Most helpful positive review
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2011
The StormJacket is really just a nylon sleeve with elastic on each end and a toggle to keep it tight. Additionally, on the Pro model there is a velcro access section on the bottom through which you can attach the camera to a tripod, it might seem expensive at $50 but to protect a $700 camera and a $400 lens? If it works... well worth it!
I took my Nikon D5000 with a Sigma 10-20mm Ultra-Wide lens onto the Maid of the Mist... that's right, the boat that goes INTO the mists of the famous Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls! Not only was it misty from the falls (and we're talking mists that rise up hundreds of feet!) but it was also raining, and COLD! I was very apprehensive using the product, I had just purchased the lens, and my camera is near and dear to me!
I tightened the front around right behind the hood thread, after removing the hood, then put the hood back on (in use, not stored); I then left the back entirely loose so I could get my hands inside and also put my eye to the viewfinder.
The material kept the wind and water off my hands keeping them warm enough to function and my camera is none the worse for having experience this amazing trip!
Of course, the glass on the front of the lens got wet, so make sure to bring something to wipe it (frequently).
The only other thing to mention is that the StormJacket weighs virtually nothing, is super compact and the carry pouch has a nice clip to hang it off your belt loop or part of your bag or gear.