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Old 25 April 2011, 12:00   #1
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Aldi dry bags

I just picked up 4 of these dry bags from Aldi today , they are pvc with welded seams and are similar to the ortileb ones at a fraction of the cost !

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers...uys3_18649.htm

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Old 25 April 2011, 16:11   #2
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Got some of then a couple of years ago and still going strong with regular use..
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Old 25 April 2011, 19:20   #3
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Yep same here.. Got 3 of them a few years ago and they're so handy.. Great value too and a fraction of the price of more 'well known' companies!!
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Old 26 April 2011, 05:18   #4
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So are they really "fully waterproof" then or just "fairly waterproof". In other words would you put a fancy expensive camera in one on a day when you are taking a fair bit of water onto the boat and not worry about it?
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Old 26 April 2011, 05:35   #5
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So are they really "fully waterproof" then or just "fairly waterproof". In other words would you put a fancy expensive camera in one on a day when you are taking a fair bit of water onto the boat and not worry about it?
So long as the bag opening is not actually submerged for more than a second or too then they are waterproof. Kayakers keep their sh*t in them all day....

As regards their durability, they're obviously very good. I say this because donegaldan has been using one for a season or two, and has only managed to break a clip. This was by standing on it. Most things stood on by donegaldan succumb to several of the Laws of Physics in short order.
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Old 26 April 2011, 08:34   #6
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Thanks for the heads up. Got 2 this morning. Just ready for the weekend
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Old 26 April 2011, 10:54   #7
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Bought a couple last year, very good for the money I always leave some air in them when I fold the lids up just in case they go overboard so they will float and be easy to retrieve, and yes BogMonster, they are fully waterproof mate.
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Old 26 April 2011, 15:34   #8
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the more rolls you close them with the less likely they are to leak. also make sure the rolls are as tight as possible. I use them for everything from kayaking to powerboating
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Old 26 April 2011, 17:56   #9
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Me too, cheap and robust enough for the price got 3 , dont expect berghaus for a farm foods price and you wont go far wrong.
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