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NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

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This midsize dry bag is compact enough to fit in overhead compartments of most airlines and is the perfect size for weekend and overnight trips.
  • Constructed with 21-oz PVC/polyester body with a 34-oz round bottom.
  • Expandable for over 3800 cubic inches of storage capacity but can be cinched down with four compression straps to compact and stabilize gear.
  • The adjustable backpack harness has a rubberized grab handle and extra wide padded shoulder straps for comfortable hands-free transport your gear.
  • The StormStrip™ closure system provides a confident seal and allows for easy top loading access.
  • Sizes are measured fully packed and closed.

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Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Filled Dimensions: 14" Dia x 24" H
Material: 21 oz. PVC/polyester body, 34 oz. PVC/polyester bottom
Closure System: Fold-down StormStrip™ closure
Features:
  • Integrated padded backpack straps
  • Rubberized carrying handle
Size (cu. ft.) Dimensions Cu. In. Liters
2.2 14" Dia x 24" H 3,695 61
3.8 16" Dia x 33" H 6,635 109

video: NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag (1:04)

This midsize dry bag is compact enough to fit in overhead compartments of most airlines and is the perfect size for weekend and overnight trips.

video: How To: Seal a Dry Bag

How To: Seal a Dry Bag (2:07)

NRS rafting guru Clyde Nicely shows you how to properly roll up your waterproof dry bag in this short instructional video. There are just a few simple steps you need to follow to get the best water-tight seal. Push out most of the air, then fold, rather than roll, the bag top. (Folding creates more sharp bends to block water entry.) Fold the top of the dry bag at least three times, then snap the buckle shut. Closed properly, NRS Drybags keep your gear dry while rafting, kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling. The StormStrip closure on NRS dry bags is time- and boater-tested to protect your water sports gear. The StormStrip closure is used on the NRS Bill's Bag, Outfitter Bag, System 5 Bag, Expedition DriDuffel, Day Pack, Access Duffel, Tuff Sack, Ricksack and Dri-Stow Bag. It also protects and backs up the waterproof zip seal on HydroLock Dry Bags.

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  • NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

    Q:

    OK. Simple question that just needs a direct answer: depending on how you full you pack it, WILL the 2.2 fit into an overhead compartment on an airplane -- YES OR NO? Can I purchase this bag confidently and put it in an overhead compartment on a plane? Much like the other question Joe S.asked, I am flying Alaska Airlines down to Mexico this coming Spring to do an expedition style Sea Kayaking trip, and I NEED a definitive answer. Yes, I can confidently buy this bag because it will fit in the overhead, or No, I should NOT buy this bag, because it is too big for an overhead compartment's dimensions. Thank you.
    Asked on 11/18/2014 by Ben, new kid on the block rafting guide from San Francisco, CA

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      hey ben, i think is to big when full. not for an overhead.
      cheers!
      tomas

      Answered on 11/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it will fit. I have taken it as carry on. There is a but. The round
      bottom can be stuffed to tight and may not fit some overheads. Pack it so
      that it can be slightly flatted.

      Answered on 11/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It should not be a problem to fit it into any airliner larger than an ERJ-
      145.

      Answered on 11/18/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I doubt it.

      Answered on 11/18/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ben, Alaska Airlines says carry-on baggage can be a maximum of 10" H x 17" W x 24" L. The 2.2 Bill's when packed plump and the StormStrip folded down three times is 14" in diameter by 24" tall. You'd have to pack it loosely and squishable to make it fit those dimensions. The Small Expedition DriDuffel, Item # 55024.01, fully packed is 12" in diameter by 20". I think that would be a better bet. The DriDuffels are great bags, tough and dry. I've beat the hell out of both of mine and they're still solid.

      Answered on 11/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My carry-on fits all overheads but some just barely. It is a hard back and end with soft sides, 15 wide x 10 hi x 24 long. The 10" height is what stops over-ambitious travelers. I suspect you can squash yours down to pass that dimension. An additional strategy is to pick your seat so you get on the plane early, thus lots of overhead space in case you need to put it sideways rather than end-ways. Ask an agent if they load passengers back to front or the other way.
      Best of luck finding definitive answers to anything on the planet earth let alone commercial air travel. My strategy: think positive, go for it, carry a big smile.

