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A tough, heavy-duty duffel for the pure enthusiast! The NRS Purest Duffel Bag will endure years of abuse, including, but not limited to: rough tosses into pickup beds, gentle handling from airport personnel, and your roommate's raunchy gear.
  • Sturdy 600-denier urethane coated polyester forms the bottom and ends of the bag to protect your gear from sand, water and grit.
  • High-strength mesh allows wet gear to dry, reducing mildew and other moisture-related problems.
  • The sturdy webbing that forms the carry handle wraps around the bag for added strength.
  • A zippered side pocket is perfect for keeping small items like your keys or wallet easy to access.
  • Also includes detachable shoulder strap.

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    NRS Purest Mesh Duffel
    Length:1:01
Filled Dimensions: Available Sizes
Material: 600-denier polyester fabric with a mesh top
Closure System: Zipper
Includes:
  • Detachable shoulder strap
Features:
  • High-strength mesh top
  • Reinforced carry handles
  • Size large weighs 1.6 lbs.
Size Dimensions Cu. In. Liters Pocket Size
Small 12" Dia x 24" L 2,713 44 7.5" L x 4" H
Large 16" Dia x 30" L 6,005 98 8" L x 4.5" H

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A tough, heavy-duty duffel for the pure enthusiast! The NRS Purest Duffel Bag will endure years of abuse, including, but not limited to: rough tosses into pickup beds, gentle handling from airport personnel, and your roommate's raunchy gear.

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4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

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    (10)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Good zippers (18)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Easy to transport (13)
  • Large capacity (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (6)
  • Camping (4)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
  • Short travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (8), Casual adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (4)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (11), Survivalist / minimalist (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Revised review of Purest Duffel

I previously reviewed the 2011 Purest and only gave it one star. To see that review look for my nickname: tvcrider. To their credit the folks at NRS still published my less than...Read complete review

I previously reviewed the 2011 Purest and only gave it one star. To see that review look for my nickname: tvcrider. To their credit the folks at NRS still published my less than positive review, unlike one well-known on-line kayak retailer and NRS dealer (name starts with 'O') that only publishes stellar reviews. [...] After reading my first review NRS contacted me directly and asked if I would try out the 2011 Purest duffel again on their dime. Well, sure! I just got done using the Purest Duffel to haul all my paddle gear (minus paddle) and clothing around NYC while walking and taking the subway. The new padded shoulder strap provided a balanced, comfortable carry and was very supportive even though I had the bag overloaded. It fact I had it so stuffed that my tube of sunblock 'exploded' in the bag, however, the fabric made for an easily clean-up. I still wish the bag was just a smidge larger, so I will give it a 4 star rating. To NRS: a big "Thank You!"

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The 2010 Purest is better than the '11

I owned two of these, a 2010 and a 2011 (returned). I have no serious complaints on the 2010 Purest duffel. It is adequate to hold most of my sea kayaking day...Read complete review

I owned two of these, a 2010 and a 2011 (returned). I have no serious complaints on the 2010 Purest duffel. It is adequate to hold most of my sea kayaking day kit, but it could be just a bit larger. I purchased a 2011 version for when I need to carry extra gear from the car. NRS made some subtle changes to this bag for 2011.
- The 'NRS' logo was updated (OK).
- The pack cloth fabric was changed. It does not seen to have an overt coating (as in 2010), but in testing it does appear to be waterproof.
- The shoulder strap pad on the 2010 model was not overly comfortable, nor or was it well placed. NRS totally changed the shoulder strap on the 2011 version with both positive and negative results. They added a contoured shoulder pad that is non-slick and can be placed where you need it. However in modifying the shoulder strap NRS changed the snap-links or clips that attach the strap to the duffel. On the 2010 Purest duffel the gates of these snap-links are metal and quite robust. I never had an issue with them. On the 2011 duffel the gate was changed to plastic. The very first time I attached the strap to the duffel one of the gates just snapped off! Not good. NRS was not able to supply me with a replacement strap so I returned the bag. I would not purchase the 2011 Purest until they replace the snap-links with something that is more durable.

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5.0

Good equipment - I would recommend to a friend

By John

from Washington DC

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Zippers
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

    Drys out the gear and is compact. Zippers are good and in general it is a well made bag. I have had it for couple of months - and I paddle everyday - no issues.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Little slow but ok

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Gear Bag

    By Rusty

    from Chilliwack, BC

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Transport
    • Good Zippers
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Small Capacity

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking
    • Short Travel
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

    Great gear bag in almost all respects...only issue is the capacity. I bought a size Large as a gift for my husband but it is still about 12 cm too short for all his kayak gear. I was really hoping that it would be as long as my REI gear bag, which is not being made now for some reason. Anyow, it will certainly suffice. The shoulder strap is a nice addition.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent service via the NRS website...prompt delivery.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Good Bag, Bad Zipper

    By John

    from Maine

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Size

    Cons

    • Bad Zipper

    Best Uses

    • Surfing gear

    Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

    I have 6 of these bags and all the zippers are no good. My gear is used in salt water and after 6 mo you can not open the bag the zippers are frozen. Do not use the zippers just leave the bag open. NRS needs to have the maker use a better zipper then they will have a bag you can close.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag, perfect size for all my gear!

    By Rich

    from Illinois

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Zippers
    • Large Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • River Gear

      Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

      Perfect bag to fit all my river gear. The mesh top lets it dry while the solid bottom prevents the water from draining where I don't want it.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery and service were excellent as always. Love the team at NRS.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Mesh Duffel excels for fishing gear

      By Doc Craig

      from Wenatchee ,Wa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Transport
      • Good Zippers
      • Large Capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transport Flyfishing Gear

        Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

        Have used one for years for fishing gear:boots, waders, fins etc. with no apparent evidence of wear and superb zippers. So I had to buy a second one !

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        • No

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          Q:

          I'm looking to purchase this bag for my scuba diving gear (BCD, Reg, wet suit, fins, etc). And what I like about it it's that the items inside don't appear so visible, therefore I feel more safe when transporting my diving equipment. However, I don't know if it's suitable for this use.
          Asked on 5/28/2016 by ACphoto_71 from Miami, Fl

          7 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hi,
            I currently use it for my Kayaking gear (wetsuit, skirt, PFD, etc,) and it
            works really well. Very sturdy and breathable.
            Allison

            Answered on 5/31/2016 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I use this for kayaking gear and it is visible through the mesh. It is not clear, but I can see colors and read labels. The bag is strong. I've had it for about five years and it has no holes or obvious wear.
            Hope that helps.
            J Tibensky

            Answered on 5/28/2016 by Kayaker from Chicagoland, IL
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The top of the bag that I purchased is a black mesh. We have two and we use them for kayak gear and SUP gear. It isn't real easy to see what's behind the mesh without unzipping the bag. However, I probably wouldn't check the bag on an airplane because it would be too easy for someone to get into it.. The last time I flew to Rhode Island to kayak I packed all of my gear in a large suitcase including the duffle bag. Then I used the duffle to get gear back and forth from the house to the ocean. On the other hand, if you are planning to leave gear in your vehicle, you should be OK. I hope this answers your question.

            Answered on 5/28/2016 by augiethedog from Wilmette, IL
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I probably put 40 - 50 lbs of paddling gear in mine.  It's important to make sure both grab handles on the top of the bag are velcro'ed together or the handle caring all the weight will separate from the mesh.  Best thing, turn it or leave it upside down and all the water runs out and everything gets air dried. Tom TaylorPax et Bonum

            Answered on 5/28/2016 by Stands In Boat from Dallas, Texas
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I've used this bag for kayaking gear. It's great and very sturdy. I've
            flown gear to So. America in it, and had it in rafts down the MFS , the
            Main Salmon and the Grand for extended trips as well as numerous shorter
            trips.
            Your gear will be not very visible. The bag holds up well. I have two
            sizes and have had them for years. They don't show any wear even though
            they've been through the wringer.
            Can highly recommend this bag.

