Osprey DigiStow

1 review
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Specs

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Weight 2 oz / 65 g 2.5 oz / 75 g 3.5 oz / 100 g
Height 4.5 in / 11 cm 6 in / 16 cm 7 in / 18 cm
Width 3.5 in / 9 cm 4 in / 10 cm 5.5 in / 14 cm
Depth 1.5 in / 4 cm 2 in / 5 cm 2 in / 5 cm
Price $14.50 $19.50 $24.50

Reviews

2

A decent case, but I won't be buying another. Cannot…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

A decent case, but I won't be buying another. Cannot be opened/closed with one hand, inner pocket elastic has already stretched out.

Pros

  • Overall good construction
  • Secures well to belt/backpack
  • Very water resistant

Cons

  • Cannot be zipped-unzipped with one hand
  • Inner pocket elastic has stretched out

It took me losing a camera battery to write this review. This is the Osprey Digistow (M). I have been using it primarily for my compact camera, a Canon S120. Although a little large, this is no concern.

The case itself is constructed well, however with a couple of fatal flaws. The wide-mouth design prevents one-hand opening/closing. This is a large drawback for me, as I like to keep my camera accessible but in its case. I have lost several quick-draw opportunities because of this. 

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The exterior or the case is very well made, a tougher material than many of their packs! It is well padded, and quite water resistant. 
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This image shows how the cut of the case prevents one-hand operation. I have never had any concern otherwise with zipper function. 
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See what I mean?
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I would not want to rely on plastic d-rings to hold an expensive camera. 
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The rear attachment portion of the case is well thought out, and secure. Note that this has three points where the hook-and-loop attachments keep things together. 

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I have only kept camera batteries in this pocket, nothing that could have stressed the elastic. Losing camera batteries is not only environmentally unfriendly, but frustrating and expensive!
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The inner material is soft, and terry lined. Great for caring for sensitive electronics. 
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Overall, this is a disappointing little case. I have gone from really liking it a couple of years ago (4 stars), down to two. I will plan on re-appropriating this case for some other use other than my compact camera, and it will work well... As a 'Digi-stow'? NO. 

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I didn't know Osprey made stuff like this. Good review, Sean.


9 months ago