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How do you protect your phone/electronics if on a ride and it starts raining?

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Old 07-23-16, 09:26 AM
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How do you protect your phone/electronics if on a ride and it starts raining?

What's I've done in the past is carry a Ziploc bag if it looked like it might rain before I start out but here in the south it could be sunny one minute and storms can creep in the next.
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Old 07-23-16, 09:33 AM
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I have a rugged, "water resistant" case for my iphone...But mostly I don't go out if it looks like it's going to rain.
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What's I've done in the past is carry a Ziploc bag if it looked like it might rain before I start out but here in the south it could be sunny one minute and storms can creep in the next.
Then wouldn't it make sense to put it in a ziploc every ride?
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Old 07-23-16, 09:44 AM
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I always carry a zip lock bag. Almost. Got caught in a storm miles from home and of course had forgotten my baggie. So I seen a bunch of ladies hustling their picnic stuff under a shelter in a city park. One of the nice ladies from the local church gave me a killer gallon zip lock bag. I carried it for a long time in fact I just recently replaced it.
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My spare tube is in a Ziploc in my seat bag. If it starts to rain, my phone goes in the bag.
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Old 07-23-16, 10:53 AM
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Thanks for the responses.

I will be getting a new bike and losing my basket where I kept thermos with ice and cold water, Ziploc and phone. Basket won't fit on the new bike. I'm having to get accessories for my bike to put all these items. I have the solution for the phone. I'm getting a rubber strap type item. Got wireless earphones, getting water bottle holder, but I need some type extra baggage to carry the ziploc or didn't know if someone here might be using some type waterproof carrier case that hooks onto the bike but sounds like other people use the Ziplocs as their answer also.
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Old 07-23-16, 11:06 AM
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My electronics, since the mid 80's have Consisted of a Bike computer that is Immersion waterproof .

Battery in a screwed closed O ring sealed compartment, and the Miniature PC board had epoxy poured over It.
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Old 07-23-16, 12:38 PM
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lol. Thanks for the visual.
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I put mine in my butt, because carrying a ziplock bag is way too obvious.
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Phone goes in my pannier. Computer has no problem with rain.
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And here i was thinking i was being creative carrying a Ziploc...
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The Lifeproof case my phone is in is shock and water resistant as well as attaching to the bars.
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Usually don't bother unless it's literally raining all day, wallet and phone just sitting loose in my jersey pocket. Waterproof phone (Samsung S5), it has survived full submersion several times so what's a little rain. And Canadian bills are plastic so it's not like anything in my wallet is getting ruined. The only downside is not being able to actually use my phone when it's soaked, the capacitive touchscreen gets confused - my phone's touchscreen does work through a ziploc though, so bonus points for ziplocs!
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Then wouldn't it make sense to put it in a ziploc every ride?
Works for me, phone in baggie, in rear jersey pocket.
Keeps the sweat off it too.
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Samsung S5. Water ain't no thing.
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Samsung S5. Water ain't no thing.
Came here to say this. Take that, Mother Nature
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Saren/cling wrap it. You can still swipe the screen through the plastic. It protects the plugholes, too. If you want earbuds, pierce the plastic with the plug. And if you have a mount, like the Quad Lock which I have, you can still slip it into the carrier/backing.
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local company.

Smart Phones ? BiKASE

Simple gizmos come from complex journeys
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I put mine in my butt, because carrying a ziplock bag is way too obvious.
doesn't that hurt?
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doesn't that hurt?
No, not at all. I have worked in Corporate America for years.....actually have to tie a string around it so it doesn't get lost.
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Usually just a sandwich bag. But I happened to have my waterproof handlebar bag on for my rain ride yesterday (because I was carrying shoe covers and visor cap just in case) and it went in there.

The reason I mention it is that most times when there's a chance of heavy rain there's a bag or some sort of way to carry rain gear, which makes the question kind of moot. The phone goes wherever the rain gear came from.
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Old 07-24-16, 08:37 AM
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Ziplock baggies are great, I used a heavier verision from a bag of carrots for maps when I rode a motorcycle that would have kept the contents dry if they went through the washing machine.
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Another vote for the Ziploc brigade....been a life saver a time or two.
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Ziplog bag and sprayed saddle bag with silicone waterproofing material
Used for shoes, canvas etc
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