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NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

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Keep your gear dry in the most rugged and durable transparent dry bag on the market - the NRS Ricksack.
  • A rugged 19-oz.reinforced PVC body and 30-oz. PVC bottom combine to create a bag that will last for years.
  • Our Storm Strip closure, in combination with a stiff PVC band, fold down for a watertight seal.
  • Closure doubles as handle and a D-ring accommodates a carabiner nicely.
  • Sizes are measured fully packed and closed.

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  • video: How To: Seal a Dry Bag
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Filled Dimensions: Available Sizes
Material: 19 oz. PVC body and 30 oz. bottom
Closure System: Fold-down StormStrip™ closure
Features:
  • Transparent and reinforced
  • Fold-down top doubles as handle
  • Attachment D-ring
Size Dimensions Liters Cu. In.
XS 6.5" Dia x 12.5" H 6 366
S 7.5" Dia x 13" H 10 610
M 9.5" Dia x 20" H 22 1343
L 11.5" Dia x 23" H 38 2319
XL 9.5" Dia x 38" H 44 2,685
XXL 12.5" Dia x 26" H 53 3,234

video: NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

NRS Ricksack Dry Bag (1:04)

Keep your gear dry in the most rugged and durable transparent dry bag on the market - the NRS Ricksack.

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 Ricksack Dry Bag
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong material (18)
  • Waterproof (17)
  • Good capacity (16)
  • Tight closure (15)
  • Easy to carry (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Dry Bags

I use these to pack my kayak and camp. They are bullet-proof, as long as you close them properly. And they are nearly indestructible. Good stuff in these days of wimpy, cheapo...Read complete review

I use these to pack my kayak and camp. They are bullet-proof, as long as you close them properly. And they are nearly indestructible. Good stuff in these days of wimpy, cheapo goods.

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Not sure I liked this product

I purchased the XS small bag and was surprised by how much gear it holds. I thought I would really like this product to hold my camera and other gear while out kayaking. ...Read complete review

I purchased the XS small bag and was surprised by how much gear it holds. I thought I would really like this product to hold my camera and other gear while out kayaking. BUT, the first time I used the bag the clip jammed in the locked position. I had to ask for help in Morro Bay from a man repairing his sailboat to unjam the clip. I missed out on taking many good pictures because it was jammed a good 3/4ths of the time were were out with my camera inside.

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5.0

I can swear by more than 25 years of heavy use

By Geochemistry

from Terlingua, Texas

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • You Can See The Contents

Cons

  • Only Lasted 27 Years

Best Uses

    Comments about NRS Ricksack Dry Bag:

    It is with great sadness that I have to announce the demise of my trusty Ricksack. It has finally developed a leak on the floor seam that I won't be able to repair. I've had this on literally 1,000s of river trips and backpacking excursions since 1988. So young, and so much it gave. It wasn't just a bag for my hypothermia kit, but I also kept a high thread-count pillow case in it, so it would be my slumber-time luxury. I will miss you. Long live the Ricksack!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Dry Bag

    By Tom B

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Stiff

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Ricksack Dry Bag:

      This bag is sturdy and completely waterproof. For me, the only downside is that when stuffed, because it is fairly stiff it barely makes into my hold. It isn't the bag's fault, though. My kayak is older and the hatch is smaller and round not oblong. If the bag is stuffed too full it won't fit through the hatch. I had to work to stow it on our 5 day/4 night 106 mile Apalachicola River run; but it did the job it was designed for.

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      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Dry Bags

      By Clint

      from Eastern Sierras

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Material
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Ricksack Dry Bag:

          I use these to pack my kayak and camp. They are bullet-proof, as long as you close them properly. And they are nearly indestructible. Good stuff in these days of wimpy, cheapo goods.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product. 2 years old

          By kayaker M

          from San Jose, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Strong Material
          • Tight Closure
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Non Breathable

          Best Uses

          • Medical Kit

          Comments about NRS Ricksack Dry Bag:

          I started using this one for a lunch bag. BUt because it is plastic it heats up. It is my only bag that has not broken down. Good for the price.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Did the Job

