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The river will never see the inside of the SeaLine Baja Dry Bag.

SealLine Baja Dry Bags have been proven on rivers, lakes, and oceans around the world. Versatile and durable, the 20-ounce vinyl sides and heavy-duty 34-ounce bottom withstand just about any abuse Mother Nature, or your crew, can dish out. Baja Bags close with SealLine's Dry Seal roll-down closure and have an attached D-ring for securing inside a raft or on top of a luggage rack. Made with continuous double sealing strips, the roll-down closure is one of the best waterproof closures in existence. Especially handy are instructions embossed directly on the strips, making it easy to get a reliable seal.

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3 5

Not bad, but there is better

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this on several extended white water rafting trips and a few day trips. It works pretty well and is a good price. The main problem is that it doesn't hold up as well as some other options. After a year or so, it has started to show wear on the edges and where there are folds. Its a really thick material so once it gets creases in it, especially where it folds to seal at the top, those creases stay. Folding the top carefully is the only way to really seal out the water, and even then, it can leak a little at the top if you don't fold it exactly the same way each time.

This is an excellent choice for someone who wants a bag to use infrequently or for a few specific trips and doesn't want to spend a ton of money. Would also be good for hauling stuff that will be ok on the off chance it gets wet.

A good option for someone who will use a dry bag a ton and is really hard on their gear would be the black canyon dry bag. It's considerably better quality material, though comes at a higher price.

2 5

Haven't used it as much as I thought.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got this for kayaking and I haven't used it as much as I thought I would because my kayak has a sealed compartment. Plus, I don't usually take all my stuff with me on the lake. The bag seems very high quality. Maybe others have more use for it than I.

5 5

Tough Bag

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this for a two week canoe trip, and have put it through everything since. The vinyl will take a lot of abuse, and the seal on this thing is great, so long as you roll it right. The downside is that vinyl's heavy and stiff, but this bag is tough as nails and I have never had one leak. You can't beat it for the price.

5 5

Exceeds expectations

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently bought this bag in the 20L size for canyoneering. I trusted my iPhone inside the bag, and it held up nicely. No water got through, no cracks formed like others have said at the creases, and it performed flawlessly. There are only a few drawbacks I can think of:
1) The bag is really heavy. It's made from REALLY thick vinyl, and it's heavy, but it's burly, bombproof, and really feels completely waterproof.
2) Because of the thick material, it's a bit stiff when rolling up to close.

The black color is really nice, and 20L was big enough for a few snacks, my phone, a change of dry clothes, and a few other small things.

5 5

The only bag to buy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been through lots of different dry bags over the years and will now only use the SeaLine Baja bags. My primary use of the bags is for extended canoe trips (including the 260-mile Texas Water Safari), which invariably result in the bags sitting in the water that accumulates in the bottom of the boat.

These aren't the lightest bags out there, nor are they very supple, but they are tough and don't leak. The tough vinyl material stands up to abuse from boats, rocks, and whatever else you might encounter on the water. It seems every other bag I have used has leaked to some extent, but not the Baja bags.

4 5

Seems very Sturdy

I just picked this dry bag up for a wilderness survival course I'm taking. I haven't field tested it yet but I have used a number of Sealine dry bags in the past and this is no different from them. It's made from a very thick vinyl and looks like it'll take a lot of abuse, which is good for what I'll be using it for. I got the green which is a great color that contrasts well with anything found in nature making it very visible in case you tip your raft or canoe and have to retrieve it. I'll update once I've taken it out into the field.

4 5

High Quality Bag

Can't wait to try it out. The way the top of the bag rolls over a few time should keep all water out. Very pleased

4 5

Stout bag!

Vinyl material makes for a heavier bag. It does it's job superbly! Kept everything dry on the boat. Priced great! Plenty of room for all my gear needs. Not the best for hiking or backpacking because it's a thicker material, but It's great for kayaking, boating.

5 5

bomber

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sea kayaking is my gig and I am anal about gear performance.
Of all the drybags I have (like 20!) these ones are the most dependable.
While not exactly supple and a little bit chunky I see no abrasion/wear after prolonged use. The slightly sticky fabric seals well when rolled down properly. Not submersible leakproof but no drybag is, nor intended to be.

I'm a serving Peace Corps Volunteer with...

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I'm a serving Peace Corps Volunteer with a 13" Macbook Pro (13"x9"x1") that I'd like to protect in a dry bag. I'm not sure what size would be appropriate to fit the laptop. Could someone help me work this out?

