El-Jack | April 22nd, 2010
Bought to hold my passport & other sensitive documents whilst abroad. It does the job very well, and can hold quite a bit more than I expected. The construction is impressive, whilst the zip is bulky it seems necessary for being very water resistant. I've only given it a slight test under the tap but there was no water ingress. Great lowprofile size makes it easy to stuff documents by your hydration bladder, the base of the pack, anywhere you can wedge it really and not have to worry as much about water or tearing. Only fault is that they retain shape a bit, which can be a bad thing when packed crunched and then used to hold more sensitive documents. Store them sensibly and this won't be a problem.
Jonathan Herbert | March 14th, 2011
Bought the A5 version for storing notebooks, documents, spare maps etc. when away cycling/camping. I used to use a waterproof map case but always thought it was a little over the top. This product is ideal for what I want it for - to keep paperwork dry whilst in a pannier/around the tent, then put in a rucksack or just carry to the pub/restaurant to write in journal/review maps at the end of the day. They're well built - you'd have to work hard to damage them - and despite not being 100% waterproof (i. e. the zip would leak if you submerged it) they are weather resistant enough for most situations. Very well made, good value, useful product.
Denes Bisztray | April 18th, 2012
This is a brilliant piece of kit for three reasons:<ul><li>The material seems really hardwearing</li><li>It is not flat like those map-cases (A5 size), it can fit books</li><li>the zipper glows in the dark! </li></ul>Otherwise it is a zippered waterproof sack. I can recommend it.
David Aldridge | April 21st, 2012
I have two of the A6 size pouches. One is in permanent use as a wash bag. This is an ideal application as it has the bonus of not only keeping moisture out, but not having to worry about leakage of toiletries inside getting into my backpack. I use the other mainly for camera accessories - filters, lens cleaning bits & pieces etc and is excellent for this purpose, as the contents are much easier to access compared to a normal dry bag. The pouch is made of tough material with a good quality zip and I expect both of mine to last a long time. Drybags are OK for clothing and soft items, but the material used on the Vista appears a superior prospect when packing sharp-edged objects.
Barry Thomas | April 27th, 2012
I have been using the A5 size organiser as a wash kit holding for wild camping in hold all the bits needed to survive and keep clean and fresh in the wild. It's even big enough to hold the travel size wet wipes and a small hand towel. All my small travels bottles fit nicely inside the organiser including the small deodorant bottles. Added feature of the organiser being weatherproof means that any spills or toothpaste explosions are contained inside. This is a very useful item and has endless uses for any outdoor enthusiast. A great buy would defiantly recommend.
Scott | July 2nd, 2012
I have a couple of these bags/pouches and they're great. I use a A5 sized one as a toiletries bag, which is big enough to carry the usual suspects, including small bottles of shaving gel and aftershave, deodorant, tissues, earplugs, and even a mini comb. It's great to avoid any leakage in your suitcase, or if you accidentally drop the bag in the sink - or worse toilet! I used to use the A6 as a medicine bag for trips, but found after cramming it full of sea-sickness tablets, pain killers, diarrhoea tablets and a box of plasters I couldn't get any more in. So I've now got another A5 size bag as that will fit bottles of tablets etc for longer, more out-of-the-way places! I'm sure I'll find a new use for the A6 bag though :)
Jim | January 28th, 2013
After some initial use this seems to be an excellent product. I got the A5 and A6 versions. The A5 is working very well for my wash kit, plenty of space for everything I need for a trip, and the A5 for my wallet/phone etc. Although not fully waterproof the zip closes very well and is very solid, so I think they would keep water out pretty well. They seem very well made and robust, should last a while.
Pontus Fagerudd | February 21st, 2013
I have purchased 4 of these pratical pouches so far. They have a great working waterproof zipper, the material is rubberlike and didn't break in temperatures like -20Ãƒ "šÃ‚Â°. They are good for protecting documents and books. One good us is to keep a pocket book dry in the A5 sized pouch when the tent is full of frost, or I can just put it in the snow outside my bivy when I have read enough and are ready for the night. I also use them for storing food and various of small items that would normaly puncture thin fabric pouches. The opening with the zipper is not as long as the rest of the bag, it could be longer to fit thicker books better.
john clarke | March 22nd, 2013
I purchased both the A6 and the A5 size of the organiser bags. Although they state that they are not waterproof they are very water resistant. I use the A6 as a fast and light wash bag and the A5 for maps and guide books, but I do swap them around. I really like being able to see what is in the Exped vista organiser I think that is brilliant. They are very well made which is the norm with all Exped gear and the seams are sealed (and the top zip is waterproof) making them more water resistant than other pouch/organisers. All in all a fantasticwell made durable product top marks Exped.
Karen Jones | May 11th, 2013
I purchased a couple of A5 Exped vista organisers to organise my workbag and my camping daysac. They are flexible and lightweight and roomy enough for a large Leuchtterm 1917 notebook (with a little wiggling to get it through the narrower zip) with plenty of room for a large moleskin cahier, pack of post-it notes, pens / pencils and a 6 ruler. Well worth the extra money (previously I used a plastic wallet from Staples) for the durability.