The river is waiting.

Store a week's worth of gear in the Mountainsmith Mountain Dry Roll-Top Duffel Bag for your river trips. This bag's PU-coated shell with fully taped seams and a roll-top closure help protect your pajamas from getting drenched in the daytime, and its ballistic tarpaulin fabrication ensures excellent durability and longevity. Mountainsmith also added compression straps and one water-resistant front pocket for accessories. Its reflective trim can help you find the Mountain Dry duffel in case it goes overboard.

  • Ballistic tarpaulin with PU coating
  • Fully taped seams
  • Roll-top closure
  • Removable padded shoulder strap
  • Dual padded haul handles
  • Compression straps
  • Splash-proof zippered front accessory pocket
  • Reflective trim
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Impressive durability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been shoving this bag full of gear into my kayak, in the back of trucks for road trips, and left it in the rain more times than I've cared to count and it's still holding up like a champ. No leaks. No tears. The only signs of wear in two years are little whispy threads around the stitching that to my experience hasn't changed it's performance in any way. The straps also work easily as a backpack for hauling gear further than from a boat to camp. Why get a black hole duffel for $200 when you can get a 100% waterproof bag that'll last as long as you need for this much less?

High quality

    This bag is amazingly versatile and seems to be very high quality. I’ve used it for quite a few purposes and is an all around great duffle as well as dry bag. It’s perfect for using on my drift boat when I want to throw layers in that I don’t want getting wet. It’s one you can trust.

    Unanswered Question

    How many liters is this bag? 65, 90?

    Dry Duffel is the way to go

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    After using tube style dry bags on river trips for years I finally decided to give the duffel style a shot. Couldn't be happier with this offering from Mountainsmith. This bag exceeded my expectations. I picked up the large and it is big enough to hold: my two man tent, 30 degree sleeping bag, tent stakes, mallet, and a regular old pillow in there with plenty of room to spare. Didn't put it through a submersion but it did keep all of my gear dry and - relatively - sand free.

    $44 and exceeded expectations

      I'll keep this brief: at $44 it's a steal. Makeshift backpack, shoulder strap included, lifetime warranty. Great on the Husqvarna 701 Enduro, on a plane, on my shoulder for a romantic weekend getaway with a freak I'll meet on Craigslist. You get the idea.

      High Quality Simple Construction

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Really good looking simple waterproof duffle. Not flashy, definitely functional. One compartment, I got the Large and it's big enough to carry multiple other gearbags inside. Has backpack straps, which are nice when lugging gear - would like a standard shoulder strap, but these straps work fine.

      Very Happy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I use the bag as a boat boat bag. Food, rain shells, water bottles , extra layers, first aid kits, camera gear... Thats what lives in the bag and gets tossed on floor of the boat be it a canoe or a drift boat. I love the bag, its been very durable, no leaks etc etc. I will admit I am careful with it... Especially out of the boat. I don't use it for anything but the boat. I've added a rectangle of foam (cut up Z-Rest) to the inside of the base to help prevent bottom punctures and adds a little structure to it. For the price (sale) I'm thrilled with it.

      Not durable

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've only used this on a multi-day fishing outings in SE Alaska and I find a new tear in it every time. It's not very abrasion resistant either. Sadly, I don't think I got my money's worth out of it. It's starting to look like Swiss cheese.

      Cold Weather Failure

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I use dry bags frequently to store clothes, food, and gear while snomachining in Nome, Alaska. Paired with cold weather and the abuse of being tied down in a siglin sled proved to be to much for this duffel. Anywhere there was a fold or crease ended up tearing. Small abrasions and rips now cover the entire bag. I have had considerable better luck with other generic dry bags, pretty disappointed it wasn't able to hold up when I needed it.

      I use this bag a lot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This dry bag is very helpful and I use it all the time. I will travel with it and use is as with a carry on or check it. Since it rolls down fairly small the carry on option is beneficial if I'm only taking some clothes somewhere. Or, if you decided to bring a lot of things and use the back as a check it works well for that.

      The water proof bag has been very nice knowing that if the bag is miss handled in the rain or taken on a trip all the gear will be dry. Being out in the Aleutians staying dry is always a priority, so having a bag that can keep things that way is important.
      The straps are handy because you can turn the pack into a backpack. After adjusting the pack to fit me the back pack is fairly comfortable. I wouldn't use it on a 14+ mile hike but if I was going on a trip to hike out a little while then camp the backpack would be nice. The sling strap also pays off when moving the bag a short distance from one place to another. The stitching seems to be very sturdy so I'm not that concerned about tearing.

      Bomber!! Exceeded my expectations.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used this item a handful of times and was most impressed with the following: roll top keeps out water, welded seams, carried as pack well, tons of room and not black- sooooo tired of black bags!