Dry duffel bag?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by fishhuntride, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. a2ronm

    a2ronm Been here awhile

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    Medium either 34l (Twisted Throttle) or 35l (SW Motech catalog).

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    I also have a North Face Basecamp in Large, it is not sold as 100% waterproof as the other posted said, but it is near waterproof and has more tiedowns than you could ever need and will outlast everything else (its my second NF basecamp, my original 1980 vintage is used for more mundane uses anymore)..........the problem is that it is too big for non-camping trips, thus the Bags-Connection bag.

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  2. BarkSlayer

    BarkSlayer Been here awhile

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    I have several HelenTwoWheels bags and they're great. Very well made and easy to access on the bike. Highly recommended.
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  3. Pottz

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    +2 from me - I used the Wolfman on my trip around Oz - 14,000+ klms with half on dirt - not a drop of water or dust got in. Wouldn't even consider using anything else.
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  4. Pottz

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    Wolfman Dry Duffel on the DR...little dusty place called William Creek east of Coober Pedy - great pub - actually that is about the only thing there!

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  5. jerbelgium

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    Hi Pottz,

    great bag, what size of wolfman bag do you have?
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  6. shippy

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  7. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    Well I pulled the trigger on the Wolfman bag and used it on a 9 day Colorado trip this summer. Only got rained on a couple times and it did not leak and it was bomb proof in addition. Pics:

    On bike in Beyers Canyon

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    L to R: size 13 camp shoes, Monarch chair, stake bag, Columbia Reactor sleeping bag, BA insulated air core XL mat, Cabelas XPG 2 man tent (in granite gear comp sac) and Cabela's foot print for tent (subsequently just stuffed with the tent)

    There was room to spare but I "try" to travel light. Probably lighter than some but not as light as others:freaky
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  8. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    I have the large Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffle as well as a Sealine 24" dry bag & I'm sure a couple of other ones.... The Wolfman bag is nice in that the full length of the bag is accessible when opened. Not so with the other ones. It also has rings for attachment straps which the others do not. Straps are included but not really useable on a sportbike. Mostly meant to be used with a rack.

    I borrowed a Twisted Throttle Dry Spec 38L bag from a friend to use on a recent camping trip. It worked very well as the included straps could be used on my bike. Another benefit of this bag is that it has a rigid liner that enables the bag to be packed/unpacked or items removed/added to the bag when it is attached to the bike. Can't do that with the others.

    My fave is the Wolfman Timberline which is not a drybag but when sprayed with DuPont 303 has worked well so far. A benefit for me is that it attaches to the bike easily & I can access the bag without having to unstrap or remove it. The best feature of that one is straps to attach tent, Kermit, whatnot to the outside of the bag without having all of that stuff fall off when removing the bag from the bike. It also has lots of extra loops for a bungee net to hold things that need to be readily accessible.

    On a somewhat related note, I see where many pack the tent, sleeping bag & clothes in the same dry bag. If your tent happens to be wet the next morning when you pack, do you really want a wet tent inside a dry bag with your sleeping bag & clothes???
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  9. AMSBIKER

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    I bought one of these a few years ago. I got an 80l one. About £60. Totally waterproof. Takes a shite load of gear. Also compacts right down if its not full. Comes with four compression straps and a heavy duty shoulder strap. (One in the picture does not have the four straps only two). There are two on the sides and two over the top) material is thick and has taken everything I have thrown at it so far..recommended

    http://www.cyclocamping.com/Dry_Bags__Rack_Bags/ortlieb_rackpack_l_large_49l/GOTK63_H1_H2-48.aspx


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  10. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    The Cabela's boundary waters duffel is rectangular. A 12x12x24 rectangular bag will hold something like 35% more than a 12" round by 24" long duffel.

    It also stays put when you put it on the bike and doesn't try to roll off.

    Easy to get inside, the compression straps on the bag are extra long so you can use them to strap another bag or chair to the bag itself.

    I own two, a 12x12x24 and a 14x14x28. Never used the latter, bought it in order to have some stuff of mine transported to burning man for me on a semi we had going there but I ended up just carrying everything with me on the bike in the smaller duffel.

    If you want it lemme know.
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  11. HaChayalBoded

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    Kriega US-30 mounted to the Cabelas bags using the Kriega hook straps hooked to the Cabelas compression straps. Perfect fit.

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  12. BigEasy

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    Fair question, think 2x2 gallon ziplock bags to put the tent in before ya put it in the dry bag. I also have a mesh bag that I strap to the dry bag to dry wet clothes during the day running down the road, would also work to dry the tent as well.

    Options man options:freaky
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  13. fetchfire

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    I'm using the Tatonka Barrel bag. Looks to be made out of the same stuff as the wolfman bags but the seams aren't sealed. It has straps that fold into a pockets so you can make it a back pack.
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  14. JRWooden

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    I've been using a rectangular "boat bag" from Bass Pro Shop.
    Not absolutely waterproof as I think a bit of water would eventually penetrate the zipper but for $20 it's been a very good deal.

    Like someone mentioned earlier the idea of a dry duffel with backpack straps is appealing to me ... Has anyone else found one of those they like?
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  15. jon_l

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    I have several canoe-type dry packs, but all are too large, have few tie-down points, and the knap-sack type shoulder straps look like they could be hazardous if allowed to flop around into the rear wheel. Also, they tend to be top-close, roll-top designs, which are hard to get to the bottom of without dumping everything out.

    I tried a boating-type, side-close "waterproof" bag from Canadian Tire a few years ago. Was 1/2 price and too cheap to ignore. The zip-lock style closure leaked badly the very first (and only) trip; I returned it as soon as I got home.

    I looked at several of the canoe bags posted earlier in this thread, but they don't cost less, and don't seem quite as well sorted for motorcycle use as the Wolfman product.

    I bought a Wolfman Exp. Dry Duffel - size Small last Christmas, haven't used it yet as it is still wintry here. I like the side-close, rectangular shape and the well-designed tie down points. The shoulder-strap is removable, and probable won't be used.

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  16. jsb223

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    I've got the large North Face camp duffle.

    Tough bag, it's just a bit too big.

    I'll get a medium at some point.
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  17. NJ Moto

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  18. Razzeaux

    Razzeaux Reluctant Wanderer

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    I've used Northface waterproof duffle backs and they leaked through the top zippers.

    I'm now trying out the small and medium Wolfman expedition duffle bags.
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  19. JoshBMW

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  20. pingvin

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    Don't think Twisted Throttles bags been mentioned? I'm thinking of the 28L but they've got 38L too and they're designed to be used together as well.

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/twis...oof-motorcycle-dry-bag-modular-packing-system

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    Guess one reason could be shape of bag, if it's round/cylindrical the volume will be less than if rectangular/box shaped. Or they're just not very good at math :D
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