LokSak aLokSak

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Heavy duty waterproof plastic storage bag designed…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $11

Summary

Heavy duty waterproof plastic storage bag designed for carrying items you want to ensure do not get exposed to the elements (rain, dust, snow, humidity, sand, etc.).

Pros

  • Waterproof to 60 meters/200 ft
  • Stays pliable/soft in below freezing weather
  • Touchscreen friendly
  • Airtight to keep dust out
  • Package comes with four various sized bags
  • 6 mil plastic

Cons

  • Fairly expensive for a high end "baggie"
  • Zip lock feature seems a bit weak

This write up is a complement to the LOKSAK OPSAK write up I've also provided. I originally bought these aLOKSAKs thinking they'd work for my food storage, but the food odors were coming through so I ended up going back and getting the OPSAK for that purpose.

For my 3.5-day backpacking trip, I used these aLOKSAKs for carrying the items I wanted to ensure didn't get wet (phone, wallet, map). Even though we had some rain, the waterproofness of these bags was not really tested because my backpack was either under the vestibule of my tent when it rained or I had a pack cover on. 

I have mixed feelings for this particular product. For normal backpacking, especially here in Colorado, I think normal ziplock baggies work fine for this type of application and paying $10-15 is not necessary. But, for other applications such as rafting, backpacking in the Pacific NW or in the case of my buddy through hiking the Colorado Trail, the waterproofness and durability of the product are more essential.

I've only given this an Average rating because part of me wants to chalk up this product as hype while another part does see utility in certain applications.

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