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Old 07-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Dry duffel bag?

I have a Cortech duffel that measures roughly 12x20x10 and isn't waterproof. It is fairly easy to pack and access the contents while on the bike but I'd like something a bit bigger (12x24x12 - 14x26x14 range?) and waterproof.


I searched and read several threads but still have some questions. First is with sizing. How is that bags with almost the exact same measurements can be rated anywhere from 40-60L for example? Without being about to see them in person, how do you know how much the bag will hold?


Next. The bag will be used for carrying all sorts of stuff (clothes, shoes, fly fishing gear, electronics, etc.) but not camping gear which is mostly what I read about. I want something that is easy to pack and though I won't be in it at every stop, something that I can access if needed while on the bike.


Anyone have recommendations?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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I use the Cabelas waterproof duffel. Works well and is durable.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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waterproof duffles for motorcyclists

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p..._Clothes_Sacks

10X20 medium
12X26 large
14X32 Xlarge

Absolutely waterproof.

made in USA

Thousands in use by motorcyclists all over the world.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #4
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Best duffel I've had yet. Diagonal zip (no rolling the top bs), super low profile to easily swing a leg over, weight is low and completely waterproof (submersable).

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...34374302699795

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Try these as they are air and watertight and robust and accessible while on the bike, of course you need to stop first.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Expedi...y_duffels.html

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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Another option is the Watershed Dry Duffel bags made specifically for Kayaks & paddling boats. Designed to be completely submerged up to 30 feet & keep essential gear dry.

I use the 70 liter 'Yukon' :
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Tough enough to pack over mountain passes and the Arctic barrens, the Watershed Yukon is one dry bag that won't succumb to exposure to the elements.Keep your gear dry even when submerged! Easy-to-use ZipDry(R) Seal presses shut like a freezer bag.420 Denier fabric with a heavy matte PU finish for abrasion resistance and overall strength.All seams are RF welded and guaranteed to be free of leaks.Even the smallest details are top quality: Duraflex(TM) side-release buckles and D-rings are combined with extreme-duty nylon webbing.Wide mouth for easy access.If you transport fragile equipment in your duffel, a liner is a must: constructed of a 200 denier nylon outer shell, minicell foam cushioning, and an interior fleece lining, will reliably protect your gear.Size: 14" x 27" x 13", 4200 cu. In., 70 liters
Absolutely BONE dry through the worst monsoons the Pacific northwest has thrown at me (Flooding freeways heavy) and the company guarantees them to 30 feet under water.

Some reviews :
http://reviews.mec.ca/9421-en_ca/501...ws/reviews.htm

*** I thought it was worth mentioning, a friend of mine (big time outdoors guy & ex guide) has a Top Loading dry bag with backpack straps on it that he runs on his BMW F650 GS - we were talking about it & I asked about why he chose the backpack straps - he said : "If my bike ever breaks down or you get stuck somewhere and have to walk out, the backpack style makes it SOO much easier to carry what you need to help". --- And now, being the gear guy that I am - I am thinking of upgrading to one similar - haha !

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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They sell them in every camping and boating store for a penny. Buy fancy motorcycle branded and it's at least a hundred.

Just saw a big one advertised for 19 euro in a local hardware store's boating section. It was meant for hauling around boating gear, 100% waterproof, submersible. Checked it out but it was a little too big for my taste.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #8
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Another option is the Watershed Dry Duffel bags made specifically for Kayaks & paddling boats. Designed to be completely submerged up to 30 feet & keep essential gear dry.

I use the 70 liter 'Yukon' :
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Absolutely BONE dry through the worst monsoons the Pacific northwest has thrown at me (Flooding freeways heavy) and the company guarantees them to 30 feet under water.
This is what I actually own and use at the moment and yes it is real good. I also have a smaller one the Chatooga which is a little on the small side of what I need.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:09 PM   #9
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Anyone have pictures of their bags attached? Lots of nice bags here but some might be too wide for what I want. 24-26" is about as wide as I want but pictures might convience me that I could go bigger.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #10
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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Try these as they are air and watertight and robust and accessible while on the bike, of course you need to stop first.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Expedi...y_duffels.html

+100 on the Wolfman Bag. Excellent customer service and support. I use the medium bag on the back of my GS and am pleased every time that I load it up and strap it on the bike. Very flexible as to how it can be packed and the amount of kit and gear that can be stowed is amazing.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:43 PM   #12
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I've been using this dry bag on my bike from Seattle Sports since 2005. I've owned it since 1999. It's never leaked to date

It's about 26"x13"

It holds my two person tent including poles and stakes, sleeping bag, exped sleeping pad w/chair kit, pillow and my frog togs, with room to spare




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Old 07-08-2011, 12:02 AM   #13
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. It is helpful. Does anyone know of discounts to Advrider members and/or perferred/recommended sellers for what seems to be any number of quality bags?
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #14
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+100 on the wolfman bag. Excellent customer service and support. I use the medium bag on the back of my gs and am pleased every time that i load it up and strap it on the bike. Very flexible as to how it can be packed and the amount of kit and gear that can be stowed is amazing.
+200. Worth the extra jack IMHO.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:15 AM   #15
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Blue Seattle Sports Roll Top Waterproof Duffel Bag - Large on the VStrom. Stapped with ROK straps thru the carry handles.

Black Bag Connections Roll Top Waterproof Bag on the Versys. Comes with it's own tie downs and has multiple attachment points.



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