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How do I make a purchase?
Buying OverBoard products couldn't be easier. Just browse through our product categories, select the appropriate style, size and colour of any items you wish to purchase and add them into your shopping basket. After you've finished making your selections, click on "Checkout" and you will be asked for a few details that we need to process the order.

How quickly will I receive an item I have purchased?
Any orders received before 3pm on Mon to Fri (excluding holidays) will be dispatched from our US warehouse the same day

Standard Delivery:
> 5 - 7 working days - $10.00 - sent USPS

What tax charges will I incur on my purchase?
All prices will include TAX when applicable

Is it safe to purchase something through your website?
All OverBoard websites use the latest and greatest security methods to protect your details when you submit them to our online store. We use a 256-bit SSL encryption to encrypt your credit / debit card information when you place an order on our secure server. In English that means that when you submit your information to us we jumble it all up and then un jumble it on are secure system so that we and only we can view your precious information.

To ensure that your information is secure, any page that you are entering information on should be marked as secure. Secure pages are indicated by either of the following:

  1. The beginning of the web address changing from 'http://' to 'https://'.
  2. A padlock symbol appearing in the bottom right-hand corner of your web browser.

Privacy Policy - To view our privacy policy click here.

What types of payment do you accept?
You can use any of the types of payment method below on our website:

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover

What is your returns policy?

If you are not completely satisfied with your order, you may return any merchandise in a new and unused condition within 30 days of receipt, for a full credit, refund, or exchange, but first you MUST send an e-mail to sales@over-board.com with your intent, before you return the merchandise.

We will then e-mail you back with a Return Authorization Number that you must apply to the outside of the package before you return the shipment.

Products not in a new and unused condition are not eligible for return. Product returned without prior return authorizations or without noted return authorization numbers are subject to a 15% re-stocking fee. Original freight charges, and your return freight costs, are not refundable unless required due to a product manufacturing defect.

Terms & Conditions
To view our terms & conditions click here.

What do I do if my purchase arrives faulty or becomes faults over time?
If the item we have sent out is incorrect or defective, all US customers should email Customer Services with full details at sales@over-board.com.

What do you mean by '100 per cent waterproof'?
We mean that no water will get in if you seal the bag according to the instructions, don't exceed the stringent conditions under which our bags are tested and keep it protected from getting snagged or pierced. Notice, each item has a waterproof rating (1-5). For a detailed explanation of the waterproof ratings please see below.

What waterproof rating system do we use for our products?


Water resistant for light rain and spray.


Foul weather and spray proof.


Floats and can handle quick submersion.


Submersible to depths of up to 1m / 3ft for 30 minutes.


Submersible to depths of up to 6m / 19ft for 60 minutes.

Ingress Protection (IP) and what it means

The IP Code, or Ingress Protection Rating consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, it classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, and water. The standard aims to provide a user with more detailed information rather than vague marketing terms such as waterproof.

How do our products seal?
We have captured a small tribe of aliens from the planet Sprog who sit inside the unit and suck hard. Actually that will be Release Three. As of now find links to the sealing demos below:

How tough are the materials?
Bloody tough. If in doubt ask the strong men who wept when putting them through the British Standards Testing programme. To be honest we didn't actually see them cry but like to believe they sobbed a little in a quiet corner.

What quality control is involved with your products?
The last thing we want is for our products to let anyone down. Our business depends on it and so do our own precious electronics - because we use them ourselves. That's why every production line and every batch is thoroughly tested not just in a lab, but out in the real world.

What guarantees and warranties come with the product?
First and foremost you get our no quibble 'have your money back in full if not entirely satisfied' guarantee providing the item is returned to us in mint, we can sell it to someone else, condition.

Second you have your statutory rights - and we'd never mess with those. Plus there is our own manufacturers 12 months warrantee against any defects in materials used or the way it was made.

What's the desiccant sachet for?
In humid climates or warm waters, the moisture sensitive desiccant sachet soaks up condensation and offers your electronics additional protection. The fact that it's included is just another sign that we care.

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