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Osprey DigiStow

rated 2.0 of 5 stars
photo: Osprey DigiStow pack pocket
Version reviewed: M

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


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


  • 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. 


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. 

This image shows how the cut of the case prevents one-hand operation. I have never had any concern otherwise with zipper function. 

See what I mean?

I would not want to rely on plastic d-rings to hold an expensive camera. 


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. 


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!

The inner material is soft, and terry lined. Great for caring for sensitive electronics. 

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. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

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Price MSRP: $14.50
Historic Range: $5.93-$199.95
Reviewers Paid: $20.00
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
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