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Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 07/01/2010 08:41:20 MDT Print View

http://www.meritline.com/40-liter-dry-bag-font-colorredcolor-randomfont---p-41364.aspx?source=s2010

dont work there and have no idea about quality, but for 3.55 free shipping I'm in for one. looks like velcro top and then normal roll top bag style.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re. on 07/01/2010 10:48:31 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by ben2world on 07/01/2010 10:51:58 MDT.

Matt Allen
(zeroforhire) - MLife
in for the 2 pack on 07/01/2010 11:30:25 MDT Print View

I figured it is worth a shot.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: in for the 2 pack on 07/01/2010 11:38:45 MDT Print View

That was the quote by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.

--B.G.--

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 07/18/2010 10:22:50 MDT Print View

just got mine. looks like a great deal for $3.55

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 07/18/2010 11:47:24 MDT Print View

"Looks like a great deal for $3.55"

What does that really mean? Does it look/feel durable? What's the weight? Have you tested it -- say filling it up and fully submerging it?

Inquiring minds would like to know... Thanks.

Edited by ben2world on 07/18/2010 11:48:54 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 07/18/2010 12:43:49 MDT Print View

it looks like a thin nylon (im not that savvy so just a guess.) weights about 2oz has full velcro top with buckles. i turned it inside out and filled it with water...some slight dripping from the seams (not really the seams because they are taped, coming from where the tape ends.) might be able to seam seal for better results. so not submersable, but would work in the rain i am guessing.

for 3.55 shipped, it is water proof enough for me. obviously, if your life depended on it, i would pay a bit more and get a real one, but for a recreational hiker/camper, they met my expectations at first glance/test.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 07/18/2010 14:12:49 MDT Print View

Thanks, A Kramer, much more helpful.

Not every task requires full waterproofness -- for certain uses, "highly water resistant" is good enough. Good to know where this one stands, so folks can choose accordingly.

Edited by ben2world on 07/18/2010 14:13:32 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Re: Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 08/03/2010 06:45:02 MDT Print View

yesterday, i put two big cotton towels in the dry bag and took a 15 min shower with them on the bottom of the stall. all dry when i took them out. this bag is trail worthy for rain me thinks.

KEN LARSON
(KENLARSON) - MLife

Locale: Western Michigan
40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags on 08/03/2010 07:25:50 MDT Print View

QUESTIONS:

What are the L x W x H Dimensions?

What type of material do you ascertain the bag are made from?

What is the weight of one bag?

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags for $3.55 on 08/03/2010 08:41:34 MDT Print View

Interesting. How durable do they seem, meaning abrasion and puncture resistant?

I'm going to be flying with my pack for the first time in a couple months, and I have to check it as I have trekking poles. I'm not renting a car so everything I bring comes on the trail with me, which rules out putting it inside a suitcase.

I was thinking of picking up some heavy grade 55 gallon garbage bags (1.0 mil gauge) and putting my pack inside of it and then using the bag as my dry sack(dual use) but for $3.55, maybe this would work if it was durable enough to survive baggage handling.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: 40-Liter Waterproof Travel Bags on 08/03/2010 09:01:46 MDT Print View

per my previous post...nylon, 2oz, 40L

they seem to be a little heavier than those emergency ponchos.. like a 2.2M compactor bag with a little stretch.

Edited by rbeard on 08/05/2010 19:38:31 MDT.

Eric Falk
(zerolimit) - F
ordered 2 on 08/03/2010 09:46:56 MDT Print View

For $7 bucks. i'll gladly give them a shot. Thanks for the post. Eric

Hammock Hanger
(Travelpro) - F
Re: shipping packs on 08/05/2010 17:01:02 MDT Print View

James, a heavy duty plastic bag (garden/leaf type) & maybe some free wrapping tape from the airline often is enough to protect a pack as checked airline luggage. Put the bag around the pack, make sure your name tag is clearly visible, then tape it up tight (bag is expendable).
If the 40 liter thing doesn't work out, an ultra cheap nylon laundry bag from Wally World etc may be a reusable option. You can tape that too & reuse or not.

Airlines often have heavy duty clear plastic bags they use/make available to you free for oversized checked bags (ski gear, packs etc). Call and ask. You can get another free at the airport when you make your return flight home.