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Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag First Aid

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photo: Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag First Aid dry bag

Quick to spot, this easily identifiable dry bag is an ideal way to store one’s First Aid Kit. This waterproof bag is available in 1L and 3L sizes- ideal for the minimalist, groups, or a first responder with a larger First Aid Kit. Being waterproof (not submergible), this bag is ideal for virtually anyone on the go- not just for hikers and water sports.

Pros

  • High Visibility (Also Light Reflective)
  • Clear Window To Identify Important Contents
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Plastic Buckle/D-Ring May Break Over Time
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SUP'ing at Saltpeter Creek near the Chesapeake Bay

 

In the ever-growing field of outdoor recreation, few innovative products catch the eye of the ‘Outdoor Industry’. Born in Australia in 1983, Sea to Summit continues to modernize the outdoor world with the First Aid Lightweight Dry Bag. Although simple, the idea of a high visibility First Aid Kit seems to be a ‘no brainer’…

 

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3L version next to a standard 32oz. Nalgene bottle for reference
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High visibility is important for locating important items, like a First Aid Kit

 This dry bag (First Aid Kit not included) has an easy to use roll-top style closure, with a D-Ring. Although listed as a Con, few of these buckles have been found to fail in the field. Even in a rare occurrence, it is best to not rely on hanging/carrying an especially important piece of gear.

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The thoughtful feature of a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) window is quite helpful for spotting important items. This is ingenious for sensitive items like an Epi-Pen, which can spoil at high/low temperatures.

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The clear window allows to spot sensitive items like an Epi-Pen

Quickly spotting life-saving components is essential for preparation, as well as ‘peace of mind’.

The interior of the dry bag is white, which is helpful finding items efficiently. 

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Although the dry bag is not listed as ‘submergible’, nearly no dry bags on today’s market are. This Bluesign approved 70D nylon is waterproof, and coated with a DWR (durable water repellant) finish. More about Bluesign approved products can be read here. 

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High quality taped seams 

The bag is double-stitched, and has fully taped seams. With proper protection from UV radiation, dry bags of similar construction can last a decade or more with regular use.

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Conditions

As a certified Wilderness First Responder, this dry bag has accompanied me in my everyday carry, along with paddles in the mid-Atlantic, dayhikes, as well as a couple of backpacking trips since autumn of 2023. 

Thank you to the people over at Sea to Summit for the opportunity for the Trailspace Gear Review Corps to test the Lightweight Dry Bag First Aid 3L!

Background

This dry bag has been toted around on a daily basis in nearly every condition for almost a year. From day hikes to overnight hiking trips on the Appalachian Trail, SUP trips in the mid-Atlantic, this little orange bag has been there, and done that... Including a recent Wilderness First Responder recertification in Fayetteville, WV.

Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps

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Price Current Retail: $13.97-$27.95
Historic Range: $13.97-$27.95
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