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Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:30 am
by JulesT
I'm on my second Aquapac and conclude they're not very good. The first one simply leaked, on the second one the heavy mechanism at the opening has separated, its still usable but prone to leak slightly. Readers recommendations for alternative / better waterproof bags with at least one side clear so the device is readable ?

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 pm
by charleston14
Not the ones In decathlon either, busted after 6 uses

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:41 pm
by Graham T
I've used several Aquapacs with no issues at all no leaks or failures perhaps the quality varies or has gone down

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:25 pm
by ian johnston
Hi Jules,

I had an Aquapac bag for a GPS unit whic developed a leak and contributed to the demise of the GPS. I found a similar size bag from Overboard, less money and a bit sturdier, so far it's performed faultlessly.

If I could have found one available at the time I'd have gone for a model by Ortlieb. My experience with other waterproof kit from them is very positive.

Kind regards

Ian

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:43 pm
by Sabre13
Been using these for a while and have been ok for Kayaking and diving,used it to take underwater videos from my phone of which i got better results than the GoPro so i sold it on.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mpow-Waterproo ... 158&sr=8-3

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 pm
by JulesT
Hi Sabre13 please say what 'these' are.

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:50 pm
by TheEcho
I have given up on those little bags after many failures. I have a phone that is supposed to be waterproof for half an hour. In a leaking bag it can marinate itself in water all day and die. I now keep it loose, not in a pocket, somewhere where it can dry out after a dunking, and have had no problems, plus easier access. You can get hard waterproof cases for phones as well. The big drybags are more robust and will keep keys safe as well as clothes.

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:25 pm
by SJD
What are your requirements with the need for one clear side? Is it to operate or just to view?

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am
by andynormancx
I would recommend the Anker one, but sadly it seems like they don't make it any more. I'll been looking after the ones we have carefully...

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
by JulesT
SJD both - I have the GPS attached to the spraydeck for easy viewing and operation. For navigating in tidal streams, to quickly tell whether you're with or against the flow and for post trip track analysis, reminder of stopping places, fast flows etc.

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Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 pm
by Chris Bolton
A new brand of bag I've just come across - Nite ize RunOff. No idea how good they are but might try one.

Re: Waterproof 'bags' for GPS mobile phone etc

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 pm
by SJD
I used a roll top dry bag with a clear window for about 5 years with no issues, I believe it was made by SealLine. It did start to delaminate so it was time to replace. While it was not claimed to be waterproof I never did have any water inside.

I was given a GoBagPro last Christmas and have had excellent luck so far; no water intrusion whatsoever. https://gobagpro.com/collections/gobag/ ... ag-dolphin