Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack
|Price:||$19.95 - $57.58|
- 3-Liter: 11 x 7 x 4-inch; 5-Liter: 15 x 7 x 4-inch; 13-Liter: 20" x 9" x 6"
- Air permeable, waterproof event fabric base
- Valve-free air expelling design for compact packing
- Space saving, low profile, streamlined shape
- Waterproof non-wicking Hypalon roll top closure
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The new eVAC Dry Sack is a slimmed down version of our award winning eVENT Compression Dry Sack. We use waterproof, air permeable eVENT fabric on the base for valve-free air expelling, allowing compact packing. Instead of straps for compression, you just roll the sack down and air is pushed out of the base. Then close the buckle and you’ve just saved space and weight. The sack is oval-shaped, rather than round so they resist rolling when laid on their side.
Top customer reviews
I purchased this 65L bag with two purposes in mind:
1.) I use these on long snowmobile/winter wilderness trips and traditional dry bags kept cracking on me in the cold. I wanted a material that was waterproof to keep my items dry. (Even in cold weather you find slushy areas you have to travel through at time or weather can suddenly warm) and also would not be damaged by use in the cold ranging from about +20F to -15F. Traditional dry bags I have used in the past have cracked where they are folded in the cold.
2.) Weight and space is a concern. The bag is a winner here. It's very compact when folded and weighs nearly nothing.
I went on a 75 mile, one way, snowmobile trip this past weekend. The bag held my sleeping bag and air mattress. It was packed tightly and securely in a sled, wrapped in a tarp and tied securely. The next day, I re-stuffed my sleeping bag into the bag and I noticed there were small tears in the bag. I'm very disappointed. Perhaps durability and lightness/flexibility is an impossible dream.
In short, the bag can be used and is great as long as you are very very gentle. Seems like a contradiction talking about outdoor equipment but that's how it appears to be
What I like about these over other dry sacks is how light and easy to fold they are. I've used some others that feel very plasticy or rubbery and are harder to get a good fold out of it, consequently meaning I don't get it as small. If you're a backpacker or you have a small weight limit (mine is usually 10kg/20lb) on your travels, you really need your stuff to scrunch down. I LOVE the eVAC thing!!! You close and roll the bag as usual, and squeeze out the air. With the plastic/rubber dry sacks, you have to take out the air before rolling, and it's not as perfectly air-less as this Sea to Summit one.
They've gotten splashed by rapids in the Canyon and waves of the deep ocean in the Philippines (I would sometimes carry it on my head while swimming to shore), and the interior was perfectly dry. It's recommended to use 2 bags, one over the other, to really make sure your stuff stays dry...which is why I bought 2 dry sacks. This works very well, but I wouldn't want to *really* test this, if you know what I mean. I put my cellphone, wallet, chargers, other electronics, and my big DSLR wrapped with a drylite towel in these things and they were 100% dry. If you're in a humid place, you may wanna have some silica gel in there too to absorb the humidity that'll get inside when you open the bag.
Everyone I meet comments on how high quality this sack is. It's so worth it!
16L is pretty big; you can put a LOT of stuff in it. An extra change of clothes, sunscreen, whatever electronics and such you need to put in there. I haven't had a problem trying to fit things.
The 8L fits my electronics and other quick-access things very well also, so if you don't have much stuff to house then I recommend the 8L...you'll have room to spare. If you wanna be really minimal, you can go even smaller, but I think 8L is good. Remember that you can always scrunch this bag down to be like 3" tall.