Update: The Ripsey is back and better than ever! The new version is lighter (under 10 ounces with the Dyneema Composite Fabric drybag), larger (8.5 liters capacity) and compatible with the Wolf Tooth Valais!
DCF stands for Dyneema Composite Fabric – the materials used for the harness are not changed, but this listing is for a DCF drybag. The DCF drybag option shaves 2.5 ounces off of the weight of the bag, at the cost of long-term durability. If you order this bag, treat it carefully! – DCF has high tear strength but low puncture resistance and abrasion resistance. It’s best to pack only soft items inside the dry bag, and be prepared to tape over the bag where the strap runs over it after heavy use.
We only have a couple DCF bags available due to a supply shortage of the fabric. We do not have a date for when we will have more available.
The Ripsey is our seatbag for dropper posts and full suspension bikes. The Ripsey is also great for shorter riders and smaller loads – with 8.5 liters of capacity and only 5 inches of required tire clearance, it will fit shorter riders better than any bag on the market of equivalent size.
The Ripsey comes with a tapered drybag made with Xpac or Dyneema Composite Fabric. Seams are sealed with Seam Grip for the Xpac version and tape for the Dyneema version.
We think this is a better solution than a welded drybag. We find that Xpac has a better real-world durability than weldable fabrics because the coating is protected from internal abrasion. The bag will still keep out rain, and will even handle submersion for short periods of time.