Outdoor Research Ultralight Dry Sack
Outdoor ResearchUltralight Dry Sack

Thanks to the lightweight polyester material and a wide range of sizes, the Outdoor Research Ultralight Dry Sack is ideal for backpacking in rain-soaked climates. The smooth profile easily inserts into a backpack while the fully taped seams and polyurethane coating ensure you'll have a dry pair of clothes to change into when you arrive at camp.

  • 40D polyester is durable, ultralight, and highly packable
  • Polyurethane coating and fully taped seams provide complete waterproof protection
  • Waterproof roll-top closure keeps the wet out
  • Durable buckle on the closure is quick and reliable
  • Single D-ring provides a secure attachment point
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Ultralight Dry Sack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are very lightweight and due to that they are not the most durable nor are they the most waterproof. That is not the point of ultralight gear so that being said I love these for what they are. If you are looking for an ultralight dry stuff sack look no further.

Great Ultralight Dry Sack

Not all that waterproof

    The bag seemed to be airtight but not very waterproof. Used it to protect our camera bag while hiking in the rain. After a few hours of camping, we opened it up to check on our camera and the whole inside of the OR dry sack was moist. Our camera bag was moist as well. The camera did not suffer any damage, thankfully, but we lost confidence that it would keep our items dry.

    Useful

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got the 2.5 litre size. I mostly put gear that I need to stay dry, in case of a downpour or leak in my pack cover. So far, it's done the job well. The clip is easy enough to handle with one hand. Also convenient size if you are at a campsite and need to bring a few things with you, but don't want to bring your entire bag/pannier.

    Ultra Light

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

    Lighter than my other dry bags so durability is a concern but after the first river trip they seem to be up to the task.

    Thank you Moe!

    Leta
    OR Rep

    Keep Yo' Stuff Dry

      I have both the 5L and the 20L on this and have used both of them with no leaks or anything like that. These are not the thick dry sacks that can be fully submerged in water, but are the lighter weight material, but still have fully taped seems. An added bonus is that these dry sacks float pretty well when some air is left in them when you roll it closed.

      Thank you Patrick!

      Leta
      OR Rep

      20 L Dry Sack

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The 20 L is awesome. I love this size, I have several dry sacks. What I love about this one is that it fits perfectly into my small day bag and I can use it as a liner. It is almost the same size as my day bag and it keeps everything dry. If you want to size it down to a smaller size just roll down the top.
      Works great!

      Thank you Ryan!

      Leta
      OR Rep

      Dry Sack

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

      I got 10L and I'm super stoked on the size it came to be and I intend on using it often!

      Thanks Mitchell!

      Leta
      OR Rep

      Works as billed.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I knew we'd be backpacking in the rain. I also knew I wasn't always going to be carrying my gear as we had hired porters for our trek. So it was imperative to have a way to keep my clothes dry. We trekked. It rained (and snowed). And my clothes stayed dry thanks to this bag.

      Thanks Dave!

      Quality bag!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My bag is 2.5 liters. It held my one long underwear, short wool underwear, a pair of gloves, long sleeve light wool shirt and my one extra pair of wool socks. Fantastic bag for me. I backpacked from Milan to Sarche Italy in rain and wet brush for 116 miles over a week long period. It kept my clothes dry. What more could I ask. Light/compact/dry : Quality. Now get this bag, smile and have a fantastic time :)

      So Very Dry

        None of my gear got wet on a recent rainy sailing trip. This is the sort of gear that you should always have on hand. When you need it, it's priceless. highly recommend for any outdoor gear arsenal.

        Best UL Dry-sac sold

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I really like the bag compared to the sea-to-summit ultra sil bags. This feels better made, the top closure is a smoother material that will seal better, and the polyester is more slippery then the Sea-to-Summit making stuffing a sleeping bag easier. OR also has a fantastic warranty. None of these ultra light bags are ever totally waterproof, but I will update this review again once I get it in the rain. I don't anticipate any issues. The 10L weighed in at 1.4oz.

        Alexander - thank you for the great review on the UL stuff sack! Not many folks take the time to review something so "simple," but as you write above, there are some great details that the OR sack has that others don't.

        Enjoy!

        Leta
        OR Rep

        Wooo! If you can't tell I'm a bit of an OR fanboy :)

        Great deal

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've used this bag a few times and it has held up well. I left it on the ground in a downpour and everything inside stayed completely dry. The bag is very light, so the exterior isn't as robust as a that of a heavier bag would be, but that's a sacrifice you make since this one is lightweight and not expensive. Great product.

        UPDATE
        The bag is tougher than expected. On my last trip, I accidentally left a metal fork in the bottom and piled stuff in on top of it in preparation for a bear hang. Even though the prongs pressed hard against the bag overnight, it didn't tear. Not saying you should try it, but it may be good to know.

        Great to hear, Jackson. Thanks for taking the time to review!

        Leta
        OR Rep

        Ultra-light is right!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Over the years I seem to have accumulated a number of down garments stuffed in their own sack pocket or stuff sack.Keeping all these pieces together can get to be chore.An ultralight dry sack is the perfect ticket.

        Great lightweight waterproof

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Outdoor Research makes awesome dry bags and dry sacks. The stitching and seams are great. This particular model is lightweight and won't take a ton of abuse being tossed and drug. If you need a more durable bag or sack that will see the outside of your bags etc, get one of the non-ultralight sacks or even the "durable" dry bag or sac. I use this for ensuring my down bag stays dry in case of emergency.

        Great lightweight waterproof

        LIght and Dry

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These dry sacks really are phenomenal. I use them as stuff sacks for my sleeping bag. The taped seems and waterproof fabric give me a little extra security on ski mountaineering trips while the taped seems and waterproof fabric allow me to compress the contents and seal it up as small as most compression sacs without all the extraneous straps and fabric of a traditional compression sack. It is definitely a piece that is a little fragile as most ultralight gear is but if used mostly within you pack it lasts and will remain unscathed!

        Dry Sack

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

        The Dry Sack kept our gear as dry as any dry bag I've had, but by the end of the week long trip on the Main Salmon there were little holes worn in it. I can't afford to buy a new bag every trip. My old bags have lasted 20 yrs or more.

        This is the ultralight version. It works best with a bit of protection. I use this model inside my pack where it doesn't get a lot of abrasion etc. Due to it's low weight, I put my sleeping bag in this and put it at the bottom of my bag. I also own other Outdoor Research models including the "Durable Dry Sack" and some OR Dry Bags. They are more durable. the "Durable Dry Sack" has been tossed dragged and used outside of my pack. I keep my food in it and tie it in trees at nights... no holes, no wear and tear.