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Keep your bearings safe and dry with the Osprey Map Wrap.
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Great for short hikes
This is great for short trips and day hikes when you aren't going to go off the map you are on. It is fairly waterproof except for the top of the zipper. (checked this out in the sink and that corner is where all the water gets in). I just got the snow peak map case and it would be great for longer trips. The snow peak one is as waterproof as the ziplocks you use with it. You can attach multiple bags so multiple maps in one go so you can flip through them. Bottom line I am going to be keeping this case for shorter hikes because it is pretty awesome.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The case is really good it protects the map and makes it easy to get access to whenever you might need it. I keep mine hooked via a carabiner to the pack at about shoulder level and it works really well in that position. That being said this case is not waterproof/watertight, water will get in but with a light rain the map will be fine. If you are hiking in basically anything but a rain storm that you probably shouldn't be hiking in anyways it'll work out well.
Perfect for easy access due to the shoulder strap mount. Not water proof but very water resistant great for mountaineering, hiking, and backpacking. I would not use this for canoeing or kayaking though.
Perfect for OC navigators
I love orienting. I loved it in the Army and I love it backpacking. I like to continually do quick peaks at the map and do a quick dead reckoning orientation. This is perfect because it is waterproof, can hold plenty of maps, and I attach it to my shoulder strap with the Velcro strap and a small s-biner for quick attachments.
I've had several people ask about it with envy when they seen it in use on (or quite often off) the trail. If you like to take to pour over maps, get one.