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Waterproof dry sack recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for waterproof dry sacks. Basically something I can stow gear in and strap down to the cargo basket (see below) on top of the Jeep that I don't want drenched as we're traipsing cross country.



In my initial searches, I came across the bags from Sea to Summit, but I don't know anything about product or the company.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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My dad always had good luck with the canoe sacks. There thick rubber/vinyl that you roll closed and snap shut.

I belive thule also offers two waterproof roofrack sacks and a cover to tie them to the rack as a whole set. But I bet it cost more than a few of those bags.

This is what im talking about, seem like they have all kinds of styles now. Not just tubes but box style and flat bags...
http://www.basspro.com/XPS-Heavy-Dut...SELL_THUMBNAIL
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I have several of the Sea to Summit bags and they are great, if you put them in something else. I use them for gear that I don't want to get wet and then load them in my backpack. I wouldn't use them for anything that requires extra durability. They are too thin and lightweight.

Cabela's has some nice looking bags that have good reviews:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...h-All+Products

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My dad always had good luck with the canoe sacks. There thick rubber/vinyl that you roll closed and snap shut.

I belive thule also offers two waterproof roofrack sacks and a cover to tie them to the rack as a whole set. But I bet it cost more than a few of those bags.

This is what im talking about, seem like they have all kinds of styles now. Not just tubes but box style and flat bags...
http://www.basspro.com/XPS-Heavy-Dut...SELL_THUMBNAIL

Not sure if these were what you were talking about from Thule. I was scoping them out before, but they appear to only be water resistant and don't seems to hold up all that well based on some reviews.

I'll have to check out what BPS has the next time I'm down that way. I still have coupons and gift cards that I need to burn up for that place.


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I have several of the Sea to Summit bags and they are great, if you put them in something else. I use them for gear that I don't want to get wet and then load them in my backpack. I wouldn't use them for anything that requires extra durability. They are too thin and lightweight.

Cabela's has some nice looking bags that have good reviews:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...h-All+Products
Thanks for the heads up on the Sea to Summit sacks. I almost pulled the trigger on those, glad I didnt. For the use they'll be getting in the application I'm using them for it doesn't sound like they'll work out for me. Come to think of it, I think I stumbled on the Cabela's dry sacks at some point in my search.


Again thanks guys for the input. It certainly helps!

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I have a Rage Powersports bags, that I use on my rear rack. They offer different sizes. Really good bags; for this rainy, snowy, windy, .... area. Very happy.

http://www.ragepowersports.com/cargo...car-roof-bags/

During trip from WA to UT, and back a couple weeks ago - rained hard, snowed and 50 mph wind gusts; no prob.


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Yeah the BPS page was just to show the idea, I know lots of companys make thema and they are pretty thick too.

I know he had one straped to the bitch bar on his old bike when he rode alot.

I would just scope out your local outdoors/boat/sporting places and pick what will work best.
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Bubblegoose, I have to say I'm liking the idea of those cargo bags from Rage Powersports. Especially appealing is the pricepoint.

I'll scope out some local places and maybe I'll luck out and somebody will have those cargo bags for me to see up close and personal.

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Bubblegoose, I have to say I'm liking the idea of those cargo bags from Rage Powersports. Especially appealing is the pricepoint.

I'll scope out some local places and maybe I'll luck out and somebody will have those cargo bags for me to see up close and personal.
They are good bags, wheeled and the price is right. I used it at Rubicon as well; got home and hosed it off before opening. All dry and clean still.

I got mine from discountramps.com. Best price and excellent customer service.
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I use a 40L SealLine dry bag for clothing and such. You should be able to find something to fit your needs at a store that sells kayaks.

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I Use watershed bags. Designed for kayaking.
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as well as the sea to summit compression dry sacks
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I pulled the trigger on that rage power sports bag. I scored one from discount ramps on eBay and surprisingly it'll be here tomorrow hopefully. I figure for $45 it'll still be of some use even if it turns out to not perform as I'd like it.

I still want to check out some of the other options that are out there because I don't know what my ultimate needs are going to be. It'll be interesting how loaded up we'll get the WK2 for our first camping trip of the season.

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I have give a big recommendation to the rage power sports bag and discount ramps where I sourced it from.

I had a problem with the one bag I got from them. I e-mailed Rage Powersports with a description and pic's of the problem and within an hour I was received an e-mail from the customer service at discount ramps asking if I wanted my replacement bag shipped to the same address as before.

That is what I call great f'ng service. No hassel, no b/s.



Oh and the bags withstand the elements reasonably well. We got caught up in a really wicked thunderstorm/micro burst and barely any water/moisture seeped in.

wicked storm in NE

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Pretty cool, I got a mention in the Discount Ramps blog this month.

http://blog.discountramps.com/

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