Gear Review: The Grundéns 55 Liter ShoreLeave Waterproof Duffel Bag

Traveling anglers depend greatly on waterproof packs and bags. As some readers know, my own commitment to waterproof or bust came when I sat on a plane and watched from the window as my bag got drenched in the rain as it awaited its turn to get tossed on the conveyor belt. All contents inside were soaked. Imagine a big trip and getting to your destination with all of your essentials needing to be ringed out.

As many of you know, unfortunately, not all waterproof bags are the same. And in fact, a few days ago, on a drive from California to Montana, I was able to learn some hard lessons about bag quality when a variety of bags took on hard rain in the back of my pickup truck.

And as I prep this review, I am pleased to know that the Grundéns bags stood strong. I have three waterproof bags from Grundéns, and all of them share similar features. 500D PVC tarpaulin material and RF welded seams ensure these bags are tough and can withstand the elements, and the Grundéns 55 Liter ShoreLeave Waterproof Duffel Bag is one of their bags that has these components and is a bag I am now happy to have by my side.

Grundéns makes packs and bags for a variety of purposes, so some of them are far more than what is needed for small trips, minimalist packing, and road trips. The 55 Liter ShoreLeave Waterproof Duffel Bag is perfect for when you don’t need to pack as much or as one of several bags. 55 Liters is substantial but not big, so this bag works well for a variety of different kinds of trips and needs.

In use, the bag can be carried like a duffel and also as a backpack, thereby giving you options. The big, padded straps bring both durability and comfort, and areas to clip on other items brings added functionality.

But ultimately, when someone buys a waterproof bag, they want it to be able to handle rain, snow, hail, boat spray, and more, and in our experience, this bag is ready to take all of that on. Even just holding the bag, you can tell that the 500D PVC tarpaulin material is (not literally) bomb proof. I had confidence on day one and have been more than pleased since.

The Grundéns 55 Liter ShoreLeave Waterproof Duffel Bag is available now in black for $104.99. To learn more about the Grundéns 55 Liter ShoreLeave Waterproof Duffel Bag, please click here.

– TH

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