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Old 05-25-2012   #1
 
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Jacks drybags

I was wondering who has run or is running jacks plastics drybags? Thinking of going that route they have lots of nice color choices to match my gear and boat. I assume they are good quality and wear well.

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I was wondering who has run or is running jacks plastics drybags? Thinking of going that route they have lots of nice color choices to match my gear and boat. I assume they are good quality and wear well.
Their dry bags are good, very durable. That being said, I've switched to mostly Watershed products for the last 14 years or so because of durability and even better design with the ziplock style duffles and easier access, plus, completely waterproof in extreme situations.

Color coordination is one thing, function and design trump that every time when it comes to rafting products for me.
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They aren't mouseproof. But when the mice did their damage (2 basketball size holes) I did go ahead and buy another one. The guitar bag is a really nice size for a long trip.
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Watershed bags, when used correctly, are submersible. Roll-tops are not.

Jacks' Guitar bags are sweet though. (musician)
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I still have several Jacks bags that I have used for 13 years. They are all still going strong and leak proof!

I like the idea of Watershed bags, but the seals and I have difficulty coming to an understanding of them closing.

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I still have several Jacks bags that I have used for 13 years. They are all still going strong and leak proof!

I like the idea of Watershed bags, but the seals and I have difficulty coming to an understanding of them closing.

-Dan
Maybe try 303? Also, I clean the 'zipper ' with this lubricant and have had no issues. Perhaps I've been lucky.
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Maybe try 303? Also, I clean the 'zipper ' with this lubricant and have had no issues. Perhaps I've been lucky.
I've never had any water leakage or any other issue with this product
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i have had many jacks bags and have had great success! i found that if extra care is given when rolling the bag, that they keep most everything dry, the only issue i have found is that the corners where holes (same problem in paco pad) but jack will install extra patches to solve this problem. that being said i to have shifted toward watershed, the only true dry bag!!
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JPW bags have caused me no travail. They ARE pricey in my experience. And I have not left them underwater for long periods.
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