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Old 09-24-2009, 10:03 PM
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Default F3X rugged wear

finally took the plunge and ordered one today, should get it before next week end, some questions though
- how often do you have to reaply the wax
- does the wax have a specified drying time
- would it mark on white clothing
- is the rugged wear more waterproof than the regular canvas bags
- does it have the rings on the backside of the bag

Dave
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:24 PM
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[QUOTE=dafiryde;975]finally took the plunge and ordered one today, should get it before next week end, some questions though
- how often do you have to reaply the wax
- does the wax have a specified drying time
- would it mark on white clothing
- is the rugged wear more waterproof than the regular canvas bags
- does it have the rings on the backside of the bag

Dave[/QUOTE]

I have the F-3x, I might be able to answer some of the q's

1. I think you only need to apply the wax to repair it (major scratch).
2. Can't answer this since I haven't applied one yet, but a vid on youtube shows that it dries up really quick with a hairdryer
3. I don't carry it for long periods of time but it hasn't leave any mark, yet. I tried to smudge it on a white shirt that I have and it only left a feint transparent waxy feel to it, nothing major.
4. Mine has the metal O ring at the back side.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:41 AM
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[QUOTE=Aero;977]I have the F-3x, I might be able to answer some of the q's

1. I think you only need to apply the wax to repair it (major scratch).
2. Can't answer this since I haven't applied one yet, but a vid on youtube shows that it dries up really quick with a hairdryer
3. I don't carry it for long periods of time but it hasn't leave any mark, yet. I tried to smudge it on a white shirt that I have and it only left a feint transparent waxy feel to it, nothing major.
4. Mine has the metal O ring at the back side.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, one more ques
How does the colour look

Dave
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:25 AM
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[QUOTE=dafiryde;978]Thanks, one more ques
How does the colour look

Dave[/QUOTE]

The color is dark brown, its darker than the domke chocolate colored bag. I would say the color is similar to a dark brown leather.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:05 AM
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[QUOTE=Aero;979]The color is dark brown, its darker than the domke chocolate colored bag. I would say the color is similar to a dark brown leather.[/QUOTE]

sounds goog so far

Dave
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:29 PM
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You apply the wax and then put a hair dryer to it. That melts the was to the bag. It drys almost immediately. I have been carrying one for about 8 months and haven't reapplied. I saw a bag that's been used for years without ever applying new wax, it looked almost leathery. And yes, it is actually more weather proof then canvas.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:22 PM
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[QUOTE=Andrea;981]You apply the wax and then put a hair dryer to it. That melts the was to the bag. It drys almost immediately. I have been carrying one for about 8 months and haven't reapplied. I saw a bag that's been used for years without ever applying new wax, it looked almost leathery. And yes, it is actually more weather proof then canvas.[/QUOTE]

sounds even better
just got word that my bag reached miami, so should get it on wednesday

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Old 09-30-2009, 04:39 AM
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I´ll order one my self in a couple of days, looking forward to it! Hope you´ll write down your thoughts about it and hopefully post some photos. Enjoy your new Domke!
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:44 AM
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Let´s hope I don´t have to wait to long, because now I´ve ordered my first non-Olive Domke! I must say that I´m looking forward to the day it arrives :) Will the RuggedWear really be as nice as I imagine?

I also ordered F-3x in Chocolate for my woman. Her Chocolate F-5xb is too small to both act as a camera bag AND a purse...
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It's cotton and natually waterproof
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:21 AM
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Default It's cotton and natually waterproof

I like the cotton because it swells when wet, the camera is protected. Better than nylon where if there is a hole (seam, for example) the water can leak in. If it starts to rain you can quickly hide the camer inside the bag and the canvas will lift any drops off the surface of the camera. Neat. With nylon the water sits there and can get inside the electronic camera.

The "wax" treatment goes back to early waterproof to keep canvas from soaking up water, especially good if you set the bag down on wet grass.

The water-proofing is done during dying and is imbedded into the fabric. Anything you do after simply sits on the surface.

Don't worry about waterproofing! I like the color! It's darker than sand/tan, but I can still see what's inside.
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