The surf look is a cool look, the board, the tan, the sea salt in the hair but even the most free spirited surfer dude needs a place to stow their gear when they hit the water, The Cyclone Hydroseal 36L from Dakine is a waterproof bag designed with surfers in mind.
This bag comes in three designs, Dark Ashcroft Camo, Nile Blue and Griffin, measuring up at 53 x 36 x 15cm it has a 36-litre volume, it will keep both water and sand away from the contents. This compact bag is capable of being both a reliable day pack for everyday use and also for outdoor adventures, the welded seams ensure that water, dust and sand cannot penetrate the bag.
The Waterproof YKK Aquaseal zipper on the main compartment does a great job of keeping water out of the bag, occasionally it even stops the owner, this is because this heavy-duty zip is a little stiff, this might loosen up over time. It is worth noting that the YKK moulded zippers on the front organisation pockets are not waterproof, these front pockets can be used to separate wet gear from the dry belongings.
The integrated board carry system frees up your hands and is suitable for systems up to 15 lbs (6.8 kgs), the back panel has been constructed with a padded U shape to protect the back whilst providing a little air flow. The straps are fully adjustable, lightly padded and ergonomically shaped for comfort, they are highly flexible so as not to restrict movement, whilst the adjustable sternum strap provides extra stability when carrying heavy loads.
The Cyclone Hydroseal is made from a 305D HP Coated Ripstop Cordura, this tough material can withstand rugged environments while the soft handle at the top of the bag is convenient for grabbing it out of the car.
If you are looking for a durable bag, to take on surfing adventures (or any sport at the beach) this is a good choice, not bursting with features but it has what you need, it keeps out the sand and water, simple but effective. RRP £250
- Waterproof and sand proof
- Welded construction
- Waterproof YKK Aquaseal zip
- Integrated board-carry for systems up to 15 lbs (6.8 kgs)
- Main zip is stiff to begin with