Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sackis rated4.5455out of5by11.
Rated4out of5byM7x11fromAir will very slowly seep back inI have a few of these, that I use for keeping my sleeping bag dry, and for my clothes. While they're great for initial compression (like, when I'm putting my sleeping bag into my sleeping bag compartment), overtime, air will slowly seep back in. This happens with all 3 of the eVACs that I own, no matter how many times I roll the top.
That being said, I have yet to find anything better. These bags have reliably kept my gear dry, in rainy conditions. I have not yet completely submerged them, so I haven't given them the "what if I fall in a river while crossing it" test. If you're chances of total submersion are that high, you should consider a heftier bag, like the Sea to Summit Big River. Otherwise, this lightweight bag is great for initially compressing gear that is kept inside your pack.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated5out of5byShutterbugfromDry Sack does its jobI used it on a recent rim to rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon. Rain wasn't a problem, but the dry sack did a good job of keeping the dust off of my extra clothing.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated4out of5byDWebbfromGreat Dry SackI really like the bag, it compresses easily and will carry more than you will ever need for even a 2 night backpack trip.
Date published: 2013-10-27
Rated5out of5bybelerephonefromTechnology has improved this neccesityI cant speak to durability as I have only used it once on a week long trip walking in the Scottish Mountains.
The primary positive for me was the fact that the bag breathes so that when you are closing it up you dont have to push out all the air before you roll the top shut. It does it for you as you close it up.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated3out of5byBlairfromA little too lightNice bag but had a small hole on the first use without me even knowing what may have caused it.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated5out of5bycamper248fromKept gear dryBought this for a 71 mile backpack trek at Philmont Scout Ranch. Due to gear I was carrying I needed to strap my sleeping bag on the outside out by pack. This bag kept my sleeping bag dry all week as we did have some rain. I did have a pack cover but did not want to take any chances.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated5out of5byBIKERJOHNfromSurprised by effectiveness!My previous stuff sack had pretty well split along it's seams while I pedaled the MRT(Mississippi River Trail) in MO South from AftonMO & Cape GirardeauMO, then North on IL3 to East St. LouisIL, crossing Eads Bridge and finally back to Afton via Gravois(MO30), 10-16JUN2013. I used ductape during this challenging biketour as a temporary solution, and considered my options(since I was going to also pedal the MRT between St. LouisMO & KeokukIA): sew the fragmented edges, buy another plastic bag to encase it, or, heck, why not have a look at the Brentwood(St. Louis) REI for a replacement. I was impressed with the assortment of stuff sacks, some of which included this particular model. I was quite unsure if it would do as promised, to keep the contents dry, but if it could, no extra plastic bag would be needed. Why not take a chance? REI has always been very good with returns and the worst thing that could happen is that my Slumberjack sleeping bag would get wet (which was OK; its synthetic and I could still reasonably sleep despite dampness). After a week of personal business, I cycled off once again, this time heading North along the riverfront, crossing into IL on the Chain-of-Rocks Bridge(old US66), and finally overnighting in AftonIL. A solid am drenching ensure I was soaked(more rainfall seemed to fall in that 2-hour downpour than what falls throughout an entire year!); in the evening, when I overnighted at KampsvilleIL, I was extremely pleased to find that my sleeping bag was quite dry. The next 2 days were relatively dry, but by the time I was pedaling through KeokukIA, and South to CantonMO, repeating waves of rainfall kept me, my gear, the roadway, the rivers(Mississippi & Des Moines) rising but my sleeping bag stayed dry because it was inside the eVAC Dry Sack. The was a more expensive stuff bag, but it is well worth it. My only regret is that I didn't buy two!
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated5out of5bycampgeek81frombest compression sack to date!Ok, so I've now purchased MANY different types of dry sacks for my clothes for camping purposes. This is by far the easiest and most durable one yet! I've included it in everything I do that pertains to transporting clothes in my fault life. I've even let my 7 year old daughter use it on sleep overs at friends houses because of all the "necessities" she likes to bring. There is honestly not one problem with this piece of equipment. I've completely submerged it in water, and Viola! Clothes are dry as a bone! It compresses so easily after folding it, that I usually reps it to get the little extra air out. My clothes even come out just as I placed them, creases and all.
Date published: 2013-05-19
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