Immerse YourselfTM in our 2011 range
Who Are We?
Full 5-Year Warranty
Do you live for the moment when you’re free to escape the daily grind and make a dash for the great outdoors? Well we do! And since 1983 we’ve been selling our innovative gear to like-minded people all over the world.
So confident are we about our gear that we’ve further improved our extended warranty, which is now an unrivalled ‘Full 5-Year Warranty’. All the bags, cases and pouches we design are tested by the world-renowned Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. And if you need further reassurance, the fact that people like the London Fire Brigade, Los Angeles County Lifeguards and the Japan Coast Guard rely on Aquapac should hopefully put your mind at rest!
We design products that free you from worrying about your things getting muddy or wet when you’re on the trail or out on the water. Something we know all about!
What Do We Mean By Waterproof? We now offer two discrete ranges, to suit whatever outdoor activity you’re doing. Our Submersible range (pages 4 to 19) is guaranteed to IPX8 – that’s the highest waterproofing standard there is. It means that if you really wanted to you could hold them 15ft/5m underwater for half an hour in the confident knowledge that the stuff inside will stay completely safe and dry. Our new Stormproof™ range (pages 20 to 29) will stand up to a jet of water hitting them from any angle (IPX6). Basically they’re fire-hose proof and will stand up to mud, rain and dust on the trail with no problem.
Copyright Aquapac International Limited 2011. All Rights Reserved. Aquapac, Aquaclip, Stormproof, Lenzflex and the Aquapac Logo are Trademarks or Registered Trademarks of Aquapac International Limited. The Aquapac products in this catalogue are patented or patent pending. Please see www.aquapac.net for more details. Due to a continuous product development process, products may differ slightly from the photographs contained within this catalogue. We would like thank Grizedale Mountain Bikes for the use of their bikes. BlackBerry is a Trademark of Research in Motion. iPod, iPad and iPhone are Trademarks of Apple, Inc. PSP is a Trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment. DS is a Trademark of Nintendo. Flip, MinoHD, UltraHD and the Designed for Flip Video badge are Trademarks of Cisco.
Aquapac for MinoHD™ & UltraHD™ with FlipPort
030 040 Stormproof™ Cases for iPod
Aquapac for UltraHD™ & SlideHD™
034 044 Mini Stormproof™ Phone Cases
Mini Camera Case
035 045 Small Stormproof™ Phone Cases
Small Camera Case
Mini Camera Case with Hard Lens
Large Camera Case
SLR Camera Case
Kaituna Map Case
PROTECTIVE BAGS & POUCHES Camera and Camcorder Pouches 020
Small Stormproof™ Camera Pouch
Medium Stormproof™ Camera Pouch
Stormproof™ SLR Camera Pouch
Mini Whanganui Electronics Case
Small Whanganui Electronics Case
Medium Whanganui Electronics Case
Large Whanganui Electronics Case
Small Armband Case
036 046 Small Stormproof™ Pouches
Large Armband Case
15L Noatak Wet & Drybag
25L Noatak Wet & Drybag
Dry Bags and Pouches
Small VHF Classic Case
Large VHF Classic Case
35L Noatak Wet & Drybag
Small VHF PRO Case
Stormproof™ Padded Drybag
Wet & Dry Backpack
PROTECTIVE BAGS & POUCHES 608
HELPING PEOPLE OUT A small selection of projects and expeditions relying on Aquapac bags and cases
100% Waterproof Headphones
New product for 2011
Aquapac for MinoHDTM and UltraHDTM with FlipPort 106
Capture the splash as your kids jump in the pool, or record the moment they learn to surf with your Flip Video camcorder protected from the water. Key Features • LenzflexTM window for great video through the case • Designed for UltraHD with FlipPort, Mino and MinoHD • Supplied with a lanyard
Aquapac for UltraHDTM and SlideHDTM 346
With a wider fit for the larger Flip Video camcorder, this case lets you film in and around the water without any worries about damaging your Flip Video camcorder. Key Features • LenzflexTM window for great video through the case • Designed for Ultra, UltraHD and SlideHD video cameras • Supplied with a lanyard
Mini Camera Case 408 If you have a compact point-and-shoot camera with no optical zoom, then this case lets you get great pictures in and around the water with your camera completely safe. Key Features • 2 LenzflexTM windows for easy photo-taking through the case • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Supplied with a lanyard, and desiccant to absorb condensation
Small Camera Case 418 Run the rapids with your camera at the ready with this simple but effective case. Get the shots that you would never think of getting before. Fits most compact cameras with small zoom. Key Features • 2 LenzflexTM windows for easy photo-taking through the case • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Supplied with a lanyard, and desiccant to absorb condensation
Mini Camera Case with Hard Lens 428 Go canyoning with your camera; it’s no problem with our ultimate compact camera case. Capture waterfalls from underneath and dive into pools without worry. Key Features • Tough Acrylic lens for great photos and extra protection • Perfect for optical zoom cameras • Supplied with a lanyard, and desiccant to absorb condensation