      Answered on 11/18/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

    Q:

    Are the packed dimensions smaller than 10" H x 17" W x 24" L (25 x 43 x 61 cm)?

    This is the carry on size limitation for Alaska Airlines.

    Thank you.
    Asked on 12/13/2012 by Joe from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This thing packs as a cylinder but you may be able to squeeze it into a
      rectagular cavity (Alaskas Airlines size limit) if you pack it carefully.
      BB 2.2 volume: 3695 cu in
      AA volume limit: 4080 cu in
      BB 2.2 diameter: 14 in
      AA diagonal limit:19.7 in
      But, the 14 inch diameter may give you a problem as it won't drop into a 10 inch
      opening.
      Good luck.
       

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Bronco Billy from San Jose, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Might not be super helpful but I returned the dry bag because it was far larger than expected. I instead got the NRS duffel and it is perfect. Fits on all flights and carried clothes for a two week river trip down the Colorado. 

      Answered on 12/13/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The bag is 14" in diameter and approx. 24" tall when packed full enough to get at least 3 folds in the Stormstrip closure. As you can see from looking at the photo, you can compact the length a bit more than that. The dimensions of our other bags can be found in the Specs tab on the product pages.

      Answered on 12/14/2012 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

    Q:

    Where are these bags made?
    Asked on 9/5/2012 by mero

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The bags are made in Asia.

      Answered on 9/5/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      China.

      Answered on 9/6/2012 by Bronco Billy from San Jose, CA
  • NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag

    Q:

    I'am a small screen printer. and a coustomer brought in some of your nrs 2.2 bags and want his logo printed on the bag. What in or process do I need to do to make sure the ink adheres to the bag. Thank You!
    Asked on 8/20/2012 by dave from wisconsin

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Please send this question in an email to service@nrsweb.com. They'll be able to help you there.

      Answered on 8/20/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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Pros

  • Waterproof (13)
  • Good capacity (12)
  • Strong material (11)
  • Tight closure (11)
  • Easy to carry (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (3)
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      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Update

    By Guiltydog

    from Helena, MT

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Capacity
    • Tight Closure
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag:

      I have a 15 year old Bill's Bag and use it every year without a problem. I decided to get another one this year and am impressed with the quality and improvements. The seal is better, there are no longer the sewn corners that reduce the opening width. The carry handle is more durable and comfortable. Great bag!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      2.2 bill bag

      By Van

      from Morro bay

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Weak Seams

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag:

      Got bag as a gift I'm planning to use it for rainy surf hikes. Haven't used it yet but it appears to be solidly built and I would trust my gear to stay wet in heavy rain. Shoulder straps are comfortable, can't wait to use it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Only Bag I Need

      By Mr. Lucky

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Capacity
      • Strong Material
      • Tight Closure
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Extended Raft Trips
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag:

        This is the only bag I need to safely carry all of my personal gear for a two week fishing/float trip. I have used it the last two years to carry all of my flyfishing (except rods) great, clothes and personal items. I am 6'5" with size 14 wading and camp boots so my gear takes more volume than most. One of the great features all my stuff, along with three bottles of single malt scotch, is under the 50 lbs airline limit for checked baggage. The larger bag would allow me to carry more, but I am confident that it would be over the weight limit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Bill's bag does the job

        By Bob Cat

        from Stamford, CT

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Capacity
        • Strong Material
        • Sturdy
        • Tight Closure
        • Waterproof
        • well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Paddling
          • Sailing

          Comments about NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag:

          I used this drybag on an 8 day trip down the Allagash River Basin. It was perfect for the lakes and short portages we faced. This is a sturdy and well made bag but it should not be confused with a backpack for more hiking based adventures.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid bag

          By Laramie Cat Boater

          from Laramie, WY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Capacity
          • Strong Material
          • Tight Closure
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS 2.2 Bill's Bag Dry Bag:

              Pretty solid bag. Nice strong material, decent closure system. I little hard to find things in if you have a lot of small items.

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