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Re: Just got my Karma grip... is it waterproof

As some of the other members have said it's not "waterproof".  I would say an can attest to the fact that it can get a light rain and be fine. The very first day I got my Karma grip again was a rainy day. I definitely would not let it getting soaked. The grip itself seems fairly rubberized I would tend to be worried about the motors getting wet.File Dec 11, 12 24 36 AM.jpeg