Sea to Summit Solution Gear Access Deck Bag

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Good deck bag for keeping bare essentials at hand.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.90

Summary

Good deck bag for keeping bare essentials at hand. Minimizes wind/water drag over bulkier designs.

Pros

  • Low wind profile
  • 2 different ways to secure it: velcro and nylon straps
  • Reflective accents to increase safety

Cons

  • Outer bag isn't water-tight
  • Both are required to minimize movement

I've used this deck bag in high-wind situations, where a more bulky design would have caught and created excess weather-cocking. The bag was big enough for a small 1st aid kit, beach blanket, and my point & shoot camera. There was room for some small snacks and a water bottle, too. There is an internal framesheet that keeps the rounded shape of the bag. This also makes it harder to stow-away, as it doesn't compress down.

The straps on the outside were needed to stabilize the bag, in addition to the velcro underneath. However, I also was able to rig it so that I could secure my bilge pump with those straps by looping them around my kayak's existing bungee cords a few times in a friction pattern, then securing the bilge pump with 2 loops around.

The main pack isn't meant to be waterproof, even though it does advertise the zipper as being waterproof. When zippered closed, there is a 1/4" gap that can't be closed because of seam construction. The outer bag material tests out to be mostly water-tight (leaks from the seams), so would be wave-proof. However, I haven't tried rolling with it yet. The internal stuff-sack is both removable and waterproof (and bright orange).