I used your great bag last weekend when I went kayak camping at the Canaveral National Seashore. I have attached photos of the "in-action."
The bag is super-well-made! The heavy-duty casing prevents thorns and other shape objects (such a clam shells, stove parts, etc.) from accidentally puncturing the bladder. The gallon size was more than adequet for a two-day, hot, Florida, July camping trip. The double-sided handle works great for aiding in carrying the bag or filling as the bag gets heavier as it fills. The bag easily fits in the space provided in the kayak and does not move in rough seas. In fact, if placed in the bow section of the kayak the water actually aides in control and navigating through rough waters. The simplicity and ease of operation of the valve in genius. In short, I love the bag and after only one multi-day trip it has become one of my favorite pieces camping equipment.
Great job on the product!
I make many multi-day paddling trips. Managing distribution of gear and provisions and carrying water are important issues for me. I find this product indispensable! I use them in many ways:
To carry water effiently in terms of space occupied in my hatches. To distribute weight of my gear and supplies and trim my boat properly. To hang conveniently to dispense water at campsites. As ballast up forward when I paddle solo in our tandem kayak.
Before I got Boatabags, I used plastic bladders like those inside a Boatabag but without the durable cover or carrying handles. They were good for only one or two outings and there was no convenient way to carry them or manage them in camp. Many paddlers use wine bladders - also hard to manage and lacking durability. Boatabags have solved these problems for me. I consider them essential gear for kayak camping.
Dear Boat-A-Bag people,
Your bags were awesome on our sea kayaking expedition to Southeast Alaska and the MistyFjordsNational Monument. There were two Boat-A-Bags on this expedition and both held up wonderfully and performed perfectly. Our Boat-A-Bags held-up far better than others on our trip. Not a leak and very easy to use. The large mouth was super easy to fill and the bomb-proof bag showed no sign of chaffing from the abuse on the granite (as pictured).