Saturday, March 6, 2010
SealLine Water Protection Product Review
SealLine products protect your gear, keeping your gear safe and dry when you are out on the water, deep in the woods, or just trekking around the city. SealLine comes from Cascade Designs, Inc., the same people who bring us MSR, Therm-a-Rest and Platypus products.
SealLine products are available in three levels of 'water protection': splash-proof, watertight, and waterproof. Splash-proof products will protect what is inside from driving rain and light splashing. Watertight products will protect the gear inside from quick submersion and will float if dropped in water (think boat tipping or swamping). Waterproof products protect and keep the gear inside dry even when submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Waterproof products work well with expensive electronics which may sink due to their weight.
SealLine offers a wide variety of dry bags, packs, duffle bags, protective cases, specialty bags for watercraft activities and even an urban line.
The Baja(TM) Dry Bag is available in six sizes and is constructed of scrim-reinforced 19 oz. vinyl for the sides and 30 oz. heavy-duty vinyl for the bottom. The Black Canyon(TM) Dry Bag is a redesign of the Baja(TM) Dry Bag using PVC-free 300D nylon with double urethane coating in-place of the vinyl. The 300D TPU double-coated nylon makes the Black Canyon(TM) Dry Bag lighter and more pliable than the Baja(TM) Dry Bag, making it easier to pack and more eco-friendly.
The See(TM) Bag and EcoSee(TM) Bag are transparent dry bags, allowing you to see the gear inside from all angles, and are available in four sizes. The EcoSee(TM) Bag is 100% PVC-free and is constructed of urethane while the See(TM) Bag is constructed of clear vinyl.
The Storm(TM) Sac series is the most lightweight of the SealLine dry bags and is available in seven sizes. The Padded Storm(TM) Sack is similar to the Storm(TM) Sac with the addition of padding and rectangular bottoms and is available in three sizes. The padding provides extra protection for more sensitive items such as binoculars or camera lenses and the rectangular bottoms fit larger items.
If you would like to peek at the contents of each dry bag without sacrificing privacy, the Kodiak(TM) Window Dry Bag is a good choice. The Kodiak(TM) dry bags are 100% PVC-free constructed of 200D polyurethane coated nylon bodies and 400D HD TPU coated nylon bottoms with clear urethane windows. The TieDown(TM) Dry Bag has multiple tie-down points to attach it to whatever your ride is.
All SealLine dry bags are watertight and use the SealLine Dry Seal(TM) Roll-Top Closure.
The six styles of SealLine packs and duffles provide watertight protection through either the Dry Seal(TM) Roll-Top Closure or drysuit zippers. Protective cases, in four styles, take care of maps, electronics, and personal valuables such as your wallet or passport. The Electronic Case provides waterproof protection for your critical electronics and still allows you to operate button-based devices.
Then for those of us who like the added protection of SealLine products for our everyday activities, there is the Urban line with totes, backpacks, shoulder bags, computer sleeves and a variety of accessories.
Posted by Jonathan Thralow at 8:37 PM