Reviewed by IDCanyon from Idaho on Thursday, May 21, 2015
Back from a 5 day trip where we wrapped our boat on a boulder in a Class IV rapid. This particular bag was completely submerged for the 13 minutes it took to free the boat. It didn't take on any water at all. It held our tent and sleeping bags so its a good thing it held up. The bag shows no sign of damage from the experience.
Reviewed by The Long Road 2015 from Michigan on Monday, March 23, 2015
This product seems great, I am only giving it 4 stars because I have yet to use it. I bought it to use on my motorbike when I travel to south america. I will test it out and let you know on my blog: http://tlr2015.blogspot.com/. Check it out.
Reviewed by Jon on the Raft from Virginia on Saturday, December 20, 2014
Received bag with hole along seam, so definitely not waterproof. It seemed that the glue or taping of the seam was very weak and came apart easily. The other 2 bags I bought were fine though, but there quality control obviously needs some work. Otherwise the material is durable. The snap is somewhat cheap feeling but adequate. Large bag!
Reviewed by Scamper from Wisconsin on Friday, September 19, 2014
I have not put this bag to the test yet, but it keeps air in so I assume it will keep water out. It seems very sturdy and well made. Should last a long time if treated correctly. Be advised that the material that this bag is made of is fairly heavy, which makes the bag a bit heavier and quite a bit stiffer than some of those lightweight bags you may have seen. Still, I'd trust this one farther than any of those to take a licking and keep on ticking!
Reviewed by The Perfect Girl from New Jersey Sucks on Thursday, September 11, 2014
It's true....this is the BAG of BAGS. Have purchased them before and needed more. Tons of uses. Yes, for water sports and camping but also for traveling. Ya never know what's gonna happen to your "dry gear" even in controlled situations....the little ones are great for your precious dry gear you need to stay dry...even within luggage, etc. We also use them on the back of the exposed trailer to transport excess goods....rain or snow, enerything is protected. Best Brand and Best Price I have found. Bought extras to keep on hand.
Reviewed by danrmac from Bend, OR on Thursday, August 28, 2014
Ok, I haven't tried this out rafting yet, but as a VERY infrequent river-runner, I just needed something dry and cheap. This looks like it will fit the bill perfectly. The seams look welded very well and the bag is extra-roomy so it should hold all my gear and more for a couple days. Looking forward to giving it a try.
Reviewed by Hike, ski, camp, swim, bike from Wisconsin on Friday, July 25, 2014
Great for camping involving water. XLG is huge and successfully fits either my 6 person tent (10x10 floor print) or my 2 person back packing tent without difficulty. No issues with leakage as long as you roll 3 times. I underfilled the bag and left air in just in case we flipped our canoe so the bags would float for a few seconds (never had an issue so don't know if they would float or not). This past trip kayaking this bag fit my 2 person tent, compressed sleeping bag, big agnes SL sleeping pad, and some other little junk on top.
Negatives: smell like neoprene/plastic (hint put dryer sheets in them so your stuff doesn't smell like the bag if you have an issue), Bags are stiff don't fit well into back packs but great if just being used as sole transport. Heavier than other waterproof sacks made of different material. Does not compress well.
I did put the large version of this in my 55liter hiking bag and crammed it with [...] just to see (it is okay but doesn't stretch like just the back pack would). I'd recommend using in back packing only if severe rain and worried about stuff being soaked. My back pack rainfly usually works just as well especially since I usually throw a poncho over me and my bag in severe cases.