Jul 1, 2010 at 7:41 am #1260720
dont work there and have no idea about quality, but for 3.55 free shipping I'm in for one. looks like velcro top and then normal roll top bag style.Jul 1, 2010 at 9:48 am #1625281
nmJul 1, 2010 at 10:30 am #1625303
Matt AllenBPL Member
I figured it is worth a shot.Jul 1, 2010 at 10:38 am #1625312
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
That was the quote by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
–B.G.–Jul 18, 2010 at 9:22 am #1630021
just got mine. looks like a great deal for $3.55Jul 18, 2010 at 10:47 am #1630040
"Looks like a great deal for $3.55"
What does that really mean? Does it look/feel durable? What's the weight? Have you tested it — say filling it up and fully submerging it?
Inquiring minds would like to know… Thanks.Jul 18, 2010 at 11:43 am #1630053
it looks like a thin nylon (im not that savvy so just a guess.) weights about 2oz has full velcro top with buckles. i turned it inside out and filled it with water…some slight dripping from the seams (not really the seams because they are taped, coming from where the tape ends.) might be able to seam seal for better results. so not submersable, but would work in the rain i am guessing.
for 3.55 shipped, it is water proof enough for me. obviously, if your life depended on it, i would pay a bit more and get a real one, but for a recreational hiker/camper, they met my expectations at first glance/test.Jul 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm #1630077
Thanks, A Kramer, much more helpful.
Not every task requires full waterproofness — for certain uses, "highly water resistant" is good enough. Good to know where this one stands, so folks can choose accordingly.Aug 3, 2010 at 5:45 am #1634500
yesterday, i put two big cotton towels in the dry bag and took a 15 min shower with them on the bottom of the stall. all dry when i took them out. this bag is trail worthy for rain me thinks.Aug 3, 2010 at 6:25 am #1634508
Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
What are the L x W x H Dimensions?
What type of material do you ascertain the bag are made from?
What is the weight of one bag?Aug 3, 2010 at 7:41 am #1634515
Jim MacDiarmidBPL Member
Interesting. How durable do they seem, meaning abrasion and puncture resistant?
I'm going to be flying with my pack for the first time in a couple months, and I have to check it as I have trekking poles. I'm not renting a car so everything I bring comes on the trail with me, which rules out putting it inside a suitcase.
I was thinking of picking up some heavy grade 55 gallon garbage bags (1.0 mil gauge) and putting my pack inside of it and then using the bag as my dry sack(dual use) but for $3.55, maybe this would work if it was durable enough to survive baggage handling.Aug 3, 2010 at 8:01 am #1634518
per my previous post…nylon, 2oz, 40L
they seem to be a little heavier than those emergency ponchos.. like a 2.2M compactor bag with a little stretch.Aug 3, 2010 at 8:46 am #1634527
Eric FalkBPL Member
For $7 bucks. i'll gladly give them a shot. Thanks for the post. EricAug 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm #1635189
James, a heavy duty plastic bag (garden/leaf type) & maybe some free wrapping tape from the airline often is enough to protect a pack as checked airline luggage. Put the bag around the pack, make sure your name tag is clearly visible, then tape it up tight (bag is expendable).
If the 40 liter thing doesn't work out, an ultra cheap nylon laundry bag from Wally World etc may be a reusable option. You can tape that too & reuse or not.
Airlines often have heavy duty clear plastic bags they use/make available to you free for oversized checked bags (ski gear, packs etc). Call and ask. You can get another free at the airport when you make your return flight home.
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