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.