If there is one thing you really need to keep dry when backpacking, it’s your sleeping bag and your clothing. Here comes the Sea to Summit Dry sack to help you out, or crush your dreams.
About the dry sack:
The Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry sack has simple intentions. The idea is to provide a compressible, waterproof sack for your sleeping bag, or other items like socks and undies. The sack is completely water tight, with an eVent panel on the bottom to allow for air to flow out when compressing it down. The top of the bag rolls down(each fold improving the seal) and buckles into itself to provide a stable waterproof barrier. Then, using the compression straps you simple cinch it down until whatever you’ve stored inside compresses nice and small. The Sacks cost between $20 and $50 bucks, depending on the size you need. The 15 liter model easily held my down sleeping bag and some backup socks.
What I liked
It works. It keeps things very dry. It’s a multipurpose item, so it’s not only protecting your sleeping bag or clothing, it’s compressing them down to fit more easily into your pack. The sacks only weigh in at around 4 to 6 ounces based on the volume you choose. The sack itself is very well built, using a tough waterproofed nylon body. I have no problem believing this sack will be with me for years. The material is rugged and the stitching is very high quality. Unlike other dry bags that trap air, the eVent lets you squeeze out air, making it even smaller when packed.
What I didn’t like
There’s not much to hate on with the little guy. That’s a first for me.
If you’re in wet, humid conditions, or are just paranoid about your things getting wet, this sack is for you. It’s built well, reliable, and it just works.