Supersingularity TEKTITE Dry Bag

Supersingularity, a waterproof-tech company based in California, makes durable dry bags and waterproof gear that stands up to the elements. In 2017, I reached out to them about testing out their TekTite Dry Bag and they sent me one right away. It arrived within the week, and I have used it not only as my carry-on piece of luggage when traveling, but also as my go-to dry bag backpack in the monsoon rains of India and the rainy Pacific Northwest. Supersingularity’s customer service is spectacular, and although the first dry bag they sent me was missing a D-ring (that ultimately led to reduced durability), they promptly sent me another one once I let them know.

Pros:

  • Durability. The Supersingularity TekTite Dry Bag is tough. Tough enough to last me trips into and out of the jungles of India, through Washington’s lava tubes, around multiple airports, and up brush-choked California creeks. The first bag I received was missing a D-ring for one of the shoulder straps (see picture below in the Cons section), which eventually caused the threads to begin unraveling, and it also got a pin-sized hole on the bottom after it got scooted off a ledge in a lava cave. The second bag they sent me has withstood the rigors, and is well-worth its $27.99-$34.99 price.

  • Customer Service. Supersingularity stands solidly behind their products and their “Guaranteed for Life” warranty is superb.
  • Waterproofing. My TekTite bag(s) have gone through torrential downpours and been dunked in creeks without any leakage.
  • Space. The 30L of space inside this dry bag is ample for dayhikes, although it tends to be a bit of a squeeze for an overnighter (e.g. with a synthetic sleeping bag, stove, food, and clothes). It’s perfect for a personal item for traveling though and easily fits beneath the seat in front of you.
  • Attachment Points. With its 6 D-rings and carry handle, the TekTite Dry Bag has numerous configurations to carry it and to attach other items on with.

Cons:

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  • Straps. The thin straps used for the shoulder straps are a bit too thin for enjoyment on long treks. They have a tendency to dig in to my shoulders and after several hours can be a bit of a pain to carry. Granted, I’d recommend using this dry bag for kayaks and boats rather than for a three-day backpacking trip.
  • Smell. Thankfully, both TekTite Dry Bags I received had none of the plasticky smell that other low-cost brands have, but unfortunately the Triple Seal “Ghost” Pouches that I also received with my drybags had a very synthetic smell to them. I ended up washing the pouches in the sink with soap and warm water and letting them air dry, which neutralized the smell fairly well.

 

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Appearance:  

Both the TekTite Dry Bags and the Triple Seal Ghost Pouches look durable and come in several different attractive colors: Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Olive Green for the dry bags, and Blue and Green for the Triple Seal Ghost Pouches.

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Value: Priced from $27.99-$34.99, the Supersingularity TekTite Dry Bags are well worth the cost for any adventurer on a budget who is looking for a durable dry bag for dayhikes in wet climates.

The Triple Seal Ghost Pouches are $17 and are handy to have for your electronics and documents as they are much more durable and watertight than simple ziplock bags.IMG_20180112_103203

 

Overall, I’ll give Supersingularity’s TekTite Dry Bag a ★★★★★ rating and their Triple Seal Ghost Pouches a ★★★★☆ (for the smell). Supersingularity’s great customer service, lifetime guarantee, and durable products set them apart from the multitude of other budget-friendly dry bags on the market.

 

 

 

 

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