|Rating:||8.7 / 10|
|Value for Money||2.1 / 2.5|
|Versatility||2.0 / 2.5|
|Weight||2.3 / 2.5|
|Durability||2.3 / 2.5|
This tiny little dry sack is about as small as it goes. Why on earth would you want something so tiny? I’m a blogger so I carry a fair amount of electronics and as such I need to ensure they stay dry and dust free on hikes. I’ve been using dry sacks of various brands over the years and in the case of this 1.5 litre option, I use two of them. The first is for my small Zoom recorder which fits quite well into this bag. The second is for my ‘bibs and bobs’ including cables, small battery pack and ear buds. In the case of my second bag, it’s about not losing things in amongst all the larger gear as well as providing protection from the elements.
Being a roll top bag means it can’t really be described as ‘waterproof’ – if you drop it into the water and don’t retrieve it quickly then the bag’s contents is going to get wet. It’s best to consider them as being water resistant. I have talked to hikers who have dropped expensive camera gear into water and having this type of gear bag is definite the way to go particularly in climates that are rainy and dusty.
This dry bag is part of the Sea to Summit Lightweight weight range and isn’t as weatherproof as the range that starts off at 3 litres in capacity which is overkill for my electronic gear needs. At this capacity this bag weighs in at 40 grams which isn’t going to upset anyone and while my older Ultra-Sil bags are still going strong after many years of use, the lightweight range is more durable given the robust 70D fabric. This range of dry bags also has an internal Polyurethane lining which apart from providing additional moisture protection, also gives the interior a white colour which makes the bags contents easier to see.
Size wise I know this size suits me but the thing to remember with any roll top bag is to make sure there is some extra capacity to allow for a ‘roll’ of material to keep the contents secure so look at the sizing in comparison to what you’re trying to protect. If you’re on the limit, you may be better off looking at the 3 litre option which is the next size up.
Price wise the RRP of this bag is $17.99 which, when compared to the larger bags, is cheap but given you’ll have this bag for many years, its not a purchase that you will need to make very often – my old dry bags are over eight years old and still going strongly.
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5 litre – close up of the roll top closure that provides the waterproofing. The closure clips are colour coded with the bags. Please note that roll top bags won’t stay dry if submersed in water for any length of time
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5 litre – Spicy Orange colour
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5 litre – Beluga Grey
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5litre Olive Green
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5 litre – Sulphur Yellow
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag 1.5 litre – Surf Blue
For hikes where rain, dust or river crossings are present are expected
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AUD $19.99 RRP
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker