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NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

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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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  • 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

    • 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
    • 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 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:

      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:

      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:

      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:

      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
    • 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
  • NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

    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:

      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
    • 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:

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

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

      A:

      the large might not even be big enough.

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

      A:

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

      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:

      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
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Definitely the Large for all that gear.

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

    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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There are no inside pockets or partitions on the inside of
      this bag.
      Chris
      Chris Walker
      Owner
      AlphaGraphics South Salt Lake
      2945 So. West Temple
      Salt Lake City, UT 84115
      <http://goo.gl/xDYFt> our website <http://goo.gl/5v0Ce> facebook
      <http://goo.gl/Utik4> youtube

      Answered on 11/26/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Good zippers (14)
  • Easy to transport (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Large capacity (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Camping (4)
  • Weekend trips (4)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (4), Casual adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (9), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

great works good

By john

from maine

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Zippers
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Surfing Bag

    Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

    I use it for my surfing wet suit bag. A bit big but ok.

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

    Best Gym Bag!

    By Randy, the gym rat

    from Minnesota

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

        I am not into kayak, but was looking for the best gym bag to carry wet and dry items. NRS fits the bill perfectly. Thank you!

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

        Nice design

        By polar

        from reno

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

              Nice design, the solid bottom keeps the wet gear from getting on other items and keeps the dirt out. The mesh on top lets the moisture out. Side pockes hold the small stuff, a shoulder strap makes it easty to carry. Sewing, construction and zippers are all high quality so it will last.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Great Bag

              By Idaho Kayaker

              from Idaho

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

                  Great bag for keeping all my kayaking gear together. Plus with being vented helps let it dry when not in use.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Buy

                  By kyriverrunner

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wet Gear Bag

                    Comments about NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag:

                    After getting tired of having gear in 2-3 mesh gym bags, I looked for something that could store ALL my wet kayaking gear. When empty, this thing weighs about as much as a pillow case. When full, it holds two skirts, booties, hand paddles, dry top, a few hydroskin tops, a summer wet suit, my helmet, gloves, toaster mitts, gopro, water socks, dry pants, and now I'm struggling to remember everything I keep in it. It holds everything I have for kayaking, except the boat.

                    Love it because the mesh top allows me to store stuff wet and not worry too much about it molding or staying wet.

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

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