aLOKSAK® Waterproof Bags (2 Pack, 12" x 12")
aLOKSAK® bags have been certified waterproof in excess of 60 meters (approx. 200 feet) for over two weeks by the SSI (formerly NASDA), and passed the submergence/thrash/pull test conducted by the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit.
These leak proof products offer unparalleled water-tightness in a recloseable cost-effective bag. The 6 mil. film of the bag is on par with PVC of the same thickness in terms of durability, but has a lower cold-crack tolerance ( - 60 degrees F.) than that of PVC / Vinyl (0 degrees F.) Aloksak® is protected by four patents covering the materials, the closure, and the manufacture of the finished product.
Aloksak® provides technological solutions to the most common and important problems associated with storage, transport, and safekeeping. Most electronics can be used while protected in the Aloksak®. While the bag is the best dry bag of its kind in the world, it also offers air tight protection for metals, food storage and electronic equipment above sea level. Due to its waterproof, dust proof, and humidity proof hermetic seal, it is rated as a biohazard hermetically sealed bag. The bags make great ice packs and also protect food while in a cooler from the water that comes from the melting ice in standard bags. The possible uses are almost endless.
Includes: 2 each, 12" x 12"
Made in the USA
Courtesy The Rasch Chronicles:
The Range Reviews: Alokak® Bags
© 2009 Albert A Rasch
AlokSak® bags are resealable element-proof storage bags, that hermetically seal with a slide and squeeze of the finger and thumb. That means absolutely no water, air, dust or humidity can get into the bag. Sort of like a Ziploc, but much better.
They are designed for a wide range of applications and environments. They come in multiple sizes ranging from 5" X 4" to 32" X 16". You can fit anything from a PDA to a rifle in these bags. The transparent bags are flexible and puncture resistant, and can be sealed over and over again. The unique and patented materials, closure systems and manufacturing techniques used to fabricate the Aloksak® meet the most rigorous testing standards including those of the US Navy. The US Army Special Forces Group Dive Detachment also uses them to protect their valuable electronics from salt water and hot humid conditions.
Well if they are that good, let me put them to the test.
Will it leak?
So I got a little crazy. I took a couple of 5.56 rounds, a carbide blade sharpener, and a ball of tissue paper, and stuffed them into the 4.5" X 7" Aloksak®, and...
Dumped it all in the washing machine.
Well, after the cotton/heavy cycle I am happy to report that no water made it into the bag. The tissue paper was absolutely bone dry. The bags are puncture resistant. With the beating it took in the washer, I was pleasantly surprised that bag showed no sign of abrasion from the carbide sharpener.
Feeling much more confident I took the large bag, a 12" X 12", and put my Kodak EasyShare Z710 digital point and shoot camera in it. The Mrs has a Fuji FinePix F50 SE so I borrowed that, to take pictures of what I was about to do. I went to the lake and submerged my Kodak. Fiddling around with the controls from outside the bag, I was able to turn it on and take a few pictures, none of which came out in that pea green soup near the edge. But the camera didn't get wet, and you can take pictures through the bag. I'll be testing that capability further.
After squeezing as much air out as possible, I found that a left to right squeeze and slide, and a right to left reiteration, made sure that the seal was 100%. This is important, as any lack of seal will allow water to penetrate. Yes it takes a few more seconds to do right, but it is worth it. I have read of failures with the bag, and I suspect that either an excessive amount of air was left in the bag, which then forced its way out through the seals, or the bag was not sealed properly to begin with.
TheAloksak® has a myriad of uses. It works great for its intended purpose of keeping water out, but it also works just as well at keeping things in. Dehydrated foods can be rehydrated by pouring boiling water into the bag. It can be used to protect valuable items from weather or environmental damage.
So far, I really like the Aloksak®. It performs as advertised, and does the job well. I Rate this another solid buy for those people that need to keep things safe and undamaged while outdoors.
And remember, it is made in the USA!!!