READY TO SHIP WORLDWIDE
Help us continue to fund our project’s progress with a purchase of this limited edition Ocoee / Dreamline dry bag complete with our ‘Flow’ graphic. We’ve started shipping our 100+ Kickstarter dry bag rewards and had a few extra bags made to finish off the rolls of these custom materials and colors. Nobody on our team gets into their kayaks without one of these. Whether it’s Steve’s camera gear or Pat’s footlong subs, Watershed dry bags are the only method that we trust to keep stuff dry.
The expedition grade Ocoee is the smallest and most popular duffel-style submersible bag that Watershed makes just down the road from us, here in Asheville, North Carolina. We’ve visited Justyn and his team at their small factory along the French Broad River, and it’s easy to see why the quality of these bags remains so high. Fits perfectly in the cockpit of your kayak and the zipdry opening with compression straps forms the most watertight seal of any dry bag that we know of.
- Seals like a heavy duty freezer bag.
- Tough abrasion resistant Cordura fabric, coated with polyurethane.
- Wide opening for easy access.
- Beefy attachment rings and buckles.
- Accessorize with an Ocoee padded liner.
- 303 UV Protectant for opening seal included.
- And you get a free Dreamline sticker!
- Ready to ship immediately.
Yep, let me be the first!
Posted by Steve Fisher on Nov 17th 2016
First up, I've never been paid or asked to use Watershed dry bags. I first encountered these bags in 2002 before I joined Scott Lindgren's expedition on the Yarlung TsangPo in Tibet. Up until that point I had used a Peli Case to keep my camera gear dry, but had drowned four video cameras, so I was searching for a better solution. After testing Watershed bags I became totally confident in them being waterproof, but was concerned about physical damage to my camera. So I decided to travel with Peli Cases and paddle with dry bags and a padded liner. It didn't take long for me to become lazy and stop moving my gear back and forth between cases and bags, and after two or three years I realized that my camera gear had lived exclusively in dry bags without any physical or water damage. So, I simply stopped using hard cases. In fact, I gave them away. Now I've been using Watershed bags for 14 years and have never had a blowout or leak. I've used them aggressively on many expeditions and never even attempted to preserve the fabric. I've found a couple small holes from thorns , etc., but a simple dab of aqua-seal is a permanent fix. I shudder at the memory of drowning video cameras after swims and I cringe at the time I used a clear roll up bag for my camping gear, only to tear the entire top off the bag while packing up camp. With these bags, keeping my gear safe and dry really isn't something I worry about. And they last! Seriously, I reckon these are the only bags that can actually be called dry.