Who we are and what we do

Our Story

In my twenties I spent a lot of time in the mountains. Exploring and climbing the cliffs was something I could not resist. On an early trip to Yosemite valley and half way up my first “big wall” I realized I wanted to create a really tough protective case for photography lenses – something that could survive literally being dragged up the side of a mountain wall. Back on the ground and in the safety of my engineering cubicle, I set forth on designing a rigid, waterproof, cylindrical case, specifically designed for photography lenses. This case would be a tough as any “Pelican” case I had used, but compact enough to stuff inside my climbing pack – the BETA Shell™ case was born.

Almost 15 years later I still find myself pondering how to carry and protect gear into some the worlds harshest conditions.


At BETA Shell™ we take great pride in every protective case we make.

We inject our company philosophy of SIMPLE - FUNCTIONAL - PROFESSIONAL into every BETA Shell™ case we design and manufacture. Our company mantra is more than just a catchy slogan – it is a design philosophy. We believe tools of any trade need to be intuitive to use, absolutely functional, and very dependable.

We design our protective cases as professional tools for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventurers alike. Travel with one of our BETA Shell™ cases and experience our design philosophy for yourself.

BETA Shell™ is based in Oregon (USA) and manufactures locally every protective case it sells.

We have been designing, testing, and manufacturing some of the finest portable protective cases since 2010.

With Kind Regards,

Luis Elenes
BETA Shell™ Inventor
U.S. Patents - 8,540,104, B2 & 8,281,923, B2


Contact Us

Mogomoto Prototype LLC (dba BETA™ Shell)
Fabrication - 8415 NE 8th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665

Mail - PO Box 507, Terrebonne, Oregon, 97760

Ph. 1-512-680-1192
 E-mail - sales@betashell.com