The not-so-dry dry bags.
You know something we have not had great success with? Dry bags. We have had numerous different products and all have failed to retain their waterproof status in what I believe is far too short a time. How long are we talking? Months, not years.
We have used both the Outdoor Research Durable Dry Sacks and the MEC Brooks Bags. In spite of good reviews on the MEC site, all failed in short order. We are currently using a Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack and it seems to still be doing its job although we have only had it for 6 months.
At the same time that we purchased the Sea to Summit bag, we ordered a Seattle Sports protective case for our iPod Touch. While it may be splash proof and we still use it to guard our iPod when taking it to shore in our backpack, it is in no way waterPROOF as advertised. Fortunately, I found this out when there was only paper currency in it and not our expensive iPod.
Why post about this today? After purchasing the iPad mini that I mentioned yesterday, I’d really like to have a waterproof case for it that I can trust. Sadly, my confidence in this product category is pretty low right now. I would love to hear from people who have first hand reviews of products like this, good and bad. I’d also welcome hearing from some manufactures or suppliers! Perhaps, if they’re confident enough in their wares, they’d like to send us some samples to “road” test? I’ll reciprocate by posting an honest review here on our site.
By the way, I noticed later in the day that yesterday’s post on this blog was my 1400th. Do you think I have another 1400 in me? 🙂