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Seattle Sports Explorer Dry Bags

photo: Seattle Sports Explorer Dry Bags dry bag
Version reviewed: 10L

This quality dry bag would be great for standup paddle boarding, or just about any other water sport.

Pros

  • The material is heavy and all seams are sealed, both bags should live up to their water-resistant claims.
  • Each bag has comfortable and convenient carrying straps, which accommodate many uses, probably the best use for each will be for standup paddle boarding.

Cons

  • The carrying straps could also become a hindrance when packing in a boat hatch or raft, which typically prefer dry-bags without excess straps.

I was able to test the Explorer 10L Dry Bag from Seattle Sports in exchange for a review while camping and paddling at the Platte River campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. We used this bags while paddling on the Platte River and Lake Michigan.

What I like most:

  1. The bag has comfortable and convenient carrying straps, which accommodate many uses, probably the best will be for stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, or carrying valuables around when you've stopped at a town or harbor to grab a bite to eat or shop. 
  2. The material is heavy duty and all seams are sealed; this should live up to its water-resistant claims.

Some concerns about these bags:

  1. The carrying straps and clips could become a hindrance when packing in a boat hatch or raft, which typically prefer dry bags without excess straps.  Though the straps can be removed, the strap clips may break off if you try to shove them down into a kayak hatch.

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Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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Price Historic Range: $15.95-$24.99
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Dimensions 10 x 6 15 x 7.5 in 18 x 9.5 in 25 x 11.5 28 x 12.5 in
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