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OP/TECH USA18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2)
 
4.4

(based on 240 reviews)

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    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (165)
  • Easily accessible equipment (95)
  • Strong construction (42)
  • Comfortable (37)
  • Good protection (16)

Cons

  • Cumbersome (15)
  • Hard to access equipment (15)
  • Uncomfortable fit (6)

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (168)
  • Cameras (15)
  • Lenses (14)
  • Travel (11)
  • Daily usage (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (97), Semi-pro photographer (56), Pro photographer (31), Enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (158), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Occasional/Emergency Rain Prot

I bought a pack of these sleeves to use when shooting outdoor sports in the rain. I'm not a pro photographer and couldn't justify the expense of the superior Aquatech rain gear. I needed...Read complete review

I bought a pack of these sleeves to use when shooting outdoor sports in the rain. I'm not a pro photographer and couldn't justify the expense of the superior Aquatech rain gear. I needed something small and light that fits in my camera backpack and keeps me shooting during poor weather conditions I occasionally encounter.If you do a lot of shooting in questionable weather and can justify the $200 cost, the Aquatech is obviously a better solution. But for [$] the Op/Tech sleeves are hard to beat in a pinch, particularly for casual photographers.The sleeves are large enough to cover most all but the largest of the pro telephoto lenses. It fits my D300 with battery pack and 70-200 2.8 with room to spare. The sleeve has a hole in the rear - just remove your eyepiece cover, stretch the hole over the eyepiece, and replace the cover to hold it in place. The sleeve has a drawstring closure in front that holds very securely to the lens hood. The plastic is transparent and thin enough to allow operation of all the controls right through the sleeve (vs, sliding your hands up inside). It's a very usable solution, although it does make adjusting the zoom a bit more difficult. But again, this is intended to be more of an emergency or occasional rain solution.I've spent endless hours shooting football games in the rain and the protection provided is excellent. As long as you don't poke a hole in it, your equipment will stay dry. I'm able to reuse them multiple times.Pros: Very low cost, stores anywhere, excellent protection, low tech ease of use, able to see all of the camera's controls, works with tripods and monopods.Cons: Takes a few minutes to put on and get adjusted, makes accessing some controls a little awkward (but not impossible), far too long for short lenses.Bottom line: Excellent emergency protection during occasional bad weather for cameras with larger lenses. Those using smaller lenses should look for another solution.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but could be better

Works well to protect camera from rain while giving you complete access to camera controls. But when used with a zoom lens, rainsleeve slips off the end of the lense too easily just from...Read complete review

Works well to protect camera from rain while giving you complete access to camera controls. But when used with a zoom lens, rainsleeve slips off the end of the lense too easily just from the simple act of zooming in and out.

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5.0

These work great.

By old guy

from Thornton TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protecting Gear

    Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

    I used the Rainsleeve while vacationing at Cannon Beach Ore. I purchased them because of the probability that it would rain on the Pacific coast.
    I could have purchased many other rainsleeves but found for the price these work great. I recommend them if your going where there is to be rain or heavy mist. Saves your valuable camera from the elements.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Handy to have

    By Photo Phanatic

    from Western Maryland

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting Gear

      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

      I have not had to use these yet. They seem to be fairly durable and appropriate for my purposes. They are a little awkward to use but not impossible. I would say for light to medium duty shots these are worth having in your gear bag.

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      5.0

      Rain rain go away

      By Manolo

      from Columbia, MD

      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

      Having this sleeve made it possible to shoot a marathon in the rain. Easy to use and hassle free! Highly recommend to others.

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      5.0

      Works well on y Nikon D7100,

      By Rockin

      from Harrisburg,IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting Gear

        Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

        Works well on my Nikon D7100 with all my lens.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works

        By easyrider

        from Lancaster, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Accessible Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear

          Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

          Great for those times when the weather sneaks in on you and you want to protect your gear.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great when you need it!

