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[Amazon Canada] Waterproof Dry Storage Bag for Camping, Boating, etc., 10-20 L, $13-$15

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[Amazon Canada] Re: Waterproof Dry Storage Bag for Camping, Boating, etc., 10-20 L, $13-$15

Can someone comment whether or not this is a good deal. For a few $ more I can get a highly rated dry sack at MEC ... is Tomshoo considered a known/reputable brand?
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mcfrugal wrote:
Sep 5th, 2017 10:56 am
For a few $ more I can get a highly rated dry sack at MEC
Please provide a link to what you are looking at - MEC for me is at least $25 for 10l and $33 for a 20l bag.
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May 29, 2006
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Thanks OP! Ordered one in case it's handy in the future.

Going to test it out when it arrives to make sure it's waterproof lol.
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this might be good for preparation of the upcoming flood season :P or for those in texas :p or even kingston. they were talking about some major floods coming to canada on cbc this morning.
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mcfrugal wrote:
Sep 5th, 2017 10:56 am
Can someone comment whether or not this is a good deal. For a few $ more I can get a highly rated dry sack at MEC ... is Tomshoo considered a known/reputable brand?
the mec warranty adds quite a bit of value imo
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From the description:

"Notes: Highly water resistant but not guaranteed to be 100% waterproof"

Not The typical attributes of an actual dry bag.
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I've used these types of dry bags in Thailand to keep my stuff dry and it works really well. I also bought a tiny 2L one to put in my car for when I want to bring my phone and wallet only on kayaking or whatever trips.

These things are great! I paid 10$ in Thailand for a 10L one so at this price here is a good deal. My guess about the: "Notes: Highly water resistant but not guaranteed to be 100% waterproof" is mostly due to people not closing the bag properly.
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Thanks, OP. IMHO, this appears to be a very good deal. From the large number of highly positive reviews, doesn't look like you can go wrong. Most reviewers reported it to be very effect at repelling water and being very light weight. I hope it is as durable as it promises to be.
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CHIA wrote:
Sep 5th, 2017 1:09 pm
From the description:

"Notes: Highly water resistant but not guaranteed to be 100% waterproof"

Not The typical attributes of an actual dry bag.
You are right, but I am guessing they want to make sure people don't do anything stupid, like put a computer in there and dunk it in the lake for a few days.
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I do whitewater canoeing and have tried many dry bags of different shapes, sizes and material (rubber, vinyl, coated fabric) for packing my tent, sleeping bag, clothes, etc. While it works reasonably well, once it gets dunked into the water all bets are off. Water WILL find a way in. For casual use (rain, splashing and the like), it's good. If complete waterproofness is what you're after, get a plastic barrel.
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Looks like a rubberized bag that I used for motorcycling across the country, keep sleeping bad & stuff dry in the rain. +1
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Deal is now dead, but this pic makes me laugh......"not drinking water" as it's photoshopped pouring into a nice glass, lol

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Thanks OP! Deal is NOT dead, I just used code DZPW3IEM for the 10L bag and it was $12 shipped.

EDIT: Also, thanks to the reviews from the RFD posters, helped me pull the trigger as I am also going to use it for travel.
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ordered the 20L one thanks. Will use it for kayaking

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