Recently I received the NRS high roll dry bag. This is the first dry bag I have owned that opens like a duffel bag. The reason I went for this style of bag is that its super easy to pack my gear, but also easier to find the things I need when required. Compared to most standard dry bags where you fill it from the bottom up, only to realise when you get somewhere that the thing you need is at the bottom of the bag and you have to rummage blindly to find it or completely empty the bag out. But having the bag open duffel style stops this problem. The wide opening makes its easy to access your gear and see what you're looking for without having to take all your gear out.
The bag is made of super tuff material called TobaTex which is the same stuff rafts are made from. The tie down system is aluminium hooks fastened into webbing loops which is quick and easy to use and you don’t have to worry about the plastic buckle breaking mid expedition leaving your kit exposed.
The only downside to this bag is that there is no rucksack style carrying system which could be an issue on expeditions with big portages. It does however come with a shoulder strap and big handles to make it easy to carry.
The bag comes in 3 different sizes 35L, 70L, and 105L. It also comes in two colours red and flint.
- 35L is 30cm x 51cm L
- 70L is 36cm x 71cm L
- 105L is 41cm x 81cm L
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Words: By Josh Telling (Rapid Skills)