DryPak Underwater Camera Case W/Zoom Lens Review

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

The DryPak underwater camera housing came and we immediately begin testing! It comes with a simple attach strap and housing. The housing is made of tough vinyl and it has a viewing partition for the lens. The build of the housing seems relatively good, although the method of water sealing appears at first glance to be weak. 

One of the best features of this housing is the zoom lens partition. Other low cost housings I have used have not offered such a clear lens location. The housing did not leak while underwater and provided a solid layer of protection for my camera. The buttons of the camera were slightly difficult to press, but not impossible. 

The DryPak waterproof case is certainly well suited to casual use, but may not be your best bet for a white water rafting trip or anything too intense. It comes with a strap that makes it easy to keep a hold of and overall it is fairly slim. The slim aspect is great, because comparative and more expensive brands generally lead to more bulk and weight that you don't typically want on a casual adventure.

This little housing offers a low cost and effective method of keeping your camera safe from water and more. It does lack in a certain rigidity that more expensive alternatives offer. However for the price of $14.99 it is hard to come across a product that seems like it measures up. 

What do you think about the DryPak Camera Case? Do you have a favorite camera case for water use? 


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