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M-Rock Denali compact camera case
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I've used a number of different compact-camera cases over the past few years. While most are OK, few have all the features I need and want in a case. I use some of the MROCK cases for my digital SLR and was excited to see what they have done for the smaller cameras.

First and foremost I want a case that pads the camera well, protecting it from all the banging around that it will get when hanging off a pack or harness. The Denali is quite well padded. on all sides, even the bottom and top are well done. I hung it on both my harness and pack over the several weeks I tested it and always felt as if it could take knocks and not have any problems.

Next it needs to keep the camera both dry and dust free. This is a particular problem during the winter, as powder snow can manage to infiltrate almost anything. Some small camera cases only have an upper flap OR zipper. The Denali features not only a top flap that overlaps the sides all the way around, but also a 2-sided zipper (with big easy to grab pulls) to seal the compartment. While I didn't have the opportunity to use it in the winter, I am confident that the Denali will fill this requirement as it kept the dust & dry leaves out. It was also nice that I could clip the it closed while leaving the zipper open when I knew I would need to get at the camera quickly, but wanted to protect it a bit.

The top flap includes a small zippered storage compartment. Another front storage compartment contains a small nylon bag that will hold the bag if necessary. The waistband strap is double Velcroed and I was able to fit it on a Petzl harness with no difficulty. It was quite secure and I never had a problem with it coming undone while climbing. There are several other ways to attach it to your pack or harness including Velcro straps on the sides, 2 plastic attachment loops on the top back and a sewn loop on the top flap.

Conclusion:  This is a really nice camera case that is solid and well designed. I've tried a number of others and this is the best I've seen so far. If your camera will fit this case, be sure to check it out.

Details: H 6" x W 5.25" x D 3"

Al Hospers
May 2005

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