I love how compressible these things get my gear! most sleeping bags and tents (minus poles) work well with the medium, smalls are great for ANYTHING, and I've never had any issues with either the valves or seams! I like to set my gear out and try to fold it flat to be about the size of the sack, minus the clear plastic top. then you can work it inside the sack, roll the top nice and tight, and use the valve to get out soooo much air! Once you get the sacks into your pack they may expand a bit, but by then it's irrelevent.
I own 2 smalls and 1 medium and Really want another Medium to round it out! I got them on SnC at crazy discounted prices and haven't looked back. My Stoic compressible sacks have saved me so much room in my pack that I've been using my daypack as a weekender lately and they even keep your stuff dry as a bone (if not entirely submerged for a period of time).
Stoic inculdes large color-coded patches for each and, like others have said, each tag is also a cool black/red stoic logo sticker. Need to get your own adhesive for the patches tho!
I bought these off Steep and Cheap for my 11 month, 11 country trek around the world. This trek involved me needing to pack clothes for every season, from a typhoon in the Philippines to record heat in Mozambique to record cold and snow in Romania.
I was able to fit it ALL in these stuff saks. I put socks, underwear and a swimsuit in the small, summer weather clothes in the medium, and winter weather clothes in the large. They've held up impeccably, I've never had to use the repair kit, and they compressed SO much (by my friends and I sitting on them and also sucking the air out of the valve) that they left PLENTY of room for my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, shoes, and much more to all fit INSIDE my 75 liter pack. They are ready to go for another 11 months, I on the other hand need a little break! :)
3 pack is great. i usually dont pack that much, so the large has gone wholly unused, because it really is big. the large one also has a clear window in the front. the small fits the ENO double nest, the bug netting, a rainfly, some extra cordage, and a few stakes. the medium fits the Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 3, the footprint, and all the guylines and stakes, but is not tall enough for the poles. the large will fit both of the above and some clothing (not that i have ever packed that way). these are much easier to close airtight than the other dry bags i have owned. the valves work well. tough too, i stood on them to compress them. held up well. yet another stellar product from stoic! and much cheaper than a sealine bag of the same volume of the 3 combined.
I recently took all three dry sacks down to Zions for a multi-day hike and slot that included a couple swims. The group I went with had a variety of dry sacks, and these three proved to be the best of the bunch, with my gear staying dry and protected the whole trip. I also used the biggest of the three (the orange one) as a pillow both nights we were out. The sack retained air the whole night and helped me get the rest I needed. Size-wise, the combination of the three was enough to hold almost everything I took. I highly recommend the set to anyone look for a solid set of dry sacks!
Grabbed some of these because of the good reviews and excellent price and was thoroughly impressed. I've used these as dry storage when kayak camping and paddling, as a make shift water carry, a pillow, a compression sack (with some straps), and they are holding up excellently for a season of use. Mine did not come with a repair kit. The strap slots at the bottom take a standard one inch nylon strap and come in handy when you are storing them above deck. On sale, they are a good value. At full cost... Not so much . Get Sum,
The combo pack is worth the money. These bags are fantastic for keeping your junks dry. Boating, kayaking, rain, whatever these are clutch. I use the smallest one most often as it rather large, but if you have a bigger load or your friends try to get in on your dryness the big one is money. The compression roll down and air valve system is superb for cutting down on excess bulk. I highly recommend if you need your stuff dry.
I bought these with hesitation-they don't say that they are dry bags. I was headed for a 3-day kayaking trip and really didn't want wet gear. They did not disappoint. These bags are awesome-my stuff stayed dry in the kayak hatch that leaked. I was really impressed. They were also very helpful in that they compressed my stuff down so small-the air valve on the side really helps with that. I have no regrets with this purchase!
these are great stuff sacks, nice and water proof, lightweight, and with the valves, it's easy to squeeze out air and pack clothes and such in really tight. I even used the small bag filled with air as a pillow in a pinch... wouldn't rely on it, but it worked. the medium and large bags are pretty huge compared to other stuff sacks I own, which makes for lots of consolidation, for better or for worse...
If you are wanting to stretch your dollar on some great product well, you found it. Just got these and took on a three day river trip down the Grand Ronde. Very solid material and what seems to be quality construction. The air nozzle is great to reduce size as much as possible for packing the boat. Great seal at the top and never had a problem w/ anything getting wet. Excellent Purchase!
I bought this 3 pack last year and they are terrific. I use them for everything, camping, river rafting, air travel, cruises. They really help fit everything you need into your carry on luggage. I also use the medium size bag for my sleeping bag and small ones for my clothes which also doubles as my pillow. Cheers!