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Expensive, but I needed this format
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I use this strapped to the rack of my bike as my only "pannier" with tent, mattress, sleeping bag and all clothes. It's well suited, so I am happy with how it works. It is however, very expensive for 2 pieces of nylon sewn together with a valve.
Like the anatomy of a male whale.
It's phallic no matter how you slice it.. Ouch. It fits into the far reaches of your boat where no regular man can reach.
You put your gear in it and roll up the top. Then the air purging begins. There you are frantically fighting it like you did when you got a boner back in High school math class and the teacher asked you to approach the board to solve an equation. Then you get to shove that long wedge shaped cylinder into the open cavity of your boat. Get where I am going with this?
They are one of the most useful bags you can get for kayak touring. If you don't own one of these bags you just don't know what you have been missing.
SealLine Kodiak Taper
These bags are great to keep your gear dry while maximizing the awkward spaces in the tips of your kayak. I have a Necky Looksha 14, and use a 20L bag in the front, a 35L wide in the back (barely fits through the hatch).
Best DRY bag
This drybag has proven itself. After being immersed in water for 2 days (in a kayak hatch), the contents were completely dry. This is the only drybag that I've known to actually keep water out when even the closure is immersed. Definitely a keeper!
Okay dry bag
I will give this bag 4 stars...it's alright, maybe not great. I purchased this bag with a few other brands to try out on a multi day trip down Escalante to Lake Powell. This bag will leak if you don't seal it perfectly, which sometimes seems difficult to do. It does have the nice feature to purge air out of your sack for smaller compression but by the end of the trip these bags were carrying the "less" important items that could handle a little water seepage.