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#1 craig nelson

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:42 AM

Hi All

I'm looking to grab a 48 can cooler for my trip to Bali

Difficult to find good products here in the U.K. So I'm happy to eBay something or Amazon.

Found Norchill and AO coolers to be the products available.

I've emailed Norchill and asked about of the zipper on their bags. They are not water tight.

Are AO bags zippers water tight ?

Watched lots of YouTube vids with AO used and abused . Norchill having water poured out of the zipped bag.

Thinking of this rinse tank scenario or should I say over thinking it !

Proberbly don't even need to worry about it as long as it's keeping the housing damp for a few hours.

Suggestions please and thoughts all welcome.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:21 AM

Are AO bags zippers water tight ?  NO not water tight  bags are tough and sturdy just a little bulky for packing due to insulation. 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

Have a look at CineBags Underwater that have released a new UW camera bag.

I've got the 48 cooler and the new CineBag, the cine bag is a lot less bulky than the AO, but is more like the 36can size of the AO.


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#4 craig nelson

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:40 AM

Cheers thanks Richard , will take a look, where did you fine cinebags in the U.K. ?

I think looking at my macro rig its going to have to be a 48 can size. Had the tape out and from viewfinder to front of ports it's >10"

I'd have to compromise somewhere I'm sure.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

Hi,

 

I use one of these and they have proved sturdy enough. 

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...bgAAOSw4A5YvdQb

 

Hope this helps

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

I purchased one of these ... 30 quid...

 

https://www.amazon.c... Picnic (Black)

 



#7 TimG

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

I purchased one of these ... 30 quid...

 

https://www.amazon.c... Picnic (Black)

 

 

That looks a bargain!


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#8 craig nelson

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:43 PM

Thanks for your input folks

I have in the end gone with a 48can Norchill. Size matters in this case and I need it to absorb my macro rig.

http://www.norchillc...-marine-cooler/

Purchased direct with Norchill off eBay for £70 inc shipping. It's big enough I rekon to absorb a few cans of beer also lol !
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for your input folks

I have in the end gone with a 48can Norchill. Size matters in this case and I need it to absorb my macro rig.

http://www.norchillc...-marine-cooler/

Purchased direct with Norchill off eBay for £70 inc shipping. It's big enough I rekon to absorb a few cans of beer also lol !

 

that's 70 including customs etc ? As looking for one myself...



#10 craig nelson

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:17 AM

It's a total of £70.

I don't think it will hit with customs as the value is low. The seller just shipped via standard international. If anything it will be about £10 by the time RM have slapped a handling fee on it lol.

Regards
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