Stuffsacks: POD Airstream Drysacs
POD are now world renowned for their good quality bags. Granted they normally make rucksacks, but there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to transfer some of their skills to related kit. These bags are a fine addition to their range. Essentially glorified stuffsacks, they weigh very little more than their primitive Pertex cousins, but are way, way more hard wearing and waterproof to boot! On first acquaintance with them you might be forgiven for thinking that they aren’t actually waterproof – after all, when you close the roll-top and compress the air filled bag, the air is expelled. However, hold the air filled sack under water for five minutes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you take it out to see that the inside is bone dry! How do they do that? Magic I say. POD say it’s with the use of eVent® fabric in the base which allows air out, but won’t let water in! Clever I say. Sure they’re a little more pricy than their Pertex equivalents, but what’s it worth to keep your kit dry? Brilliant.
Here’s what POD have to say:
Durable, waterproof stuffsac that lets air out and keeps contents dry.
• eVent® fabric base allows air to expel so drysac can be compressed
• Fully taped sealed seams
• Roll top closure with side release buckles
• Nylon main body with light grey PU inner reduces darkness and aids viewing of contents
• D-ring hang loop
• Base strap
• Weight 65g (Size medium)
XL - 20 litres - 240 x 450mm - £13
L - 15 litres - 220 x 400mm - £12
M - 10 litres - 190 x 350mm - £11
S - 7 litres - 170 x 300mm - £10
Reviewed by Matt Heason on behalf of planetFear