Objects of Desire: Camera Duck

Sept 2, 2010
By Dan Havlik

Objects Camera Duck

There are lots of rainproof camera covers out there but we like the simplicity of the whimsically named Camera Duck. Designed like a miniature rain jacket to cover your DSLR (or video camera), Camera Duck has openings on both ends of its waterproof cover so it will fit snugly around your lens while leaving room at the back for adjustments while you shoot.

The DSLR version of Camera Duck is available in black ($130) or silver ($140), and is made from rip stop nylon to protect against rain, snow, sand, sun, surf, etc. One of our favorite touches is the built-in interior pockets which let you add up to four air-activated heat packs to keep your camera warm so the battery—not to mention, your hands!—don't go dead. The heat packs, similar to what skiers put in their gloves, provide up to 24 hours of warmth. They're also non-toxic, odorless and disposable.

By maintaining a constant temperature on your camera, Camera Duck prevents condensation from forming on your lens or camera body. Camera Ducks weigh only 1.5 ounces but are also offered in an extreme-weather Polar Thinsulated version which weighs 4.5 ounces. Quack!

Cost: $130-$140

Further information: www.internationalsupplies.com

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