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Hey Jen, this is definitely a bag I'd trust to protect my Macbook. It's a bit on the heavy side, but the durability gives peace of mind. I own the 30L which easily fits a 13" pro along with tons of other gear. If you're just looking to keep your Mac in it and no other gear, the 30L is probably way too big. I'd guess the 20L would still have a wide enough opening to fit the 13" pro in, but I can't say for sure. Hope this helps.

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I know this is too late for Jen, but if anyone else is reading this and wants an answer...I would NOT ever put a macbook in this. I would for sure get the Black Canyon bag or something more expensive. And if you are planning on taking the macbook somewhere with the potential to be submerged in water, I would get an NRS Pelican case. I put all my camera gear in Pelican cases when going on a river and they are 100% solid.

5 5

Burly Dry Bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you are looking for a durable, heavy duty dry bag look no further than the SealLine Baja Dry Bag. I have the 5-liter version and this thing is bomber. As soon as I picked it up I could tell that the material was legit. That is a good feeling, and in the many times I have used it since it has held up to my expectations. Get one, it'll keep yo stuff dry!

4 5

Good dry bag, toughness a little exaggerated

I'd say that these are a good compromise between nylon bags and the heavier pvc ones like those that NRS makes. As others have said, they're too heavy and stiff for backpacking, but they're great for canoeing and kayaking. Lots of people are saying that these bags are really tough; I'd say that they're pretty abrasion resistant except that they develop weak spots under the stress of creases / tight bends in the material. I actually put a hole in one pretty quickly by jamming it (somewhat violently) into the back of my playboat. If you treat them a little more gently, they hold up.

5 5

Tough As Nails!

Would by this bag over and over again in other lives if I had a choice. Amazing durability and well built. In need of a dry bag? This will be your best decisions of your adventurous life.

5 5

TOUGH

I love this bag! When I need to keep stuff dry and safe this is the bag I grab. I use mine for camping trips in the canoe and on my ATV, its just to bulky for backpacking, but I have a rain cover for that and rarely do I take an impromptu swim when I’m hiking. If you want a bag to strap to your ATV rack or to act as a canoe seat for a five year old you cant go wrong. Mine typically is covered in dirt and mud or laying in a small pool of splash water. About a year ago I wore a small hole in the side due to vibrations on the four wheeler rack. I purchased the Seal line repair kit for a few bucks, because I hate to give up on anything, and to my surprise my old-dirty-beat-up-trusty bag was back to taking abuse in no time. I didn’t plan on getting two years out of this bag the way I treat it but here we are still keeping my stuff dry. If one day my bag fails beyond repair (I still have three patches left) I will probably give it a funeral with full honors and immediately get another.

4 5

Quality Dry Bag

Used two of these for a camping kayak trip to Shoshone Lake, Yellowstone. The fabric is strong and thick, seems taped well, easy to close and open, keeps the water out; stuff stays dry. Easy to hang by handle in the trees with rope (from bears.) Works well. Recomend

5 5

Great Dry Bag

Worked great for stuffing in the compartment of a sea kayak for a 6 day paddle. 20L size. Easy to seal.
Note: other uses include being a pillow when stuffed with extra clothing

5 5

Great quality!

Seallines are a must have for all kayakers and canoeists. I went to a camp where just about everybody there is using to sealline to keep their personal gear dry on river trips and boundary water trips. I never heard one complaint or story about a broken sealline. They are simple to use and are always reliable. Also, I HAVE heard about broken sea-to-summit dry bags. There is nothing worse than a faulty personal bag and a WET SLEEPING BAG on a trip so stick with sealline.

5 5

Great Bags

Recent fishing trip in Gulf of Mexico all gear dry as can be after 3 days in salt air.

Great product!!

5 5

Great bags

used the bag on my motorcycle trip to maine. Excellent. I got rained on several times during the trip and my clothes and valuables stayed dry. Excellent bag and color also. Made me more visible to other cars

Are the dimensions the full length of the...

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Are the dimensions the full length of the bag, or the length when the bag is full closed and sealed? And diameter or with as laying flat?

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This is really old, but hopefully the answer will help someone.
I measured mine (40 L) and the dimensions listed are 13"x20".
The maximum width of the opening is 20in, as is the height when closed and rolled. The diameter of the bag is 13" open, and at the bottom. I would assume the same correlation applies to the other sizes. Hope it helps!

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