Large Camera Case 448 Whether you’re on a boat shooting photos of wildlife, or at the beach catching surfers on far-off waves this case protects your zoom camera from sand and water. Key Features • Large LenzflexTM window to suit all shapes of camera • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Supplied with a shoulderstrap, and desiccant to absorb condensation
SLR Camera Case 458 The great outdoors and SLRs don’t always mix. Rain, dust, sand and mud aren’t a worry with this case, and you can get superb photos through the tough Acrylic lens. Key Features • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Finger pouch on lens to help with camera adjustments • Supplied with a shoulderstrap, and desiccant to absorb condensation
Taken by Hannah Roberts through an Aquapac
Camcorder Case 468 When you’re concentrating on filming a video you don’t want to worry about rain or spray, so take the worry away and film through this universal camcorder case. Key Features • Tough Acrylic lens for great video and extra protection • In-built handle for camcorder security • Plenty of room for older style camcorders
Mini Whanganui Electronics Case 108 For when you need to keep in touch whatever the elements throw at you. Make calls, send texts and take photos right through the case. Perfect for iPhone. Key Features • Touchscreens and buttons all work as normal • You can talk and hear without a problem • LenzflexTM window in the rear lets you take photos and film
Small Whanganui Electronics Case 348 A wider case for PDAs and bulkier phones, or for those of us who like a little more room for ease of storage, but with all the same great features as our smaller phone case. Key Features • Wide enough for most GPS, PDA and BlackBerry • Supplied with an adjustable lanyard • Everything works through the case, including photos
Medium Whanganui Electronics Case 658 Because being outdoors doesn’t mean you have to leave your gadgets at home, whatever the conditions might be. Perfect for eBooks, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS by the pool Key Features • Use buttons and touchscreens right through the case • Supplied with a lanyard to keep it around your neck • Floats if you trap enough air in the case
Large Whanganui Electronics Case 668 Whether you need to protect your iPad, or just carry some travel essentials, this big clear case is perfect for keeping the elements off your gear. Key Features • Your iPad will work through the case as normal • Supplied with a shoulderstrap for comfortable carrying • Floats if you trap enough air in the case
Small Armband Case 216 Hands-free communications are essential when you’re busy holding on for safety’s sake, so the armband cases leave you able to forget about your gear with it safely on your arm. Key Features • Adjustable armband fits all sizes of arm • Buttons and touchscreens work through the case • Talk and hear as normal
Large Armband Case 218 For larger devices like GPS and walkie-talkies which are essential but you’d rather not hold them in your hand, this case is the answer. Key Features • Adjustable armband fits all sizes of arm • Buttons and touchscreens work through the case • Talk and hear as normal
Small VHF Classic Case 228 For when you absolutely have to keep communications open, trust in the safety-net of our most popular VHF case to keep your radio dry and ready for use. Key Features • Supplied with a lanyard • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Floats if you trap enough air in the case
Large VHF Classic Case 248 A larger case for very long antennas, forestry radios and larger satellite phones, this keeps your comms safe from water, salt-spray and dirt, and ready when you need it. Key Features • Supplied with a lanyard • Use all buttons and switches through the case • Floats if you trap enough air in the case
Small VHF PRO Case 229 Because sometimes you need to use both hands to keep control of what you’re doing outdoors, this case is designed with a secure shoulder harness which is fully adjustable. Key Features • 4 lash points for the 3-way harness • Integral grab-handle for boat hooks or gloved hands • Talk and hear as normal
MP3 Case 518 Sometimes the outdoors goes hand-in-hand with a killer playlist, so take your iPod and iPhone with you without a worry. Even swimming, with our waterproof headphones. Key Features • Integral waterproof headphone jack • Use everything through the case - including iPhone camera • Supplied with an armband and a lanyard
See page 19 for 100% Waterproof Headphones
KeymasterTM 608 Surfboard, wetsuit and electronic car key. Spotting the odd one out is pretty easy, so use our Keymaster to keep your keys, cash and cards dry but safely with you in the water. Key Features • Clear front so you can use buttons through the case • Supplied with a lanyard
Belt Case 828 When you’re travelling with your passport, visas and medical details, you don’t want them ruined by water or left at the riverside. Keep them secure, hidden and with you at all times. Key Features • Opaque black materials for subtle security • Supplied with a belt and lanyard for wearing as you prefer
