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Old 02-13-2018, 02:12 PM
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Default Waterproof Boat Bags Suggestions?

Need to get a new bag for the boat. While it doesn't need to be a rolltop dry-bag, I am looking for a duffel bag style. Not concerned about submersion proof as much as can take a lot of splashing or dry if sitting in an inch or two of water. Rough seas last year in a tournament and we had about 2-3" of water in the cabin on a Carolina Classic 28'. Bag I had was just a resistant material, but after a few hours it got in the bottom and swamped the bag. Any vital must stay 100% dry items will be in a small dry bag inside this. Criteria are:

40-60L volume
Strong preference on West Marine carrying it as I have a gift card from there.

Also, all "Don't get this bag" advice is welcome.

No real budget, but for example I don't know if I could swallow buying a Yeti bag.

Any advice much appreciated.
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West has some real nice bags.

Outside of west, I have a few Watershed dry bags including my ditch bag and they are awesome.

The clear vinyl roll top bags that you can buy at Walmart are solid as well. Easy to stash, stay dry
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Grundens bag. Maybe a little smaller than what you are looking for but as long as the top is rolled and clip it's waterproof.
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I've got some old heavy vinyl mail duffel bags from the mailroom. Drawstring top, but if you stand them up, they are perfectly waterproof. The cost was certainly a consideration ($0)! The old gal that ran the mailroom asked me if wanted them because she knew I had a boat. She was going to chuck them.
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I'm old school/dry bag user...

Sea to summit or Seattle sports better brands IMO...like clear ones so anyone can see what's in them

http://www.seatosummitusa.com/produc...o2=0&o3=553-30

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Hefty makes large like 4-5 gal size ziplock bags I use them all the time.
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For hard core use I like the rolltop stuff but I also drag tons of stuff on and off my island in these:





They're dirt cheap, as in around fifty bucks, and they'll take a hell of a beating. Not a dry bag but the next closest thing. I know another guy has been using his in the field for exploratory mining work and is still on the same ones he bought about five or six years ago IIRC. They're rugged and cheap and easy to find stuff in and you don't cry if you put a gaff through one.
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Originally Posted by cracked_ribs View Post
For hard core use I like the rolltop stuff but I also drag tons of stuff on and off my island in these:





They're dirt cheap, as in around fifty bucks, and they'll take a hell of a beating. Not a dry bag but the next closest thing. I know another guy has been using his in the field for exploratory mining work and is still on the same ones he bought about five or six years ago IIRC. They're rugged and cheap and easy to find stuff in and you don't cry if you put a gaff through one.
These are the closest to the design I'm thinking. Trying to avoid rolltop if I can.

Keep the input coming guys, thanks!
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I have two of these from BPS...they have exceeded my expectations....good all plastic zippers which, oddly, has been the downfall of many similar bags I've owned....

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/offs...gler-boat-bags
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If you want to drink the koolaide, Yeti makes some duffle bags.
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Originally Posted by jhendric View Post
I have two of these from BPS...they have exceeded my expectations....good all plastic zippers which, oddly, has been the downfall of many similar bags I've owned....

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/offs...gler-boat-bags
Beat me to it. I was trying to spend a BPS gift card and got one of these. I had an Offshore Angler like you posted but just too big for my use. Edited to add, looks like they make the offshore bag in smaller sizes now. Either would be good in my book

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass...reme-boat-bags
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Originally Posted by Low Bidder View Post
If you want to drink the koolaide, Yeti makes some duffle bags.
Saw that. Pretty much exactly fits my needs. I just don't think I can do that to myself.
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Those BP ones are probably from the same manufacturer mine are...they look identical to the North 49 ones. You really can't go wrong with them.
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Saw that. Pretty much exactly fits my needs. I just don't think I can do that to myself.
Wife gave me the Yeti Panga 50 for Christmas, it is GREAT! I used it for hunting, just throw it in back the truck. Everyone else putting their stuff in garbage bags, I didn't worry about my stuff getting wet. Now it's time to start fishing, I'm sure it will be on the boat! Hard to justify the price, but the quality and durability are worth it IMO!
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I don't think ,most of those are water proof in that if they go in the drink the zipper will leak.
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Originally Posted by Lazy Bones View Post
West has some real nice bags.

Outside of west, I have a few Watershed dry bags including my ditch bag and they are awesome.

The clear vinyl roll top bags that you can buy at Walmart are solid as well. Easy to stash, stay dry
I have a few of the watershed bags. They are airtight/waterproof and rugged. No zippers and have a heavy duty ziplock type of seal.
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Here is an article on the best waterproof backpacks. Personally I have also just put my backpack in a five-gallon bucket with a lid. It keeps the bag clean and dry even if it is in an open area on a center counsel boat.
https://www.marineapproved.com/best-...oof-backpacks/
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Originally Posted by cbw5007 View Post
Here is an article on the best waterproof backpacks. Personally I have also just put my backpack in a five-gallon bucket with a lid. It keeps the bag clean and dry even if it is in an open area on a center counsel boat.
https://www.marineapproved.com/best-...oof-backpacks/
Ended up with the RTIC duffel and am a big fan of it.

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