Overboard Waterproof Duffel Bag 130 Litres

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Description

If your pre-expedition Kilimanjaro training has consisted of cardiovascular exercises primarily, such as running, cycling and swimming and you do not intend to use weight when training in the hills to simulate the fatigue of high altitude, then you don’t really need a large capacity rucksack.

For those who don’t strictly need a rucksack – since most of your weight will be carried by your porter on Kilimanjaro – a holdall is actually much more convenient to access gear easily while on the mountain, because the zip opens the full length of the bag and you don’t need to remove items placed near the top of the bag to each the items underneath.

How a holdall is sometimes better than a rucksack

This particular model of holdall is excellent for a number of reasons. The design is sleek and resilient and intelligent. It incorporates a roll down closure, which is far more reliable than a zip at keeping the water out, and is also less likely to break when things become brittle with the cold of high altitude. The large capacity (around 50% greater volume than the largest rucksacks) is extremely convenient for putting away very bulky items such as sleeping bag and summit jacket.

Features:

  • 100% waterproof holdall with Fold Seal System – Roll-neck fully waterproof duffel bag, floating safely if dropped in water.
  • Waterproof front zip pocket – For secure storage.
  • Quick release loop – For a quick access to the main compartment.
  • High frequency welded seams – Providing perfect protection from dust, sand, dirt and water.
  • Internal PVC tarpaulin – bonded to an outer nylon cotton shell providing secure, heavy duty, and durable materials for rough usage.

A superb bag for Kilimanjaro. While only 25 litres is strictly necessary, the extra 10 litres is massively useful for stowing warm gear when the sun is up and we're descending from the summit.

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This is a bag of superb quality and is ideal for climbers who want to do extended, multi-day treks during their training phase.

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While substantially inferior to the more robust, larger Ortlieb dry bag that is preferred by soldiers encountering hostile conditions, if you’re not planning more adventures after Kilimanjaro, this bag ought to suffice to keep your stuff dry within your holdall or rucksack while you climb Kilimanjaro with us.

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If your pre-expedition Kilimanjaro training has consisted of cardiovascular exercises primarily, such as running, cycling and swimming and you do not intend to use weight when training in the hills to simulate the fatigue of high altitude, then you don’t really need a large capacity rucksack.

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Many rucksacks have a built-in rainproof cover sewn into the lid or the base of the bag. If you use a decent rucksack liner it’s not essential to use a rucksack cover, however, it is nonetheless advised as it is advantageous to ensure that your rucksack remains reasonably dry so that it does not become frozen and brittle at night when the temperature drops below zero.

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Sleeping bags are the most commonly hired out items of equipment that Team Kilimanjaro supplies to climbers, because for many climbers there is no need to have a sleeping bag capable of keeping you warm at minus 10 degrees Centigrade, except for two or three nights you spend at very high altitude on your Kilimanjaro climb; and having bulky luggage when travelling by plane is sometimes awkward.

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