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Matt010791

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Recommendations for dry sacks
« on: 19:29:02, 29/09/19 »
So today I went out to test my new waterproof jacket and pants, they held up great but I forgot about my rucksack!


Absolutely soaked all the way through, so Iím after a dry sack. My pack is a 25L montane so perfect size for me for a day sack.


Can anyone recommend what size dry sack to get? Would you go 25L or say 15-20 L for a dry sack?


What brands can anyone reccomend?

fernman

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #1 on: 19:44:57, 29/09/19 »
Why not get a waterproof cover for your rucksack?

Matt010791

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #2 on: 19:47:40, 29/09/19 »
Why not get a waterproof cover for your rucksack?


Did abit of research on here from a few years ago and people were recommending dry sacks over rain covers

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #3 on: 19:49:56, 29/09/19 »
A rubble sack?????

Very cheap, very waterproof. Very light.
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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #4 on: 19:54:44, 29/09/19 »
A rubble sack? ??? ?

Very cheap, very waterproof. Very light.


Got plenty of them in the yard at work ha

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #5 on: 20:30:26, 29/09/19 »
I only secure my sleeping down quilt in a waterproof stuff sack but nothing else, I just use a rucksack cover for the rest of my gear. Never had a problem yet.

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #6 on: 20:33:05, 29/09/19 »
No experience of them whatsoever, but if it's any help to you I've been looking into these myself (amongst a multitude of other outdoorsy stuff) and the Sea To Summit 'Ultra sil' keeps popping up in the 'best dry compression sacks' searches I've been doing.  They're the ones I'm favouring as a purchase at the moment, be as good a place as any to start looking I suppose.
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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #7 on: 21:27:25, 29/09/19 »
No experience of them whatsoever, but if it's any help to you I've been looking into these myself (amongst a multitude of other outdoorsy stuff) and the Sea To Summit 'Ultra sil' keeps popping up in the 'best dry compression sacks' searches I've been doing.  They're the ones I'm favouring as a purchase at the moment, be as good a place as any to start looking I suppose.


Yeah Iíve seen a few good reviews of the sea to summit kit

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« Reply #8 on: 06:41:24, 30/09/19 »
Alpkit have a very good selection of drybags.
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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #9 on: 08:22:29, 30/09/19 »
I bought a set of 3 sea to summit dry sacs at least a decade ago and all are still going strong.

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« Reply #10 on: 08:23:23, 30/09/19 »
By "dry sack" I assume you mean what I call "pack liner", a waterproof light thin liner bag that goes inside your pack. The term dry sack suggests to me a waterproof rucksack, a few do exist but are heavy.
Anyway another vote for Sea-to-Summit Ultrasil pack liners, very light and they do the job.

One thing I would say from experience is to get one that is oversize for the stated pack capacity, e.g, for my 48l pack I use a 60l liner. A 50l liner was difficult to close properly when the pack was full.

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #11 on: 08:26:43, 30/09/19 »
By "dry sack" I assume you mean what I call "pack liner", a waterproof light thin liner bag that goes inside your pack. The term dry sack suggests to me a waterproof rucksack, a few do exist but are heavy.
Anyway another vote for Sea-to-Summit Ultrasil pack liners, very light and they do the job.

One thing I would say from experience is to get one that is oversize for the stated pack capacity, e.g, for my 48l pack I use a 60l liner. A 50l liner was difficult to close properly when the pack was full.
Put Ďdry sací into google and youíll see what weíre talking about. They are waterproof bags from a litre upwards. Sac/bag seems fairly interchangeable.

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #12 on: 08:37:23, 30/09/19 »
I have a very small heavy duty dry sack which my wallet, phone etc. can fit in and then a large, light weight one for spare clothes. Rucksack covers are not as waterproof in awful weather but food, cooking gear, waterproofs (which will be being used if it is raining) are safe under it.
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« Reply #13 on: 08:39:14, 30/09/19 »
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They are waterproof bags from a litre upwards.

Yes indeed, that's yet another way of doing it. Some hikers find it useful for partitioning gear to aid organisation.

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Re: Recommendations for dry sacks
« Reply #14 on: 08:55:29, 30/09/19 »
Alpkit have a very good selection of drybags.

I have one of their Gourdon waterproof, back packs - the 20L, which also has a mesh pocket either side for flask etc and stretchy compression cords so you can attach a jacket on the 0utside of the bag.

Works well for me :)


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