Keeping DSLR Dry While Kayaking

Just wanted to share with kayaking photographers a solution I found for taking DSLR cameras onboard your kayaks. I just purchased what I hope is a great dry bag for my Nikon D3200. I’ve ordered it and, when it arrives and I have a chance to test it out, I’ll let you know how it goes.

It is made to keep a DSLR camera dry - even one with a fair size lens - while allowing access to all the camera’s functions. What impressed me most is that instead of a soft, wavy plastic in front of the lens, it has a hard, UV coated, polycarbonate lens that the camera’s lens “looks through.” It also comes with an adjustable neck strap.

I got it online via B&H Photo for $56.89, which is pretty inexpensive compared to other solutions. It is made to be able to be used underwater, too, up to about 33 feet. Here’s a link to it:

If any of you have already tried this bag, let me know what you thought!

Looks good
Curious how it works out for you. I don’t have DSLR but use a Lumix Superdoom for my best pics since it has a viewfinder.

Used for years
I bought this probably 6 or 7 years ago and didn’t use it for a while (just one caving adventure) then when I got into kayaking I started using it again. I have snorkeled with it and never had a leak. The side finally split though so I probably wouldn’t submerge mine again since I just have tape of over that (the part that rolls down.) I do plan to to buy another soon though, very awesome packs! I do freelance photography work though I use Olympus DSLR which are suppose to be water tight. I had my camera roll down a rock face and go under water (not in the pack) and in 24 hours it was back to normal.

Glad to know it worked well for a pro (I’m just a hobbyist). I’d love to see your website if you have one. Mine’s

I expect my camera bag via UPS tomorrow and will report back on it after my next kayak outing into Sarasota Bay. :slight_smile: