“To Whom It May Concern:
We confirm herewith to have tested the waterproof containers “aLOKSAK” in our pressure chamber under constant pressure of 200 SFW or over 60 meters of actual water depth from Friday, May 19th 1900 hrs to Friday, June 2nd, 1900 hrs for leaks. We have found that the bags have withheld the constant pressure and that we found no leaks. We therefore certify that “aLOKSAK” is a container waterproof to depths exceeding 60 meters.”
—SCUBA SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
formerly National Association of Scuba Diving Schools.
NASDS Japan Kabushikikarsha
Executive Director Andreas C. Vogt
aLOKSAK stress tests by Navy Experimental Diving Unit
Testing was conducted in NEDU’s test pool, in water heated to 94F (34.4C). The bags were filled with both rigid and compressible items, to the point where the bags bulged out, therefore putting moderate tension against the seal. Four tests were preformed on small and large bags, as outlined below:
Submergence—bags were submerged to a depth of four feet.
Trash test—Bags were held under water with one or both hands in a variety of positions, primarily on the bottom of the bag so that the seal wasn’t inadvertently held closed, and so that the items inside, driven by centrifugal force, could carom against the bag seal, maximizing the likelihood of rupturing the seal.
Pull test—Bags were gripped on lateral sides just below seal and various amounts of force were applied to try and break seal.
Squeeze test—palms were placed on lateral side and bag was compressed (seal side up) at points low, in the middle, and on top of the bag. Results did not vary between the two bag sizes, and are as follows:
Submergence test: Passed, despite excessively rough handling.
Trash Test: Passed
Pull Test: Failed, but only after repeated maximal efforts.
Upper: Failed when strong effort was applied on an air bubble just below seal.
North American Fishing Club Seal of Approval
It took 35 men to test and approve our products in order to earn the NAFC seal of approval. The SPLASHSAK I use comes in two sizes; One for personal items such as identification and money, and another for charts and maps. Each contain two aLOKSAKs. The aLOKSAK bags are easy to seal and are protected in a nylon shell (SPLASHSAK). I recommend these to all North American Fishing Club members.”
—Goy Barton, Anchorage, AK
National Geographic Adventure Magazine has hailed our products three times over the course of the last five years. The first mention went to our Map Case. National Geographic listed the Adventure Racing 101 items necessary for a race and referred to “a waterproof map bag…ideally the SPLASHSAK Map Case.” In the 2005 equipment issue of National Geographic Adventure Magazine, aLOKSAK was among the items voted “The Very Best of the Very Best New Gear.”
In 2009 The editor of National Geographic did a review on our bags used with the iPhone and other touch screen electronics and voted our aLOKSAK “The World’s Best Outdoor iPhone Accessory”
Gear Review: World’s Best Outdoor iPhone Accessory.
“The most essential iPhone accessory isn’t a silicone case, extra battery, or Bluetooth headset. It’s not even a votive candle with a picture of Steve Jobs on it. This “necessary” costs just six bucks for a three-pack and it is…a hyperstrong, waterproof, ziplock uber-baggie called aLOKSAK." Don’t snicker, I’m serious. Nothing will protect your precious hunk of gizmolove better than the aLOKSAK–made of recycled polyethylene and treated with medical-grade protective film, it’s the cheapest, lightest, strongest iPhone insurance you can buy.”
—Steve Casimiro—West Coast Editor, National Geographic Adventure Magazine
“Highly waterproof. Despite trying to get the bags to leak under pressure, overstuffing, abusing and even power washing with a hose and power washer fitting, the bags would not leak and all contents stayed dry. I even threw a bag fully loaded into my washing machine and no leaks.”
—Michael Hodgson, Editor SNEWS Magazine
“Water and debris can't penetrate this armor.”
“My number one choice for keeping all of my important gear dry in the worst conditions”.
—Ian Adamson, 3-time Eco Challenge winner
“One of the best discoveries I have made in the last year are the aLOKSAK bags. Now, simply put, if I don’t have my gear in an aLOKSAK, I don’t go.”
—Billy Trolan, MD
Medical Consultant: Naval Special Warfare, Air Force Pararescue, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“I can't say enough about how much we love these bags. The addition of the aLOKSAK in our Ultra Light Series has made them our hottest selling kits. We sell them very successfully into every market and industry.”
—Frank Meyer, Co-Founder Adventure Medical Kits
“Wild Things! These utility bags are liquid and air-tight, element proof re-useable storage bags that protect food, cameras, GPS, units, cell phones, documents, clothing, film, or almost anything else.”
“It started all with my cell phone. After the battery finally died and I replaced the phone with a newer, tinier phone, I found out that cell phones can be destroyed by water. That’s why I was so interested in the new air/liquid tight bag from LOKSAK. I can depend on other bags to leak, while the aLOKSAK is guaranteed water-tight down to 200 feet.”
—Back Country Magazine
“Enter the LOKSAK waterproof Map Case that allows you to stuff, tarnish, or dunk your map in the worst conditions without rendering it useless.”
“Ever zip your valuable into a refrigerator bag before going abroad? Wouldn’t it be helpful if it actually kept water out? The aLOKSAK does! A companion product, the OPSAK, is odor proof as well, so campers can store their strong-smelling food, soiled diapers or toiletries they want the bear to ignore.”
—Chesapeake Bay Magazine
“A big step up from your everyday Ziploc, aLOKSAK storage bags from LOKSAK are a stronger film with a re-closable hermetic seal that is tested and approved by the Navy Experimental Diving Unit.”
“The leakproof bag aLOKSAK, offers unparalleled water-tightness in a recloseable, cost effective bag. While it is the best dry bag of its kind in the world, it also offers air-tight protection of metal, food storage and electronic equipment at sea level.”
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