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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Is there a 'Truly' Waterproof Tankbag on the market?

Is there such a thing as a truly waterproof tankbag that doesn't need a rain cover? I've been trying to find one but everything that states it's "waterproof" also says "rain cover included":wacko:.

I've had a look at the Kriega units but they don't appear to be magnetized and my experience of tankbags with 'straps' ain't pretty.

I'm getting sick to death of having to wrap a blinking rain cover over the tankbag every sodden trip!

Cheers in antici...    ...pation folks.:wink:

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Mar 09

Posts: 8930

jaffa90 says:


Where there`s zips there`s water access,rain cover it is or wrap contents in a sealed containers as in kitchens.

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Feb 09

Posts: 4759

philehidiot says:


get a dry sack and put things in that. Takes a second to undo and do up.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11938

preunit says:

Never managed to get Ortlieb

stuff to leak, but i've not tried their tankbag . Top kit Ortlieb :wink:

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:


Cheers folks.

I've got a knackered old tank bag so someone suggested getting a cheapish (£20-£30) camping dry roll-bag and attaching the magnets from the old tank bag to the inside of that. Will give it a go when I get chance and post the evidence:huh:

Might work? Ortleib looks great but a bit pricey, I know you get what you pay for an all that but if my Blue Peter-MacGyver don't work I'll have to stick my hand in my pocket.

I've used sealed containers before but daily rides in pissy-weather means the bag ends up stinking in no time.

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