User Review: Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30
Worked decent, however if I were to hang it from a tree at night and it happened to rain, all of the contents would become wet. Carried two of these on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2012.
- Compression system works great
- Doesn't really keep contents dry
These were… pretty good compression bags. I mean they compressed really well. They just didn’t really keep my stuff dry. I used two of them, a 10L and 14L if I can remember correctly. I used one for my food and the other for my sleeping bag.
If I hung my food bag from a tree one night when it happened to rain, I would take it down the next morning and all of its contents would be pretty damp. In fact one time, I had some Dots candy and a bunch of hot chocolate that pretty much melted all over everything else, so I wasn’t too happy about that. I ended up having to throw some stuff away and wash out the sack at Nuclear Lake.
I do like how well it compresses though, especially the sleeping bag, and I would definitely recommend it for the sleeping bag because you definitely don’t want to get your down bag wet and will generally act as a good barrier while you keep it in your pack.
In the end… well if you get them then fine. If you don’t, that’s ok too.