Previous experiences with cheap drybags left bad impressions as seams started leaking and exposure to UV had my confidence waning. Water proof camera housings were out of my budget and most cases that fit a 300mm lens didn't fit in the rod pod hatch.
After recommendations from professional on-the-water camera guys like Will Richardson of Heliconia Press (camera man for The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons) and Cory Routh (guide and photographer), I checked out Watershed. I could tell immediately that these were a step above the drybags I was used to... A big step.
The seams are welded shut using some crazy high tech radio frequency stuff so they never come undone. The materials are top notch with layers of polyurethane film to hold up to years of abrasion, UV exposure, extreme temps, you name it. The unique closure system is water/air tight, but also easy to get into. The duffel style bags make loading and unloading a breeze and it all fit right in my rod pod hatch. On top of all that, they're made here in the U.S. so you can feel good about supporting one of us.
The Ocoee is perfect for DSLR cameras while the larger Tote is great for a change of clothes, perhaps a towel or two, or just about anything you need to keep dry.
If you're in the market for a drybag and don't want to have to buy another one ever, or worse yet, ruin an expensive piece of equipment, this is it.
I honestly believe that Watershed makes the best drybags
you will ever own.