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#128335 - 03/26/08 01:44 AM Waterproof Daypack
ch451 Offline

Registered: 03/25/08
Posts: 8
First Post, Iíve been around for awhile just never posted, I really like this forum a lot, youíre all a great bunch!
Need some help. Looking for a Waterproof role top Day Pack.
I am trying to find a bag I saw on Man vs. Wild in the episode ďPatagoniaĒ where Bear makes a raft a tries to cross some lake, in the middle he starts to sink, so he puts his gloves and fleece in the bag a swims to shore. Everything stayed dry. Anyone know what brand / model it is? It was a roll top, like a dry bag but it did not look like the material (PVC) more like a gore-tex or nylon. I would prefer something more than a topical dry bag with straps. Iíve checked out the Arc'teryx Naos and I donít think that is it. I am looking for more of a day pack. If anyone has any advise that would be great.

#128340 - 03/26/08 02:27 AM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: ch451]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
Take a look here to see if this is what you may need


I use several Sealine bags for canoeing and have been happy with them.

You can run, but you'll only die tired.

#128341 - 03/26/08 02:30 AM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: ch451]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Welcome Newguy!

Sorry, I don't watch that show, so I can't help you...

#128342 - 03/26/08 02:40 AM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: BobS]
SwampDonkey Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hey ch451,

Like BobS I also use a large Sealine waterproof pack and have had good success with it.

Welcome to the Forum, this is a fun place to learn!


#128377 - 03/26/08 12:04 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: ch451]
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Loc: TX
Hey, welcome to the fire newguy!

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#128380 - 03/26/08 12:22 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: ch451]
falcon5000 Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
Check out Watershed bags, I have several duffles and one backpack.
These bags are the absolute best investment I have made. Lifetime warranty, waterproof below 200 feet, awesome company to deal with. You put anything in these bags and when you see these bags these are hardcore. You won't have wet cloths in these bags, these are very tough and durable bags that seal, not that roll up and clip garbage. These are designed for water ops. I highly recommend, these are the bags that when you get one it's hard to buy only one. I have 4 now for many things, bob, camping gear, etc..
If you do get one, add the valve to it, it's worth it equalizing pressure at depth and conserving space while prolonging your stuff.


Failure is not an option!
USMC Jungle Environmental Survival Training PI 1985

#128382 - 03/26/08 12:35 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: falcon5000]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I've seen nylon stuff sack style dry-bags at Walmart for $10 for a three pack. They are made from woven nylon with a roll top closure and are supposed to be watertight. The biggest of the three appeared large enough to hold a pair of hiking boots or maybe a bit bigger.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#128396 - 03/26/08 02:57 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: benjammin]
Lono Offline
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Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Those Watershed bags look nice. For comparison only, check out the Outdoor Research OR Drycomp Summit sack, 30L size 12 oz and $59 at REI and similar outdoor gear stores. http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/drycomp_summit_sack.html They operate like most waterproof roll-tops, and have kept my summit gear dry when I've used it (all of 3 times in rain or snow). Small and light enough to pack in a bigger backpack and haul out as a daypack. The shoulder straps are not very large or padded, but your packweight is intended to be relatively small (but crucial to keep dry) so it has not been an issue. OR has a good rep for the gear they make, like other waterproof bags, gaiters, excellent mitts and gloves, outerwear, bivvies and the Seattle Sombrero. "Not intended to be submerged for extended periods of time" which may push you towards the Watershed bags for your adventure lake-crossing a la Grylis.

#128397 - 03/26/08 03:11 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: Lono]
MoBOB Offline

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here

No clue 'cuz I'm starting this whole thing myself.

I just wanted to welcome you to the fire. There is a great deal of info here. The group is a really good bunch.

I encourage you to search the previous postings for information. I was surprised, in a good way, at the amount of stuff available in them.

Again, welcome to the party and jump in with both feet! (Mixed metaphors, sorry)
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

#128399 - 03/26/08 03:29 PM Re: Waterproof Daypack [Re: MoBOB]
EHCRain10 Offline

Registered: 03/11/08
Posts: 42
Loc: VA
ill second the bags found at walmart in the three pack, mine have served me well and for the price they are hard to beat
Sweat saves blood.
Erwin Rommel

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