On test: LOMO dry bag

Practical Boat Owner - - Section -

Dry bags have trans­formed life on small boats and for those who have to dinghy out to moor­ings. Many are sur­pris­ingly ex­pen­sive, but that’s not true of prod­ucts from Glas­gow-based Lomo, which only sells di­rect from its own web­site.

I bought the 30-litre Dry Bag Holdall pri­mar­ily to keep cam­era kit pro­tected, but liked the wide open­ing so much that it also came with me on a se­ries of 150-200 mile off­shore pas­sages this sum­mer. It has per­formed ex­actly as ex­pected, with the ma­te­rial prov­ing suf­fi­ciently tough. Even bet­ter, when a wave gen­er­ated by a stiff east­erly breeze in Tor­bay flooded the cock­pit of the RIB from which I was tak­ing pho­tos, my kit – in­clud­ing the lap­top on which I’m writ­ing this – re­mained bone dry. Even the ap­par­ently im­prac­ti­cal white colour has stayed clean so far.

Ver­dict: im­pos­si­ble to beat at the £24 price.

■ www.lomo.co.uk

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