Wet trails don't have to mean wet gear.
- All seams are double-stictched and taped to prevent leakage
- Non-wicking Hypalon roll-top closure includes sitffeners at the top for a better seal
- Suitable to keep contents dry in wet situations, but submersion is not recommended
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Whether I am flyfishing, going on a day hike, backpacking, canoeing, or snowshoeing, I pack everything I need dry in this. I believe it works better than a pack cover in most circumstances, especially flyfishing because I can't find a pack cover that would do a better job than this bag. I simply stuff anything I need to keep dry inside. For backpacking I can fit all my cloths and sleeping bag inside, and not have to worry about them getting wet if it starts raining, or I happen to fall into the river.
It is also very durable and well stitched and seamed. I would highly recommend this. It has lasted several years with no signs of wear and tear.
Whoa ! These Ultra-Sil bags are super light! Upgrading some older ripstop nylon bags in some of my backpacking gear. What a weight difference & waterproof too.Amazing the tech that's used now compared to 10years ago.
Would this work well as a bear bag?
Joseph - I think so. The waterproof coating will keep your items dry in the rain or snow and the Cordura fabric is reasonably bomber, so you should be able to load this up without fear of breaking it under the weight.
I ordered the 1 liter size, and discovered that the volume and dimensions listed refer to the bags open size, not its closed size. In the case of the 1 liter, once you roll the lid down its interior volume becomes more like 0.5 liter.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used the 2L sack for the first time today on a kayaking trip. It kept everything dry as a bone even when it sat in a puddle for a few minutes.
It was the perfect size to carry two sets of keys, wallet and cell phone.
I probably won't continue to use it on the water, though, because the fabric is really lightweight and I don't have confidence it would stay waterproof if the boat flipped and it was completely submerged.
I've used these bags for several years - had no problems with leaking. Last a long, long time with moderate care. I wouldn't expect gear in these to stay dry if immersed. However, I've used these as bear bags in the rain. So far, so good.
I use these for everything! I recently went backpacking and everything went into a Sea to Summit dry sack. I used the 13L for my tent (Kelty Salida 2) and 8L for my sleeping bag, although after compressing it down in the bag, my tent ended up smaller than my sleeping bag! I've used various other sizes for other gear, clothes, and food. These are very thin (lightweight) but seem to be pretty durable and definitely kept everything dry during several days rain.
Can you tell me if the 2L and 4L have round bottoms?
It seems to be random as to what size you get--if you get a round one or an envelope one.
If you get the STS Ultra-Sil *Nano* Dry Sack they are all cylinders.
I want to get one of these. Which size would best fit a kelty cosmic 20 degree down bag? Thanks!
I'd go for the 8L to be on the safe side. If the sleeping bag compresses smaller than 8L you can always roll the excess dry-sack material up into the top. I use a 20L model to carry my 40 degree bag, sleeping pad, base layers, insulating layer, beanie, and gloves, and I still have a little extra room in the top, and it still fits horizontal across the bottom of my 80L backpack.
Will a 13L hold a tent and sleeping pad, or should I go bigger?
What tent and what sleeping pad? Those two items can vary in size.
I got a 2L sack to keep all my small backpacking gear in so it stays organized; works great. The Ultra-sil is noticeable thiner and lighter then the regular sea to summit stuff sacks, but feels plenty strong and they seem very well constructed.