If you’re running or paddling outdoors then you’ll want to be hands-free and this comfortable neoprene armband means you can be. Key Features • Fits most small Aquapac cases, Submersible and Stormproof • Fully adjustable for different arm-sizes
100% Waterproof Headphones 919 Waterproofing your iPod is cool, but being able to swim, paddle or surf listening to your tunes is even cooler, so combine with our iPod cases and immerse yourself in your music outdoors. Key Features • Integral earloops for security when things get rough • Supplied with multiple earbuds for different-sized ears
StormproofTM Case for iPod 030 (orange) 040 (grey)
Whether you’re trail-running, snowboarding or cycling, keeping your iPod dry is a no-brainer with our new rainproof pouch. Key Features • Touchscreens work as normal • Headphones pass through a rainflap • Simply roll up and buckle to close
Mini StormproofTM Phone Case 034 (orange) 044 (grey)
Stay in touch in the worst conditions and speak right through the case when you need to. Stormproof your phone so it’s safe when you need it most. Key Features • Touchscreens work as normal • Take photos through the window • Supplied with a lanyard and beltloop
Small StormproofTM Phone Case 035 (orange) 045 (grey)
PDAs, GPS and larger phones need protection from the elements too, and this case is sized just for them. Simply roll up and buckle to protect them all. Key Features • Clear wraparound window • Touchscreens work as normal • Wear on your belt or with its lanyard
Small StormproofTM Camera Pouch 020
Knocks, scrapes and bumps go hand in hand with the outdoors, so protect your compact camera when it’s not in use with this padded, waterproof and rugged pouch. Key Features • Tough PU Coated Nylon all-welded construction • 10mm foam padding with a soft nylon anti-scratch lining • Lashtabs to tie it down to kayak, belt or other pack.
Medium StormproofTM Camera Pouch 021
The complex mechanisms inside zoom cameras need protection from impacts, dust and water at all times, so our rugged pouch is designed for the worst conditions. Key Features • Tough PU Coated Nylon all-welded construction • 10mm foam padding with a soft nylon anti-scratch lining • Lashtabs to tie it down to kayak, belt or other pack.
StormproofTM SLR Camera Pouch 022
For the ultimate in on-the-go protection for your SLR, lenses and kit, this case features padded sections, a dual-strap harness and completely welded construction. Key Features • Internal zippered pocket for memory cards and small items • No bouncing on the trail with a shoulderstrap and belt combo • Integral lashtabs to secure it to the deck or another pack
Small StormproofTM Pouch 036 (orange) 046 (Grey)
Sometimes a pocket isn’t quite waterproof enough so this little pouch protects your wallet, phone, car-key or medicine and sits on your belt or on the side of your daypack. Key Features • Simply roll-up and buckle to seal against the elements • Supplied with a lanyard and beltloop • Made from PU-coated Ripstop Nylon
15L Noatak Wet & Drybag 768 The perfect size for an ultra-light daypack with a few essentials. Key Features • Internal Wet and Dry sections • Lashtab to tie down to boat or bike • Dual removable straps for use as backpack, shoulderbag or grab-bag
25L Noatak Wet & Drybag 778 Throw in a change of clothes and some food for a weekend on the trail Key Features • Internal Wet and Dry sections • Lashtab to tie down to boat or bike • Dual removable straps for use as backpack, shoulderbag or grab-bag
35L Noatak Wet & Drybag 750
Big enough for an expedition or family day in the great outdoors. Key Features • Internal Wet and Dry sections • Lashtab to tie down to boat or bike • Dual removable straps for use as backpack, shoulderbag or grab-bag
StormproofTM Padded Drybag 025
If your laptop, binoculars or other valuables are coming on the trail with you, then protect them from rain, spray and impacts in an ultra-light padded pack. Key Features • Foam-padded front, back, base & sides for impact protection • PU-coated Ripstop Nylon with taped seams for waterproofing • Dual removable straps for use as a backpack or shoulderbag
Wet & Dry Backpack 788 Whether you’re commuting by bike or spending a week in the hills, this feature-packed daypack will prove itself time and again. Fully waterproof with internal wet & dry sections. Key Features • Breathable mesh straps and twin mesh bottle pockets • Separate internal section for keeping wet and dry gear apart • Multiple lashtabs and strap retainers for no loose parts
Helping people out
A small selection of projects and expeditions relying on Aquapac bags and cases
Aquapac Outdoor Champion Each year we appoint one Aquapac Outdoor Champion. Someone who embodies all that we at Aquapac believe in. That is, helping people to enjoy the great outdoors. 2009: Daniel Fox, The Wild Image Project 2010: Roz Savage, Rowing Towards a Greener Future 2011: Sarah Outen, London to London Via The World
In 2011 she sets out to journey right around the planet, under her own power. By rowing boat, by bicycle and by kayak. Over the last year Sarah has spoken to some 20,000 schoolchildren, sharing with them her love of the wild.
