I’ve just leak tested the five dry bags we’re taking on the GR5 and three had leaks.
Most of them are by no means old either.
Even pin-hole leaks can let in surprising amounts of water I’ve discovered – and some of the ones I found were pretty big.
Here’s a quick HOWTO:
- Have a pen ready to circle any leaks and a towel to dry the outside.
- Turn inside out (you’ll want to make any repairs on the inside of the bag).
- Fill with no more than about four litres of water, even in big bags (any more and the silnylon bags could rupture).
- Dry with a towel so you can spot the leaks.
- Roll the bag around so that each section of bag is at the bottom of the water inside them (to get the most pressure).
- Pay particular attention to seams.
- Dry and repair with Mcnett Seam Grip or Mcnett Silgrip
Only four days to go… Whoohoo!