If you’re somewhere like Dumaguete in the Philippines you’re going to want to dive into that beautiful water! Sadly, while water activities are great, they aren’t ideal for modern electronics.
Unless your smartphone has a water-resistant coating and/or a waterproof case, you don’t want to submerge it under the water. This can be both good and bad. Good because you get to enjoy what you’re doing without worrying about a tether to a phone or tablet. But bad because if something happens, you could end up stranded in the middle of nowhere without a way to call for help.
Then, there’s the matter of modern digital cameras and travel documentation. You’ll almost always want to keep this stuff on you, for obvious reasons.
You might be able to find an alternate storage solution if you’re spending most of your time on the surface of the water, skiing or tubing. But what if you’re going under? What if you’re planning to spend your time diving?
The Freegrace Waterproof Waist Pouch Set is a waist pack – yes, like a fanny pack – that you can use to store your belongings. As you might have guessed, this waterproof waist pouch is water resistant. As long as you seal it up correctly, anything and everything you store inside will remain dry and intact.
The case is made of black vinyl, and because it’s semi-transparent you can slightly see what’s stored inside. Just keep in mind, the pouch is not clear enough to use anything stored within. You’ll need to find another solution if you actually want to be able to interact with a phone or camera while it’s protected.
The pouch comes with an adjustable waist strap, and it rests comfortably just below your waistline. You can choose from a few different colors, and sizes. A plastic, air-tight liner protects the contents and has multiple seals to keep it firmly closed. You can secure an additional top flap to keep water out completely.
It works well, and some praise its trustworthiness underwater and during snorkeling trips.