | 7.2 kg
- 44 × 14.5” × 6”
- 1118 x 368 x 152 mm
- 47.1 × 17.3 × 6.6”
- 1196 x 440 x 168 mm
- 1.6″ | 41 mm
- 4.4″ | 112 mm
- 3828 cu.in | 2.21 cu.ft | 62.7 L
- 17.8 lb | 8.1 kg
Smooth & Silent rolling on any surface
Smooth mobility is a major advantage, especially when transporting cumbersome equipment. The NANUK 985 case features polycarbonate wheels molded with polyurethane. Similar to what you’d find on rollerblades, these wheels, along with their sealed stainless steel bearings, ensure a quiet, effortless trip over a multitude of terrains and through lots of weather conditions.
TSA PowerClaw Latches
One step up with Lockable PowerClaw Latches
We found a way to make our patented PowerClaw latches even better - they are now lockable! The NANUK 985 case has two TSA PowerClaws and adds another layer of security to your case. All our TSA Latches bear the Travel Sentry® Red Diamond logo, which allows security personnel to open your case for inspection when required during travel. Each lock has a special TSA001 to TSA003 code, which is used by the TSA, CATSA and other security agencies to know which secure tool to use to open the lock.
IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof
Go where no case has gone before.
NANUK protective cases were primarily designed for front line protection, search and rescue missions, first responders, military, industrial, marine and diving uses. The professionals that rely on NANUK cases require a reliable, waterproof solution which resists deformation and fatigue. NANUK ensures a long-lasting, watertight seal - nothing gets in – nothing!
Indestructible & Lightweight NK-7 Resin
Get High-Impact Protection with a fraction of the weight.
Impact-resistant, lightweight, and armed with NK-7 resin body, the NANUK 985 protective case is designed with rounded corners, thick, strong walls, and oversized details. No matter what nature throws its way, NANUK is built to survive. This NANUK is shock-absorbent to prevent damage to the case and, more importantly, to the valuable contents.
Design & Colors
Stand out with a unique design and color selection.
Rounded corners and chamfered edges merge with strong character lines to deliver a design that is as sleek and modern as it is tough and reliable. Be it for aesthetic preference or more practical purposes, color choice is an important feature for many NANUK users - choose from up to nine colors depending on the case. Color options range from emergency red to military olive, meaning that you can blend in or stand out, whatever the task entails.
Automatic Pressure Release Valve
Keep your case from sealing shut. Automatically.
Changes in altitude, temperature, humidity and geographic location create a “vacuum lock” which can effectively seal a case shut. NANUK's integrated auto-pressure valve equalizes this atmospheric pressure difference. Using state-of-the-art technology, the micro vent allows air to pass through while preventing water from entering.
Spring Loaded & Soft Grip Handle
Comfortable handles that stay out of your way during storage
NANUK's soft-grip handles make heavy transportation comfortable and convenient. On the LONG series cases, you'll find the added benefit of two extra-long spring-loaded handles that retract when released, minimizing the chances of damage during transit.
Lid Stay & Reinforced Metal Padlock Holes
Keep the case from closing on your hands plus some added security
NANUK comes loaded with innovative features. All models have integrated lid stays molded into the hinge that keeps the case lid open when you need it to stay open which means no more pinched fingers. Available on the NANUK 985 case are reinforced metal padlock holes let you lock down your gear so you can carry and protect your valuables with confidence. NANUK padlocks are also available. TSA- approved, these custom-designed hard case padlocks are the perfect accessory for frequent flyers.
Guaranteed for life
NANUK cases are designed and manufactured in Canada and are tested in some of the harshest conditions, including our own backyards. Every NANUK case comes with a lifetime guaranty so that if there is ever a problem with your case it will either be repaired and returned or replaced.