            Answered on 5/28/2016 by paddlerchick from Carbondale, CO
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Hi yes it is. I have about 6 of them my only issue is the sipper should be
            plastic. The sipper gets wet and goes bad.
            John Irving Syrene - BROKER
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            Answered on 5/28/2016 by John from Maine
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It's quite sturdy. Should be fine for that use.

            Answered on 5/28/2016 by Anonymous
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          Q:

          I have a two piece kayak paddle (220c). Would the large be big enough for this?
          Asked on 9/30/2015 by qagaye from spokane

          4 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Probably not, its probably only about 2 1/2 feet in length. Tom TaylorPax et Bonum

            Answered on 10/3/2015 by Stands In Boat from Dallas, Texas
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            No it's a grate bag for gear but to short for your paddle they make paddle bags just to fit your paddle. Hope this helps.
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 10/1/2015 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            220 cm is ~ 87 inches, so each piece will be 40+ inches. The Large Purest is 30" long. Please consider the Two-Piece Paddle Bag, Item # 50021.02. They're well padded and will protect 2-3 paddles.

            Answered on 9/30/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            No it will not fit.
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            Answered on 9/30/2015 by John from Maine
        • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

          Q:

          How waterproof is the bottom of the bag. Would it keep things inside dry if the bag spent the day sitting on the bottom of a canoe with half a gallon of bilge water?
          Asked on 1/17/2015 by JS

          8 answers

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            JB, the material is waterproof, but the seams aren't seam taped, so some water could leak in there. You could seal them with some Seam Grip, Item # 33506.01, or Aquaseal Adhesive, # 35001.01, The bottom of the Go Duffel, # 55001.01, does have welded, waterproof seams.

            Answered on 1/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I have this bag and do extended weeklong paddles with bilge water in the
            canoe. This bag will not keep your stuff dry. Buy the lightweight dry bags
            and use this to hold the dry bags. It will keep the dry bags from getting
            nicked and makes organization easy. If you get different colored dry bags
            you will be able to pick the items you want quickly rather than sifting
            through everything in the large bag.

            Answered on 1/18/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The seams are not taped, so although the material is not water-permeable, some would probably sneak in through the seams. This bag is really best suited for stuff that is already wet and needs to be allowed to dry.
            -j

            Answered on 1/17/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            The botton of the bag would potentially remain dry, however there is black mesh on the top of the bag which may be a factor if you are looking for complete dryness protection. I like the fact there is mesh for breathability of the stuff I store in the bag.

            Answered on 1/20/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            In reference if the gear bag would keep things dry in the bottom of your canoe. No, it wouldn't. It is best for keeping gear that can get wet-life jackets, wet suits etc. I use it for hauling gear back and forth from the take out and put in. Otherwise you will need a dry bag. I hope that helps.

            Answered on 1/19/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            This duffel is in no way a drybag. It is a moderately beefy duffel with
            strong mesh on the top that helps your stuff dry. I use these as my main
            bags to store a lot of my boating gear from garage to pick-up bed to
            rigging on the beach. They are a good size and I love them for this purpose.

            Answered on 1/17/2015 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Dear JS:
            It isn't waterproof at ALL. You can put damp gear IN it, but it shouldn't
            sit in water, as anything inside it will get soaked. So, you would be
            better off getting a Dri-bag duffel. They are actually waterproof and will
            do the job of sitting in half a gallon of bilge water in the bottom of a
            canoe keeping everything inside dry. For example, I use the mesh duffel to
            transport my gear to and from the river, but while I'm rafting or kayaking,
            it sits in my tent. If you want something waterproof, this is NOT the bag
            to get.

            Answered on 1/17/2015 by Ben- New kid on the block Rafting Guide from San Francisco, CA
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            This is a really nice, durable bag. I use it to keep my "wrap kit" in, so
            it's all gear that is OK to get wet. It's also usually strapped with the
            rest of my gear on the back of my boat so it's easy to get to if needed. If
            you need a bag to keep stuff dry, probably need to get something different.

