(RRP:£12.00, Save 10%)
The Exped Fold Drybag Clear Sight not only provides a totally waterproof bag to store essential kit but it has a full length window on it. This allows you to find what you're looking for without having to open bags unnecessarily. Drybags have become common place in any outdoor kit and are worth every penny, but these bags with the window just go the extra mile.
The PU coated Taffeta Nylon has fully taped seams both in the bag and around the TPU transparent window and with a hydrostatic head of 10,000mm, these have a waterproofing comparable to a tent groundsheet so you know they'll resist a good soaking and keep your contents inside dry.
They are really easy to use, simply put your kit in, whether it's a wallet and phone in the XS or a sleeping bag in the XXL, roll the top down at least three times then clip the buckle together. This not only forms the waterproof seal but it also provides a neat handle. The rounded rectangular shape also allows more space efficient packing.
I have used several of Exped's dry bags and this one is as good as all the others. A positive aspect of this specific product is of course the clear part of the bag through which you can get an understanding of what is inside.
I have used the bags to pack nearly everything, even for all food I need for weekly hikes. Plastic bags are not at all as robust and they are neither water proof. Sometimes I have fallen in streams and they do not let any water in. Prices are much lower at Facewest vs. Nordic trade an at those price levels I do rather have too many then too few.
Perfect for my needs. Rugged, hardy and compact. The window saves time and helps to keep different elements of our project clearly marked.
Ever had that problem where you go to your bag in search of your spare fleece, and pull out 5 or 6 small drybags trying to figure out which one you put it in? Not if you use these. Brilliant pieces of kit that can save minutes on the mountain or simply make us lazy folk a whole lot lazier!
Having used these for years in the various shapes and sizes i can honestly say they are some of the best dry bags I have access to. They are light weight, fully waterproof with just 3 or 4 rolls, have a very strong and positive buckle and they are very durable even when pointy objects are present inside! Overall perfect as pack liners, and are also useful for other applications such as kayaking and canoeing.
I bought one of these bags to keep my valuables, wallet, camera etc in when out hiking in wet weather. I was very impressed with the product and performance that I have since invested in several. The window makes these slightly more expensive but it saves time when locating your equipment (especially when you have several dry bags. They are well made, and are undamaged after a year of rough handling. The added handle on the base makes for a nice addition when unloading the bags.