“ Manufacturer: IQ Company / Type: Dry bags „
iQ-company Dry Sack 10 Fish
On my somewhat limited number of dives that I have done in both Croatia and Scotland I have been quite obsessive about keeping my belongings safe and dry. I am constantly attached to my phone and electrical equipment and water do not mix well. I decided to invest in a dry bag for my essential belongings, unfortunately there is a never ending list of crucial equipment and items you'd love to have whilst diving, but this was a reasonably priced investment - for a change!
The iQ brand is a specialist outdoor beach and sports manufacturer. They make everything you need for your outdoor pursuits including beachwear, towels, dry suits, wet suits, sun protection and diving kit. The dry sacks are intended to be used for general travel, beach use, boat use and poolside shenanigans, but they really are a useful bit of kit to have around for things like camping trips and walks in the countryside.
The Dry Sack I have is black in colour and I bought it from the Edinburgh Dive Centre who specialise in all things diving. I went for the 10 litre bag which is the smallest size available, you can also get a 20 litre, 30 litre and massive 50 litre sack. These also come in a range of colours - yellow, orange, black, blue and a number of funky prints which my shop unfortunately didn't stock! The sacks all have the iQ cute little fish branding mark printed on them.
The sack itself is made of robust tarpaulin material which is extremely thick, strong and sturdy stuff. I could imagine dragging this through a rocky outcrop and it not getting a scratch on it. The shape of the sack is like a mini duffel bag, with a strong nylon shoulder strap across the side and attached to the top.
The tarpaulin is totally waterproof and is intended to be a dry bag, so that you could submerge this in water and your belongings inside would stay safe and dry.
The dry bag works by having a long neck top which once you have put your items inside you fold down 3-4 times, or as many as you can manage depending on how full you have the bag, also forcing the air out of the sack. By folding the tarpaulin material you create a sealed airtight sack which you then clip into place with the sturdy plastic locks and you then have an airtight and waterproof bag that you can carry around with you.
I haven't gone underwater with this as any extra air effects your buoyancy and I have enough to think about without messing around with bags on my person. However I have taken it on my dive trips and on a boat dive and have felt confident that my goods would be safe and dry if the sack were to fall into the water. It is a very handy item to have and you can hide your possessions away from prying eyes at the same time.
I paid £17.99 for my sack and feel that it is well worth the money. I have taken it on a lot of trips both diving and walking and it's so handy to have something so portable and compact to keep your goods in. These are available from specialist diving shops as well as online on iQ's online shop http://www.underwater-no1.com and Amazon.
Iq-company Dry Sack 10 Fish Pd-blue.