A few people from the creative team at Surfer Magazine took our new DryZone bags down to a remote area of Baja (we’re not disclosing the spot to honor the surfer’s code of privacy!). Their assignment: to “chase a South Swell” for an upcoming profile on Santa Cruz pro surfer Josh Mulcoy.
Photo editor Grant Ellis and writer Kimball Taylor packed up the DryZone BP 40L and DryZone DF 20L with Grant’s go-to kit to cover this kind of story: Canon 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm, 14mm and 100-400mm lenses. And he included his Hasselblad and Canon 1V film cameras.
“These bags are great for this kind of a trip because you never know what you might encounter. In this case, they were small enough to fit in the plane we flew in – we could wedge the bags in with all our other gear,” Grant said.
“Since we never know if we have to catch a fishing boat to reach a certain spot or encounter a sand storm during the trip, it was great to have the confidence that these DryZone bags would keep our gear safe.”
“On this journey, we encountered 30-knot winds with dust and dirt flying around. The outer shell of the pack and duffel are deep and easy to roll open and closed during shooting. The bags held up great and I can’t wait to get them out there on the next adventure.”
To find out more about the DryZone bags – including the features of each style and how-to seal properly, check out our site. For gorgeous surf shots, portraiture and lifestyle imagery, please visit Grant’s web site. Read intriguing stories, blogs and interviews by Kimball Taylor. And see awesome video and posts from Josh Mulcoy’s world of surfing competition and travel.