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    Recommend me a hold-all for my gear

    Iím looking to actually buy a diving bag, I was given and old one years ago and it finally disintegrated on the last trip, and I have a hard gear gulper box but unfortunately as I have no shed etc I have to keep it in the cupboard under the stairs and itís a complete nuisance to get in and out, not to mention cumbersomeÖÖ so I think Iím just going to use that for wetsuits, over suit for helping on the rib and my spare bcd and wing.

    Can anyone recommend a hold-all for every day use which I could travel with if needed but will generally be used for storing my dry gear, transporting wet gear back in the car when Iíve dived at home and occasional travel?

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    Ikea bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottle maker View Post
    Ikea bag
    Not sure it would hold up in a plan hold particularly well

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    I store and transport kit in Ikea bags. They're great especially if you have other hobbies/activities, cheap enough that you can buy a ton of them so you can separate stuff out and just grab whichever kit bag(s) you need for whatever you're doing.

    I wouldn't store kit that gets wet in a decent bag long term (unless it's a waterproof fabric) as it will eventually go mildewy no matter how careful you are. Caving tackle bags are good for that, they're usually made out of something like PVC and designed to get battered and cope with being permanently wet. Not particularly cheap any more and not great for travel though.

    https://is-pro.co.uk/product-category/brands/warmbac/

    If you want some decent travel kit bags then Montrose Rope & Sail's bags are brilliant. Designed for offshore use so come in a range of sizes suitable for air transport. I've got a few that are years old and still going.

    https://www.montrosebag.com/
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    This supplier has an excellent range of bags and are very good value.

    https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Dry-...y-bags-uk.html

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    I was gonna say Lomo

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    Ive been using Eagle creek 90l "No matter what" rolling duffle for the last 10 years at least, Same bag. its been all over the world and lives in the loft with the travel kit in it unless I need it for work trips.
    Has wheels but only weights 2 kg so much better than a suit case style bag.

    I think that range has been replaced by "Migrate" they are not cheap but I cant see why I wont get anoter 10 years out of it at the moment...
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    I use Eaglecreek also but the 110L version, lightweight and bullet proof!

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    Just noticed this is in the Rebreathers Accessories forum

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    I've had an Akona roller bag for ages; somewhere between 15-20 yrs and probably closer to 20.


    one of these:

    https://www.akona.com/products/gear-...CK?filter_87=1


    Its huge and has been pretty much bomb proof over 40+ trips around Middle East and Asia. The metal pull out handle frame, semi rigid sides and rigid base give loads of protection to kit; I've had no breakages of bag or kit and I always pack everything inside (incl prescription mask, regs, canister lamp, back-up torches etc) Heavy duty oversize wheels have coped with rough ground. Fin pockets are broad enough for Jets and long enough for longer fins eg Volos

    Downsides:

    Its heavy
    It doesn't pack flat for storage ( eg on a liveaboard)

    Would deffo consider another if buying now.


 
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