There are some people who are blessed with the ability to avoid all types of nasty weather on a day-to-day basis. Then there are the rest of us, who occasionally have to walk out into a rainstorm. When you walk 20 minutes a day to avoid phenomenal parking costs, you’d better know how to prepare for nasty weather, and that includes keeping all electronics you have in your bag sealed up tight. Even with all the protection of the exterior of your bag and an umbrella, there’s still a chance that fancy phone of yours could be ruined forever, which is why things like the BubbleShield Bag come in handy.
Sure you could use a Ziploc bag, but there’s always that chance that it’s going to rip or be jostled opened. When a bag boasts IPX5 protection, (Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters) you know you’re doing something right. You can’t really submerse the thing, but at least you know it can withstand a serious downpour. This bag also comes with a handy-dandy loop, which means it can hang from your bag if you’re feeling particularly confident. There is a snazzy design on the back that leaves appropriate clear space for an iPhone camera to take photos. It still works for other phones as well though! You can have your own pack of 5 for $20, and if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can just use some Ziploc bags and hope for the best.