It's a trivial little thing, but does anyone know a good source for small stuff sacs? NOT compression sacks, but a minimal thing you might squeeze e.g. a summer waterproof into? Browsing a few of the usual sites, nothing seemed to be coming up.
This sort of thing ?
I have a few sets of these and they are good VFM, use them for exactly what you describe
Eagle Creek are pretty good.
Actually they seem to have abandoned the humble stuff sack in favour of cubes etc.
This any good?
apologies - I've just noticed they're out of stock
I've always got these from alpkit in the past, think you can only buy sets though.
Do you have access to a sewing machine ? stuffsacs are about the simplest bit of gear to make - see eg https://www.profabrics.co.uk/ for fabrics, etc
Ah thanks, those sea to summit ones are exactly what I was thinking of. I was browsing that site last night but somehow missed those.
Drybags: I have a number of those, but was looking for something much lighter in this case.
Sewing machine: sadly not. This isn't the first time I've felt a twinge of shame for not being able to do/make something straightforward for myself!
As mentioned above, a good dry bag will allow you a fair amount of compression.
Ok, I linked to the drybag type as wasn't sure, Alpkit used to make some but seem to have stopped now, there is Aiguille but they are not cheap...
Also plenty of options on Amazon if you do Amazon.
Plenty of options here
Well if you like orange Sainsbury's does a bag for 10p and when tatty you can swap it for another in store. Tesco similar but mainly white. Coop do a much thinner compostable one now in a green colour, gradually replacing their translucent clear ones, but it's thin and very fragile,10p also
The above is *not* facetious post, the simple carrier bag is often overlooked, this is another way to re-use. Reduce > reuse > recycle (in that order). Fun tips: a Sainsburys' bag is just the the correct size to loose flake a 60m rope into even just managing a 10.5mm semi-static @60m (which takes little more space than a supple dynamic) and you can belay straight out of the bag smooth running rope every time (tie knot in end before flaking into bag!). Shove the whole thing into a rucksack as needed. If you tie the first end to a handle before loose flaking the rope in you can lob the bag off a crag like an "alpine bomb" (tie the other end to your anchors first or say goodbye to it) and it pays out neatly as it falls + the bag is tied to the end so you don't lose it/litter
They are also *not* breathable which is an advantage over the linked stuffsacks depending on use-case... like a waterproof used on a rainy day
I'd go for Wilko rubble sacks.
[edit: but your rope bag argument makes sense]
These are really worthwhile. The event panel allows them to squish up totally and yet the bag remains water-tight. If you're chucking something at the bottom of your bag and don't want the 'bowling ball' effect of dry bags, I'd highly recommend.
Supermarkets are selling net bags with a drawcord for putting fruit and veg into instead of single use plastic. I bought a pack of three from Asda for IIRC 1 pound. They are smaller but I saw some in Aldi that were slightly bigger. Add a toggle if you want.
Good call. Aldi 34x30cm 50p I think and because it's net you can see what's inside. Weight 8g.
> Supermarkets are selling net bags with a drawcord for putting fruit and veg into instead of single use plastic. I bought a pack of three from Asda for IIRC 1 pound. They are smaller but I saw some in Aldi that were slightly bigger. Add a toggle if you want.
These. Some fruit markets have ones at about 8L size.