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Old 7 Jul 2010
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Dry Bags

Hi I need to get some dry bags loads of sites for these as below
otleib,
Outdoor gear for outdoor adventures by Alpkit
Cheap wetsuits, drysuits & watersports from Lomo UK
Adventure Equipment - Facewest.co.uk
Traveldri-Plus
Robin Hood Watersports

my question is which is better?

Taped seemed or heat seemed
and the materials used to make the bags
I have ryed to look up the info but just get lost with info overload
any one, want to put there 10p worth just to help me out

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Try these guys:

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I'm still using the Ortlieb roll bag that I bought in '99. I have to repair a leak that happened in a crash, but that's easy with something like a pool-line repair kit.
Others decry the Ortliebs as being overpriced... 11 years and still going seems worth it to me

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I already have a Ortlieb Large bag from Tourtech

it is the dry bags I am intrested in
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I already have a Ortlieb Large bag from Tourtech

it is the dry bags I am intrested in
If you mean for inside your luggage, then the Exped ones are pretty good. They come in different sizes and colours; giving you half a chance of remembering where you put what. Mine are a few years old now and still perform as they should.
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I really like the wolfman ones - not a pricey as the Ortlieb!!
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I can't fault the ortlieb bags (although have always used them so a bit biased!) You can haul them up rock faces and one of mine has been down the road at about 60mph (Indicator caught fire and burnt through holding straps), with only cosmetic damage, still bone dry.
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Another vote for the Ortlieb, I have had virtually all makes and the Ortliebs may look the same, but they will outllast the others. On a big trip the last thing you want is soggy stuff! (Then trying to bodge a repair and find a replacement in some market).
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I actually have a set of Ortlieb and a set of wolfman roll top panniers. both are awesome...

the wolfman ones seem to be made of a thicker material which I think is because if I have read correctly the Ortlieb ones are made for bicycles not motorcycles (don't know about duffles)

this is good and bad... Good because obviously it can take more abuse, and if your doing a lot of camping or long trips the extra insurance of that is nice...

bad only because it's much harder to roll (not horribly hard) tight with out catching a lot of air in or if you compress the bag catching what ever was packed last in the rolls... LOL with the Ortliebs they didn't seem to trap air (maybe mine have a leak) while rolling but stay water tight.

I wonder if the duffles are different.
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the easy answer is they are all good.
saying that some are better than others or may suit you better. what style are you talking about, duffels, panniers, pannier inners? ive used a large ortleib duffel for years and its great, but i do wish it had more tie down points on it (its pretty old now, maybe the newer ones do)
id have no second thoughts about anything from ortleib
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Caribee

Bulitproof PVC with side handles, compressions straps, shoulder strap and wide opening. Cheap as well. You can find them on Ebay.

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inexpensive dry bags...

Hi there

I use dry bags INSIDE hard panniers and/or a rucsac which straps across the top of the panniers, so the dry bags don't need to be bulletproof themselves, just...well...dry.

I use a combination of smallish 'gelert' dry bags (between 9 and 13 litres) for clothing and e.g. dried food items, with a couple of larger 'karrimor' dry bags for my sleeping bag and tent (normally inside the rucsac).

The ones I have are all made from coated ripstop nylon, so they are pretty durable. They also have fold down tops (some with velcro) which means that you can expel a lot of the air and pack things really small/safe/dry inside the outer luggage.

Much more cost effective that some of the heavy duty ones on offer...which is important to my limited budget!

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I use a combination of smallish 'gelert' dry bags (between 9 and 13 litres) for clothing and e.g. dried food items, with a couple of larger 'karrimor' dry bags for my sleeping bag and tent (normally inside the rucsac).

Much more cost effective that some of the heavy duty ones on offer...which is important to my limited budget!

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Jo i am in smiler boat as you limited budget, where did you get your 'gelert' bags from?
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I have used an old canvas army zipper style duffle bag for years and just pack everything inside in plastic garbage bags. The canvas gets a little heavier in the rain but it is just one bag that has my tent ,sleeping bag , clothes, first aid kit and odds and ends in it. I have traveled across Canada a couple times, Alaska, and through the States on a number of trips without incident.
But this trip will be into South America so I bought an Ortlieb bag of similar dimention 15 x 15 x 28 inches. Somewhere I read it is probably best not to sport a military apearance in some locations.
I have no idea but hi viz yellow seems more appropriate than camofloge green for this trip.
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