Gossamer Gear Spinnaker G-Storage Sacks
Reviewers Paid: $29.00
|Weight||0.40 oz / 11.33 g||0.42 oz / 11.9 g|
|Dimensions||9.25 x 6.5 in / 23.5 x 16.5 cm||13 x 10.5 in / 33 x 27 cm|
0.97 oz Spinnaker sail cloth
- Not waterproof
- Barely water resistant
Ah the glamorous world of stuff sacks...
Picked these up on the clearance section of Gossamer Gear's website on a whim while I was buying a Thinlight 1/8 pad. I bought all three, though there are now only two varieties on the site, the G-Ditty, which is a small, zippered pouch that I'm using as a ridge line organizer for a Dutchware 11ft Single, and the G-Flat, which I'm currently using for food storage. The G-Stow, which has a rounded bottom and which I use for clothes, appears to be sold out and I would imagine discontinued.
I wanted my stuff sacks to match. These are about 1/3 of the price of Cuben fiber, almost as light, and I was tired of trying to decide if some ziploc bag could make it one more time...
Made of Spinnaker, I assumed they would be at least be water-resistant. They are not in the least. That may be a deal breaker for most, but they've found their niche for me. They're more translucent than Cuben fiber so you can see your gear or food. And having an abrasion resistant bag that breathes easily could be valuable for drying something out. They would also make an excellent pre-filter material for a water filter intake. Ha!
Here is the G-Ditty doing good work as a ridge line organizer, tied up by its handy tabs:
Construction and quality is good, especially considering GG's warning that its products are designed with weight in mind over durability. I still carry a Cuben fiber sack for down and things I really don't want wet. I like these, though, had them about two months and will continue to use them.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29 US