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Gear Review: Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack

Gear Review: Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack

Gear Review: Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack

--Product Information--Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack
Product Name: Compression Dry Sack
Product Brand: Sea to Summit
Best Use: Keeping your gear dry while you're getting wet.
Sizes Available / Specs: S, M, L, XL

--Test Information--
Location of Test: Alaska, the Dramp
Duration: 10 days

Value Rating: 10
Durability Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 10

Full Review: I snagged a couple of the compression dry sacks for my Alaska trip this September. I wanted to back up my stow floats as their waterproofness was suspect. These dry sacks use Event Waterproof Technology which is a 70D rated waterproof fabric. It is air permeable but still waterproof and acts a bit like lower end goretex. These dry sacks are a great alternative to more expensive, traditional dry bags.

It is not intended for submersion, but I found the dry sacks to perform well in the continually wet environment of fall in Alaska. My base layers and sleeping bag stayed dry with each removal and replacement into the sack. The compression features allowed me to really pack a lot of gear in my boat without worrying about things getting wet. I will be using these bags during winter camping and climbing trips to keep my down sleeping bag bone dry.

The event fabric is very lightweight and flexible allowing you to stuff, squeeze, and smoosh it into the oddest places. Care must be taken not to tear the fabric. Its not easy but mind your sharp edges as these are not Bill Bags or the like.

"The Good" List: Keeps things dry and repels water. Great for stowing layers, sleeping bags, and the like. Makes packing a breeze: just stuff fold like a regular dry bag then and compress.

"The Not so Good List": The fabric is susceptible to tearing but only under great stress. Mind your sharp edges and abrasive surfaces. Don't toss the bag in the thicket when you unpack.

The Bottom Line: A great addition to my multi day/overnight kit. I will probably use these for years to come.

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