Miggo Agua Quick-draw Storm-proof Holster 25 CSC
A quick-draw rainproof case for DSLR, mirrorless, and similar sized cameras. Room for a spare SD card and battery, but not much more.
- Double layer design keeps water out even in heavy rain showers
- Dual zipper flap for fast exit and reentry
- Hard shell lens protector
- Slots for SD card and spare battery
- Horizontal extensions awkward
- Card and battery slots could be better-placed
I purchased this rainproof camera case specifically for a recent backpacking and day hiking trip to Iceland and the Faroe Islands, where I anticipated any number of wet days but wanted to keep my camera handy.
It comes in three sizes numbered 25, 35, and 45; the smallest comfortably accommodates my Sony Alpha 6300 mirrorless camera with an 18-200 mm/ f 3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
The empty case weighs in at 359 grams. Although a waterproof stuff sack would have weighed less, with this holster I was able to get my camera out quickly, take a few shots, and get it back in the case just as quickly before it got too wet, even in a steady rain. The dual zippers are key to this quickdraw action.
The double-layer design provides an outer, tough, and mostly waterproof outer layer with a neoprene inner layer that adds additional water and shock protection.
Additional “rain coats” cover the junction of the strap ends with the case to prevent water seeping in along the seams.
The hardshell lens cover, padded inside, helps protect the lens against bangs and drops.
(both battery and card can be inserted more deeply in the slots than shown in this photo)
The case has two slots sewn on to the inner neoprene layer. The smaller is for a spare SD card, but I prefer to carry those in a plastic case that would not fit into that slot. The card can be difficult to get out when fully inserted in the slot. The bigger slot will fit a spare battery for my camera, but this creates an extra bulge on the front of the case making it a little more difficult to zip closed. Pockets on either side of the lens might work better.
The waterproof “rain cape” design results in the case tapering to horizontal points on either side that have to be folded up for the case to ride comfortably against my chest or hip. I find this a little awkward, but I have gotten used to it.
The strap adjusts easily and is neoprene-padded in the middle. It comes with locking quick releases that can be mated with spare fittings attached to the camera so that the case strap can also be used as the camera strap. I have not found this feature to be especially useful because I want to be able to take the camera out and hang it around my neck if the weather is not too bad.
During the Iceland trip I hiked through light rain and drizzle, rain showers, and a few days of all-day rain. I was able to keep my camera handy through it all. On dryer days, I carried my camera with two additional lenses in a compact camera bag for more photographic versatility. For me the weight and price were worth being able to keep my camera dry but ready.
A month of use in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
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