Summer holidays mean the beach, the sea and lots of fun in the water. So this seemed like the perfect time to test out the Rolltop Welded Dry Bag from Rooster. Wet swimming costumes and wet suits soon get smelly, so it’s important to have a way of dealing with them that contains the smell. That smell often seems to linger long after you remove the wet things from the car. Also, no one wants their car upholstery getting wet, so a dry bag seemed like a perfect solution to the wet clothes dilemma.
The Dry Bag
The bag itself is made from a strong 500D PVC material and is incredibly well made using high-quality materials. It feels durable and I think it will last a long time. Also the clips feel strong and again I think they will last well. The bag can be easily wiped down after use, so it’s no problem to clean. Another plus is that it does look very stylish, as well as being functional and useful. There are 60 litre and 10 litre versions depending on your needs.
The bag folds down well and it’s easy to make it really small. This is great for storing at home or in the boot of the car when not in use. The straps can be removed and simply clipped on when needed. This helps keep the bag compact, but you can easily carry stuff to or from the beach when the bag is full. We used it to carry dry things and food to the beach and it works very well for this. However, it really comes into its own when you are using it for wet things.
Using the Dry Bag
When you want to use the bag, you simply pop our wet things inside. It’s just one main compartment, so it’s easy to use. Then simply roll down the top of the bag. You just turn it over itself three times and then clip the ends together. Then you can clip on the straps, which are really comfortable on the shoulders.
The dry bag is really spacious and can hold all of our swimming things. It’s been more than big enough for me and my son to use it together and you could easily fit in a family’s wet gear. We really put it though its paces by turning it upside down and throwing it in the air, but no water escaped. It’s been so much better than using a plastic bag (they always seemed to spring a leak on me, no matter how well I checked them first).Some people think that dry bags are an unnecessary expense. They believe that a simple plastic grocery bag will do the trick, but I find a plastic bag doesn’t do the job nearly as well.
Perfect for trips to the beach, the lake or for keen sailors, popping your wet clothing in here means no more wet, slightly doggy, smell in the car home. I can see us using this for trips to the swimming pool too.