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    Question Caving bag for hauling wet dive gear

    I was thinking of looking for a caving bag that I could use to carry wet dive gear from the pool to the club store. Our club store is not far maybe 70 metres away but you still have to exit the pool building, walk up the road, up and down stairs as well. This means that after the pool I am changed back into my day clothes and they usually get wet as bcd, fins and pool shortie are all dripping. I keep a rain coat handy to stop me getting soaked through at the shoulders but legs still get wet.

    If I had a cavers style dry back rucksack with wide opening I could put everything in and carry it on my back while staying dry. That is cylinder, bcd, fins, the lot so bag needs to both wide diameter and strong. I was also thinking the caving back would double up for other carrying, such as taking my twin 8s to get tested when travelling by public transport. Might also be useful for stuffing gear in when car sharing to prevent the boot getting wet....

    Other bonus would be a some sort of flap lid and ideally a waist strap to take some of the weight of the shoulders.

    A quick google brought up quite a few hits, so advice on what is up to the job / where to buy from would be very welcome.
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    Pop into LOMO in town, its across from the daily record building nr the clyde.

    This one fits the bill and cheap but not in stock, im sure it'll be back soon.

    http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/ru...rucksacks.html

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    Farrworld.Co.Uk has some good caving bags that can take two single 7's or look at bernies in Ingleton

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    I have one of these:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gelert-Exped...C0PRCDX1A4CX8T

    Which fills most of your criteria, but it might be a bit tight getting things in, so they do make a bigger one:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gelert-Exped...C0PRCDX1A4CX8T
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    caving bags always have holes int the bottom to let water out and don't (usually) have a waist belt (some.larger ones might if for expedition use - more for carrying kit to the entrance). Normal sized caving bags might be too small - though again expo sized might do. Not to say there's anything wrong wuth the idea for all that

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    Try http://www.mogot.eu/ good bags and I have a number and they take a lot of abuse.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. The Farr world bag was closest to what I had in mind but as profpointy says it has got drain holes (I could stick a some tarp in the bottom), it is also quite expensive. Probably fairly rugged compared to the others. I have a lomo hold all bag for my general kit and managed somehow to put a hole in it during normal use. A a hold all with shoulder straps would work but a vertical bag with an open top would be best option. Not sure about a roll up dry bag style opening, that might restrict easy access when sliding bcd/cylinder in.
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMW View Post
    Try http://www.mogot.eu/ good bags and I have a number and they take a lot of abuse.

    Andrew
    The 80 litre looks promising price wise. No waist strap but I could live without that
    Why is it that with everything in life I always find a more difficult way of doing it (and not intentionally)

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    why don't you just get a standard caving bag (or any string bag for that matter) and line it with a high quality plastic bag (i.e. large rubble sack) ?


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