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iPad: G-Form Xtreme
Since I've had good success with the G-Form Xtreme case for my iPhone, I've popped my iPad into one, too. As long as I don't drop the iPad onto its screen, then it should service pretty much anything I throw at it.
Notebook: SKB 3I waterproof notebook case
While for day to day usage I'm happy to throw my MacBook Pro into an old Targus case, if I'm taking it outdoors, I need something more robust. This is when I turn to my SKB 3I waterproof notebook case.
SKB 3I is a mil-standard waterproof cases molded of ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, and featuring a gasketed, water and dust tight, submersible design that is resistant to corrosion and impact damage.
This case is designed to take notebooks up to 17-inch, and has space for other gear such as my iPhone, iPad, and my charger.
Travel: Pelican IM2500 Storm
Nothing is harder on tech than travel, especially when you have to hand over the care of your devices to people who don't care about them. This is why I like to pack my stuff inside a case that can take a significant beating, and in my experience, Pelican cases can take everything that airports, taxis, and hotels can throw at them.
My case of choice is the Pelican IM2500 Storm. This is a lightweight, watertight case with rollers and a strong telescoping handle. The case is not only robust, but it also meets carry-on requirements, which means less hassle at airports.
This case is super-robust. I've seen one after a bear attack, and apart from a few bite marks, it was still in excellent condition. I recently used this case to protect my photo equipment while doing a course on a windswept island with the great folks at Welshot Imaging. Despite the rain, salt-spray, and high winds, all my gear survived