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07-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Waterproof bag.....

Do you guys carry some type of waterproof "bag" that would work in the following situation.....
I'd like to take my DSLR (and maybe an extra lens) out kayaking with me. On the off chance that it could either get splashed from a wave coming into the kayak, or maybe even go in the lake if I tipped, is there something like a "Ziploc on steroids" that would work for what I'm looking for?
In digging around your web site I either see very small bags (for keys, cell phones, etc.), or large hard cases. Is there anything in between?



07-19-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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I am not sure if you are wanting a water proof carry bag or a shooting bag. I will list one of each.

The Lowepro DryZone Rover is a backpack designed to safely carry water and camera equipment in the same bag. The design of the DryZone Rover allows you to comfortably store camera equipment or other water sensitive items in the waterproof lower compartment while providing quick access to personal storage space above. You can remove the padded camera insert from the lower DryPod and you instantly have a multi-purpose waterproof pack.

The Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack (Yellow) is a totally waterproof, soft-sided 600 denier TXP and 2000 denier ballistic nylon camera backpack. The inner DryPod with patented, waterproof TIZIP zipper provides 100% watertight protection. It's like a dry suit for your equipment. When less protection is needed, leave the TIZIP open and fasten just the inner zipper and top clip for easier access.


The Ewa-Marine U-A Housing is an economical solution for using any autofocus SLR camera near or just under the water's surface, manufactured from double laminated PVC and with an optical glass port. It is rated for dives of up to 66 feet (20 m) depth; perfect for snorkeling, shallow diving, or generally sandy, dusty, and humidity weather conditions. The U-A gives your camera the best possible protection while being fully operable. When not in use, it is relatively light and takes up little space.

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07-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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I use the Ortlieb Aqua Cam. It has been dipped in seawater a lot this weekend without any problems. It's waterproof and holds one DSL with lens another zoom and one prime lens with some other stuff. For everyday use it has a shoulder strap and for backpacking I use it with a harness. I've got some very bad pics from my cellphone of it right here: - Fries's Album: My gear & my bag
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Another option: go to a sporting goods store and buy a dry bag. They come in a variety of sizes. I wrap my camera in a hand towel, then put it in the dry bag with a dissicant packet. Also, get a carabiner to clip the dry bag to your kayak. This is not the quick access method, but it will keep your equipment dry and safe.

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Where abouts do you live? Funny thing, I am going canoe camping next week, and I was in the same situation! I just bought a Pelican 1300. It's a waterproof/shockproof/dustproof case that should be able to store a good amount of gear! It is a little chunky but it shouldn't be a problem since you are on a Kayak.

It's slightly pricey but it has lifetime warranty, and can definitely serve other purposes.

Here's a pic of it! (Had to take with iPhone)
Inside I have a Pentax K-x with Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and the Pentax 55-300.

There's still some clearance room above to put your cellphone, or other electronics that you need to keep dry.


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