Outdoor Research Durable Dry Sack

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This dry sack is made of a tough Antron nylon with a durable, waterproof Hydroseal® coating. A staple for wet environments, The Outdoor Research Durable Dry Sack features taped seams for complete protection. A roll-top closure provides reliable waterproof performance. An external daisy chain and a webbing bottom handle simplify carrying.

Formerly known as Hydroseal Dry Sacks™


  • Hydroseal® coated Antron nylon is waterproof and durable
  • Waterproof taped seams
  • Roll-top waterproof closure
  • Durable buckle secures roll top
  • Webbing bottom handle
  • External daisy chain

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

14 Reviews

  • Build quality: 8
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Great design: 4
  • Great value: 4

  • colors are off from photos: 1
Function: 4.8 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Water Protection: 4.1 / 5

14 Ratings & Reviews

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
from Atlanta, GA
25-34 yrs

Perfect bag
January 27, 2011

Does exactly what it states. The daisy-chain is a handy touch too. True OR quality. Keeps your tings dry, and it's great to attach outside your pack w/o worry.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Function: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5

from Green Bay, WI
25-34 yrs

Good Dry bag
July 30, 2012

Bought and used on a recent canoe trip. Kept my gear dry from water being splashed on it, being rained on, and sitting in standing water. Fortunately I did not have to test it against submersion, but I'm confident it would withstand submersion for a reasonable period of time. Overall very satisfied. The gear attachment points on the outside are useful.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Excellent Dry Bag
July 23, 2009

The 35L dry bag is flexible and most comfortable to use for kayaking. Great for all your gear! No leaks yet....... My #1 choice!

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
from Arlington, Washington
18-24 yrs

Very Bombproof Drybag
May 21, 2011

I bought this bag for Kayaking, but Ive ended up using it for so much more. Its great to throw all your gear for a dayhike into it, seal it up and toss it in your bag. I really prefer his over pack covers, which have a tendency to tear and develop holes. I was really impressed with the build quality, its been kicked around many campsites, fallen into saltwater countless times and even used as a sled while hiking in the snow. And always I just shake it off and toss it in my gear closet. Im defiantly going to purchase more in the future.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value

Great storage system for keeping items dry.
July 24, 2009

Well constructed and in a variety of sizes to fit just about every storage capacity an avid outdoors person may have. Although not designed for immersion, these stuff sacks will do the trick for storing clothes, sleeping bags, etc. and keeping them dry. I use mine while backpacking and as a storage system for motorcycle touring. I do recommend you get a variety of sizes.

from Novi, MI
18-24 yrs

December 29, 2010

Perfect to hold anything you need to keep dry. Great prices for products with great quality and ease of purchase.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use

exactly what i was looking for but one of the bags was damaged..
June 02, 2010

I ordered the 25L and 35L dry sacks and found them both to be a size larger than what i was looking for. It'll be very useful if Altrec can update the description page with the typical usage of the different bag sizes (the information is available in side of the box in which these sacks come in). Otherwise i found the bags to be of good quality. I mainly intend to use these sacks for bicycle touring in the Indian Himalayas and im confident that the sacks would be tough enough to survive the trip. The side and bottom webbing's are a nice touch and would help me securely fasten the sacks to my rack. I plan on using the 25L sack to store my tent and my sleeping bag (it is large enough to accommodate more). While the 35L sack would be used as a waterproof liner inside my hemp panniers. .

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5

January 14, 2012

I just received 2 of the 35L bags to keep my sleeping bag and tent dry on my kayak trips. When I first got the bags I was a little skeptical of the way they were made, the material seems very thin. A condura type material on the outside with a rubberized inside. But thats why the invinted refunds. I put my sleeping bag in one and strapped it to the top of my kayak. After being splashed and submerged multiple times over about a 10 mile trip we stopped for the night. I was very please when I pulled my sleeping bag out that it was bone dry despite the excess exposure to water. For the price I'd say you cant beat this bag. Now the only question is the longevity of the bag, but only time will tell.

No complaints -- It works as expected.
September 05, 2010

When my dry sack arrived I tested it out by filling it with clothes and leaving it outside in the pouring rain all day. When I brought it inside later that night my clothes were just as dry as when I put them in. I bought the 55L size, which was big enough to fit an entire laundry basket worth of clothing with room to spare. The closure is fast and simple and the bag looks to be pretty durable. It should be perfect for my upcoming canoe trip.

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 5 / 5
25-34 yrs

OR quality
January 17, 2011

Great dry bag. It's made of a lightweight nylon type material. I use mine as a bear bag when I go camping. I got a big size and the excess matterial can be rolled up and snapped.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5
from Austin, TX
35-44 yrs

Scout Mom's Best Friend
April 13, 2011

Between my two boy scouts, it seems someone is packing for an up coming camping trip all the time. These dry sacks are perfect for keeping items together and dry. My eldest is using them on an 80 mile canoe trip and my youngest for summer camp. The durable fabric and seams are the best I've seen on dry sacks and the daisy chain on the side means they will easily attach to canoe and make it home to be used another day.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Perfect for keeping your gear dry while paddling or backpacking.
August 07, 2010

I bought these to replace some old OR water proof bags, the old ones were great but started to wear out after years of use. These were even better, the new sealing system is much easier to use than the older Velcro system.

Function: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Oakland, CA
35-44 yrs

Best dry bag for the money
January 01, 2012

All the reviews are right on. I have used many other dry bags, some costing three times as much and this bag performs as well or better than all the others Ive used. Its super duable and the best part about this bag aside from the price is the strap sticted on to the side with loopholes. Very few other bags have this and its perfect for attaching items you need quick acess to via a caribiner such as shoes, gps, flashlight, etc. My only minor complaint about these bags is they have a shiny sheen to them. The bags do not look true to the photos. Both red and blue bags are actually shiny maroon and shiny tiel respectively when you get them.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: colors are off from photos
Function: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
WaterProtection: 4 / 5

Love it!
March 07, 2011

Dry sacks keep things untouched by water and are very useful to get a well organized backpack. Good for high altitude were space and weight worth millons. Totally recommended.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 5l, size 10l, size 15l, size 20l, size 35l and size 55l: 5l, 10l, 15l, 20l, 35l, 55l.

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