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Old 01-14-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Waterproof Stuff Sack Suggestions

I have just ordered a Wolfman Beta Bag. I have read this bag is not waterproof which is really not a big deal because I carry clothes in my panniers. Only my camping equipment goes in the seat bag. My tent is in a waterproof bag as is my other odds and ends. The only thing I worry about is my Big Agnes XL sleeping bag. Where can I find a WATERPROOF compression bag for this and what brand etc.

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:02 AM   #2
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I like the Sea to Summit e-Vent compression sacks... But I rarely fully compress it. It actually packs better not compressed as you can squish it flat into the corners. If you just want a waterproof roll top stuff sack the podsacs are great, they come in different sizes and colours to differentiate the contents.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:02 AM   #3
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Kyak gear bags - eBay.
A LOT more waterproof than anything designed for bikes.

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Old 01-15-2015, 02:37 AM   #4
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:52 AM   #5
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A basic waterproof stuff sack from a kayak shop then. They tend to be cheaper then the motorcycle stuff, and far more effective.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:04 AM   #6
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here's a good one if you've got Academy sports goods store nearby .. $9 for 15 litres .. less for smaller size.
most of my stuff bags are custom made allowing super efficient/uniform stacking

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Old 01-15-2015, 04:48 AM   #7
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Agreed on the eVent compression bags. I prefer the eVac dry sack though. Since they're a more conventional size, they can be squashed into places that will leave an air gap with a compression bag. The eVent fabric means you can roll air out, compressing the bag into a nice rectangle, rather than a tube.

If you want super cheap and durable, this bag from walmart is tough to beat. It's a ripstop material, and is super strong. Unlike above though, you can't compress it beyond whatever air you can burp out when rolling it up. Sorry, Walmart isn't showing a photo, but you can see it here.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:23 AM   #8
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I use a simple SeaLine dry bag that I purchased from a look adventure outfitting store, I have a LARGE one that I used to stuff everything into for camping, tent, sleeping mat, pillow, sleeping bag extra blanket, etc. I used to strap this to the back seat. It added a nice backrest for those long 1000km days, though it was heavy and not something I would do again unless I had to.


Now I use 2 smaller clear dry bags to store the tent, sleeping matte, travel pillow and sleeping bag on both panniers. Again, never ever lets in any water, and been through a lot when travelling out to Nova Scotia 2 years ago, 2 weeks of non stop rain. Very cheap and durable.




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Old 01-15-2015, 08:12 AM   #9
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+1 on the eVent line. I have a few of the standard ones, and a small compression one that I use to compress the the thermal liners for my gear into a package the size of a softball.

But doesn't the Boulder Beta come w/ waterproof liners (at least according to Wolfman's site)?
http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/boulder-beta-bag
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FYI: the podsacs have an e-vent type base too. So you can roll down the top and squish out the excess air.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:08 AM   #11
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...doesn't the Boulder Beta come w/ waterproof liners (at least according to Wolfman's site)?
if it's for a down bag or quilt I would suggest you always pack it in a separate waterproof stuff sack of some sort... down is useless when wet.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:16 AM   #12
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Seriously! Stuff your sleeping bag into this and then jam it in the wolfman bag. It'll compress on it's own around all of your other belongings in there, taking up all of the nooks and crannies. Stuff sacks just create empty space when packed and are expensive; like that "pour golfballs, marbles, and sand in a jar" parable.

I've been climbing/mountaineering in the Northwest (ie. WET) for 7 years and line my backpacks with HD trash bags. None of my belongings have been wet in all of that time with this method.


If you're dead set on a stuff sack, any cheap PU coated thing should work. There are tons of options out there at almost any retailer. Since it's already in the wolfman bag, you don't need a fancy $30 event/goretex stuff sack.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:22 AM   #13
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I like these. They're thick and burly and not lightweight, they also have loops to run straps through. This way you can mount them on the pannier or top case.

They come in a bunch of sizes, anything above 20 liters has 4 hypalon loops for straps. The smaller ones have 2.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:06 PM   #14
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Look at Sierratradingpost.com,Steepandcheap.com,geartrade. com
Always a buch of waterproof dry bags,sacks,stuffsacks available at good prices.

E vent is good,but silnylon will work just as well and is less $$.

Go cheap and get a regular nylon compression bag and use a trash compactor bag as a waterproof liner.
Ultralight backpackers use the trash compactor bags for weeks/months at a time without leaks/damage.

Available at Home Depot,Lowes.


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Old 01-15-2015, 05:11 PM   #15
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as a white water kayaker i have quite a few "water proof" bags.
Any of the roll down top types work "well enough" but if complete waterproofness is required (total submersion, i.e. a dropped bike in a river crossing and electronics in the bag) i would suggest a Watershed Bag. They have have a very heavy duty zip top that then rolls down... it will keep all water out even in a class V swim.

you do pay extra for that true waterproof, but like everything else you get what you pay for.

All that said, I use a Filson roll top bag on the back of the bike for sleeping bag and light camp wear.
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