Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Started Feb 11, 2006 | Discussions
rfeuer Regular Member • Posts: 308
Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Has anyone tried this product. it seems like a good low cost way of adding protection.
http://www.stormjacket.com/
Thanks for your input.
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Doug Kerr Forum Pro • Posts: 20,898
Looks very interesting (nt)
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will baillieu Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Looks like a great idea but I hate the LOGO!

I would be embarassed to use something that had such a big label. If it had a small symbol or a subtle name, I would get one tomorrow.
Why do manufactureres need to do this? It SHOUTS rather than informs.
All they need is a small name with a .com or something.
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Brunobl Senior Member • Posts: 2,818
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

will baillieu wrote:

I would be embarassed to use something that had such a big label.
If it had a small symbol or a subtle name, I would get one tomorrow.

I agree.

Nice product, but I'd feel like a walking billboard, and wouldn't even be paid for carying their ad.
Could have a smaller logo.

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Doug Kerr Forum Pro • Posts: 20,898
"USA medium" would be good (nt)
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com.com would be useful (nt)
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c.hammett Forum Pro • Posts: 12,083
Re: Turn the logo to the bottom....

I don't like it either, but you could turn it so that the logo is underneath the camera. Looks like it would be easier to use than a ziplock bag, which is what I take on trips for rain days. Also wouldn't be as conspicuous in black. I think it is a little pricey though.

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OneTraveler Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Well, I can's speak for being a walking logo (i imagine a number of those complaining are the same ones that won't buy an L lens "because it's white"), but I will say that I have been pleased with the performance. I bought one a few months ago based on reviews from this site and have used it MANY MANY times. I no longer have the excuse to miss that shot because it's too nasty outside...a common occurence here in Alaska. The logo is not that bad, and hey, who cares if people are staring at you when you take your photo?

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Ralph Knutsen Regular Member • Posts: 249
Use it on my 500....

and consider it a must have. If you can't take the logo, turn it inside out.
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Brian G. Veteran Member • Posts: 6,531
I use these...

http://abetterphotoguide.bizhosting.com/camera_rain_covers.html

They work very well, they're cheap, and they're translucent- you can even fire a flash through them. They're made of silicon-impregnated nylon.

The company is a pleasure to deal with as well. They actually sent me my cover to check out for something like 10 days without me sending them any money, or any information other than an address. If I liked, I bought, if I didn't I'd send it back to them.

I would highly recommend these covers. I've used the on my cameras in complete downpours and in a blizzard or two, and they work exactly as they should.

Kind Regards,
Brian

rfeuer wrote:

Has anyone tried this product. it seems like a good low cost way
of adding protection.
http://www.stormjacket.com/
Thanks for your input.
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Greg_C Contributing Member • Posts: 573
Second vote for these (nt)
Shay Stephens Forum Pro • Posts: 12,091
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

I have two, a medium black and a large black cover. If I am using a 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens and a pocketwizard, the large size fits well. I prefer the large size.

Medium will work if you are not using the pocket wizard.

I don't car for the huge logo, so I swivel it to the bottom.

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John_A_G Veteran Member • Posts: 7,550
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

I looked at these and went with the Kata E-702 instead. It's a bit more expensive but you have access to the camera with side-sleeves and can see all the controls because of the clear plastic. It also seemed like a much sturdier build. It was a compromise between something like the storm jacket and an aquatech. It goes for around $43

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=316856&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

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Makinations Veteran Member • Posts: 5,688
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

I've been looking at the kata e-690. Haven't bought it yet.

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will baillieu Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Thanks Brian G for pointing me at these:
http://abetterphotoguide.bizhosting.com/camera_rain_covers.html

I am sure the Storm Jacket is a fine product, but the ENORMOUS LOGO woujld make me feel foolish using one. I just want a product that works without the free advertising on the side.

If the manufactureres of Storm Jacket are reading this,,,,,,good, they might take the hint.
In the mean time, they have lost a sale.

Brian G. Veteran Member • Posts: 6,531
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Hi Will,

Happy to help out. I agree with you regarding the free advertising. If a company wants me to advertise for them, I expect to be paid.

Also-another of the nice things about the covers I mentioned (that I had forgotten to mention the first time) is that you can see all your camera controls through the cover. I doubt this is true with those covers that are red, black, yellow, etc.

Anyway, give them a try. I love mine, and in any event, you have nothing to lose.

Disclaimer- I have no connection at all to the people who make or sell these covers, other than that I am a satisfied customer.

Kind Regards,
Brian

will baillieu wrote:

Thanks Brian G for pointing me at these:
http://abetterphotoguide.bizhosting.com/camera_rain_covers.html
I am sure the Storm Jacket is a fine product, but the ENORMOUS LOGO
woujld make me feel foolish using one. I just want a product that
works without the free advertising on the side.
If the manufactureres of Storm Jacket are reading this,,,,,,good,
they might take the hint.
In the mean time, they have lost a sale.

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will baillieu Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

Thanks Brian,
I've already ordered one.
It's exactly what I have been looking for.
Will B

will baillieu Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: Storm Jacket Rain Covers

OneTraveler wrote:

Well, I can's speak for being a walking logo (i imagine a number of
those complaining are the same ones that won't buy an L lens
"because it's white"),

I am sure they are effective covers, but the logo is a definite turn off. It would be like having a camera case with CAMERA CASE printed on the side.

I do have white lenses actually, but they don't have WHITE LENS printed on the side in huge letters. I like them white because it is very hot and sunny here in Australia. White equipment reflects radient heat away, which may otherwise interfere with the precision alignment of the CF elements.
I agree with Brian...if they want me to advertise for them, they should pay me.
Will B

Nikolaj Regular Member • Posts: 128
This one is more practicale...
shoot123 Regular Member • Posts: 248
I use this cover

I've been happy with this cover:

http://abetterphotoguide.bizhosting.com/raincoat_16.html

Mostly I use when shooting kids sports in the rain. I stuff the cover in a pocket if it looks like it might rain. It even acts as a bit of a flash diffuser if I need one.

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