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Gear Review: Ultra Sil Dry Sacks

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Memorial Day weekend last year on the Adirondacks Peak trip was wet, very wet.

We're talking epic amounts of rain that can only be described by a great friend and mentor, Forrest Gump. We had "... big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night..."

The rain overflowed the streams and the trails but did not damper our spirit nor did our food coolers float away. And somehow, thanks to Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil¨ dry sacks all of my gear stayed bone-dry.

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These lightweight roll-top sacks are made of Siliconized Cordura¨ which is an extremely tough and resilient material ensuring that your warm layers stay nice and dry. On first touch they may not seem overly sturdy but these bags will provide years of service. Dry sacks can seem pricey at first but after two days of rain having dry clothes is priceless.

Tip - Roll the top of the dry bag at least three times to ensure a secure seal.

Submitted by Discover Outdoors guide and expert gear reviewer Pete Relyea.

Categories: Gear