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Old 08-20-2014   #41
 
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For those of you that have DRE Bags that fell apart, what type of water do you run? Do they fall apart easy. likely to come apart on class lll day trips? Or did they come apart in bigger water on extended trips?

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Old 08-20-2014   #42
 
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Mine ripped along a seam. I don't think it had to do with the water I run I just think the UV rays of the sun took a huge toll on it. The material on mine isn't very heavy. The one I recently got from Jan seems heavier.


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Mine ripped along a seam. I don't think it had to do with the water I run I just think the UV rays of the sun took a huge toll on it. The material on mine isn't very heavy. The one I recently got from Jan seems heavier.


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Did you have it stored in the sun, or just the sun from when you were on the river?
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I was probably careless about its storage. I try to tarp my rafts but they still sit out in the sun more than they should. I really like the DRE bag and it lasted 5 or 6 years of pretty good use. I have other DRE soft stuff and Ironman is right, it is well built. Seems like the sun is the hardest thing on most gear.


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Old 07-03-2016   #45
 
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What about one of these for a soft sided captain's box? I got one for Father's Day two years ago.

Hopper 30 Soft Sided Portable Cooler | YETI Coolers

I have been wracking my brain to find a captain's box/bag solution for my boat. I have an adjustable NRS frame. With the aluminum dry box and the captains boxes, the setup looks so pretty. Originally I wanted aluminum captains boxes but can't think how to fit them in my boat without losing the adjustability of the cockpit size. Lately I was thinking about the DownRiver or Stiches and Stuff captains bags. They are soft and not likely to bang shins or tear dry suits. But they're not water tight. The Hopper is water proof and roomy, and has an attachment point right on each end made to pass a cam strap around a crossbar. I know it's spendy but I already own one. Those aluminum captains boxes were pretty spendy too and they wouldn't keep my lunch and beverage cool. I got the 30 liter but now they have a 40 too. The price for two captains boxes made out of aluminum was quoted as over $700-800.
Maybe I'll go see how the one I have rigs up in a boat.
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^^^ looks perfect
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Old 07-05-2016   #48
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+++ On the Stitches and Stuff bags. I have two on either side of me. Being water proof wasn't a big deal for me as the stuff I put in them is water proof already and there lightweight. On the side, I have a lot of Jan's stuff and it is top shelf.
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Amazing to think that soft YETI 30 qt retails for $350. I don't think one could stuff a case of beer (and appropriate amount of ice) in there. Ya I know an aluminum box is in the same range, I wonder what the per quart price is on aluminum. Just seems crazy. Nice little container though...
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Amazing to think that soft YETI 30 qt retails for $350. I don't think one could stuff a case of beer (and appropriate amount of ice) in there. Ya I know an aluminum box is in the same range, I wonder what the per quart price is on aluminum. Just seems crazy. Nice little container though...
The folks at Cascade said that Yeti's volumes are suspect. I think they might use displacement volumes and not container volumes. At any rate, you can stuff That bag pretty good. I was shocked at the price too. I was thinking of getting another one for the other side until I saw the price tag. Ouch.
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