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Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag Review

Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag Review - The Overboard waterproof SLR bag looks good, but does it perform as well?

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Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag in Bags, Cases and Straps

Words by Emma Kay.

Overboard's waterproof SLR camera bag certainly looks impressive.

overboard camera bag

Like your camera's very own waterproof jacket, the bag boasts the ability to with stand splashes and brief dunks in to water. It floats, and this, say Overboard, gives it the ability to withstand water as long as it is not fully submerged. The bag features straps and clips to enable you to attach it to a rucksack. For example. It also has a handy carabina so your can easily clip the bag to anything you require. As well as this, it features a reflective triangle on each side so it can be easily spotted in the dark.

After folding the top of the bag over 4 times, as told on the packaging, and clipping the top up, we floated it on water, and it did indeed keep the contents dry.

rolled up overboard bag

On briefly submerging it however, for no more than five seconds, bubbles started appearing and when we opened the bag back up, a small amount of water had breached the seal and got in to the bag – though only around the top. It did not penetrate far enough down the bag to damage any equipment there, but the worry is that if it were to be submerged for more than five seconds, valuable equipment would be damaged.

Overall, the bag is definitely splash and float proof. As long as don't fully submerge it, you will be ok. This bag would be great for keeping your camera dry near a waterfall or on a boat where there is a lot of spray, for example, but not for any extreme water sports.

Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag Pros

Looks good
Has plenty of attatchment clips and straps

Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag Cons

Doesn't submerge for more than three seconds without letting water in
Can be cumbersome and difficult to fasten

Overall rating:


Visit www.over-board.co.uk for more information.

Overboard Overboard Waterproof Camera Bag Specifications

Bag type
MaterialPVC tarpaulin

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mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2011 11:22PM
I bought a high-quality canoe stow bags ('dry tubes' I think they are called) for half the price. I use it as rapid cover in rain and becaue it seals so easily I also leave the camera in it for an hour or so when coming indoors from really cold weather to prevent condensation.

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