Reviewed by Outdoors Every Day from Santa Fe, NM on Monday, July 15, 2013
We needed bags for our river library and our 1st Aid kit for a recent trip on the Yampa. The bags worked fine, but the material is very stiff, and I doubt the bags would stay waterproof in the event of a raft flip. The bags should also work for the occasional dunking during canyoneering descents.
Reviewed by fka exercise junkie from sussex county,nj on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Haven't used my bags yet but they seem like the will do the job for what I need. I am doing a week long bike ride with camping and need something waterproof so that when it gets put on the ground(which may be wet) my stuff will stay dry. I'll tell you right now that they clasp does not go up as is shown in the picture but is angled 90 degrees away from where you see it in the picture after you get through rolling the open end to keep water from going in the top. This also means that you will lose 6 inches in height and will not be able to get as much in as the total volume states. I kinda figured that out when I ordered but it is good to be reminded. Price was right so even if I don't end up using them they are worth having around just in case.
Reviewed by AJ from Colorado on Monday, April 15, 2013
I haven't used this on a river yet, but first impressions look very good. The zipper is just to a pocket, not into the bag, which another poster had claimed. (The other poster was correct, that the zipper would be a weak spot - hard for zippers to be truly waterproof. This zipper isn't trying to be; it states that the pocket is only splash proof, so make sure you protect whatever you put in there if needed. However, it gives a super convenient location for wallet (in a ziploc or two), keys, sunscreen or whatever else you want to keep handy.)
Overall, I think it will be a great bag, and I love the clear panel version as then you can see what is in the bag. (On longer river trips things usually shift around a little, so this will make it easier to find...)
Reviewed by Adventure Motorcycle Man from Mtns of Western PA on Friday, January 18, 2013
I have purchased several Seattle bags and never disappointed. They are mid-range tough. The only downside that I noted on this bag is the zipper. I thought that it was a pocket, but it's just an entry point and not very big at that. It's a YKK zipper, but zippers are always weak points.