Master canoeist, Cliff Jacobson, recently reviewed the Exped Torrent 30 pack. Here's an excerpt and a link to the full article

 

Sometimes a product comes along that is done “just right”.  The new Exped 30/40/50 series Torrent dry packs are one of them. The number (30, 40, 50) indicates the load limit in Liters.  The 30 Liter model I received for review is ideal for day trips or go-light over-nights.  At first look, this pack appear to be just another dry bag with shoulder straps and hip belts.  But look deeper and you’ll discover that serious thought has been put into the design and construction.

 

Heading the list is the heavyweight, super-tough, waterproof 840D Oxford Nylon fabric.  Drag this pack across the rocks, toss it into your canoe, again and again.  It’s tough and built to stay that way for a very long time.

 

Anatomically curved shoulder straps, ventilated padded hip and back pads and a hip belt make for a very comfortable carry.  Did I say that I hate hip-belts for canoeing?  No matter; this one is easily removable.

 

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