August 08, 2014
I thought this float was great at first. I got numerous comments on how smart/awesome it was that I had a float on my camera. I'd definitely agree-- it made me not hesitate when taking it out on the water. I used this float with the Olympus Tough camera snorkeling in Belize and Hawaii, surfing in Costa Rica, and white-water rafting in NC. It wasn't until I took it rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho that it utterly failed me. No, I wasn't going on a huge rapid when the webbing on the camera strap ripped. I was simply swimming down the river when the strap broke (without me even noticing until I was back in the raft) and sent my camera to the bottom of the river. I'd had the strap about a year so maybe the strap just needs to be replaced more frequently?? Regardless, it was devastating and I lost 100's of pictures along with one of my favorite cameras. Overall, great idea. Just make them durable enough to be compatible with the activities the Tough cameras are built for.
June 02, 2014
I had it on the camera less than 20 minutes and it broke apart between the fine thread that attaches to the camera and the snap/connector. I was luck it was over soft land and not in the lake or I would have lost my camera; it never caught on anything just fall apart from the weight of the camera. Worse yet [retailer] would not replace it, because we had bought it 2 1/2 months ago when we bought the camera. Not quality and not warranty. Very bad product.