- 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?