Waterproof Bags and Boxes
bags (dry bags) are used to keep your gear dry. Even kayaks equipped
with bulkheads tend to leak water if swamped. Additionally, waterproof
bags provide emergency flotation if your kayak fills with water.
Waterproof bags come in many sizes, colors and materials.
The most popular bags are roll-top dry bags made from heavy duty
PVC plastic. To use the bag, place your belongings in the bag, roll
the top flaps over several times and seal with the plastic buckle.
Purchase bags that fit easily through your kayak
hatches. Nothing is more frustrating then buying a bag that fits
your sleeping bag and not having it fit through the hatch. It's
also a good idea to get bags of different colors for quick identification
of the contents.
Waterproof boxes can be used to hold items that
are fragile or may puncture a bag. Many kayakers use dry boxes for
to hold their first-aid kits or cameras.