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Dry Bags

hey guys. I have one of these:

drybags: Big Creek

and like it. its big and the zip closure works great, and it is submersible.

the problem is that there are no internal compartments, so my gear gets jumbled up. any of you guys know of a good dry bag that has some internal organization?
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Generally, dry bags don't have internal compartments, since attaching them makes manufacturing the bag a lot more difficult and more expensive. Also, most dry bags are the roll top design, and attaching pockets and such to the interior can interfere with them rolling shut.

Your best bet is to get one that opens along the long axis and then use a bag that fits inside it as an organizer.
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lol. thats what ive been doing... just seems kinda redundant/silly and makes getting to things kind of a PITA
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If it were me, I'd change the level at which your barrier is, and utilize an assortment of see-through dry bags (like this: NRS Dri-Stow) stored in a mesh duffle bag. Easy access, sorted storage, and compartmentalized dry storage.
But that's just a kayaker's approach to things. I typically don't want all my "dry" things exposed to moisture at the same time if I can help it, Murphy's Law being what it is.
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An understandable approach on a vessel as wet as a kayak...

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If it were me, I'd change the level at which your barrier is, and utilize an assortment of see-through dry bags (like this: NRS Dri-Stow) stored in a mesh duffle bag. Easy access, sorted storage, and compartmentalized dry storage.
But that's just a kayaker's approach to things. I typically don't want all my "dry" things exposed to moisture at the same time if I can help it, Murphy's Law being what it is.
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An understandable approach on a vessel as wet as a kayak...
Well, sorry... for the near-term, it's all the boat I've got.
Until I get back into something with a deck and a sail, it just has to do.
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I spend quite a bit of time caving--especially wet caving. I have found over the years that waterproof essentially means that it holds water. Dry bags inside dry bags makes lots of sense. Of course, it also means that it can hold more water!
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Nothing wrong with kayaks...they're just a bit wet though...

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I spend quite a bit of time caving--especially wet caving. I have found over the years that waterproof essentially means that it holds water. Dry bags inside dry bags makes lots of sense. Of course, it also means that it can hold more water!
Aside from the aforementioned tendency towards wetness in kayaks, my rationale in mult-bagging is desire/need to keep some items dry regardless of circumstances while fishing around for other items. e.g.: wallet and cell phone remain packed and sealed. Towel, sweater, etc. may come out as needed. Damp air plays heck on non-marine electronics, so especially the cell phone stays packed... since Dominoe's doesn't seem to have an over-the-water delivery service.

Come to think of it, that sounds like a good business proposition to consider.
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