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NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

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Make double sure your stuff stays dry with NRS HydroLock Dry Bags. Our proven StormStrip roll-down closure is backed up by our waterproof HydroLock seal for 200% peace of mind.
  • 70-denier urethane-coated nylon keeps the weight of this bag to a minimum, and the rugged material slides easily in and out of tight spots.
  • The durable clear urethane window makes finding items inside the bag a breeze.
  • StormStrip™ closure with quick-release buckle doubles as a carry handle.
  • D-ring on the buckle provides a handy attachment point.
  • Sizes are measured fully packed and closed.

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    NRS HydroLock Dry Bag
    Length:2:44
Filled Dimensions: Available Sizes
Material: 70-denier urethane-coated nylon
Closure System: Fold-down StormStrip™ with a HydroLock zip seal
Features:
  • Fold-down top doubles as handle
  • Clear urethane window
  • Attachment D-ring
  • Size L weighs 12 oz.
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

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Make double sure your stuff stays dry with NRS HydroLock Dry Bags. Our proven StormStrip fold-down closure is backed up by our waterproof HydroLock seal for 200% peace of mind.

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  • NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

    Q:

    Is the medium size good for a towel, shirt, some food and maybe shoes or should I go with the large? Want the right size, but not overkill as storage on my Kayak is at a premium.
    Asked on 6/4/2015 by Bryon from Scottsdale, AZ

    15 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can buy them at different sizes. And the sizes are given. So t'were
      I you, I'd measure the inside of my storage and see what would fit best.
      Do now that these types of "top load" bags can be difficult to get all
      the air out before sealing. It's a feature in that it adds flotation.
      But take that little added space into consideration with your measurements.
      The bags slide easily but aren't as rugged and those of earlier/heavier
      materials - there is always a trade off.
      Paul

      Answered on 6/13/2015 by Cougarmeat from Bend - it's a long way to San Juans - OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say that a towel, shirt, and food would fit. Adding shoes to that
      might be pushing it, the problem being the width of the bag. I typically
      carry a small pelican case with first aid kit, water bottle, some food and
      straps, and that's about all it will carry. Adam

      Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That’s all going to really depend on size of towel, how much food, how big your feet are : ) etc, but even though that’s all highly variable between users, I’d say the Medium is likely going to work for a day trip in your kayak.

      Answered on 6/5/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've fit a drytop in here, sunscreen and snacks. Shoes would likely be ok with a light shirt or vice versa. It would be a tight fit, but I really like this size, because most of the time I don't need to fill it all the way up and just keep snacks, and sunscreen and the occasional fleece.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The medium is plenty big enough for what you mentioned, just used mine kayaking the scenic French Broad River near Asheville, NC......it worked perfectly!
      NatureMan

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, this will hold all the items you listed and a few more.
      Plenty of room.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A medium would be tight. While the large might be a bit too big you don’t have to store the air.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Dan the Kayak from Naperville, IL
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Byron, in the Sizing tab we give bag dimensions. They are taken with the ziplock closure sealed and the top folded down three times before the handle is clipped. The Medium is 9.5" in diameter by 20" high.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would go with the large; you can always roll the bag down to make smaller
      and you usually need more space than you think. The hydrolock zip seal is
      hard too close and I don¹t use it. After 2 trips I can¹t get it to close at
      all. The regular roll down closure keeps my stuff dry, but I would not trust
      my phone unless its in a second bag. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's pretty decent, but go with the large. More room to wrap it down. Loose
      wrap let's water in.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would go with the large. It has a ziplock type seal at top and then needs to be folded down. Large for sure would be my choice
      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Medium should work for that.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I always go for the bigger bag because you don't have to fill it to the
      top. Instead you can partially fill it and mold it to a better shape to
      fit in you boat.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Can't really say for sure that you'd have enough room for all of that. I typically only use mine to hold phones, keys, camera and sandwiches and it's not very full at all.
      I would recommend the large and return it if you think you've overbought.

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, medium will hold all that easily, including shoes.
      Nancy
      Nancy Morton

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

    Q:

    Is the Large 23" in height unfolded or folded? My concern is, would the Large accommodate a portable tent pack at a length of 22 inches and still stay waterproof if towed behind a kayak?
    Asked on 3/22/2014 by X the Adventuress from Hackensack, NJ

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      the dry bag is good for keeping everything dry but is not designed to be durable enough to be towed.

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The 23 inches is with the bag filled and closed. Yes, it would be waterproof.

      Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The 23" is the height folded. I ordered the Medium Hydrolock drybag, which
      is spec'd 20" high. The side walls are 26" high unfolded, leaving 6" to
      roll up when sealing. I assume the Large bag is similarly generous, and
      will hold a 22" tent.
      I don't understand what you mean by towed behind a kayak. Sounds like a lot
      of drag. I haven't actually used my new bag in the water yet. It looks
      waterproof, but I wouldn't leave it submerged indefinitely.

      Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure of the dimensions is the sack but I can tell you that is works very well at keeping contents dry. I highly recommend this dry bag.

      Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's 29 inches unfolded and 23 inches folded.

      Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Our bags are measured filled with three folds of the StormStrip closure, the minimum we recommend for a good seal.

      Answered on 3/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

    Q:

    Do you plan to offer any other colors than orange. It is a terrible color!
    Asked on 3/8/2014 by EJF from Idaho Falls, ID

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's very visible which is very important and helpful if it winds up in the
      water.

