So, it's just about time for a new food bag and I wanted to get some recommendations. My current bag is small (i can get 3 days of food in it, sort of) and I'd like to have something a little bigger. I typically do bear hangs in an effort to protect it from bears and rodents (a buddy of mine has used the bear boxes twice and, both times, got rodent-ed, after making fun of me for hanging mine 🙂 ).
Anyway, I've seen several YouTubers with fancy (expensive) cottage products and wanted to see what y'all use / recommend.
I use the largest of the pack of three dry sacks. Cheap, large enough for five or six days food, waterproof, lightweight, and did I say cheap?
REI does have bags; good ones. I started with the WalMart set, and found they have a really different definition of waterproof than I! Look for roll down tops, sealed fabric, things like that. I still use one or two of them just to keep things organized in my pack, but I do what I can to keep them dry. Here's a search that should help: https://www.rei.com/search?q=food+bag I now use the Outdoor Products three pack, which was gifted to me, but I don't see it here.
I have used a bear bag from Hilltop Packs for a couple of years now, and it’s quality gear. Expensive, but I doubt I will need to ever purchase another bear/food bag again.
I do a lot so solo backpacking usually less than a week and use the Bear Vault. As far as hanging, I have also used heavy duty clear plastic fold over sacks used for kayaking and canoeing. I know they will be waterproof, plus, I can see through them,