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Old 02-15-2008   #21
Jenks, Oklahoma
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Back to the kayak dry bag question

Prijon makes a great kayak dry bag. They fit like a regular dry bag except they have a roll down closure.

Mine have been used on several trips and even loaned out and so far they have not leaked a drop.

Being made in Germany, everything about them is over engineered.

google prijon or wildwasser and check them out.

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Old 02-15-2008   #22
Bend, Oregon
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Definitely agree on the Watershed bags but Wildwasser (Prijon) has some stellar stow floats that are at least as good. I've used them for literally hundreds of nights on the river with no leakage. Both versions are a little heavy. OR makes a very light dry bag I've never used but would love to hear a report on.

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Old 02-17-2008   #23
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I've got the Prijon sto-float bags and agree that they're bomber. I mostly use them as my regular float bags, 'cause I can toss in an extra layer or two, all the lunch I want, and maybe a full change of clothes for the takeout. But the Prijon bags are heavy and I'd also like to hear from anyone that's used the really light-weight bags. For some trips, I'd trade some durability for weight.

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Old 02-17-2008   #24
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The prijon stow floats are good, not great. a little water does work it's way past the roll closure. They never seem take on much.

If you use them just as float bags, the air only stays full for a day or so.

I also have the large granite gear compression stuff sack. it is light and can really pack down small. As light as it is, it doesn't look like it will last that long. It has never leaked on me.

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Old 02-17-2008   #25
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I use 2 of the big watershed's in the back on my Jefe and love it. I can fit almost anything into there and it's bomber seal is great!
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Old 02-18-2008   #26
Bend, Oregon
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I would disagree with the notion that not everything needs to be totally dry. Even if you're paddling during the hottest week of the summer, gear soaked with water means weight that can't be easily drained from your boat and therefore can be a safety hazard or portage hassle. The latter is probably a bigger deal to me than most huckers out there.

As for the thread that got away... I've been treated really poorly and really well in just about every shop in the region and I think it's kinda fun. If I go along with the assumption that I'm a newbie it's pretty easy to tell if the salesperson is knowledgeable or making stuff up. For real fun with this, go into REI and tell them you want to kayak. The better part of not assuming I already know everything is that I'm way more open to learning new stuff.

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