A wee review of the £30 Lomo 40L dry bag rucksack after a 6 hour SwimHike in North Harris, Scotland at the weekend. I say 6 hours, it was actually more like 7.5 hours as I stopped my suunto watch a few times when sorting out kit between hikes and swims and also on Scarp. We had misty rain for most of the day, so the rucksack was getting weather from all directions during the outing and the only water that got into the rucksack was from myself (wet hands or from my head) after swimming then opening it to get a drink, snack, towel, glasses etc... As mentioned in the video, I always double bag my essential kit into a waterproof bag inside any rucksack that I use for sea or loch swimming. I'll also be glueing a pvc d-ring onto the rucksack for future SwimHikes as it'll create less stress on the carry handle which is where I had the leash looped round for towing during this trial, so I could tow the rucksack behind me. There was a fair amount of chop on all 4 swims on the outing and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the rucksack. It has a multitude of uses and I think we've just added SwimHiking to it's list. Well done Lomo. Link to the 40L dry bag rucksack on the Lomo website: https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/walke...
**Just to note, that I would not recommend this SwimHike route to anyone without being accompanied by an experienced swim guide.
**Also, to note that I am not affiliated to Lomo. I buy my own gear for SwimCamping/SwimHiking and do the odd review too.
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