SEA TO SUMMIT ACCESSORY CASE
If you plan to carry a paper map (AWOL’s guide, Halfmile’s maps, etc) while on trail, this 1 oz. protector is far superior to a ziploc bag. Also, you can keep your phone out of the rain, dirt, etc and still use the touch screen function through the waterproof layer. A LOT of my fellow hikers used one of these on the Appalachian Trail and sang them praises.
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Have y’all ever used one?
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I used to use something similar several years ago when I was doing a lot of whitewater canoeing and Kayaking. They did the job of keeping things that were totally immersed from getting dry.
But I don’t think you are going to have to worry about being totally immersed. A one gallon ziplock might be just fine. Only exception would be if you worry about a swim on a river crossing. for those occasions, though, this might be helpful for a bullet proof way to keep your map dry. But my guess is that if you were to swim on a crossing, you’d have a lot more to worry about.
*erm – meant to say “from getting wet.”
Dixie, What type of neck knife do you use. I saw it on one of you videos. I’d like to order one from your Amazon page, I haven’t tried the plastic phone, map protector but I’m going to order one.
Lilly Pod – Trail Name
Hey Julia! It’s from http://www.mtknives.net I love it so far ????