The Yak Sac is a bombproof expedition bag designed for hauling gear for any sort of journey on which you might be embarking.
(Anyone remember the movie: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag?).
This bag was a pleasure to pack due to the wide mouth opening. Large items can be stowed with ease.
We tested the Medium Yak Sac on a 1 month road trip around Europe.
The bag carried our 3 man tent, 2 Sleeping bags, a sport climbing rack, clothing, shoes, and a few other items with space to spare!
The bag is waterproof, but if completely submerged, you can expect water to get in via the zippers.
The stowable shoulder straps convert the duffle to a backpack for easy carrying. I would not recommend walking too far in ‘backpack’ mode when it is fully loaded as it does get uncomfortable and heavy.
We put our test bag through a fair bit of punishment, dragging it around airports, squashed it into small Euro cars, walked it up the mountain and it never failed us.
I recommend buying the size bag that you want intend on filling completely. An under filled bag can become quite floppy (uncomfortable to carry and doesn’t protect your stuff as well.
Primarily made with expeditions in mind, the bag features:
- Constructed of water and abrasion resistant outer fabric
- Padded base
- Heavy nylon carry handles + haul handles on either end
- Stow away shoulder straps
- Daisy chain tie down points that run along both sides of the bag
- Large opening for easy packing (and finding things once packed)
- Internal mesh pocket + 2 stash pockets on the inside
- Large, heavy duty non-rusting zippers
Available in 3 sizes:
Small (61cm x 38cm x 38cm) – RSP: R599
Medium (69cm x 42cm x 42cm) – RSP: R699
Large (82cm x 52cm x 52cm) – RSP: R899
The bags are due to hit the stores before Christmas 2010!