          By Novice kayaker

          from Boise, ID

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Tight Closure
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Ricksack Dry Bag:

              Easy to use and keeps contents dry.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

                Q:

                How flexible is this bag in cooler temperatures? We have a few older "see-thru" dry bags made by another retailer and we love them for how fexible they are in all temps. They are strong, durable, and flexible in all temps. On the other hand, we also own a see-thru bag from yet a different retailer that looks similar to the NRS bag that is stiff when cool. The stiffness sometimes prevents getting a perfect "roll-down".
                Asked on 8/2/2015 by Tom from Pa

                7 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I am quite happy with this -- just got off a river trip with cool weather, thunder, lightening, etc., and the bag folded and formed perfectly.  Also still see through after a few years of hard use, by the way ... /

                  Answered on 8/6/2015 by SFBaygirl from SF Bay area CA
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I have had several other Clear bags prior to this one. Of all of the other bags, this is by far the most flexible at cool temps. It does, like all plastics get more stiff at cool temps. The Black storm seal stays really flexible, which helps with a good seal.
                  DK

                  Answered on 8/3/2015 by DK river runner from Ogden, UT
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I have never noticed any difference in flexibility regardless of temps and I use the bag in temps that vary from 80's to 40's...
                  Deana

                  Answered on 8/3/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They are indeed stiffer in colder temperatures. I've use mine for paddling
                  in MI when temps got down into the low 30's. The bag is a bit more difficult
                  to roll when it's that cold, but fortunately I've not had to test the
                  integrity of the closure at those lower temps. There is a mesh imbedded in
                  the clear material that may contribute to the additional stiffness. If
                  transparency is not an major issue, you might take a look at the NRS Tuff
                  Sack. I have several that are over 10 years old and have been on many
                  extended wilderness trips. They are strong and flexible - assuming of course
                  that they are still made the same way that they were back when I bought
                  them. I've never had one leak or tear. Last time I looked, they didn't make
                  a clear one though.

                  Answered on 8/2/2015 by rodi53 from Midwest
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Tom, they will be somewhat stiffer at low temperatures; PVC has that quality. I do think the nylon scrim that runs through the material helps dampen that effect. I suspect the bags you have that are flexible at all temps are made with urethane, which has that flexible property.. Our HydroLock Bags, Items # 55025.01 and 55027.01, are urethane-coated nylon, with a clear urethane window.

                  Answered on 8/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Have used them in the 40's (F) and they are still effective, though somewhat
                  stiffer. Still my go to bags.

                  Answered on 8/2/2015 by cokayak from colorado
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  huh, interesting problem. I’ve never had a problem with rolling my see-thru bag. Hot or cold, it’s always worked great.

                  Answered on 8/2/2015 by Anonymous
              • NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

                Q:

                How much does the XL rucksack weight?
                Asked on 9/7/2014 by v from Manchester uk

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The XL weighs 1.8 pounds.

                  Answered on 9/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

                Q:

                You spec the large NRS HydroLock Dry Bag at 12 oz. What is the weight of the large Ricksack?
                Asked on 8/7/2014 by Scott, the picky buyer from Oakland, CA

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Scott, the Large Ricksack weighs 1 lb, 7 oz.

                  Answered on 8/7/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The HydroLock bags are lighter than the RickSack. The RickSack is about
                  the same weight as the TuffSack bags. I don't have a scale, but would
                  guess that is the HydroLock is 12oz, the RickSack is around 18-20 oz.

                  Answered on 8/7/2014 by Anonymous
              • NRS Ricksack Dry Bag

                Q:

                Is the length dimension measured when fully unrolled?

                Thank you.
                Asked on 1/2/2014 by Scott from United States

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Scott, we recommend three folds of the StormStrip closure to get a good watertight seal. The length dimension is taken when the bag is sealed this way.

                  Answered on 1/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Hi fellow shopper;
                  The measurement 12.5 H is with the black strip that holds the buckles, folded twice as stated in the product infor tab.
                  "Sizes are measured fully packed and closed".
                  My xs bag measures 19 inches high, when it is empty and unrolled. But packed and folded correctly it is about 12".

                  Answered on 1/2/2014 by clong from Houston, Texas
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