As you’ll read the article, you will notice that I am a dry bag lover, and I am surely not the only one…no wonder as they are practical, easy to use and they keep all the belongings completely dry!
Not long ago, I wrote a review about the Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag. Today I will talk about another fantastic bag called, The Friendly Swede Compact and Lightweight Dry Bag. By the way, the two are very similar, but not quite the same. Oh, no doubt, there are many good quality dry bags on the market, but the Friendly Swede stand out from the crowd! Let see why!
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About the Friendly Swede
The Friendly Swede Compact and Lightweight Dry Bag play the same role as the Earth Pak Waterproof, it keeps your belongings completely dry and protects valuable electronic items such as camera, tablet, phone, Kindle, to name a few. Whether you plan to go sailing, camping, kayaking, canoeing or snorkeling, you can count on this bag to keep all your belonging safe and dry.
First of all, these bags come in a set of two, which is a plus! You can easily organize and separate your equipment. For example, one for clothes and the second for electronic items or whatever you want.
This fantastic dry bag is made with 500D PVC Tarp, a very strong material, ensuring a high-level of protection against water and tear resistant. What is great about the Friendly Swede bags is that they have a thick flat bottom made of scrim vinyl, allowing to hold its shape well. It really comes in handy when filling up the bags. You’ll find it much easier to pack when it stands!
There is a single shoulder strap that comes with each bag making these comfortable to carry across the chest during the outdoor adventure. The strap is not padded, which can cause some discomfort on the shoulder if the bag is heavily loaded. Be aware that the 10L comes with a detachable strap whereas the 5L doesn’t. You can carry the bag by holding the closure with your hand. Or if you wish, you can throw it over your shoulder using the strap.
These bags feature a roll-top plastic closure tab system providing a super watertight seal. If you leave a bit of air in the bag after packing, it will float, and in some cases can be used as a flotation device but not instead. The plastic closure is extremely easy to use. The only thing you have to do is to roll the top three times and close the two buckles to seal it properly.
These bags are absolutely fantastic, but some Amazon reviewers stated that there is a lack of color choices. These come in white, black, blue and yellow, but the Friendly Swede bags are of so good quality that it makes this detail less important than it is.
These are available in two different sizes and a set of two same sizes. The 5L (170 oz) is quite small, and these are big enough to fit a few items such as sunglasses, wallet, iPhone, tablet, and camera. The 10 L (340 oz) will fit for a change of clothes, and two towels, which is perfect for a day trip!
Who Are These Bags For?
These bags are designed for any water sports or outdoor activity, travelers, adventurers, and for anyone who wants to keep their belongings dry while enjoying their journey.
As mentioned above, these bags can be used for any purpose, whether for kayaking, boating, snorkeling, camping, and even at home!
- High-quality material, durable and lightweight
- Has an Adjustable closure system
- Keep all the belonging safe and dry
- The 10L comes with a detachable strap
- Excellent price
- The company offer a lifetime warranty
- The Friendly Swede bag has a single strap. It Can only be carried over the shoulder or across the chest and not on the back
- Lack of color choices
The Friendly Swede Compact and Lightweight Dry Bags are a must-have simply because they are made of a stiff material providing a high level of waterproofness. They keep everything dry, and the price is excellent! What more could you ask for!
Have you tried these fantastic Friendly Swede dry bags? If so, feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
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Daniella has been passionate about travel, the sea, and nature for many years. As a child, she frequently traveled throughout the Mediterranean and continued with her journeys throughout her adult life.
Her experiences have created the desire within her to share her love for traveling with other passionate and adventurers who want to discover beautiful horizons and new cultures.