DrySpec D28 Dual-End Drybag
Very good quality and a perfect fit on back of the bike
Just the right size. The 9"x9" sides lay perfectly on my back rack. Been looking to lower my weight on tail end and in this dry bag able to place my tent, sleeping bag and air pillow. Now I can easily grab and go when I want to go camping. Very good quality, durable and easy to load as both ends open. Straps and connections are solid. Everything well thought out in the design of this simple dry bag. Ordered and received free shipping less than $100. That's a big plus.
September 18, 2015
Great Bag as advertised
I went on a 5 day bike trip with my Dry-Spec bag and it rained off and on 3 of those days. The bag held up with no leaks or tears and, to me, looked great on my bike. I liked the bag when it came in, but I didn't want to review it until I had actually used it and it got wet. I really like the bag and will probably buy one a bit larger for longer trips. For a 5 day trip, this one was perfect!
June 25, 2015
Product was just what I expected and will be used to hold a sleeping bag & pillow on a 3 week ride next month. I purchased the sister bag (bigger one) and have used that for years. It still looks as great as the day it was purchased. I only wish I would have bought the set the first time. The bags mount securely and I had had no problem with them loosening at all, even at speeds well above the posted speed limit. I have also had the bag in a three day downpour and nothing got wet. I have no hesitation to recommend these bags
June 18, 2015
Very good product. Quality very good.
This is very similar to dry bags used for canoeing. Looks to be same quality. Loops used to secure bag to bike are very nice. This could be used for canoeing also and would be very easy to strap into boat.
June 8, 2015
An excellent saddlebag for my needs
This saddlebag is small & discreet yet it fits everything I need to take to work. And it is waterproof so its perfect for wet weather.
Rides: 07 Kawasaki Ninja 650
March 11, 2015
Heavier material than I expected, but I'd rather it be heavier and waterproof than have issues on the road. Lots of places to tie down with, can't wait to actually use it.
March 9, 2015
Depends on How You Use It
I originally bought this for daily commuting. The plan was to stick my laptop case along with anything else I might need in the drybag, then carry the bag with me on and off the bike to/from the office. After doing this a couple of time I found carrying the thing around to be awkward and just bought a backpack. The drybag itself works as advertised, and will be great for camping, touring, etc., but not so much for daily commuting.
February 17, 2015
No frills and durable
I had to hunt around online a bit to figure out how to use the bag. I suppose it's much like any other dry bag: you roll up the opening ends to seal the bag. They have a magnetic strip that helps seal them, initially. Then you roll the ends over and secure the rolled up ends to buckles that attach to the middle of the bag.
The bag can hold a lot or a little. It's up to you, as the bag has no structure at all. It is essentially a tube of vinyl coated canvas with some loop attachments and a carrying handle.
It can be mounted either sideways across the rear seat or rack or parallel to the seat. If you have a lot in it, parallel is the way to go.
It comes with four securing straps, the ends of which run under loops in the top of the bag and buckle in the middle of the top of the bag.
I've taken the bag out with just some snacks and a nalgene water bottle in it. I've also stuffed in rain gear, a laptop and charger, and a fleece jacket. Regardless of what you put in it, you can pretty easily find a way to secure.the thing.
If you get the ends rolled over properly, it should be 100% waterproof. You could pretty easily stuff a light sleeping bag, small tent, and camping mattress in it.
Gripe?: I wish the tie-down straps were longer. I have been securing them to my pannier racks and it's a bit of a stretch. But for the money, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a more flexible and durable dry bag.
Go for something bigger if you're carrying a lot. But if you just need to take a few things and would like something that can hold variable amounts securely, this bag may be the ticket.
December 22, 2014