“I do all that I can to shout about how brilliant wildlife is and to support projects and charities which promote greater understanding of the environment and campaign for increased protection of resources, In 2009 Sarah habitats and Outen became landscapes. Life on Life on the ocean the youngest the ocean showed showed me that person - and me that everything the first woman is connected and everything is connected - to row singlewe all have a duty handed all the to stand up and be way across the counted and take responsibility for Indian Ocean from Australia to our actions. Time is running out.” Mauritius. She raised £30,000 for Sarah Outen, Aquapac Outdoor charity. Champion 2011.
The Heart of Borneo Project The aim of this project is to conserve the rainforest through exploration, research, and education. It’s a newly established charity which works to protect the Borneo rainforest from further destruction for the benefit of its inhabitants – both animals and people – and the wider world through a mixture of exploration, research, community projects and educational work. Stage one was a community project. The 5-person renewable energy and sustainability project team, led by renewable energy engineer Caroline Warwick-Evans, spent 4 weeks in the remote village of Muara Joloi. Her team comprised two University of Exeter students and two Indonesian students from the University of Planagka Raya. Working with the community and alongside field workers from the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation the team looked at how Muara Joloi and other remote communities might harness the power of their rivers and waterfalls to power their village or irrigate their fields.
Stage two is a scientific expedition supported by the Royal Geographical Society, the Natural History Museum, the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Adventure and many others (including Aquapac!)
Heart of Borneo Project
Conserve the rainforest through exploration, research and education
Allan Lissner / OXFAM Canada
Oxfam Trailwalker Canada Early one morning in July, 118 teams of 4 set out to race 100 kilometres (over 60 miles) along Canada’s Ganaraska Hiking Trail. Some ran, others walked. The aim was to complete the course in less than 48 hours, but the winning team did it in well under 20. The event raised over C$475,000. Prizes were awarded according to the amount of money each team raised for Oxfam. One team raised over $10,000, thirteen raised over $5,000, and seventy-two teams raised over $2,500. We undertook to award a free Aquapac to each and every one of them. The winning team each received one of our Wet & Dry Backpacks.
The Woolly Adelgid Project The hemlock woolly adelgid is a tiny brown bug similar to an aphid. In Asia, the host trees have developed resistance but in eastern North America the hemlock trees have virtually no resistance, and
the insects no natural predators. 12 students from Ohio State University travelled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, to volunteer for the National Park Service in conjunction with the American Hiking Society. Working closely with National Park Service Park Rangers they saved 671 hemlock trees, removed thousands of multiflora rose, and cleaned three historical houses.
Oxford University Exploration Club The OUEC has been inspiring, encouraging and assisting exploration for over 75 years. Ricky Munday
2.Scientific – support ongoing scientific research on the recession of New Guinea’s glaciers by verifying the existence/extent of ice caps on the three peaks and creating a photographic and data record for analysis. 3.Community – raise a substantial sum of money to support disadvantaged young people and families affected by cancer. Although a standalone expedition, led by Ricky Munday (pictured above), it is also the second leg of a long-term project to climb the three highest peaks on each continent, which has never been attempted.
In 2010 Aquapac provided some gear for their 5-week-long ‘Roof of the World’ expedition in the heart of the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan. The aim of the expedition was to make observational comparisons of Pamiri people and culture to those made by 19th Century explorers, all the while slowly climbing in altitude towards almost 5,000m (16,000ft). Aquapac and the OUEC have now decided to form a long-term affiliation, and we look forward to supporting many more expeditions in the future. The picture below shows our Noatak Wet & Drybags on the Roof of the World expedition.
Australasia 3 Peaks Glacier Expedition This six-week expedition has three aims: 1.Mountaineering – become the first team to safely summit the three highest peaks in Australasia in one expedition.
David Lewis - OUEC