• Capacity 1.5 Litres
  • Weight 34 grams
  • Colours Various colours
  • Size 14.1cm X 10.7cm X 19cm
  • Cost $17.99

Sea to Summit 1.5 Litre Lightweight Dry Bag



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

Sea to Summit 1.5 Litre Lightweight Dry Bag Review

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, isn’t 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

We Like

  • This dry sack weighs almost nothing so you’ll hardly notice the weight
  • Protect all your gear from getting wet be it from the rain or dropping it as you cross a stream
  • Seam sealed to protect your gear from the wet
  • Protect all you gear from getting covered in fine dust that is so common in central Australia and other arid zones
  • Roll top closure to ensure that water entry is minimised
  • Good range of colours
  • Internal polyurethane lining is waterproof (don’t submerse this bag) and white in colour making the contents easy to locate

We Don't Like

  • The tiny size of these bags limits their use but they will help protect all your small stuff and keep them in one place
  • A new range so may be hard to find at the moment

Best Uses

For hikes where rain, dust or river crossings are present are expected

Buy One

You can purchase the Sea to Summit 1.5 Litre Lightweight Dry Bag online from Snowys or from Wildfire Sports

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AUD $19.99 RRP

Other Versions

  • Sea to Summit 3 Litre Lightweight Dry Sack
  • Sea to Summit 5 Litre Lightweight Dry Sack
  • Sea to Summit 8 Litre Lightweight Dry Sack
  • Sea to Summit 20 Litre Lightweight Dry Sack
  • Sea to Summit 35 Litre Lightweight Dry Sack


This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker

Last updated

10 April 2024

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