My stuff inside my backpack got soaked this morning as I walked the half mile it takes me to get to school. 😱 I need a sub $100 waterproof backpack to carry my 13" laptop, study materials, coffee mug, and water bottle. [more inside]
I am looking for a messenger bag that is waterproof, can handle rough use, and has as many pockets as can be physically contained inside one bag. Recommendations? [more inside]
My rapidly-growing preschooler needs new shoes for fall and winter. [more inside]
We have a nice small place in a large building. The basement is damp and has had some mold issues and we have no hope that paper (e.g., books) will not be damaged if we put it in normal boxes. But, we also have a growing family and limited space. Some stuff will go to the curb, but we need a waterproof storage solution. Are there waterproof storage solutions that are a step above trashbags in a rubbermaid? Something affordable but decent?
I'd like a mattress protector for my daughter's double/full bed that's waterproof (no milk, pee or vomit leaking through), silent (doesn't make crinkly noises when rolling around on it) and durable (stays waterproof after many washes). Any suggestions?
I'm moving from a warm, dry place to a cold and frequently damp one. I have a Sportsac hobo tote that I love but it soaks through in even a light fog. What's a good replacement shoulder bag that's professional and water resistant (or even waterproof)? [more inside]
A friend will be crashing in my basement for a little while and I'd like to make my basement that is a little dark and damp more habitable for him to crash temporarily. Snowflakes and pictures inside. [more inside]
I need a new raincoat. I would like it to keep me very dry. I need to be able to pack it in a small space. I have a great trench coat that I love but sometimes rain soaks through it and it's a little bulky for travel. What raincoat should I get? [more inside]
I'm super excited to have booked a holiday in Fiji in May, however I need to sort out my camera options - do I buy a cheapo body and case for my existing m/43 lenses, or just spend the same money on a compact point and shoot? [more inside]
My waterproof shoes are now letting water in slightly, but the store, after sitting them in water for a bit, says they do not leak. Seems to me there's a big difference between shoes sitting in a pail vs. shoes pounding the pavement. [more inside]
I need some sort of barrier or tape that will survive the winter snow and rain to apply to the gaps between my siding and window frame. [more inside]
I am looking for a shell-weight jacket I can wear with my suits, but is not a shell. [more inside]
Help me find a new backpack for my new job! Difficulty level: I am one picky bitch. [more inside]
I saw a guy at the pool the other day wearing a headphone apparatus, he said it was a waterproof mp3 player. Upon checking Amazon I see there is a wide variety of such devices. What's the best combination of value and reliability for something like this? It needs to be wireless, to not get tangled up, and somehow it needs to not come loose during vigorous lap swimming… anyone know what works? (By the way I see this question from 2010, and I will check out the one recommended product, but maybe there is more on the market now four years later?)
The idea of playing Cards Against Humanity in a hot tub sounds awesome. How can I make this happen? Bonus points for waterproofing options that don't cost hundreds of dollars and/or don't take hundreds of hours of work.
I'm looking for a raincoat similar to this one, which is no longer available in my size. [more inside]
More and more cell phones opting for waterproof construction (yay!), and each of them seem to be doing their own thing as far as waterproof connections. Is there any movement afoot to standardize these things as they become more widespread? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation for a women's rain coat, with some specific requirements, because I'm really done with freezing in something waterproof or being warm and soggy in wool when it's 30-45F out. [more inside]
How can I get waterproof offset printing for sheets of labels (not rolls, unless there's a good setup for running those rolls through a b&w laser printer)? My local printer doesn't seem to think they can do it. I can't imagine it being completely unavailable, but don't know where to start looking. [more inside]
I'm tagging along on a research trip to a biological field station in the Bahamas. While I'm there, I'd like to use my iPad to shoot some video of the researchers doing their respective things. How would you turn an iPad 2 into a lean, mean, field-video-recording machine? [more inside]
I will be traveling in India for an extended time and then to a few countries in Southeast Asia. I am in search of a large (32"+), waterproof, duffel bag with wheels. I would like to spend $150 max on it. Please lead me to your favorites.
How can I remove the waterproofing treatment from a polyester fleece jacket? I've tried running it through the wash a few times, which is about all I can think of. [more inside]
I've recently been bitten by the running bug. Yay! I live in Portland and we're entering into our rainy season. I'd like to run listening to music on my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3) and not worry about it getting ruined by water damage. Can anyone recommend an armband or other solution? [more inside]
I'd like to get largeish waxed canvas or waxed cotton shoulder/messenger bag. Large enough to hold a number of vinyl records (12x12), bigger is ok, smaller won't work. I'm looking for waxed cotton because it is waterproof and looks cool, but other fabrics would be ok if they don't have logos and are also waterproof.
Fall will be here soon enough, so it's time to refresh our waterproof jackets. What are your favorite brands and methods of application? [more inside]
I need to get a good backpack for college. For the first time in my life, I will be walking (and perhaps biking) to get around. I need something that will keep my books and laptop dry. Bonus points for a backpack that I could comfortably wear on bicycle trips. [more inside]
I want to make a floating castle for my kids to play with in the bath. How can I do this? [more inside]
I'm renovating my bathroom, and want a hand shower mounted in the tile of the batch enclosure, on a hose, like in this image. But it seems like water can get into the hose hole and then collect under the bath. There will be a shower over the bath, although at the other end of the bath to the handheld. My plumber is a bit worried about how to waterproof it. How are these type of retractable hand showers normally waterproofed?
Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet. [more inside]
Have you used high quality leather work boots (Danner / Hathorn / Wesco) in the snow? With proper care do you find that these boots are adequate for occasional use in snow? [more inside]
I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
I'm making some paperboard coasters, but I'd like to seal them so that they won't pick up coffee rings. What sealant would be best? [more inside]
Help me find a cheap and bombproof laptop/netbook/tablet [more inside]
I'm looking for a wrist watch with these features: Digitial, water proof/resistant, an easy way to monitor my or someone else's heart rate in an emergency situation, and a timer that I can easily set for 2 to 5 minutes so I know when to administer additional meds if my dog has a seizure. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Looking for a rainy-weather replacement for some basic Tom's shoes. [more inside]
I am tethered to a pager 24/7, and I like to swim. What's the best solution? [more inside]
What are the rules for finding a "waterproof" watch that really is - one that can be reliably taken into a shower or pool, long term, without leaking? [more inside]
I'm looking to get a video camera, specifically a quick, durable thing for using with and around a new baby. Super bonus points for being water proof. Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
What options can you suggest for replacing carpet in a "catbox room" with something moisture-resistant and easily cleaned? Some of the cats occasionally get confused and miss the boxes. The sub-floor is plywood. I've been thinking along the lines of the 2-part epoxy coating I applied to the concrete garage floor several years ago, but don't know if it works well on wood, which flexes. Flooring companies have pointed out problems with conventional floor coverings either absorbing or being etched by cat urine. The room has a wood-burning stove in it, so something that won't burst into flame if exposed to an occasional ember would be best. X/
My tiled shower walls are water permeable, and it is messing up the adjacent drywall. Two tile guys agree - is a design issue, and re-grouting will not fix. Would cost a small fortune to fix right. I am redoing bathroom in five years or so, but for now, I need cheap waterproofness. What can I do to my walls that will keep water out? [more inside]
I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
Interior latex paint: Is this waterproof? [more inside]
Waterproof fabrics used before there were synthetic materials ? [more inside]
Looking for a good waterproof camera, and confused by conflicting reviews online. [more inside]
What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
Can I snow/water-proof my new boots without darkening them substantially? [more inside]
Before I go spending a lot of money on a pair of Ortilieb panniers are there any other panniers I should be thinking about? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best packable raincoat/jacket/poncho out there. [more inside]
Looking for information/recommendations for waterproof/swimming mp3 players. [more inside]
Digital camera to use while kayaking? [more inside]
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