            Answered on 1/18/2015 by Anonymous
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          Q:

          What is the intended use of the drawcorded sheet that is in the bottom pocket? To wrap up wet stuff before putting in the bag? Or put wet stuff in the bag and then wrap the whole bag? What do most people do?
          What is the purpose of the clip snap on the drawcorded material as well? Snap together to keep it from falling out of the pocket? Obviously many ways to make it work, but curious of the designers intent. A video would be excellent for this.
          Asked on 7/16/2014 by No T from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            You must have the Quick-Change Duffel, Item # 55004.01. That detachable pad works to stand on while changing clothes, plus can serve as a bag for wet gear. I think you'll like it!

            Answered on 7/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

          Q:

          Should I get the small or the Big version?

          I will use it to store my kayak gear:
          Skirt, PFD, Helmet, gloves, paddle jacket, wet shoes, etc.
          What size shoud I use?
          Asked on 5/21/2014 by Poncho from Castello

          8 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            You want the big size if you are putting all of that in there

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Definitely the Large for all that gear.

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            the large might not even be big enough.

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Large.
            You will be surprised, all your stuff will still barely fit.

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Those are great bags! Go big! You can always use the space, and if you are traveling light, bag doesn't Take much space anyway. Gives you the option when you need more, like winter boating or rafting.
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I would stick with the large - I actually use it for flyfishing gear, waders, boots, vest, camelback, 4pc rods, reels and flyboxes and it does the job well (and isn't too big). I have also had smaller bags fail when overstuffed, putting undue pressure on zippers and seams - go big
            Don

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I use the large version for a similar amount of gear. I have two small ones, one for ropes, cams and a wrap kit, the other for raft cockpit schwag. HTH.
            Beau Larkin - mobile

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            I have to large one. Buy the large one, you won't regret it.
            Doug Dickerson
            Group Manager
            Integrated Manufacturing Operation Division
            Building LL, East Peoria
            Caterpillar, Inc.

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Anonymous
        • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

          Q:

          Does it have a zipper that can be locked with a TSA approved lock?
          Asked on 6/15/2013 by Terry from Long Island

          2 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It has two zipper sliders that you could probably lock together. The
            smaller, external pocket has only one slider, though, so that could not be
            locked.

            Answered on 6/16/2013 by Anonymous
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Terry, the zipper pulls do have holes in them. It would depend on the size of the lock.

            Answered on 6/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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          Q:

          how high is the bag
          Asked on 6/8/2013 by moe

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Moe, Small: 12" diameter x 24" long, 2713 cu. in., 44 liters
            Large: 16" diameter x 30" long, 6005 cu. in., 98 liters

            Answered on 6/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

          Q:

          how much does the duffel bag weigh?
          Asked on 5/13/2013 by emunchik

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The Small weighs 1.3 pounds and the Large 1.6 pounds.

            Answered on 5/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

          Q:

          How many compartments are there inside?
          The pictures do not show the interior.
          Asked on 11/23/2012 by Andrei from NH

          6 answers

          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            It's just one big compartment with a small zippered pocket accessible from the outside that's good for keys, etc.
            -j

            Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
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            A:

            Hello Andrei, There are no compartments inside--it's all one big compartment.
            There is one small pouch on the outside (the zipper for this is visible in the
            image) for small thin stuff. The zipper to the main body of the bag is on top, not
            visible in the graphic. This bag has been very useful to me, for stuff that
            doesn't need to be kept dry, but that you want handy (water bottles, camera in
            waterproof case, raincoat, alternate footwear, etc.)
            -----Alan
            "How many compartments are there inside?
            The pictures do not show the interior."

            Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            mine has no pockets on the inside.  it also did not have a zippered side pocket, but it had a zippered pocket on the outside of one end.

            Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Just one big main compartment and the one little pocket on the outside.

            Answered on 11/24/2012 by Anonymous
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Only one main compartment inside and one small (very small) pocket on the outside.

            Answered on 11/26/2012 by Anonymous
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            A:

            There are no inside pockets or partitions on the inside of
            this bag.
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            Answered on 11/26/2012 by Anonymous
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