“Waterproof” backpack review

This 25L backback is meant to be used as a drybag when canoeing or kayaking. So I decided to put it to the test. First I placed a 25 pound anvil in the bottom of the backpack to make sure it would sink to the bottom and get completely submerged, as if I was canoeing and the boat flipped. Next, I put in a roll of toilet paper so i would be able to see if it got wet. Then, I placed the pack in my hot tub. Immediately, I could see air bubble starting to come up, which I knew wasn’t good. The reason is that the zippers allow water to leak through.For this to truleybe a waterproof backpack that is capable of replacing a drybag, It need to have the same type of closure as a drybag. Zippers, by design will never be completely waterproof. You can see this in the image below.

On the other hand, this is a decent bag. If you are hiking in raining conditions, or even if you live in a humid climate like Seattle and want to use this to carry your school lsupplieson a rainy day, it would be a good choice. Because of the flap over the zipper, rain will not get into the bag. It also comes with a waterproof case for your cell phone, which had a tight closing clasp that per my tests is in fact waterproof. Here is a complete video of my test.

My conslusion is that this backpack would be great for being in the rain, but it will not replace a true drysack. Available at: http://amzn.to/2BLwyFn

I received this product at either a discount or for free for my honest, fair, and unbiased opinion. All opinions in my reviews are my own and are not swayed in any way due to receiving a discount. I am under no obligation to write a review, the choice was purely my own and I received no compensation.

Custom Memory Coloring Books

Adult coloring books are all the rage. And young kids still enjoy them as well. These help you relax, gain focus, organize your thoughts, and solve problems. Now you can get a custom coloring book made from your photographs to commemorate special events such as leader appreciation, Eagle Scout memories, Cub Scout memories, Trip to Philmont or Northern Tier, Pack or Troop history – just about anything you can think of. All you need is approximately 30 digital photos. The cost? $0. That’s right – Cyberbase Trading Post will build your custom coloring book at no charge. When it is complete, it will be available on Amazon, where you can order as many copies as you want.

What a great gift idea – whether it be for Christmas or for a Court of Honor. It does take a few weeks for us to do this for you, so get your orders in early. Interested? Click here get started!


YETI Roadie 20 Cooler

It’s been some time since I recommended a product on this blog and newsletter, but with the Yeti coolers, it’s not too early to start thinking about the perfect Christmas present for the outdoorsmen in your family. Yeti coolers are known for keeping your food frozen for days. that’s huge when you are going camping for a long weekend and you don’t want your food to spoil (or rely on dehydrated food). And if it keeps food cold, that means it also keeps hot food hot. You could [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Scouting Out Amazon Prime Day

Many people are aware that Tuesday is Amazon Prime Day, a made-up holiday to promote sales. This can be a great time to take advantage of additional savings and get some great items for you and your scouts. Here are some fun ideas:

  • Boy Scouts Of America Fidget Spinner
  • Most Interesting Scout Shirt
  • Post Apocaliptic Survival Shirt
  • Scout Leader SuperPower!
  • What Scouters Say T-Shirt
  • Scouter Mom T-Shirt

Check them all out!


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