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New Waterproof Sling Bag

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by solocanoe, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. solocanoe

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    I just got my 2010 LL Bean Flyfishing catalog - they have a waterproof sling bag and gear bag...
    My fly boxes are waterproof, so I don't care, but I remembered folks on this forum wanted (at one time) a waterproof sling bag.
    LL Bean "no questions, forever" warranty :D ...maybe it helps someone? ;)

    LL Bean Waterproof Sling bag
     
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    I like it. A bit shiny though.
     
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    Wow.....not sure what to make of that!
    Looks like a nice travel bag for your S& M kit!! :laugh:

    Nate
     
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    I thought it was kind of ugly at first but I to am a fly angler and could get a fair amount of use out of something like this.
     
  5. Fixer

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    That bag is water resistant.

    These bags are water proof:

    http://cascadedesigns.com/SealLine

    Most are submersible to two feet which may not seem like a lot but it is. I LOVE Sealine bags.
     
  6. solocanoe

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    I saw your reply Fixer and got a small lump in my throat (hate to lead others astray, etc..)
    my fears are relieved by looking at the site closely.

    (BTW - sealine bags are great, I have some from my Kayaking days...but nothing as cool as a gear slinger! :rolleyes: )

    The tester that really took it to the ultimate - of holding the bag submerged in a tub -holding it under the water on purpose WOW! :shocked:
    I don't think I'd ever be doing that...even if I didn't have waterproof fly boxes! :p It wasn't really designed for that either I guess.
    But I also understand - I'm carrying fishing gear...he's carrying a camera. (another reason I carry a waterproof/shockproof camera! :laugh: )

    I REALLY LIKED the part where it held up to 5 minutes straight of water from a shower - directly pounding it...that's more than I'd ever subject it to (probably)
    and THE BEST PART - of course - was the TOTALLY AWESOME response from LL Bean - greatest warranty EVER for a huge company...

    I know I brag on RAT (ESEE) warranty - Surefire's, etc....but I have been a HUGE fan of LL Bean for 3 decades.
    They have replaced 2 flyrods for me - and one fly reel over 15 years old that a large striper totally and unexpectedly trashed last year -
    (all I asked them to do was fix it - and I would pay for it - but they sent me a new one- free!)

    I am a "top 250 reviewer" on their site, but I'm not paid by them...no family works for them...etc..but I sure do love 'em! :D

    IF you are looking for a bag you can dunk/hold under and wait for bubbles...this won't work for you...
    but if you just want something more than a regular bag and not having to do the "bag inside a pack" (what I still do)
    ...then maybe this will work for you.

    the coolest thing is that if they sell a bunch of either style they are offering...we will get more choices in the future! :roof:
     
  7. NAdams65

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    SC.......I was just kidding....thought the shiny, perforated leather look was interesting. No offense meant!! :buck2:

    Nate
     
  8. solocanoe

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    oh, no way Nate - no problem at all!

    to be honest - when LL Bean called it waterproof in their ad/title...it was good enough for me. given my past history with them and all...

    but, it was good to check it out - a bit more in depth!
    good to know all I learned - maybe others did too! ;D

    I've used army rubberized "waterproof laundry bags" inside my packs for so long...I probably need to look at another option! :lolhammer:
     
  9. solocanoe

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    Nate - had to change my reply - should have been to fixer -

    I understood your post (and laughed out loud!) immediately! very clever! ;D :rolleyes:

    anyway...maybe I just need to buy the thing and see how shiny/ugly it really is! :lolhammer: