Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Dry Bags
Not a great definition

I took all my so-called dry bags, put some tissue in them, rolled them up as instructed and submerged them in a sink full of water. All the tissues came out wet. In each instance I could squeeze the bags and see air bubbles coming out. What am I missing here? Have I been trusting my stuff (electronic keys, etc.) to unsafe bags.

The one thing that did work was a small Aquapac where I do keep my keys and cell phone. They have a latch system rather than the roll down method of larger bags.

Perhaps the others are float bags, and that is how they plan to keep things dry.

Paddle safe...
DS

8 comments:

paddlingOTAKU said...

what brand bags are you using?

PO

Douglas Wilcox said...

Silbs, I was horrified to find one of my newer dry bags of mid weight nylon/ polyurethane construction had about a dozen pinholes!! I have not had anything sharp in it, I usually kept a nice Canon wide angle lens in it. I am now double bagging!!

David H. Johnston said...

The thing with dry bags is that they are all classified as waterproof but not submersible so it makes sense that some would leak when exposed to the water pressure of being held underwater.

David J.

Silbs said...

Don't know, have a few different brands. double bagging is a good idea, but too much of a bother if I want to use a camera.

2 Krazy Kayakers said...

Now I want to go home and test my bags!

2 Krazy Kayakers said...

Now I want to go home and test my bags!

Silbs said...

Not a bad idea.

paddlingOTAKU said...

I have to say I have never had a bag leak. I use the seal line kodiak window -which is pretty thin - and a couple of seal line baja bags.

this could be a little multi blog project. fill your bags with water, and take pictures of them!

PO