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aLOKSAK Waterproof Phone & Tablet Bags (4-Pack)

aLOKSAK Waterproof Phone & Tablet Bags (4-Pack)

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Pretty much about 25% more than anyone else is selling these bags.
14$ for two Ziploc bags..
I bought the four-pack—four bags of different sizes—on Amazon, and found that having a variety of sizes was ideal. The smallest one fits my flip phone, and the next one up fits my GPS. I've taken them to the beach and into the water, with no leaks and no problems.
The four-bag set on Amazon costs a little less than this drop, and is more useful to me than having two each of bags the same size; YMMV.
https://www.amazon.com/LOKSAK-aLOKSAK-Waterproof-Bags-Multipack/dp/B001DPY6QK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1497122010&sr=8-1&keywords=loksak+waterproof+bags&linkCode=sl1&tag=trektoge-20&linkId=9f479308fc6de6c3d4d744e94c525ea3
LoL.
<Approved by the FDA and NSA>
Where I'm from that second acronym expands to a single very specific long name. This isn't a faraday bag, so I was sure it's a typo (maybe it's NASA approved for some of their requirements? ) but I'm seeing it repeated on other websites. It's not on the short list of food safety agencies on Wikipedia ... can anyone elighten me ? I'm super curious now.
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Not sure how one relates to the other. Were you thinking the TSA perhaps ? They're the US air security agency, but they don't "certify" plastic bags either, they simply specify the largest volume you can use to hold liquids as carry on, and if you aren't using them to contain liquids for carry on there's absolutely no limitation to the size or type you can otherwise bring on board. FDA certification makes perfect sense as you do need their approvals to call something "food grade", but I really can't figure out what these various websites mean by "NSA". I suppose it could all be the same copypasta from an erroneous original source. At first I figured it was a European food safety agency or standard but I can't find any evidence of that.
Oh crap. No sleep 2 weeks made me make up crap. My bad . The TSA is the airport hassle. But there is an NSA, and it stands for National Security agency. I wont postulate on anything tho given my track record.
I'm putting together a fire starting kit/tinder box and am looking for something waterproof to hold everything. I was considering something like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004699DS6/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2LS8DXHFWPBGC&colid=32MM0GCA7E2PR&psc=1 or a small Pelican case, but if this is sturdy enough to be open and closed regularly I could see this being a lighter option. Anyone have any thoughts as to how well this would serve my purpose of being a waterproof tinder box?
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Very helpful answer, you've convinced me. I really appreciate the input. I think I may still get the hard case, but I'm going to pick up a set of these as well for more options. Glad there's someone else out there that's used them for the same purposes I'm thinking. This is why I love this site and these discussions, so much to learn.
planb10113
Glad I could be helpful. Yes, having discussion pages on the products, vs just reviews, is extremely helpful and adds a lot of value to the site. The fact that manufacturer reps and MassDrop employees are active on them are a huge huge plus.
I've used this brand for a long time. They hold up pretty darn well. I've actually put documents in them and taken them diving. Great for general protection from the elements.
I've used these for a long time and like them. Unlike ziplock they are actually tested and rated to stay dry when submerged. They'd likely keep your smartphone safe in the water (so long as the bag is in good condition and the zip doesn't get jostled. They're not intended to be used as an underwater case, so photos shot thru the bag would look like junk. Touch screens work thru the bag, with some loss of sensitivity. Keep in mind that the bags are not gusseted, so they work best for skinny items. They are NOT a replacement for a good dry bag.
I mostly use them for organizing and protecting contents of my first aid kit, camera batteries, and iPhone while hiking/kayaking/whatever.
BadCat
I’ve used these successfully scuba diving down to 60 feet with now problem maintaining dryness inside the bags. As noted you don’t want to try to take photos through the bag as the have a high mil thickness. Original test was leaving 12 nails in a bag submerged in my pool at 8 1/2 feet from closing in September till opening the following May. Opened the bag and there was no rust at all.
Anyone tried using their phone camera through one of these?
I have a really good ocean and earth one but it has bouyant outer rim so it's bulky if used away fronm the water, these look quite a bit smaller.
djpr
It would work, but the quality of the picture would be poor.
djpr
They are semi-opaque, bit of a smoky color. I don't think you would want to shoot through them, although , hey ... "filter"
Or I can just buy a pack of Ziploc® for a quarter of the prize at Walmart.
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You make a damn good point there.
ZepTheNooB
Right before my last big trip I was completely sick and tired of ziplocks and decided to explore bags more. The OpSacks and the custom sized rectangular 4 mils I bought off Amazon were the best bags I had. Opsack for my fak and electronics as described, and the variety of sized (rectangular) in the 4 mils I bought online really let me pack smart. For instance, really small bags like 1x2 for pills, then into a larger 2x3 bag that had all m health and hygiene. I was able to repack food into more appropriately sized bags. My first aid got suddenly organized and then self contained inside a larger back with my fires and tinders and other stuff, all of that then into the opsak. It did for my backpack was packing cubes do for my luggage. Perhaps I should start blogging some of this stuff.
Can you still use the touch screen when putting the phone is in this bag?
NiMo
Yes, but it doesn't work when submerged.
It's $12.25 on Amazon atm? http://amzn.to/2rU7uY6
Does anyone have knowledge of this product? How does this compare to the multitude of other waterproof bags on the market? FWIW I have been looking at a single bag(s) competative products for $19.99 US
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Paul321
I used a couple of these whilst hiking the AT and they are much more durable than a standard (or freezer type) ziploc but they did ultimately fail (they were the single zip type...these are the new double zip model, which are supposed to be much better...I haven't had one fail on me yet). I will say that while their CS rep was very unhelpful to begin with (as I understand it that individual is no longer employed there), the second one I spoke to (many weeks later) was very helpful and sent me twice as many replacements as I had problems with so I was very happy with the end result and would have no reservations purchasing more for bear bag liners or tech bags if I needed more. I would recommend them with one caveat, they're heavy, if you're counting ounces stick with standard ziplocks and/or cuben fiber dry bags.
Paul321
I have several years of experience with loksak's in my own pack (see other responses). I have not, however, had any experience with competing comparable products.