August 08, 2014

Elizabeth

Great idea. Doesn't hold up.

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.