Nov 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY!!! DrySåk | The Perfect Waterproof Bag for Your Gear!

Recently my oldest son Nick introduced me to a new venture that he's been working on for quite some time - DrySåk, a rugged waterproof dry bag for storing your gear during water sports and other outdoor activities.

He offered to sponsor a GIVEAWAY (one 10 L size in your color choice) for one lucky Art of Mob reader. I'm sure this will come in handy when toting around your iPhone and other gear. If you're not the lucky winner, you can still get a 10% discount - keep reading to find out how!

What is DrySåk? 

NN:  DrySåk is a line of roll down style, premium waterproof dry bags created to protect gear and belongings from the elements.

Why did you create the line?

NN:  For many years I have used roll-down style dry bags. My work in Utila, Honduras finds part of my daily commute on a boat, and these type of bags are particularly helpful keeping my stuff dry. Despite loving the concept of these bags, I found myself constantly wishing that they had an outside splash-proof pocket so that I could have quick access to a few essential items (keys, wallet, ID etc.) without having to open up the bag and rummage through all of my things. Your readers that have used these style bags will understand what I mean. One day after complaining about this to myself I decided to to take action and produce my ideal dry bag...

What features set your bag apart from those on the market already?

NN:  I think the splash-proof zipper pocket is the real differentiator between DrySåk and the other bags on the market. It's a simple addition that adds a lot of functionality in my opinion. We also added a reflective trim around the zipper pocket that helps you spot your bag at night if it were to fall overboard (they float by the way), or helps spot the person wearing it at night. We are also committed to using high quality materials and quality controls to ensure our DrySåks are strong and durable.

How much gear can DrySåk hold?

NN:  Presently we offer 2 sizes; 10 Liter and 20 Liter volumes. The 10L bag holds as much as a regular sized purse or man bag and measures about 12” high and 8” in diameter when full and closed. The 20L bag will hold as much as a regular sized backpack or beach bag and measures about 18” high and 10” in diameter when full and closed.

Besides the obvious places like a boat or the beach, what other activities would be perfect for DrySåk?

NN:  Well DrySåk protects gear from water but also from mud, dust, ice and snow so it’s really handy for any sort of activity where you want to keep your things protected from the elements. DrySåk is a great place to store wet or soiled clothes or shoes while traveling, after a day at the beach or a trail hike. DrySåk can be used as a collapsible, portable bucket; since they are water tight they can hold water, ice and drinks on the go. Or you can use DrySåk as a pillow, just fill it to the desired volume with something soft like clothes or towels, close and voilà!

Is additional protection required for a mobile device, camera or other equipment that is placed inside the DrySåk?

NN:  With any sort of sensitive electronics or other gear we always recommend secondary protection, particularly for situations where your DrySåk might become fully submerged underwater. Your items are most vulnerable when opening and closing the bag in wet conditions, so personally, I keep my cellphone in a ziplock bag as a backup.

What colors are available? Why did you select those colors?

NN:  Presently we are offering DrySåk in yellow and grey. We choose these 2 colors because they are pretty heat reflective, and in the case of the yellow, easy to spot. A nice dark colored dry bag might look aesthetically appealing but it will cook your gear like an oven after a day in the sun.

Any plans for expanding the line?

NN:  Yes! We have several products in the pipeline, including an ultra lightweight version of DrySåk which will be available in time for the holidays.

Where can DrySåk be purchased?

NN:  Right now we offer DrySåk exclusively through, you can find our listing here. For PRIME members we offer FREE 2-day shipping.

Is there anything you'd like to add?

NN:  I’d like to offer your readers a discount code for 10% off their DrySåk order, just use the code
ARTOFMOB on or before November 30, 2015 at checkout and the discount will automatically be applied. (Regular Retail Price: 10 L $19.95 US, 20L $24.95 US)

To Enter the Giveaway, just leave a comment below - winner will be chosen by random draw on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12 noon PST. 

Update: Congrats to Connie Gardner Rosenthal who was chosen by the random number generator to be the lucky winner! An email has been sent to you to get additional information to mail you the bag.

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