Saturday, October 13, 2012

First Look - SmithFly Digi Pouch

As the trip to Montana approached I contacted Ethan Smith of SmithFly to see if I could take a Digi Pouch along with me to keep my ever aging Nikon dry.  The Digi Pouch arrived right before the trip and I was glad to have it as it makes for the perfect sized dry bag for keeping a DSLR camera, extra lens, and iPhone dry while on the water.


There were a couple days on the trip that I used a backpack to carry all my gear into the river or lake that we were fishing and I clipped the Digi Pouch around one of the backpack straps to keep my camera close at hand but out of the way.  I've been looking for a solution like this for years for keeping my camera dry but also easy to access as well. 

The Digi Pouch still requires you to be careful when opening and closing to ensure that water does not get inside the dry bag.  Once there is water inside it's staying there until the bag is opened up and dried completely.    

PROS:
- Heavy duty construction.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Priced at $60
- Attaches to MOLLE webbing.
- Allows Addition of 1X Pouch on the front.

CONS:
- I am still testing true waterproofness.  I am going to use a couple rolls of toilet paper (instead of my DSLR) and run the Digi Pouch through a series of tests to see if it is possible for water to access the inside of the Digi Pouch and under what conditions water does seep in.  

This post is also a reminder that submissions for the SmithFly Stream Team are being taken until midnight Sunday night and the 20% off discount code to use on the SmithFly website also expires this weekend as well.  Use "TFM2012" during checkout to receive the discount and to take advantage of free shipping as well.

2 comments:

troutrageous1 said...

Interesting. I often wondered why bag manufacturers really hadn't effectively addressed waterproof solutions for the growing army of gadgets making their way out fishing. If your further testing is successful, looks like a great option.

Cameron Mortenson said...

troutrageous...I agree. For years I've been looking for a way to keep my DSLR dry. This is a solid option.