When you choose a small boat that actually fits you properly for a 2-month expedition, if you don’t fill every centimetre of space, you’ll never manage to pack everything into your boat! This is where tapered drybags that fit right into the bow or stern of you kayak become a must. The base of the Big River tapered dry by Sea-to-summit is made from a fabric which expels air, making it much easier to pack into a tight space. Probably because I stored my tent poles in it, the fabric did tear in a few spots after 2-months of daily packing. Nevertheless, my tent never did get wet (well, except in rain!).