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Ems Transparent Dry Sack Ideal Day Use Bag

Reviewing: Ems Seal Line See 5 Transparent Dry Bag  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This small waterproof bag is ideal for day trips on the water. It can hold several items, and you can see them all for easy retrieval. Clips around a thwart for safety.

When I purchased this bag it was the smallest one they carried; it is 280 cubic inches. The smallest one EMS sells now is 366 cubic inches, but it is still $12.95. Either way, it will hold the things you need to keep handy for a day trip on the water. Note in the pictures that I have a large water bottle, a jacket, snack, and hefty camera in this small bag. The extra 80 cubic inches in the new “small” size would also give you room for a book or more food.

Being able to see through the bag is great! You never are just rummaging around trying to find items that you can’t see.

There is an easy-to-use fold down top. “Sealing strips” are folded together and then held in place by clipping the ends together in a circle which then forms a handle. You can clip this around a thwart to hold the bag to the canoe. I never had occasion to test this with a long stint in water, but it definitely keeps the water out with quick dunkings.


Some people have trouble figuring out how to fold the top to make the seal work. However, it is clearly labeled right on the pack which direction to fold, and how to clip it. You just have to pay attention.