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I purchased three of OR's Durable Stuff Sacks for a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro: the 15-L in chili, the 20-L in marine, the 30-L in black. Rain can ruin a once-in-a-lifetime trip of this type during which replacement gear and supplies are unavailable. I used the 15-L to hold 20 days of snacks and a first aid kit. I used the 20-L to hold all of my clothing, including heavy cold weather gear. I used the 30-L to hold my Marmot, 6.5-foot, 0-degree, down sleeping bag. I put my Outdoor Research bags into my backpack. The different colors allowed me to quickly grab a specific bag. These bags feel durable, as advertised. It would be nice if OR offered more color options.
I use this little guy for just about everything that fits in the 10L size. The cinch is super tight and smooth and a light spray of water sheaths off pretty easily. it is heavy duty and durable. I recommend this to anyone.
High quality, bombproof...
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is an excellent quality stuff stack. I've put it through all sorts of grief and its held up really well. It has a few nice features which add to its functionality; for example, it has a few loops of webbing which allow you loop through it and attach it to your bag (added safety feature so it won't accidentally fall off) and the opening of the stuff sack has a loop where you kinda pull the cord through (hard to explain....pictures might show both of these features). All in all...everyone needs at least 2-3 of these...
Best Stuff Sack!
This is the best stuff sack I've ever had. It's heavier duty than most but weighs only a little more. The heavier nylon gives the daisy chain attachment points a rock solid feel. It's also waterproof except for the opening, which is still pretty water resistent, unless dunked. I got the 10L to hold a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight tent. The footprint, poles and stakes I still keep in the pack. But I just wanted to free up some extra space in the main compartment. This is one great sack. A little more expensive and weighs more but worth it.
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Best stuff sack I have.
Super durable. I wish I had one in every size. I never worry about my gear in this sack.
almost a dry-sack.
When I bought this stuff sack, I didn't even know it was a waterproof bag. So I was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived. I wouldn't recommend a complete submersion, but as long as the opening stays above water level, then anything you put inside is all good.
It's like the name says, it's durable. Pretty heavy duty. Also very water resistant. I haven't submerged it in anything, but it has gotten water on it and none got inside. I'm pleased with it.
I got the "small" 5L and it's great to protect my puffy in my backback or for other small odds and ends.
These things are tough... if they rip at the daisy chain or pull cord, you know right where to sent them for a replacement (lifetime manufacturers warranty). Great construction and great warranty make this bag the perfect choice.
A friend got the 30L sack. It's heavy for a backpacking accessory, and I'm not sure what I'd pack in this if I were using it to backpack, but it seems like it would be useful to compartmentalize things in a duffle for either car-camping or climbing trips where weight and packability aren't as important. It is waterproof-ish, but not roll-top, so stuff will get wet if you're getting drenched.Four stars for dirt cheap organization on car-based trips.
I believe he got Cayenne, which has more copper in the color and is less washed-out looking than the picture.
Well... its waterproof!
Good stuff! I got the 5L on a whim from steepandcheap.com, and, although it doesn't actually hold much, I can keep my puffy jacket, camera, and a few pairs of socks in there (all the stuff that must, no matter what, stay dry). Looks pretty sweet too.
Cayenne /Lichen colors
The lichen color is more of a rich green than the washed out BC pictures show, but the material is shiny and getting a good picture of it is tricky based on lighting. Here are a pair of stuff sacks holding climbing shoes.
Great, simple, quick
For small sizes (10&5L) I like the simplicity of these drawstring stuff sacks over the roll-top closure for the "dry bag" version (which I get in the larger sizes, 25L). If you leave enough empty space in these bags you can still spin the bag's top tight enough to be submersible for almost 30minutes. I slowly waded across a lake once, and thankfully everything stayed dry. As with the other bags- get the ugly colors for cheap on SAC.
I think backcountry made a mistake when listing the volume of each size. the smallest one, 5L, is not 205 cubic inches, 5L actually equals 305 cubic inches, which makes sense, since the next size up, 10L, is 610 cubic inches. just an observation.
Awesome stuff sack. Beefy, just like the name implies. The daisy chain on the side and the handle on the bottom allow the thing to be lashed to a pack and carried in just about any position. Considering the materials its made out of, so long as the thing is mounted with the opening facing down, it's rainproof (which is nice, because I intend to use them both for organization and as bear bags this spring)
Greetings folks I was wondering if this...
Greetings folks I was wondering if this bag could hold a regualr 33"X75" sleeping bag?
Any size from 10L on up should work just fine for down bags & 15L for synthetics.
The 30L or 45L would be ideal for a non-packable style rectangular sleeping bag. according to the package, OR recommends the 30L, but I would measure just how small you can pack your bag down to, then compare that to the sizing chart to the right.
This is a great, general purpose stuff sack. The webbing on the side/bottom is handy for lashing it down.
Although it's not designed to be a true dry bag, it does keep your gear dry from unexpected splashing/rain.