REPOST IR: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack - Gail
- Reposting because the html tinyurl did not paste the first time around (that site is really messed up tonight)
Hello Mystery Monitor,
Here is my IR for the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack. Thanks in advance for the edits. Gail
Sea to Summit
Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack
Gail Staisil, Marquette, Michigan
Initial Report -
November 25, 2012
November 25, 2012
Name: Gail Staisil
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight:152 lb (69 kg)
2001 AT yahoo DOT com
the last 20
years, backpacking has become a passion. I am a four-season backpacker
and an off-trail navigator. Although
I do take yearly trips to the American West or Southwest, the majority
of my trips are in Michigan and Canada.My pack weight varies considerably but my base weight is below 18 lb
(8 kg). I am primarily a tarp camper who averages more than 50 nights a
year backpacking in a huge variety of weather conditions including
relentless rain, wet snow and sub-zero temps.
Sea to Summit
(also available in Sky Blue, Orange and Lime
22 L (1343 cu in)
Weight 3.2 oz (91 g) on website, 3.5 oz (99 g) on packaging
Weight 3.6 oz (102 g)
Model Year 2012
and Product Description
The Sea to
Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack arrived with not any outstanding imperfections. The pack I
received is in the color of black with gray accents. There is a printed
label (Sea to Summit) on one of the gray panels but it is barely
visible. The label looks like it was cut a bit off as the bottom of the first letter "S" has been chopped off. This is a purely
cosmetic defect but worth noting.
The pack was
enveloped in a tiny stuff sack that measured approximately 5 in (12.7 cm) in length
and only 3 in (7.6 cm) in diameter (when empty). Although I
expected it to be small, it is probably the smallest stuff sack I've
ever seen. The daypack pulled out of the stuff sack with a bit of
effort so needless to say it probably won't be stored that way very
often. The stuff sack has a snap on the end of it that fastens inside
the pack to hold any other small object that I don't want to
lose. It also makes the likelihood of losing the stuff sack not
Design and Technical
evident by the name of the daypack (Ultra-Sil) it is constructed with very light weight
siliconized Cordura fabric. This fabric has a small check pattern
integrated into the fabric for strength and is reportedly
water-resistant. The daypack is designed to be very un-fussy and
simple. The exterior has no pockets, loops (other than a very small hang loop on back), or waistbelt but there is a
corded lacing system on the front of the pack. The reflective
non-stretch cord zig zags through six loops (three on each side) and can be
tensioned by a very tiny cord-lock device. This allows the fastening of an
item on the outside of the pack for quick access.
The interior of the pack is without features other than the
aforementioned stuff sack that attaches to the pack by means of a
Hypalon material (rubber-like) insert with a single snap. There is no
structure to the pack such as a backpanel.
The pack is carried by the means of two simple shoulder straps also
made out of sil-nylon material. Narrow webbing (0.25 in/0.64 cm) is attached to the side
seams of the back by means of a triangular insert of sil-nylon
material. The straps can be adjusted with a small buckle on each side.
The top of the pack has a roll-top closure that is often found on
typical dry bags. The closure is made of Hypalon and it is labeled "To
seal roll at least four times and clip buckle". Although the
daypack has the word "Dry" in its name the pack is only water resistant
and according to the manufacturer it is not intended for situations
the pack will be submerged. All of the seams in the pack are double
stitched and then taped to seal against water though.
I have already filled the daypack and took it out on a test run while
cross country skiing. Inside I packed a light down sweater and
emergency supplies. It seemed comfortable enough without having a chest
strap but I do wonder how it will function or stay in place while
wearing a jacket of more slippery material as the fabric of the daypack
is very slick. When I stuffed the pack full it measured approximately
18 in (46 cm) in length (rolling the top closure four times) and
about 11 in (28 cm) at the bottom tapering a bit to the top. Because the
pack is unstructured it is really hard to accurately measure but my
estimate is close.
Sea To Summit
products have a lifetime warranty. I look forward to using the pack in
all kinds of winter weather.
closure easy to use
sack is very tight (although I don't envision using it much to store
to Sea to Summit and BackpackGearTest for this opportunity to test the Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack.This concludes my
Initial Report. The Field Report
this report in approximately two months.
Please check back then for more information.
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Sorry for the delay . . . I missed the email assigning me this test.
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Although I do take yearly trips to the American West or Southwest, the majority of my trips are in Michigan and Canada.My pack weight varies considerably but my base weight is below 18 lb (8 kg).
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Black (also available in Sky Blue, Orange and Lime
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and Product Description
The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack arrived with not any outstanding imperfections.
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The pack I received is in the color of black with gray accents.
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