Fishpond Thunderhead Large Submersible Duffel

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  • Regular price $399.95

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Using the world’s best waterproof technology for a dry bag duffel, Fishpond has created the perfect travel piece for fly fishermen. This duffel will keep your contents dry, under any conditions, even under water. This is the larger version of the Thunderhead Submersible Duffel.

The base material is 1680 Denier recycled nylon, coated with TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane). This is what whitewater rafts are made of. This stuff is tough. The seams are TPU welded fabric.

Here is where the latest technology comes in. The main compartment zipper is a TIZIP waterproof submersible zipper. TZIP was invented by and manufactured by Titex, a German company. They make waterproof zippers for many applications, including survival suits, that keep people alive in cold water conditions, if they fall overboard or their boat sinks. Titex zippers can’t fail. People’s lives depend on them.

If you close the zipper, and try to compress this duffel, air does not escape. It is air, gas and water tight.

The smaller outside pocket uses a YKK Aquaguard zipper for access. It is water resistant and works well. My camera bag has one of these zippers, and it has kept the camera dry in my kayak, boat and in terrible thunderstorms. It will not keep the camera dry when the bag is submerged, like the TZIP zipper will.

The Thunderhead Large Submersible Duffel measures 30” x 15” x 15”. The inside is large enough for 9’ 4 piece rod tubes. The interior volume is 6,102 cubic inches, or 100 liters.

The color is Bright Orange, so if you bag goes overboard, I can be easily seen in the ocean, lake or river, and hopefully recovered.

The handles are made from braided climbing rope. Daisy chain webbing provides attachment points. There are back straps on the bottom that tuck away until you need them to carry this duffle on you back, so you can carry more gear in your hands. Gear straps, that work well for attaching rod tubes to the outside are included.

This duffel has it all, to protect your valuable contents while making it easy to transport such a large bag.

  • 1680D recycled nylon main body fabric
  • TPU welded fabric construction
  • TIZIP submersible main cargo zipper
  • YKK Aquaguard water resistant quick access exterior pocket
  • Braided climbing rope handles
  • Daisy chain webbing for rod tubes and attachment points
  • 9’ 4-piece rod tube compatible interior
  • Tuck away backpack straps for carrying large loads
  • Gear straps included
  • 100L (6,102 Cu. In.)
  • 4.8 LBS
  • 30”x15”x15”