Howdy! I've been searching this site and various other ones extensively for an answer to my problem, but so far I've not found a satisfactory solution.
I'm going to the Bolivian Amazon in about a week to record ambiences and wildlife, and because it is rainy season, it is likely that I will encounter some heavy rain from time to time. Especially because my plan is to set up my rig for overnight recording, to let it run for about 12 hours straight, so I might be asleep and not ready to run out and get my gear back indoor whenever a serious rain downpour begins.
I'm aware of the Remote Audio Rainman, which lots of people recommend, but it also seems that this product is mostly focused on dampening the sound of rain drops - if my mics with a Rainman on will be left for more than, say, 30 mins in heavy rain it seems pretty likely everything will still get very wet. Any users of the Rainman who could confirm that?
It seems that the best option in this situation might be to use non-lubricated condoms for protectecting the mics, and some form of dampening for over the zeppelin to soften the impact of drops. Perhaps wrap a towel around the zeppelin for dampening purposes in case I can't get hold of a Rainman here in the UK?
Anybody have any other suggestions to protect mics in a zeppelin against torrential rain that could potentially last for several hours?
I'd prefer to not use an umbrella or a roof (due to the noise of raindrops).