Gear Review: Dry bag designed for women sailors

Vioir Designs dry bag | Marinas GuideSailors know a thing or two about how to stay dry. It’s often the difference between a great day and a crap one. What’s really important is keeping things dry and free from the salt that permeates everything. Especially those cruising sailors who live afloat full time, who have traded in their cars for dinghies and their handbags for dry bags.

Bouncing around in dinghies as we move between the yacht and shore, I’ve invariably got an iphone, ipad, a camera and a drone, as well as a purse and maybe a change of clothes with me. All of which I want to keep to dry and free of salt spray.

So when I saw Vioir Designs dry bag, which is designed by women sailors for women sailors I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. I’ve been road testing this splendid dry bag in Fiji for the past two month, taking it on dinghy outings, hiking adventures, bus trips and provisioning excursions,. It’s even rocked up at a couple of luxury resorts I’ve been checking out. I am super impressed with it’s durability and toughness. But what I like most is that it doesn’t look like a clunky ‘cruisers’ backpack.’ It could easily pass for a regular carry-all.

The dry bag is big enough to carry all the bits I need as a photographer, cruiser and tourist. But it’s not so big that I stuff it full of so many things that it hurts my back to lug it around. It fits snugly across my shoulders. The top has a full width zip as well as a fold over sleeve to keep everything nice and dry. There’s a quick access zip on the outside for essentials like my lip balm which travels everywhere with me.

I’m particularly fond of the styling. In matt black, it’s trimmed with adjustable sky blue shoulder straps and zips. While it doesn’t look too ‘girly’, it’s definitely girl-friendly.

The Verdict: Highly Recommended

RRP: AUD70.00 Shop online

Well played Vioir Designs!