Reviewed by mjb from Asheville, NC on Thursday, October 06, 2011
I use it as a backpack for transporting camping gear - 2 man tent, two sleeping pads, two sleeping bags - when flying to where I'll start my tour and as a drybag which sits on top of my rear panniers while touring. It is the right size to work as a large carryon and, with camping gear in it, quite c...
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Reviewed by Chill Wills from Kanab, UT on Friday, July 18, 2014
Took it through the Subway in Zion NP 3 days ago, did a great job! Roomy, but it needs to be semi-filled to ride comfortably and for the straps to snug down. Meaning, the more stuff you have in there the better it functions.... The straps were comfortable on my shoulders with 15lbs of gear inside. Lacks a waist belt, but I didn't really need it due to the light weight. Had a little moisture inside the top, but it may have been from external moisture present when I was opening it up. We used it as a flotation platform to cross the pools, for those who had not brought their own dry bags. No complaints.
Reviewed by Rex from Northern California on Thursday, June 19, 2014
I used this on an extended adventure motorcycle trip from California through the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Yukon and Alaska. It was utterly simple, rugged, kept my gear dry (vital to avoid hypothermia on a cold and rainy motorcycle trip) and allowed me to get off the bike and go hiking in Denali and elsewhere. The simplicity of the roll top was worth the tradeoff in slightly reduced convenience--stuffing my arm down into the bag was better than a zipper leaking. I stuffed hard, sharp objects into it, dropped it, dragged it, strapped it down against a vibrating luggage rack for 10,000 miles, used it as a laundry bucket, and just generally abused the thing. It did eventually wear through, long after the Alaska trip, on another extended campout in Utah when I used it again to do laundry--the material developed some small rubs and cracks from abuse and UV exposure.
Still, a tremendous value for what you get, compared to dedicated motorcycle luggage. I'm getting another.
Reviewed by John the Nature Photographer from North Carolina on Saturday, February 15, 2014
I needed a dry bag to keep my photo gear dry and to help prevent condensation on the photo gear when going from the cold outside to the warmth of a building. I also wanted a backpack for ease of carrying.