These bags can withstand water penetration when submerged up to a bone crushing 91 meters /300 feet!
The Animas backpack is one extreme dry bag you that can trust to protect your gear from water damage even in the most demanding of situations. Manufactured from heavy-duty Cordura ripstop nylon with a matte PU finish, so the water just beads up and rolls off. Watershed's excellent ZipDry top closure creates a watertight seal that's easy to open and close.
The 40-litre capacity is perfect for carrying enough kit for an overnight adventure, or pack lightly and go for longer. Ideal for carrying warm clothing, sleeping bag and food that you NEED to keep dry.
The Animas has removable back-straps and waist belt, so you can strip it down and use for hauling kit via the durable reinforced lug handle.
The bag is stitch-free and has been welded using high pressure and radio frequency making it one single piece of material, free from weak points.
The 840 denier Cordura ripstop nylon, reinforced with multiple layers of polyurethane is tough enough to withstand some serious abuse, heavy loads and constant exposure to water. It will shrug off UV rays, chemicals and abrasive outdoor conditions without fading, cracking or losing flexibility.
The Animas is the most popular waterproof backpack by Watershed for good reasons. If you’re thinking about investing in this dry bag we're confident it will serve you well for many years!
- Removable, padded shoulder straps
- Durable top lug handle
- Removable waist belt
- Waterproof to a depth of 91m / 300 feet
- Height: 55cm / 22"
- Width: 35cm / 14"
- Depth: 18cm / 7.25"
- Capacity: 40 Litres
- Weight: 1.06kg
- Closure: ZipDry®
- Opening Size: 40cm / 16"
Snap the seal shut at one end. Working towards the opposite end, snap the seal together with your first three fingers and thumbs of both hands. Leave the last five centimetres open at the end to either bleed out excess air or to inflate the bag and give it buoyancy. Finally, snap last corner shut. Squeeze bag as hard as you can. If no air leaks out, your bag is ready for submersion!
Opening the bag is simply the reverse. Do NOT force it open by pulling the tabs apart as this could damage the ZipDry seal.
Simply grip the bag by the seal with both hands laying your thumbs over the grip tabs, squeeze and kink the seal into an "S" shape and the bag will open easily.
Check out the video to see how Watershed's excellent ZipDry mechanism works:
1 X Animas backpack
1 X ZipDry lubricant