In a nutshell, Tru Zip is an industrial strength grade zipper that functions and feels like a Ziploc Slider. There are no teeth on this zipper, which makes it very durable. The Tru Zip zipper glides smoothly along its track and is easy to use. The zipper is certified waterproof (IP67 waterproof/dustproof rating ) for 30 minutes up to 1 meter deep, and it’s also dustproof which means it's far less likely to fail. A certification of that level ensures your gear inside is safe from water in any fishing situation you encounter.
The other noteworthy piece in the Dry Creek collection is the Dry Creek Simple Tote. As the name implies this is a simple tote bag. It's 50 liters which is large enough for a pair of waders, boots, fly boxes rain gear and a few more items you might use in a day of fishing. The Tote works great as a replacement to the hard-sided boat bags or wader duffel.
Speaking of boat bags, Simms has a new one this year: the Dry Creek Boat Bag (Large). There’s only 1 size this year so it’s a little confusing why they added “Large” to the description.
It is 40 liters and just plain killer. The fabric is waterproof, but the zipper just is water-resistant (a rating of IP53 if we had to totally guess). However, as long as the bag isn’t submerged in water your gear will be just fine. The bag has an overhanging lip over the zipper to make sure rain and snow doesn’t sneak into the bag. Our favorite feature of the bag is the one-hand operated latch system for ease of accessibility. The latch is basically fool-proof latch system to keep your gear safe.
And finally to round out the series, the somewhat plain but well-built Duffel.
The small, 60 liter duffel which comes in two colors, Tan and Admiral Blue is perfect for a weekend trip.
The big brother, the Medium Dry Creek Duffel. It's 155 liters and big enough for a 4-6 day fishing trip. Both sizes are rugged, waterproof duffels built with protective roll-top closures.
The Simms Dry Creek Collection features 3 main colors: Cloud Camo Grey, Tan and Pacific. The dufflels also come in admiral blue. We love the Camo, because we love all things Simms in camo, but all of the colors really look sharp.
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