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).

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Sea to Summit's Solution Gear Access Deck Bag page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Sea to Summit Access Kayak deck bag keeps essentials within easy reach of the cockpit.

- REI

Sea to Summit's Access Gear Bag with a detachable Dry Bag gives you easy access to essentials like a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, and snacks without exiting your kayak, or when you're out on a touring SUP with deck inserts.

- EMS

Super strong abrasion resistant 420 D PU coated ripstop nylonStiffener inserted to maintain shapeCurved watertight zip70 D detachable Dry Bag with Hypalon(R) roll top closure systemTwo methods of securing to your kayak: Velcro(R) strips on the base or release buckles on the sidesSuper stretch shock cord and mesh side compartments for increased storageLength and Width: 14.5 long x 7 wide at widest point

- River Sports Outfitters

The Sea To Summit Access Deck Dry Bag attaches to the deck area in front of the cockpit to keep your essentials within reach so you can quickly whip out your point-and-shoot, binoculars, or sunscreen.

- Backcountry.com