OVERBOARD WATERPROOF DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY BAG - A REVIEW

CANYONEERING WATER PROBLEM

 Hauling the dry bag with a camera bag Inside

Hauling the dry bag with a camera bag Inside

After the previous three posts on camera bags, I was hoping to avoid another camera bag this week. However, a few weeks ago I was invited on another canyoneering adventure and I went in search of a small waterproof option for carrying my Canon 7D Mark II with a lens or two.

I currently own a full-size dry bag for storing items during overnight rafting trips and the like, but this bag proved rather cumbersome on past canyoneering trips (see photo). I hauled a small Lowepro waste bag inside the dry bag to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back and it was a major pain, didn’t carry very well, and the time needed to remove my camera was a huge obstacle to making pictures.

DRY BAG SOLUTION

 Overboard Waterproof SLR Bag

Overboard Waterproof SLR Bag

I found the Overboard Waterproof SLR camera bag ($34.95) and I’m thinking this little item will be a lifesaver.

Several of the reviews mentioned it being strong enough for serious adventuring and I’m hoping to put that to the test. Its small size is another attractive feature. When you’re on rappel, being top heavy (think backpack) is a liability in that you can get inverted. This bag should safely carry what I need to document the fun without ruining anything in the process. I've got one on order and I'll post my thoughts and some pictures sometime in the future after the trip.