Rating: 5 / 5
Hefty Trash Compactor Bags
18 Gal. (68 L) Size
2 Ft. 1 3/4 x 2 Ft. 10 in. / 2.5 Mil.
I line my backpack with ONE trash compactor bag. This is a waterproofing for absolutely everything.
These are heavy gage white plastic bags designed for kitchen trash compactors. I have never found anything better or lighter. They are white, so it's easy to find stuff in the bag, and they last for multiple trips.
They weigh just 2.2 ounces, and they are plenty big to line my backpack. I have extra on top to wrap over at the top for absolute waterproofing. I have no redundancy.
I do NOT use a pack cover.
If the tarp is wet in the morning, I stuff it in the bottom of my backpack FIRST and then put the compactor bag on top. So, wet and dry stuff is separated and everything stays dry INSIDE the compactor bag.
I put my rain gear on top, outside the compactor bag, because if it rains, I'll end up wearing it. Simple!