September 20, 2016

The Sprint Dry Pack is the ideal lightweight waterproof day pack.  Don’t believe me? Try and find one in stock, anywhere.  You know an item is worth your while when you can scarcely find it in stock.  This pack weighs in at 14 oz. If you are unaware of what that means, well, it weighs less than a pair of climbing shoes.  This pack proved particularly useful while fly-fishing.  I tend to carry expensive camera gear just in case the once in a lifetime shot shows itself, but I cannot afford to risk getting the camera wet if I were to fall in.

Sprint Dry Pack

The bottom of the backpack is reinforced with abrasion-resistant nylon.  Resistant.  Not proof.  I tested this backpack for a month, making sure to discover the boundaries of this “abrasion-resistant” bottom.

Sprint Dry Pack

I put the backpack through a good amount of bushwhacking to approach the rivers. I was not gentle.  After four weeks I noticed a pin-sized hole on the bottom.  Under normal circumstances the backpack would not wear a hole; however, if you plan on bushwhacking I would suggest an upgrade to the Hydraulic Dry Pack.

 

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Surprisingly Comfortable
  • Wide opening for easy gear loading
  • Reinforced bottom
  • Small pocket on inside

Cons

  • No waist strap
  • Only reinforced on bottom

Photography by Nick Tunnicliffe