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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Shrink Sacks

Does anyone use the shrink sacks that you can buy from HD? Are they any good?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 09:14 PM
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I bought a pack of the medium sized ones (3 per pack). They were 20% off and reasonably priced (as far as H-D stuff goes), so I thought I'd give them a try.

I keep a set of rain gear in two of them and the third is unused at the moment. They work as advertised, roll them up to purge the air and the valves seal and they stay compressed. Made of a plastic material which seems kinda flimsy but are holding up so far in my saddle bags.

Still, they are much cheaper than backpacking compression sacks!


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Thank you, I don't have rain suits (which I should since I live in Miami). Figured I can use these to stay organized in my saddle bags.
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No problem! I bought them before a camping trip on the bike w/o any real plan on what to use them for. Decided to put mine & the misses rain gear in them. The gear used to take up about 3/4 of a saddle bag, now it only takes up a little less than half. Not a huge difference, but it helped as we were packed to the gills for the trip!


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I think they sell them and Bed Bath and Beyond...Space bags

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My mom gave us a bunch with the Samsonite name on them. Used them on 2 of our bike trips this year. Makes a big difference is saving room.

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Walmart has the Space Bags as well. They work pretty well, but will draw air over a long period of time. Nature abhors a vacuum.
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We have only used them once on a trip to Kentucky lake, but they worked well for us. I don't know how long they will last, probably depends on protection from vibration, but they were pretty cheap. I use waterproof compression bags for our camping gear but the size and shape aren't right for clothes and gear you want to put in bags. The shrink sacks fit the bill.

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Space Bags a really good idea, thank you!
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Yea, I've always used space bags on trips. I keep them in my empty luggage for the bike.

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