Keeping valuables dry

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Keeping valuables dry

Post by carlalvey » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:05 am

What do you guys use to keep your keys and phone dry whilst paddling and without spending alot of money??
i was using a cheap roll and clip style bag untill last week when i got out and my phone was soaking.

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:14 am

http://store.aquapac.net/explore-produc ... e-098.html

Having a useable phone in your BA pocket is not to be underestimated.

I can get my iPhone 4S with a big rubber case on, and a car key in to it with no bother, and still use it!

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Big Henry » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:18 am

Peli case.

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Post by -Ginge- » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:28 am

Big Henry wrote:Peli case.
What if you just ran a huge rapid in a gorge and need to ring the guys above to tell them its not a good idea. You have to take the phone out the case. Aquapac it is for me.

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:49 am

Yes, you would need to take the phone out in order to establish that you had no signal in the bottom of the gorge.

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Post by -Ginge- » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:53 am

Adrian Cooper wrote:Yes, you would need to take the phone out in order to establish that you had no signal in the bottom of the gorge.
I often use mine in a gorge still inside the aquapac. At the less extreme side of the spectrum, its useful to have a soft case so you can use the phone with wet hands etc.

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by KenHy » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:35 am

Watersheed bags are the business as well.

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Post by David Foley » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:17 pm

Had an Aquapac for like 6/7 years and still works as well as the first day I used it. Can't recommend it highly enough!
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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by DaveBland » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:31 pm

Another vote for aquapaks. Strung round neck, under drysuit.
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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Yew » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:57 pm

I generally use a two layer drybag system, but Im still not comfortable with my phone in there, maybe a peli case or aquapack would make me more comfortable (dont otterbox make an iphone hardcase thats waterproof?)

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Chalky723 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:24 pm

I've been using a "Proporta BeachBuoy" for a couple of years now, I like the fact I can use the phone when I'm on the water, either for calls or taking pictures. It's survived regular dunkings in all that time.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Proporta-BeachB ... 761&sr=8-2

It's in the front pocket of my BA behind my sling, so anything that'll break the phone will probably take a few ribs with it too...

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Gareth dj » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:45 pm

Aquapacs are good, however out of 4 that i had, im down to my last one. they all eventually failed on the seams, the last one that failed, trashed my phone with a shit load of water inside.

My phone lives in an aquapac, which lives inside a pelibox, with my car keys, wallet and contents of my pockets inside. No aquapac has lasted more than a couple of years use for me, whilst my small peli is probably ten yrs old.

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Ian.Adey » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:57 pm

Ortlebe case - Just a smaller version of the map case - Clear ones seem to be dryer than the black phone version.

Super dry and no hard parts.

Keeps a phone dry in my BA been using the same one for the last 4 years, The aqua packs I have had / used have all split where the soft seams meet the hard seal.

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by jmmoxon » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Camera cases are generally cheaper & can be just as good:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Underwater-Ca ... amera+case

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by Yew » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:50 pm

What do people think to this btw? i would put my phone in my Ba (maybe in a drybag as well, to be safe?)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amphibian-Water ... B004NPBNJK

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by mattdennies » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:10 pm

I saw a rather unusual but clever way to keep car keys dry last week, it was popping them in a condom and tying it up. It wouldn't be the first time you seriously hope that it doesn't break!

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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by ruralweb » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:14 pm

Aquapac for me
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Re: Keeping valuables dry

Post by mole » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:14 pm

I use a motorola defy and just dump it in my damp pockets on the ouside of my dry gear, this keeps massive pressure surges off the phone which is happy in a wetish environment. Use a dumb car key on a string round my neck inside my dry gear and keep remote key at home or in the car.

Works for me.

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