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      At this time it's just the orange. But who knows what the future holds. Hey, orange is bright.

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

    Q:

    Is the HydroLock seal easy to close when it is cold (e.g., less than 40 degrees F)? I ask because my map case seal is very difficult to seal when it is cold.
    Asked on 3/8/2014 by EJF from Idaho Falls, ID

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I'd say it's a bit more difficult because it gets a little stiffer. Lubricating the seal with something like 303 Protectant makes it much easier at any temperature.

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's never real easy warm or cold but it's not really hard either. It just takes a little time and firm pressure. I haven't used it below 50 and rarely use it any how. I just use the bag without the extra seal.
      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS HydroLock Dry Bag

    Q:

    Does this product float when packed with regular items, ie. jacket, keys, wallet, etc.?
    Asked on 11/25/2013 by Kevin from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. The bag seal is very watertight, so as long as the overall density of the items in the bag is less than that of water, it will float. Even when the items in the bag are more dense than water (they would sink if you threw them in the water by themselves) there is typically enough trapped air in the sealed bag that the overall density is less than that of water and the bag floats.
      ....hope this helps

      Answered on 11/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The bag will float if it is sealed properly and the density of the items packed doesn't exceed the density of the liquid you're boatin' on.
      I like to squeeze a sealed dry bag after closing to ensure a good seal. If the bag compresses or you hear air hissing, one should reseal.
      If you're floating a river and the internal volume of the bag is 1 liter, don't exceed 1 kilogram of mass (~2.2 pounds) or it won't float....(the density of fresh water is 1 gm/mL or 1kg/L. As long as your "packed density" is less than that...it will float).
      Good Luck
      P.S. We use this bag for clothes, and normally place it sealed inside a larger Bill's Bag for double protection.

      Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. This product works exactly as you would expect. We don't go kayaking without it.
      We pack our keys, wallet and cell phone. I know there are different sizes so you may want a larger one for jackets.
      It's super easy to use. We do always make sure to leave a lot of air in it when we seal it up - almost like a balloon.
      ....greg

      Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS HydroLock Dry Bag
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (13)
  • Tight closure (12)
  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Good capacity (8)
  • Strong material (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bomber bag

These bags are awesome. I have two of them and have been working in and out of a boat almost every day for three and a half months straight. They get thrown around our...Read complete review

These bags are awesome. I have two of them and have been working in and out of a boat almost every day for three and a half months straight. They get thrown around our boat, dropped on the ground, and poked by sharp corners. My gear hasn't gotten wet once during the whole time. I don't use the hydrolock feature very often at all, I think the bag is plenty waterproof without it but I may use it in a scenario were I was certain the bag would be submerged. The only downside to the bags are their slender shape which makes you work to get out items at the bottom of the bag but the window on the side makes it so much easier. I highly recommend this bag, NRS did a great job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not thrilled with closure

Has a zipper like a zip lock bag. I am not sure how watertight it will be. It is not obvious when you have closed it completely and my fear is not closing it...Read complete review

Has a zipper like a zip lock bag. I am not sure how watertight it will be. It is not obvious when you have closed it completely and my fear is not closing it completely. My hands are not as strong as they used to be due to arthritus.

OK for my mid level camera, but I wouldn't trust it for a digital SLR.

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5.0

Tough drybag for the Race to Alaska

By Team Searunners

from Seattle WA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Strong Material
  • Tight Closure
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Organization
    • Water Protection

    Comments about NRS HydroLock Dry Bag:

    These dry bags are tough, light weight, durable and repairable. They will be used to organize and protect gear for the Race to Alaska. I have used these drybags for a variety of activities for several years without experiencing punctures or tears while sailing, kayaking overland travels and other adventure sports challenges.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Like it

    By polar

    from reno, nv

    Pros

    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS HydroLock Dry Bag:

        Nice balance between being to thick a material that it is bulky and two thin a meterial that it will not hold up. You can see inside which make it easy to find things.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        best Dry Bag on the Market

        By JB

        from OHIO

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS HydroLock Dry Bag:

            The small size is perfect for a lunch and water bottle. The Med size will fit a lunch and extra clothes. The zipper seal is a great idea, and I'd never buy a dry bag with out one. I'll buy more.. I also get these for gifts for other kayakers.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Nice, light and tough

            By ATX

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adventure Racing
              • Sailing

              Comments about NRS HydroLock Dry Bag:

              Very easy to use and transport - held up well

              Service and delivery comments:

              Actually delivered a day early!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Bomber bag

              By George

              from Bird's Foot Delta, Louisiana

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Good Capacity
              • Strong Material
              • Tight Closure
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Paddling
                • Sailing

                Comments about NRS HydroLock Dry Bag:

                These bags are awesome. I have two of them and have been working in and out of a boat almost every day for three and a half months straight. They get thrown around our boat, dropped on the ground, and poked by sharp corners. My gear hasn't gotten wet once during the whole time. I don't use the hydrolock feature very often at all, I think the bag is plenty waterproof without it but I may use it in a scenario were I was certain the bag would be submerged. The only downside to the bags are their slender shape which makes you work to get out items at the bottom of the bag but the window on the side makes it so much easier. I highly recommend this bag, NRS did a great job.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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