Big River Dry Bag

When you need a dry bag you can trust

$21.95 – $59.95

3 liter3 liter
5 liter5 liter
8 liter8 liter
13 liter13 liter
20 liter20 liter
35 liter35 liter
65 liter65 liter
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Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings Explained

The EN Rating scale is a scientific test to determine the warmth of a sleeping bag. Unisex sleeping bags list the Lower Limit which is the lowest temperature rating that an average male sleeper would be comfortable in. Our women’s sleeping bags list the Comfort Limit, which is the lowest temperature rating at which an average female sleeper should be comfortable. The comfort and lower limit temperature ratings are listed in the features table on the product page.

For example, a unisex sleeping bag that shows a Lower limit of 23ºF means a man should be comfortable down to air temperatures of 23ºF. The same bag will also have a Comfort limit, in the realm of 32°F, so a woman would be comfortable down to an air temperature of 32ºF. Men and women should always sleep in a layer of long underwear and use a sleeping mat with an R-Value appropriate for expected ground temperatures – without this, the sleeping bag itself is unlikely to keep the sleeper warm enough.


Here’s a basic categorization of appropriate use, based on rated temperatures:
Summer:   >+35ºF / +3°C
3-Season:   +10 to +35ºF / -15° to 0°C
Winter:   <10ºF / -15°C


A huge variety of factors can impact sleeping bag warmth - the above temperatures are merely guidelines, not guarantees. It’s important to think of a sleeping bag as one element in a sleep system which also includes an appropriately insulating sleeping pad and a liner. For instance - if you plan on sleeping in nighttime air temperatures of 27ºF / -3°C, choose a bag with a gender-appropriate rating of 23°F / -5°C nights, plus a sleeping mat with an R-Value of 2.5 to 3, and consider a Reactor thermal liner. If you have any questions about which temperature sleeping bag / R-Value sleeping mat you should select, or how to improve your warmth in a sleep system, reach out to us via our contact page any time.

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Description

The Big River™ Dry Bags are a durable, strong and abrasion resistant option that uses a 420D waterproof Nylon fabric. If you're planning a trip that involves rugged water sports like kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, these are the perfect day bags to keep your gear dry.  A white interior lining affords greater visibility and durable attachment lash loops allow secure stacking or attaching to water craft and other equipment. The waterproof hypalon roll-top closure does not wick water offering greater protection of your gear.

Read more about which dry bag is right for you HERE

Highlights

Durability

It'll survive rough and tumble just fine, but avoid sharp or abrasive rocks and knife blades

Waterproofness

10,000mm hydrostatic head – more than sufficient water protection for paddle use (avoid full submersion)

Best Use

Paddle Sports, Motorcycle Touring and Bike Packing

What this bag could hold

3 liter: a phone (in a waterproof case), snacks, keys & wallet
5 liter: some extra layers or a couple days' worth of food

8 liter: a backpacking tent or two-season sleeping (for inside a sea kayak hatch/on a motorcycle rack)
13 liter: clothes for a paddle or overland trip, use as a critter/bear bag for food for 1-2 people
20 liter: a larger tent and footprint, general gear for a paddle trip
35 liter: general outdoor gear (to attach to a motorcycle rack or in a river raft)
65 liter: general paddle or overland gear for a larger group

Features

  • TPU laminated fabric with 10,000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Super strong and abrasion resistant 420D Nylon fabric
  • Waterproof, double stitched, reinforced, tape sealed seams
  • Durable lash loops for secure attachment or stacking
  • Waterproof hypalon roll-top closure does not wick moisture
  • Oval base resists rolling - stays where you put it
  • Features the patent-pending Field Repair Buckle with stainless steel pins
  • As of 2018: Features the patent-pending 3/4in | 20mm Field Repair Buckle with stainless steel pins