Well, this is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know Husky made weatherproof carry-cases like this. I have a couple of gun cases that are similar but I’d never have thought to keep one of these for tools. Let’s check it out!
I love the idea of this case for really anything that you want to keep protected from being knocked around, as well as from getting wet. I have a few rolling camera cases that function the same way. When you open the case there is a foam insert inside that is perforated into cubes so you can tear out the portions you need to ensure whatever items you put in it, stay securely where you put them.
This works extremely well for camera equipment and firearms, which is about the size that this case is. I had a hard time finding any tools that I’d use something like this for. The only thing that makes sense is my laser levels, or really expensive multi-meters or testers. Though those items already have carrying-cases/bags that work great. Also, the thickness of the inner core is too thick in my opinion. For instance, if I have a (or multiple) skinny items to stick in there, they’ll slide around and move a lot because there’s only one thick core. I think having 2 thin layers of foam core would be best, as it allows you an added dimension of customization, rather than only using it for thick items. My camera cases all have 2 layers, so maybe I’m a bit biased.
One thing I noticed off the bat is that this case is rugged. I love the clasps that snap shut to keep this thing closed. I also like that it has a release valve for pressure equalization. This isn’t something I’d see myself needing but I think there are people out there that may need this for traveling to different altitudes. It is truly a weatherproof case, I had no issues submerging this thing in water and opening it to find the matting dry.
I say this often, and find it to be true again with this case…Husky does not go above and beyond when designing hinges for their toolboxes and cases. Their hinges are, many times, the weakest point of their designs…which for things who’s only function really, is to hinge open and closed…you’d think they’d spend a lot of time here making their hinges well. This is probably the best hinge design I’ve seen in one of their cases in quite awhile, to be fair. However I feel that if I drop this hard enough directly on the hinges a few times when loaded, they will break. This may be more of a “feeling” than an actual fact, so take it with a grain of salt I suppose.
Info from HomeDepot.com
The Husky Tough Case is perfect for safely and securely storing a wide variety of items. This tactical style case measures 13.6 in. x 11.6 in. x 5.3 in. and has an IP65 watertight and dustproof rating. Pick-and-pull foam allows for custom fitting to most anything and provides maximum impact-absorbing protection. Heavy-duty latches provide a secure seal add 2 padlocks for ultimate security. The adjustable pressure relief valves equalizes pressure and allows for easy opening at any altitude.
IP65 rated, watertight and dustproof
Pick-and-pull foam insert for maximum impact-absorbing protection and customization
Pressure relief valve equalizes pressure to allow opening when strong pressure differences exist
Case measures 13.5 in. x 11.6 in. x 5.3 in.
Overall I really like this case. I will definitely use it around the house, or for camping or something. Definitely doesn’t make sense to house tools in, as an electrician at least, but I think this has a larger market than just for tradesmen. I give it a 4 out of 5. Quality built, rugged, does what it should. Just maybe a little more time spent on the hinges and cutting the foam core into two layers for better versatility.