This is a good sack. I really like the valve that lets you get all the air out of your bag. I use this bag for food storage. Put all your food in the bag, seal up the top, open the air relief and let all the air out, then hoist up in the trees for a bear proof food hang. Love the bag. Only taken out on a few trips so far.
Not sure how the clear plastic will hold up - so far so good but my first impression was this may be a point of failure. No issues yet just pointing out my observations.
I have 3 of these sacks and I love them. This stuff sack is awesome because it doubles as a dry bag. Which is great when you have a down sleeping bag and really can't afford to have your stuff get wet. The material is pretty durable, however, I have one that had a few holes poked in the clear plastic when I was using it as a bear bag. A couple of stray twigs in the tree managed to find their way through the plastic. I taped it over with some packing tape, we'll see how that holds. I wouldn't hesitate buying these again.
I love these dry bags so much! I use them every time I do a slot canyon whether it be dry or wet. I keep all my food and flashlights in one small bag, all my webbing in another small bag, warm cloths in the Medium bag, haven't actually needed to use the large bag yet, but I'm glad I have it for that day when I will need it. I take a lot of new people canyoneering and had to buy some extra dry bags to loan out to those who came unprepared.
I got this specifically to keep some emergency items dry while hiking in the Buckskin Gulch of southern UT. The size small was perfect for my phone, camera (Richoh GRD), a pair of socks, and my Patagonia Ultralight Hooded Down sweater. All of that stayed dry and didn't take up much space. I did test the bag before I put all of that stuff in there by submersion in order to be sure I wasn't going to get hosed (so to speak). Great value for these.
I borrowed my boyfriend's compression sack last year for a long trip, and it was so great I ended up purchasing two for myself. Girls, are you listening? You can pack MORE clothes! I've used these for backpacking, etc, but I also really love these to take on any trip. You can fit more clothes in less space, allowing you to take a smaller bag (avoid baggage fees), or bring more stuff! I will never go on another trip without at least one of these...
These things are awesome, hopefully stoic, or bc, continues making and selling them.
Super rugged, great for holding food, clothing, or whatever else you want to keep dry.
They don't stay compressed very well (air leaks in fairly quickly, or out, they unfortunately don't work very well as pillows, I had grand hopes) But they do keep the water out great, as I have left bags of food hanging in trees over night during rain and the inside was perfectly dry the next day.
I purchased several of these sacks and have tried them out, but haven't really exposed them to any water, so I'm not sure how waterproof they really are (which is why I only gave them a 4 star rating for now). I was pleased with their capacity and could get more into each size sack then I thought. The largest size is good enough for my sleeping bag which was a nice surprise.
Great sack. I've used this on the ocean and on canyoneering trips and it has held up wonderfully. I put cameras, cell phones, and dry clothes inside without worry. The valve on the bottom makes it easy to squeeze out excess air when trying to save as much room as possible in a hiking pack. Want to get the other two sizes!
I only bought one just to test it out and see how well it held up. After lots of use, I must say that this sack is incredible. It is very lightweight and a kind of thin material, but it is very very tough. I like the valve on the bottom to squeeze out any excess air.
I have only used these once. I have all three sizes and they all work great. They will hold just about anything. The window is definitely the best feature. You can see exactly what you have in each bag. The valve is really nice too for compression purposes.
i purchased the large and your dimensions may have been taken when the bag was flat!!!
When stuffed the diameter is about half of the advertised dimensions!!!!!!!!!!!!!