FAQ

PRO DRYBAG

Are the bags 100% waterproof?

Yes. The PRO DRYBAG 45L and PRO DRYBAG 100L are both waterproof down to 50m/164 ft below the surface and have the highest waterproof classification- IP68.

The DRY TOTEBAG 90L has the same type of fabric with welded seams but is designed with an open-top without a zipper and therefore not waterproof to use below the water surface.

Does the PRO DRYBAG float?

Yes. The PRO DRYBAG floats fully packed with a full-size adult on top.

How to use PRO DRY BAG?

Make sure the entire zipper is clean and dry before closing the zipper. For closing the zipper, pull with your index finger and your long finger until the closing parts are fully shut, please note that the last closing/opening bit of the zipper is a bit harder to pull.

We advise everyone to do a Product/Waterproof test before submersing the PRO DRYBAG to make sure it is not damaged in any way. Please note that our warranty only covers SUBTECH SPORTS products and not your electronic device or any other equipment that you put inside any of our products.

Is the zipper airtight?

Yes. The zipper is fully waterproof and airtight. It is the same zipper as you find on dry suits and rescue suits. The zipper will also keep any condensation out, preventing your electronic equipment from being damaged.

The zipper is pressure tested to 500mbar/ 7psi.

How do the bags perform under extreme temperatures?

All bags have been going thru extreme real-life testings so we are more than confident the bags are built to last in the most extreme conditions, check out these examples below:

What makes the bag ergonomic as a backpack?

The 100% water and airtight features of the bag allows a perfect, ergonomic fit as it moulds to your back and spine when carrying the PRO DRYBAG as a backpack.

Does the zipper need maintenance?

To make it easier to open/close the zipper we recommend to lube in the zipper’s closing end, every few months. Use any dry suit zipper lubricant. 

Warning: Keep the zipper clean from dirt and sand before opening and closing- wash with soap and water if needed. Dirt and sand on the zipper chain may cause leaking.

What is the difference between the 1.0 and the 2.0 series PRO DRYBAG?

Stronger outer material TPU 840D, longer zipper opening, detachable straps with 7075 aluminium hooks, magnetic handle, sternum strap with cobra buckle, detachable waist belt with 7075 aluminium buckles, new Smart Pack System, the Shockproof Inflatable System now has a divider to easily separate wet/dirty gear and has an extra pocket and overall a better look, fit and practicality.

How to do a product/waterproof test?

Allow room for air in the PRO DRYBAG. Then close the zipper, making sure you close the zipper fully. Thereafter squeeze all you can while at the same time listen and feel for air going out of the bag. If you are unable to detect any air being released, the PRO DRYBAG is waterproof.

If you feel air leaking from the PRO DRYBAG, the product is faulty and should be exchanged for a new bag.

Note: We advise all users to test your PRO DRYBAG for waterproofing before use.

Disclaimer: SUBTECH SPORT will not be liable for any damage caused to any electronic equipment due to incorrect use of PRO DRYBAG or otherwise.

Read full ‘Terms and Conditions’ before use.

What have media said about the bags?

HiConsumption: “not just water-resistant, but completely waterproof up to 164 feet” Link

The Awesomer: “lightweight, waterproof, airtight and floats on water” Link

Bless this stuff: “perfect for adventurers carrying sensitive gear in extreme environments, it is 100% waterproof down to 50m/164ft, and floats on water, even when fully packed with an adult on top of it!” Link

Carryology: Waterproof down to 50 meters (164 feet), floats fully packed with an adult on top in case of emergency” Link

WIRED: “Waterproof to 50m (IP68), the airtight zipper creates an airbag that not only makes it comfortable to wear but as it is pressure tested to 500mbar/7 psi it is impervious to condensation” Link

FOX NEWS: “nothing says durable more than this waterproof and shockproof duffle bag from Subtech Sports” Link

Gear Junkie: “waterproof down to 50 meters, floats when fully packed” Link

man of many: “waterproof down to an impressive 50m/164ft with IP68 classification – the highest waterproof rating. The bag can float, fully packed supporting an adult Link

Gigazine: “resistant to shock, IP68’s dustproof/waterproof performance protects the inside baggage” Link

Windows central: “an ideal bag choice for extreme athletes, extreme tech geeks, and everyone in between” Link

Mens Gear: “additionally acts as a great safety mechanism as it can float even while fully packed and with an adult on top” Link

World News: “If you’re after the ultimate in adventure carries for outdoor excursions that will stay dry whatever the weather, you need look no further” Link

New Atlas: This super-rugged series of backpacks and bags offers a waterproof rating down to 50 meters (164 ft), and floats so well you can use it as a makeshift life raft.” Link

The Collector: “the world’s most uncompromising and durable duffel bag series” 

“you simply won’t find a more hardy series of carries anywhere out there on the market” Link

DRYCASE

Which DRYCASE size fit my laptop?

Does the DRYCASE keep the laptop cool in the heat?

SHOCKPROOF INFLATABLE SYSTEM

Is the Shockproof Inflatable System included in the price for PRO DRYGBAG 45L?

No, the Shockproof Inflatable System (SIS) is not included when you buy the PRO DRYBAG 45L.

To add the Shockproof Inflatable System cost $99.

How does the Shockproof Inflatable System work?

On the inside of the bag, we have incorporated an Oral Inflator to Inflate/Deflate an airbag to provide 360-degree protection for sensitive gear inside the bag.

You may need to top up with more air in the Shockproof Inflatable System from time to time as the pressure will drop once the air that you are blowing into the air cells (body temperature) is equalizing with the lower outside temperature.

SMART PACK SYSTEM

Is the Smart Pack System included with the bags?

To add the Smart Pack System (Large) cost $99.

Which Smart Pack System should I choose?

Does the Smart Pack System fit the first generation of PRO DRYGBAG 45L (1.0)?

MISC

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