Closeouts. Great for paddling tours, camping trips and everything in between, the Seattle Sports roll-top waterproof gear bag protects your essentials from moisture and also works great for stowing wet, muddy gear during the trip home.
Reviewed by Eagleheart from New York on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Super value for the money! Pack is exceptionally large to accommodate plenty of camp gear.I am a professional wilderness guide and have need to canoe transport much of the required gear dry. Backpacking gear in these packs will be minimal so the need for exceptionally heavy duty vinyl is not an issue for me.These packs seem sufficiently durable however.I ordered two packs and was impressed enough to order two additional packs.
Reviewed by Kahunas from Cincinnati on Friday, June 20, 2014
Seven of eight members of our recent Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trip just used this bag as our primary gear bag for an 8 day, 7 night trip and they worked perfectly. We were concerned about an inexpensive bag holding up during the portages, but this bag passed with flying colors.
Some key points from our trip:
- these bags are BIG. You would not want to fill them - ours were at most 60% full for the weeks backcountry trip, and that was plenty of room with sufficient headroom to roll the top down and create a good seal.
- they seemed to be watertight... one canoe tipped over in the water, and one of the bags held out the water and one leaked slightly. The one that leaked was not sealed per the instructions, so we quickly taught the teenager the recommended sealing method. Fortunately, we did not test the bag this way again!
- We did approximately 30 portages in and out of the canoes on the 8 days, and the straps and connections stayed strong. The attachment points of the straps were a concern after inspecting the bags upon purchase, but they held up fine for the week.
Reviewed by Backcountry player from Colorado on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
One of the buckles broke when I first used it so I had to sew a new buckle set on those stapes. Also, in order to keep the buckles from sliding down the straps and loosening during travel, I had to tie the straps near the buckles. Then when I wanted to lengthen the straps it was a big pain to do. The bag does not seem to be totally airtight when I fasten it down but just took my first flip and the gear stayed dry. So for the price it is not a bad deal.
Reviewed by BZA from South Carolina on Monday, May 19, 2014
I was looking for a large drypack to tote my bulky items during canoe trips. I was able to fir 5 ground pads and 5 small sleeping bags in this thing. It's just what I needed. Overall, I don't expect the straps to hold up over heavy and hard use. Going out once or twice a year and not being rough with it I expect it to last for a long time.