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This month in Review The mountain Equipment wet and dry Kit bag

What’s it for?
I have owned this bag for about three or 4 years now it was originally purchased to replace my Army issue black grip bag as something that could hold a large amount of kit and still be carried with out too much fuss onto buses and trains and left on your campsite, car or where ever still keeping kit dry and clean.
Does it work?
Yes it works great, have heard these types of bags be referred to as base camp bags and for leaving all your kit in while you head off to where ever you need to. In the past I have left mine stuffed with warm kit sat on the beach at Coniston while it totally hammered it down and all the gear was dry after a day of heavy rain as long as the bag is upright water should run off it and keep stuff dry. The inside of the bag is cleverly thought out with mesh pockets at each end and a big flat mesh pocket on the lid flap. Also a great feature is the big yellow bag inside for placing wet and muddy kit in at the end of your day it has a good tight zip and is big enough to hold a day’s wet kit including boots and separates’ them from your clean dry gear.
The outside of the bag is made from thick rubber with heavy-duty zips a carry handle and some detachable shoulder straps, I have got to say these straps are far from comfortable but I cannot imagine the need to wear this bag for long periods of time will ever arise given its purpose, a short hike through a train station or from the car to campsite should be the max hike with it. Along with those shoulder straps are a tough durabletufftex bottom and some compression straps to bring it in a little if needed. This bag is available in a range of sizes from40L up to140L and cost between £30 and £100 they are not bad for the price.

Ready to go

Ready to go

Zip up,Pick up TAKE OFF!

Zip up,Pick up TAKE OFF!

Yellow inner dry bag is very handy

Yellow inner dry bag is very handy

Verdict
Great bag with a simple and robust design another classic from the Women and Men at Mountain Equipment

Over and out
Ryan

Links

www.mountainequipment.co.uk

http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/brands/mountain-equipment/mountain-equipment-bags-luggage

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