Built to organize, protect, carry and survive tough conditions, the 985 AR15 waterproof hard case is impenetrable and indestructible with a lightweight tough NK-7 resin shell and four (4) PowerClaw latches. With NANUK’s exclusive locking and latching system, your case stays shut and secured until you are ready to open it.
For extra security, two latches feature an integrated TSA-accepted key lock to keep your equipment securely locked during transit but accessible for inspection by the TSA when required. This indestructible MIL-Spec case is equipped with a lid stay feature to keep the case safely open when in use and the reinforced stainless-steel eyelets can be used to secure additional padlocks.
Built to survive the outdoors, the NANUK 985 AR15 gun case is favored by sportsmen and sportswomen, gun collectors and sporting shooters, law enforcement officers and the military.
The high-grade pre-cut foam is engineered to fit a standard 36” AR15 along with space for up to eight (8) magazines, the high-quality PEF closed cell insert also features storage areas to accommodate popular accessories and two dedicated slots for desiccant canisters. Equipped with two (2) TSA accepted locking latches and polyurethane wheels, the 985 AR15 case will protect and transport your rifle in complete security.
The NANUK 985 AR15 protective gun case comes with a soft grip and ergonomic handle to make it easy to transport. It also features stainless steel hardware and spring-loaded handles to avoid harm when traveling or during shipping. This transport case is also equipped with an automatic pressure release valve.
This MIL-Spec injection molded case is backed by a lifetime warranty.
- 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 | 50 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.
PowerClaw Superior Latching System
Close with confidence. Open with ease.
Ensuring that your smaller gear stays well protected from the elements, the NANUK 985 AR 15 Case case's patented PowerClaw latching system uses compressive force and triple action to clamp your case tight. Integrated slide locks offer added security, preventing your case from opening during transport or if it’s dropped. The super tough nylon construction and stainless-steel hardware ensure that your important items stay safe in your NANUK waterproof case no matter where your journey takes you.
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 AR 15 Case 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.
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.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I looked at every case out there and did my homework before selecting the NANUK 985 AR 15 Case. I was looking for a durable hard case specifically to safely and securely store my AR 15 and the accessories I have for it, I was not looking for a case to hold multiple rifles or my pistols.
Seems like most case manufacturers want to turn buying a case into Thanksgiving, Most expecting you to whip out an electric carving knife and a Sharpie to "custom fit" their case to your gun. They then have you use a spray can to seal the cut edges of the foam to keep them from breaking down. While some of you may like the sound of that, I know what my results would be... lack luster and jagged at best then look like complete amateur crap in the end.
The clean precut foam compartments in the NANUK case are well thought out. The gun compartment accommodates most AR15 rifles with the most popular attachments and furniture including room for most optics, grips, rails, and forward sights meaning you don't have to remove attachments to stow your gun. There is room to hold up to 8 - 30rd magazines as well as storage compartments for most accessories including ear & eye protection, cleaning supplies, slings, tools, and manuals/paperwork.
I would like Nanuk to consider the following improvements to make this case even better than it already is...
1 - Consider adding texture to the outside of the case something like the Samsonite luggage texture. This will help with concealing accidental marring, scratches, and scuffs that are certain to occur with transporting the case.
2 - Consider including the foam removed for the rifle and storage compartments within the case. That way if the rifle or storage compartments are too big, deep, or long the case owner can use those foam pieces to customize the case to fit their needs.
For the money and my needs, the Nanuk 985 AR15 case is the perfect solution. I like the case so much I purchased a second case to store my AR15 Pistol. Well done Nanuk!!! Awesome 1st class customer service experience!!!
Got a small one first like it and then when I got a big one I was impressed at the engineering that went into it only thing that was a little down side was the lid foam pad could have been a little thicker but it’s still great cases
I've owned several firearms cases and this appears to be the best. Sturdy construction, integral TSA lock, space for other locks. The pre-cut foam fits my rifle perfectly. If it had wheels, it would be perfect.
Best hard case I found great quality
I already had Nanuk cases for my pistol as well as all my camera equipment, so it just made sense to me to get one for my AR. It's incredibly well built, I prefer their Powerclaw latches over competitor's latches, and their customer service is awesome. Not to mention I love that I can support a Canadian company!
I currently own the 990 and although it is a great case it’s too long for the trunk and therefore, need to lay it in the backseat. The 985AR15 fits nicely in the trunk of my car. I currently own 4 Nanuk Cases and various accessories, I’m definitely a happy customer. The customer service provided by David and the speedy delivery makes Hard Cases one company that truly understands their customer.
Bought this case for my recent AR since I didn’t have the time or want to put the effort into cutting my foam to size, I could also never get close to the finish quality of the cutting that it comes with. Here’s all that I can fit into the factory cut foam that came with the case
- Rifle with optic, plenty of room around for flexibility in setup,
- 2 Safety glasses,
- 1 in ear and 1 over ear hearing protection
- 1 desiccant container,
- 1 spare parts kit
- basic tools for spare parts and optic
The slot on the lower right side is what I use for ammo, here is how much I can fit into it in addition to all the above mentioned gear
All rounds are 5.56 NATO
- 220 rounds in original packaging (with empty mags)
- 220 in boxes + 160 Loaded mags (380 rounds)
- if I use up all empty spaces around the rifle by placing 20rd boxes of ammo, I can fit an additional 9 boxes wherever they fit bringing the total to 220+160+180=560 rds, which is more than enough for a single day of range use. (1063 loose rounds if you get rid of the boxes)
Is this case expensive? Yes.
Does it feel overpriced online? Yes.
Is it more durable than a pelican? Absolutely.
I have multiple hard cases from carious brands and the nanuk cases are hands down better than any of my cases.