Explorer 5221 Case

CODE: 5221

Explorer 5221 Case

The Explorer 5221 Carry-On Case is a light weight, heavy duty case with wheels and telescopic handle. The wheels are self oiling, offering a continued smooth journey.

During a business trip or travel adventure, the Carry-On is the extension of a photographer on his/her journey, valuable and fragile equipment will most likely travel on his/her side at all times. Inefficiencies, heavyweight, carrying limitations and the risk of damage render the experience difficult and unpleasant.

The newest additions to the Explorer Cases line are designed to solve these problems, keeping the travelling professional in mind: with the highest degree of portability, lightweight, volume efficiency and, most importantly, the ruggedness and protection for which Explorer Cases is well known for.

Comfort and lightweight are key for any long journey, and airline travel is no exception. The Explorer 5221 case is one of the lightest waterproof carry-on protective hard cases on the market.

To achieve some of the highest standard of protection the gasket sealing plays a key role; Explorer Cases utilizes a proprietary technology for coinjecting polyurethane without joining points, which is deposited without the use of any glue. This high quality manufacturing process provides reliable protection to the contents of the case, even in the highest and lowest temperatures, for many years.

The new Explorer Cases 5221 fits and complies with the strict IATA regulations. The case is designed to fit most airline overhead lockers, however the Explorer 5218 version is made to meet low-cost airline’s strict luggage limitations.

Explorer 5221 is available in three colours, black, olive drab green and desert sand. There are two standard configurations, empty or with layers of pre-cubed, Pick ‘n’ Pluck foam. See the “Compatible Accessories” tab above for more accessories.

Featuring a sealing o-ring that provides the Explorer 5221 Case with it’s watertight seal and IP67 rating. The automatic purge valve helps release and equalise any built up pressure inside the case.

Internal slots allow you to fit panel mounting brackets (KIT SUPP.EXPL.).

Add an Explorer patented combination padlock to your case for ultimate security and peace of mind.

Every year thousands of Explorer Cases are chosen to protect and carry sensitive and expensive equipment all over the world. Made from Explorer’s innovative Copolymer Polypropylene compound, offering safe transportation for electronic equipment, precision instrumentation and sensitive equipment. The Explorer 5221 Case can withstand the harshest conditions and is certified to resist temperatures from -33 to +90°C.

Explorer Cases are exclusively designed and manufactured in Italy, Europe.


External Dimensions550 (L) x 350 (W) x 225 (D) mm
Internal Dimensions520 (L) x 285 (W) x 205 (D) mm
Lid Depth55 mm
Base Depth150 mm
Weight3.9 kg
Weight with Foam4.5 kg
Volume30.3 Litres
Buoyancy20 kg/max
CertificatesDEF-STD 81-41
IP Rating67


Explorer Cases is a complete range of indestructible waterproof cases: the ideal solution to meet the needs of the most demanding users, in the extreme conditions. In fact, every day thousands of professionals all over the world trust and rely on their Explorer Cases to protect the most valuable tools and pieces of equipment during their journeys.

Explorer 5221 Case


  • Explorer 5218 Case

    Explorer 5218 Case

    Light weight, heavy duty cases with wheels and telescopic handle
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    520 (L) x 285 (W) x 180 (D) mm
  • Explorer TSA Padlock

    Explorer TSA Padlock

    £15.52 (£18.62 inc. VAT)
    TSA Approved Combination Padlock
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  • Explorer Combination Padlock

    Explorer Combination Padlock

    £10.94 (£13.13 inc. VAT)
    Patented Combination Padlock
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  • Explorer Padlock

    Explorer Padlock

    £16.45 (£19.74 inc. VAT)
    Patented Padlock with Two Keys
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  • Explorer DIV52

    Explorer DIV52

    £43.08 (£51.70 inc. VAT)
    Padded Dividers for Explorer 5218 & 5221 Cases
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    515 (L) x 275 (W) x 135 (D) mm


    £51.75 (£62.10 inc. VAT)
    Backpack system for Explorer 5218 and 5221 Cases
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  • Explorer KIT SUPP.EXPL.

    Explorer KIT SUPP.EXPL.

    £20.35 (£24.42 inc. VAT)
    Metal Panel Brackets
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  • Explorer KIT SUPP.PLAST.

    Explorer KIT SUPP.PLAST.

    £19.50 (£23.40 inc. VAT)
    Plastic Panel Brackets
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  • Explorer KIT.EXPL.PLUGS

    Explorer KIT.EXPL.PLUGS

    £11.45 (£13.74 inc. VAT)
    Blank Bracket Inserts
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CERTIFICATIONS Explorer 5221 Case
FOAM LAYOUT Explorer 5221 Case