Dry bags - What type do you use?

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby andrewa » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:46 pm

Home made - either Cuban fiber sealed with double sided Cuban tape, or waterproof fabric from Dimension Polyant, sealed with spinacker tape. Roll top closure. Easy thing to make.

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Simonl » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:53 pm

Hi Andrew,

I'm interested in further info on your home made bags. Do you have any pics and some more detailed instuctions on making them?

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby mick M » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:30 am

Sea to sumit bags way in cheeper than making your own, you can always find them on speshal somwhear. Its not even worth my while making my own and I have everything in the loft to do the job

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Mulga » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:07 am

I picked up some Sea to Summit Stopper bags, 8, 13 & 20 litre; some clear TPU and some laminated TPU/Nylon. They look to be a very decent bag. The clear TPU bags are surprisingly supple.

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Mac50L » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:12 pm

mick M wrote:Sea to sumit bags way in cheeper than making your own,

What, cheaper than $5 a bag? Where?

I make mine out of waterproof trousers, two bags to a set of trousers. Roll and glue up the bottom end (20 mm?) of the leg, glue a bit of webbing or similar around the top (just below the top) which is cut off level with the crotch. That length of webbing holds a Fastex buckle piece, one half each side of the leg. To fasten, roll the top of the bag as usual and clip the Fastex buckle.

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby VictoriaGuy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:55 am

I've recently bought (on sale) some Hyalite Pneumo dry bags, and I like them a lot.
Nylon-type fabric with clear window, and a valve.
With the bag packed with clothing and the valve open I can squash the bag 'flat' so it's easy to pack along the hull, then close the valve and it stays flat.
For me, a window to show the contents is a big plus when I'm tired.

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Simonl » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:50 pm

Bags with windows are a great idea.

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Marvin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:21 pm

These are on sale at BCF, I don't know what the quality is like.

15 litre $15.89
http://www.bcf.com.au/Product/Escape-Ou ... om=5041354

35 litre $17.49
http://www.bcf.com.au/Product/Escape-Ou ... om=5041354

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Re: Dry bags - What type do you use?

Postby Boatsie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:34 am

I use cheap dry bags that are relatively too big. I ain't sure if they work properly as not much goes into a fairly big bag and stored in an air tight compartment (well was, thinking bulk head lost seal).
Now I'm looking at my protein powder buckets. They look ideal. Some 8 inch diameter, some 7.5 inch diameter. Water tight thread lid about 5 inch diameter. Not sure if they will drop in or not. Hoping they will. I know the smaller one will. About 4 inch cube (64 cubic inch). That'll work for keys/phone.
Note not carrying expedition loads. Guessing bags above them could be used if stuffing required.
I basically like decent size threaded plastic jars, they last and they're dry and contents are viewable.


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