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Camera/Gadget insurance for RTW trip

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1. Posted by Where's Willy (Full Member, 4 posts) 11 Apr '13 15:42

Hi All,

Starting a round the world trip. Have got backpacker insurance but couldn't find any that had a per item limit of over £150.

Am taking a camera, spare lens and laptop - all of individual value >£500. Can't get normal insurance as that has a max of 90 days travel on.

Anyone recommend any providers/experience in this?

Thanks

Will

2. Posted by Jojo27 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 18 Apr '13 07:30

Hi Will
I had the same problem but managed to get cover for my Ipad, and camera tho not my phone from an outfit called ADventure Travel Insurance. -snip- Haven't had to claim so don't know if their any good, but worth a try?

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Apr-2013, at 07:31 by Jojo27 Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 664 posts) 19 Apr '13 00:15

This may not help as you already have travel insurance, but from my past experience with insurance claim replacements if the wording is that items are replaced 'as new', there is no point buying additional cover specifically for camera gear as it will be covered by the base policy.

I generally travel with CoverMore travel insurance, a DSLR, two lenses, and a flash. On the terrible occasion when my gear (body, lens, filter) was damaged beyond repair it was replaced to current market value rather than what was paid.