KODIAK WINDOW
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When it’s water, water everywhere

KODIAK WINDOW
These compression dry bags will protect your goodies through even the hairiest rafting trips.

KODIAK WINDOW
Pluses: Translucent panel for viewing contents, purge valve, round bottom that permits for upright packing. Minus: Lining clings to some fabrics, hindering packing. Five sizes. $21-$35. (800) 531-9531, www.seallinegear.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photographs by Annie Wells ()
EXPEDITION COMPRESSION
EXPEDITION COMPRESSION
Pluses: Round bottom, purge valve, straps to ease compression of items that want to swell (think down sleeping bags). Minus: Straps impede quick access to contents. Three sizes. $36-$40. (800) 632-6163, www.seattlesportsco.com ()
WXTEX PNEUMO
WXTEX PNEUMO
Pluses: Purge valve, color could aid in rescue, flat design permits low-profile attachment to backpack. Minus: Two-way valve lets in water if not tightened sufficiently. Five sizes with valve, two without. $15-$34. (406) 586-5258, www.pacoutdoor.com ()
ORTLIEB COMPRESSION
ORTLIEB COMPRESSION
Pluses: Purge valve, round bottom, five-year warranty. Like others, it’s well made. Minus: Color absorbs sun’s heat more than others (think hot cheese, damaged film). Three sizes. $40-$50. (800) 649-1763, www.ortliebusa.com ()
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