          By DSW

          from Cape May Point, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

            Travel
            Inclement weather

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            • No

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            4.0

            Seems good

            By Photo Phanatic

            from Maryland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

              Really haven't had a chance to use these yet. They seem like they are durable and they fit my camera well. Doesn't seem to cumbesome to use either.

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              5.0

              Great when rain.

              By bennydnut

              from Phila., Pa.

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              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear

                Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                this is a must if its pouring rain.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Bang for buck

                By Leo

                from NJ

                Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                Sweet gear for cheap!

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                4.0

                Cheap but works great

                By I take pictures

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Hard To Access Equipment

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear

                Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                Works as expected and is basically a plastic bag with a drawstring to close around the lens. The sleeve is quite long and works perfectly with my 70-200 2.8 but is quite scrunched up for other lenses. My one issue is that there is not much space between the camera and the sleeve when you are holding it your hand is pressed against the sleeve.

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                5.0

                Glad I had this in my bag.

                By Dougmck1

                from Jackson, MS

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear

                  Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                  Was in NYC and picked up this rain sleeve and a few other items at B&H. What a place! Had a photo shoot with a Citifari professional that night in a steady rain. The bag worked well to keep my Nikon dry. I used the drawstring end around the lense hood. They come in pairs and are thin but pretty strong. It allowed me to stay out for three hours and not damage my camera or lens. Ended up with some great images.

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Matt k

                  from Az

                  Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                  Work as designed

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                  5.0

                  Very clever and effective

                  By Marsha

                  from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canads

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dust Or Rain Protection

                    Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                    How cool to have such a lightweight and useful device for protection in wet and dusty environments. This was helpful on a recent trip to shield my camera and a few different lenses even when using a tripod in a very gritty and breezy environment.

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                    5.0

                    best extra for action shooters

                    By txphoto

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Compact
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Easy to use
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Handy For Weather Changes
                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                      always keep a couple in the gear bag for unexpected rain during games - some of my favorite action shots are rainy ones and these make rain shooting possible without hurting expensive gear!

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                      5.0

                      Light and compact

                      By Dominic

                      from Virginia Beach, VA

                      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                      Good product !! Works to protect camera and lens from wet weather. Simple and straight forward. Works as intended. Would recommend!

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                      4.0

                      Luckily Have Not Had to Sue

                      By ScottKingsleyPhotography

                      from lancaster, pa

                      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                      Luckily, all my shoots have been dry, but I have fitted these to my camera to test out the fit and make sure I'm ready when it starts pouring. As others have noted, it helps to use a rubber band around the end of the lens or hood to make sure it stays, but besides that, it fits well. The two pack is nice for those thsooting with two cameras.

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                      5.0

                      Better than expected!

                      By Steve C

                      from Olathe, Kansas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear

                      Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                      I ordered the Rainsleeve in advance of a trip to Yellowstone assuming I would run into rain...and sure enough it did. I easily slipped the sleeve onto the camera and lens (Canon 5D Mark III with the 70-200 attached) and had plenty of room to work with inside the sleeve. I was pleased to be able to see through the plastic easily and it was easy to use the built in hole for the eye piece. Great value for the price. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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                      5.0

                      a few bucks that saves you thousands

                      By Mark P

                      from Troy, MI

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                      Pros

                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear

                        Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                        Even when sitting in the backpack, my camera and lens are in the rainsleeve. Had trouble hiking in the rain and finding my camera wet.

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                        5.0

                        OP/TECH rainsleeve

                        By TNmike

                        from Northwest Tennessee

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear

                          Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                          Great product to carry if/when you get caught in a rain shower. Easily fits in any type of camera bag and takes up almost no space. Very economical protection for camera and lens.

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                          1.0

                          Waste of money

                          By Charley

                          from Surprise AZ

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Cumbersome
                            • Hard To Access Equipment

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about OP/TECH USA 18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2):

                              Flimsy and cumbersome to use. Fitting a large freezer bag over the camera and lens works better. I took this product to Alaska to use in the rain. It was disappointing.

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