I’ve reviewed and bought a few waterproof pouches over time and they can be very useful if you’re the outdoors type or if you just want to make sure your gadgets and things stay dry. Some of them are good, some of them aren’t but today for review I have a set of four from a company called Onenines that are the best I’ve seen so far. There are four cases in this set, but three different sizes, 1 large, 2 medium and 2 small. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Keep your gear safe, whatever you are doing
If you enjoy the outdoors, you already know the trouble you can get into with your fragile gear. Whether it’s an iPad, phone or even a map, rain, sand, dust or standing water always seems to find its way just to where you really do not want it. The good news is that the Onenines Waterproof bags offer a solution that works, at a price everyone can afford.
A place for everything
With 4 bags included, 1 large bag, 2 medium bags and 1 small bag, you have a comprehensive selection that will cope with whatever you are doing. The large size is 10.4 inches by 14.3 inches, and is the perfect size for a folded map when you are out exploring. The medium size is 7.2 inches by 10 inches, making it a fantastic fit for an iPad mini or other small tablet, and because the material is touch friendly, you can still operate it. The small size is 5 inches by 7.4 inches, designed to fit your smartphone and keep it safe whatever you get up to, but great for watches and other personal items too, and once again, touch friendly material means you can use your phone inside the bag.
4 Bags included, 1 Large, 2 Medium, 1 small – large size: 36.5 x 26.5 cm, medium size: 25.5 x 18.5 cm, small size: 19 x 13 cm
Price: $19.99 (from Amazon at time of review)
The pouches or cases come in a plastic bag which is just fine as they’re not breakable.
Once you get the bag unpacked you’ll find four waterproof bags which aren’t quite clear, more of a light smoke color almost, you can still see through them but just not fully. The bags are made of a relatively thick vinyl plastic material which seems sturdy enough for most uses. Each bag does have a 22 inch cord attached to it so you could wear it around your neck or attach it to something if need be. You’ll get one large bag which is about 15.5 inches by 10.5 inches which should be fine for most tablets like an iPad or others of similar size. You’ll get two medium bags which are about 9 inches by 7.25 inches which would work for phablets or smaller tablets. Finally you’ll get one small bag which is about 7.5 by 5 inches which is fine for most phones I would think.
The bags seal very well with dual zipper locks and a hook and loop style fastener. To use it you put your device in, zip the first one, zip the second one, then fold it over once, fold again and then fasten it closed with the hook and loop. The pouches seal very well for sure, they remind me of a dry bag seal actually.
I put my Samsung Galaxy S6 in the smaller case and an 8” tablet in the medium bag and both fit perfectly fine with a little room left. The bags are not clear but I could still easily see the screens, but I would have much preferred clear bags personally. I found I could use the touchscreens with no problems while they were in the bags and you can hear through them as well but not sure about holding an entire conversation through them as it is slightly muffled.
I did test the waterproof ability of the bags by putting a tissue in them and putting them in a sink full of water, and submersing them and the tissues stayed dry so I would have to say they work at keeping water out.
The Onenines waterproof pouches are a decent choice if you want to keep your stuff dry for sure. For about $20 you get four of them in this set which can be used for phones, tablets or anything else like papers, GPS or just anything you want to keep dry while you’re out and about.
The bags have a dual zipper style seal and then a hook and loop fastener as well to keep the water out, this system works very well from my testing.
You can use touchscreens though the bags which is a bonus I think as you can still make calls or access your devices if need be.
The only complaint I have is that they are not clear, I would have much preferred clear bags personally.
+Touch screens work through bags
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