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

(based on 221 reviews)

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    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (153)
  • Easily accessible equipment (88)
  • Strong construction (37)
  • Comfortable (33)
  • Good protection (16)

Cons

  • Cumbersome (15)
  • Hard to access equipment (14)
  • Uncomfortable fit (6)

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (156)
  • Cameras (15)
  • Lenses (14)
  • Daily usage (10)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (89), Semi-pro photographer (51), Pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (20), Casual photographer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (144), 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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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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      4.0

      Great for the Field

      By Masiman

      from Arizona

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      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keep In Camera Bag

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

        A perfect lightweight companion for your camera bag for that unexpected rainstorm.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Better than using a towel!

        By Tom

        from Pierre, SD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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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):

          Now I can be confident in the adverse weather that my equipment is protected and I can push to get the picture when I need it.

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          5.0

          18" Rainsleeve (Set of 2) by OP/TECH USA

          By Terri

          from Daytona Beach, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear

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

            Will use this on my camera while exploring glaciers!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great cover

            By Dan

            from Cordova, TN

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear

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

              Got this to protect my camera at soccer games and during travel to various beaches. Easy to carry protection.

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              5.0

              Light and cheap, but does the job

              By davebox

              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear

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

                Easy to use, cheap, and comes by set of two !
                So you won't be stopped by that storm shower again...

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                4.0

                Handy, Useful, but needs getting used to

                By PhotoJohn

                from Bellevue, WA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Good Product Value
                • Lightweight
                • See-thru To Controls
                • Useful In Rain

                Cons

                • Lens Drawstring Loosens
                • Workarounds Necessary

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Rain protection

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

                Having planned & travelled to Olympic Natl Park, I didn't want to turn around and go home when weather turned rainy, so opened this product I bought "for a rainy day" and used it all day. As might be expected, it took some getting used to and slight modifications (a little tearing here & there), for practical use, but at day's end, the camera, interior side of the eyepiece and lens, were dry. For the price you get 2 and the value is unbeatable.

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                5.0

                Good price good product

                By Modelesque

                from Virginia

                About Me Pro Photographer

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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):

                  Product works great for shooting outdoors in bad weather situations.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Like Your Equipment Dry...?

                  By ebradlee10

                  from Wilmington, DE

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive
                  • Keeps Water Out
                  • Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear

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

                    Then this is the top value rain protection for your rig!

                    I shoot sports and sometimes find myself in torrents of rain. Have never had a problem.

                    A good hack is to put a rubber banf around then end.

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                    5.0

                    Great value!

                    By SCE

                    from Miami, OK

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear

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

                      I take pictures outdoors a lot and found this product to be very handy to have just in case the weather changes so I can protect my gear from the dust and rain. Also, like the draw sting feature around the end of the lens.

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                      5.0

                      Do you value your camera???

                      By yewneeklymee

                      from Fullerton, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear

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

                        This is the BEST deal around!
                        Don't get stuck in a rain storm without this amazing rain sleeve. Durable and easy to apply. A must have at such an affordable price!

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                        5.0

                        It does it's job

                        By KJ

                        from Texas

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

                        Cheap and effective for light rain to keep your gear dry. Keep them in my gear bag since they are so compact.

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                        4.0

                        Works as advertised

                        By Photolenszoom

                        from Charlotte, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear

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

                          Used this rainsleeve recently during a snow storm It worked well and kept the moisture from my camera. I wish I would have gotten one before.

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                          5.0

                          Cheap, simple, and does the job

                          By Tomasz

                          from New Jersey

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                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear

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

                            In theory, a plastic bag could be transformed into something similar to this, but for the price-you really can't go wrong. I feel like this rainsleeve is good to keep in your gearbag for one of those "just in case" moments, but if you're into serious rainy weather photography/videography then I'd invest in something a lot more substantial. Overall, I'm happy with the sleeve. Cheers.

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                            5.0

                            Affordable Rain Cover

                            By Bunch

                            from TEXAS

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

                            Very good product for the money. Cheap enough that I don't really ever even try to re-use them. I'm not crazy about the drawstring as the only method of securing it to the lens hood. So after I pull it tight I go around the hood a couple of times with gaffe tape. Works quite well. I carry multiple bodies, so I always have a few in my bag. Takes the worry out of getting caught in a shower.This size will also fit a Sigma 120-300 OS lens.

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                            5.0

                            Keep Photographing in Bad Weather

                            By APM

                            from Florida

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Accessible Equipment
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Protecting Gear

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

                              Great camera and lens protection: The Rainsleeve is easy to use - just slide it over your camera, tighten the drawstring around your lens, utilize the pre-existing hole for the viewfinder and keep on photographing while it's raining, snowing or in dusty / dirty conditions. You can even add your own hole on the bottom so you can still mount your camera on a tripod.

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                              5.0

                              Rain rain, go away!

                              By Chris H

                              from Milwaukee, WI

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Covers Well
                              • Easy To Put Ontake Off
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage
                                • Protecting Gear

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

                                These covers are not crazy expensive so you don't have to worry about ruining them. The rainsleeve is cut to fit your eye piece so you can see through your camera clearly.

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                                5.0

                                inexpensive but effective

                                By Darhody

                                from Riverside RI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear

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

                                  I use this when shooting rain or snow. It is easy to put on. It did keep slipping off my 18-55 lens, but one reviewer suggested using rubber bands to hold it on. I did not have a problem with it slipping off my 55-300 lens, the lens hood held it on. So far, I have used one at least three times and it still in good shape. I like the fact it is clear and I can see all the settings on the camera including those on the screen. It folds flat and fits in a pocket on my vest without taking up a lot of room.

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                                  2.0

                                  Hard to use

                                  By Keith

                                  from Talihina, OK

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard To Access Equipment

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear

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

                                    Idea is nice but the operations leaves a little to be desired. The lens portion tends to slip off. There is not enough friction to hold it in place. The hole for the eyepiece has the same problem. Nice comcept but it needs engineering.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great price point

                                    By Abu

                                    from Ontario, Canada

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                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Cumbersome

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear

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

                                    Think of this as a disposal rain sleeve. Used it while whale watching in a zodiac, so there was plenty of sea water spray and the camera and lens stayed dry. It needs a little practise to get it on and make sure the front draw string sits on the lens hood. The draw-string kept slipping off the lens hood. To solve this issue put a rubber band on the lens hood and closed the draw string in front of it, that did the trick, no more slipping.

                                    It does take a little getting used to in handling the camera functions with this on. Practise with it before you actually need to use it. No regrets even if you tear 1 or 2 during practise due to it's affordability.

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