The Aquapac brand has been kicking around in the watersports scene for a number of years. Their products are praised by enthusiasts for being a cheap and easy way to acquire a form of water proof or storm proof storage for any paraphernalia you may need to take to the beach or on the water.
With a catalogue brimming with different models we got our hands on the armband case which is perfect for a variety of gadgets you may want on your person when siton top kayaking.
What is the Aquapac exactly?
The Aquapac arm band case is a plastic malleable case that has a water proof locking mechanism located at the bottom of the pouch.
At the rear of the case is a velcro strap that is designed to secure comfortably to the top part of your arm around the bicep area.
If you don’t fancy attaching it to your body then the arm band case features a draw string cord that allows you to wear it round your neck – which some people prefer due the freedom of movement (for paddling) that is perceived from this method of carrying.
What fits inside?
Originally designed by the brand to fit stubby GPS systems, this particular pouch is actually extremely versatile with a generous amount of room to play with.
The armband case can adequately take a smart phone, iPod or similar or a bunch of things including GPS, car keys and whatever else you choose to put inside.
Basically any type of electronic gadget is fair game for being stored inside the Aquapac while paddling – just make sure you attach it correctly to your arm before you set off.
Is it really safe to carry your phone?
The arm band is safe enough in the sense that it will provide adequate protection for any electrical item in terms of being water proof and submersible up to the depth of 5m (15ft).
This is great news for paddlers as it means that if you find yourself unexpectedly dumped in the briny during one of your sessions then whatever you’re carrying will remain dry and intact.
All the seams have been high frequency welded to add to the durability of the case and the Aquaclip patented seal is simple to use with a twist mechanism that opens and locks the case.
The plastic material that the pouch is made from is ultra-durable and resistant to tears and scuffs – which is also good news for paddlers who have a tendency to be less than careful when indulging in their favourite sport!
So it’s worth it then?
At around £30, depending on where you purchase it from, the Aquapac arm band case is definitely a must for the keen siton kayaker.
Offering secure water proof protection for all your gadgets, the pouch has a great deal of versatility meaning you should get the maximum use out of the product.
And let’s not forget that the case also has some crossover appeal as you can use it in other scenarios such as rainy mountain bike sessions or hill walking – safe in the knowledge that your belongings will not be left to the mercy of the elements.