/ Winter sack- total bargain
I contacted Lomo over a year ago and mentioned to them in an email that their bargain drybag rucksacks could be adapted to Winter climbing by adding some axe attachments etc.
I didn't expect anything to result from that email, but they went ahead and put this design into production!
£26.99 is an absolute bargain.
competition for alpkit! looks good. In fact, the whole range of stuff looks excellent value, nice kitbags..anyone used them?
> competition for alpkit! looks good. In fact, the whole range of stuff looks excellent value, nice kitbags..anyone used them?
I have a number of items from Lomo for canoeing and Kayaking, very good basic kit for the price.
The most recent piece of it I purchased is the 60L waterproof dry bag (yellow) well made, good price, the only down side is that its hard to keep clean the material used stains easily. Other than that no complaints and would recommend them to everyone.
They look great, if I hadn't spent too much already this month I'd try one out straight away
Well done fella! I've been a fan of the alpkit gourdon for a while and thought about approaching them to make a winter pack.
I've got a few lomo drybags and really rate them. Properly bombproof but rather heavy. The winter pack looks decent and seems ridiculously good value. I really fancy the kit bag and the messenger bag for work but am currently waiting for their existing counterparts to wear out.
I've had a number of their drybags over the years. The PVC 40l one I had was cheap as chips and bombproof. I've no reason to doubt this will be pf the same build quality.
I ended up buying an Aiguille bag that is a cracker but cost £90 ish. I've no regrets over getting the Aiguille but if this had been available at the time I'd have gone for the Lomo one for sure.
Check this out for a price disparity! And it's not even in production yet!!!
Is it bad that the colour is my favourite bit?
Likewise, gonna order a 60l duffel, looks great!
> I contacted Lomo over a year ago and mentioned to them in an email that their bargain drybag rucksacks could be adapted to Winter climbing by adding some axe attachments etc.
> I didn't expect anything to result from that email, but they went ahead and put this design into production!
> £26.99 is an absolute bargain.
Nice one Davie... :-)
> Is it bad that the colour is my favourite bit?
Most of the time I don't suppose you misplace a rucksack, but if one bounces off it's always handy if it's a bright colour.
Good for moments of tiredness in the dark I guess.
For anyone interested here, I have their smaller lightweight dry bags (the set of three red ones). They are OK, but leak air so no good for compressing clothing in. Fine for separating kit in your pack though (such as first aid kit, torch, etc).
Thanks for this info - exactly what I was trying to find out! You wouldn't know how they compare to the Alpkit Airloks or similar, would you?
If they were to do a 60l version, I might well get one.
The Lomo ones are light though and I'd recommend them as pack organisers/dividers, just not as stuff sacks or floatation aids! They would be fine inside a decent weatherproof rucksack. My first aid pouch is in one (as an extra level of protection) as well as spare batteries, spare head torch etc.
If you want one to use on it's own, or strapped to the outside of something, I'd say that they were no good.
Hope that helps.
These are is MUCH heavier duty and suitable for hauling gear around, kayaking, etc
I think that's what the walking pack is made from as well?
The 40 litre bag is a tough PVC material. The ones that Martin1978 is describing are their small, very lightweight drybags. I've got some of them and they're a different kettle of fish entirely.
On a similar theme Exped Torrent Rucksacks half price here
I just bought one and it's great value. Arrived in 24hrs too. Brilliant.
I had a wetsuit of theirs while living abroad. I sold it for a profit after 3 years use!
Their stuff is great value.
Incredible value. I got the sack you advised but found it a bit too big for me - I already have a sack for the hill but it's tired.
So I sent it back and got their 30L drybag one £25 which is even better I think!
Great to support a Scottish company producing such bargains.
Simple addition but very very useful. maybe ye can let them know that suggestion!
Seriously good-value and well-made piece of kit by the look of it. In the spirit of other constructive comments on this thread, a zip pocket would be a useful (if expensive) addition, as would bungee attachments for crampons.
Anyone know how much one of these weighs?
Along with adding side straps, a wee strap across the top of the bag would be ideal for putting a rope over. As I struggle normally to get rack, rope and gear all inside a 40l bag for winter.
Would be absolutely spot on if these could be added.
Does anyone know the weight of the bag roughly? The PVC I've seen on other Lomo bags is bombproof but quite heavy.
market intel like the comments above is priceless to companies - especially those that really want to satisfy market need..also this is a British company so it would be good to give them a boost
I mentioned this site to them, so hopefully they're keeping an eye
I have no affiliation.
I think it's great that you can approach a company with suggestions and they put your ideas into practice.
It sounds like some of you have already contacted them with the compression straps ideas etc. I'm in no position to speak for Lomo but wouldn't be surprised if they incorporated these ideas in the future.
Any kit I've had from them has been of good quality- so I can recommend their stuff wholeheartedly. They've got a shop in the Finnieston area of Glasgow if you happen to be passing. It's like an Alladin's cave of bargains!
May have missed this but does anybody know the weight of the winter sac is?
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