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Drake’s Floating Blind Bag-Keeps Your Gear Above Water

 

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Date: 6/15/13
Manufacturer: Drake Waterfowl
Category Hunting Accessories

 

Total Score: 8.75 Great

 

Introduction: Finding the perfect blind bag is a tough task for any waterfowler. Its got to be able to hold all your gear and keep it dry at the same time. Drake Waterfowl has put a lot of thought and research into designing their floating blind bag series. Each bag is built to be rugged and practical, down to the finest detail.

Drake Waterfowl Large Floating Blind Bag

Model Large Blind Bag
Material PVC backed 900 denier polyester
Size 18”L x 10”W x 11”H
Color/Pattern Mossy Oak Bottomland
Features 18 storage pockets, floats, waterproof
MSRP $59.99
 The lid overlaps the zippered top to keep it dry from any rainstorm

The lid overlaps the zippered top to keep it dry from any rainstorm

First Impressions: At first glance this looks like another ordinary blind bag, but after a bit of investigation it completely sets itself apart from other blind bags we’ve seen. The bag has a clear zippered top that can hold maps or other documents that you may need to see at a moments glance. The lid is secured by a Velcro strip and two plastic clips.  It has a handle and a padded shoulder strap. It also has a pocket on either side of the exterior for items you may need to get to in a hurry. The inside is riddled with pockets, elastic holders and zippered compartments for covenant storage for anything imaginable. We were very impressed with the thought that must have gone into the design of this bag.

Clear lid for holding maps or other paper items that need to stay dry

Clear lid for holding maps or other paper items that need to stay dry

Field Test: This bag is as waterproof as they come; it does more than enough to ensure your belongings stay dry from any rainstorm you may encounter. The compartments and pockets are almost overwhelming; we have never seen a bag that could carry so much stuff and still be organized. Drake Waterfowl claims that this is a floating bag; so we put it to the test out on the lake. The bag floated high in the water as advertised. Although the bag is waterproof against heavy rain if it goes overboard water will seep in through the zipper and into the inside of the bag. It would be nice if it were constructed with a watertight zipper. Since this bag is able to float high in the water this eliminates the fear of a hunter losing all his belongings if the bag should happen to go overboard.

No more worrying about losing your stuff if your bag should happen to go overboard

No more worrying about losing your stuff if your bag should happen to go overboard

This bag has been used for two hunting seasons now. Approximately 100 hunts and many other trips out in the field.  So far it is still holding up wonderfully.  Not only is this bag designed well, but it is also built to last. All the stitching and seams still look brand new. We have no doubt that this bag will hold up for many more seasons in the future.

Some of the pockets, clips and compartments

Some of the pockets, clips and compartments

 

Drake Large Floating Blind Bag (?/10)

Quality

Well built, tough components, up to the task of the toughest season

9.0

Price

Higher cost than some bags but in this case you get what you pay for

8.0

Performance

Floats, and keeps your stuff dry in the rain, if it goes overboard some water will seep inside

8.5

Design

Well thought out design, made with serious waterfowl in mind

9.5

Total Score:

8.75

 

                        Positives                                                                     Negatives
Ample storage Zipper leaks if submerged in water
Floats
Waterproof to rain or runoff

 

Conclusion: To sum this whole thing up we believe that Drake hit a homerun with this bag. From the amount of usable storage to the waterproof design, this bag is a great choice for any outdoorsman. There’s nothing worse than having a bag so full of stuff that you cant get to anything. Luckily, this bag is designed well so, that will never happen. This bag is sure to keep your equipment organized and dry for many years.

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Another shot of one of the many storage compartments

Another shot of one of the many storage compartments