The Voda bag is an original design and extremely rugged dry bag that is 100% waterproof and is completely submersible. The Voda bag can be carried as a backpack or a duffel bag and is equipped with an extra large mouth for easy access to your gear and a purge valve to control air volume in the bag.
All Voda bags have welded seams and are IPX7 certified which means that they can be submerged in 3 ft / 1 meter of water for 30 minutes and still keep your gear bone dry. This innovative roll top with PinchSeal™ design creates an air tight bag ideal for the outdoor adventurer in any environment. Another advantage to the roll top design is that the bag’s size is adjustable unlike most backpacks that maintain their size regardless of their contents.
All Soppit Voda Bags have a multi-purpose design meaning they can be carried as a backpack including features such as ergonomically designed double padded ventilated shoulder straps, adjustable sternum strap on vertical sliders and an adjustable hip strap, all to handle your longest most treacherous hikes. In addition, all Voda bags are as equally comfortable carried as a duffel bag with extra padded handles perfectly centered on the shoulder straps along with two additional handles at either end of the bag for those times where it just needs to be dragged to your next destination.
The Voda 40L bag features 4 inside netted pockets with velcro closures and one outside adjustable mesh water bottle holder for easy access along with a removable separator in the bag which can be swivelled down or removed completely. In addition it includes two tie down webbing chains and four D-rings for additional attachment options along with extra strapping which allows you to attach added gear to the outside of the bag or strap it to your ATV, kayak, motorcycle or whatever is taking you on your adventure.
The most rugged bag on the market should have the strongest fabric with the best coating which is why we use 900D fabric and TPU coatings on both the inside and outside of the bag. TPU is by far the best coating on the market today and is ranked highest in many categories including, abrasion resistance, tear strength, chemical resistance, temperature variation, corrosion resistance, UV resistance, and bending strength.
Also Included with all Soppit Voda Bags is a purge valve that allows you to evacuate air when rolling the bag closed, or enables you to blow into when used as a safety device in the water, to protect your gear from being crushed or simply a pillow to sleep on.
At Soppit we understand that even the best bag on the market is not bullet proof so we have included a patch with every bag. When applied this patch actually becomes even stronger than the original fabric and will still maintain is’t IPX7 rating.
Note: this bag is not certified as a flotation device.
• Camouflage / Grey / Black / Red
• 900D Polyester (100 Tex or 40.47 oz)
• TPU coated inside and out
• 50+ UV coating
• 21”L x 10”W x 19”H - open
• 53 x 25 x 48cm - open
• 21”L x 10”W x 11”H - closed
• 53 x 25 x 28cm - closed
• 1.34 cu. ft. - closed
• 40 liter adjustable
• 4 lbs / 1.8 kg
• Camouflage / Grey / Black / Red
• 100% waterproof
• IPX7 rated (submersible for 30 minutes in 3 ft. / 1 meter of water)
• Unique PinchSeal™ design
• 900D reinforced tear resistant polyester
• 2 sided TPU coating
• High Frequency Welded Seams
• 50+ UV coating
• To -40F (-40C)
• Roll top design to adjust bag size
• Adjustable sternum strap on vertical slider
• Mold and mildew resistant
• Ergonomically designed, double padded ventilated shoulder straps
• Handles to easily carry as a duffel bag
• Large mouth roll top with quick snap storm straps
• 4 Mesh pockets on inside with velcro closures
• 1 Removable separator on inside
• Adjustable mesh water bottle pocket on outside for easy access
• Additional straps to attach extra gear
• Webbing chains and D-rings for additional attachment options
• Purge valve to evacuate or add air>
• Includes a 10cm x 15cm patch
Why TPU Coating?
The simple answer, it is hands down the best fabric coating on the market. The typical coatings you will see on the market today are PE, PVC, PU and TPU. Of these coatings, TPU is rated highest in the following categories;
• Highest corrosion resistance
• Highest tear strength
• Highest abrasion resistance
• Highest bending strength
• Highest chemical resistance
• Handles the greatest temperature variation
• Highest water resistance
• Highest UV rating
• No odor
In addition, PVC is the most harmful coating to the environment whereas TPU is actually recyclable. Based on a study carried out by The International Journal of Science Technology & Engineering on the comparison of PVC vs TPU for Tear Strength and Abrasion Resistance, these were their results.
1. Tear Strength - is being determined by making samples of fabric and tearing the sample in warp and weft directions so as to give proper results depending upon the structure of the fabric. The results were obtained that in warp direction the tear strength of TPU coated fabric was 38.9% greater than PVC coated fabric. The results were obtained that in weft direction the tear strength of TPU coated fabric was 50.8% greater than PVC coated fabric.
2. Abrasion Resistance - refers to the ability of a coating to resist wearing due to contact with another surface. Wearing occurs when a hard rough surface slides across a softer surface, usually the coated material, causing the undesired removal of coating from the surface. In this test 5000 rubs were done and different readings were obtained after 500, 750, 1000, 2500 and 5000 rubs respectively. TPU had a weight loss of 7.87 mg after 5000 rubs and PVC had a weight loss of 118-157 mg after 5000 rubs.
Information courtesy of: ijste.org/articles/ijstev1l11069.pdf
Denier vs Tex vs OZ
Denier is a unit of measurement that is used to determine the fiber thickness of individual threads or filaments used in the creation of textiles and fabrics. Fabrics with a high denier count tend to be thick, sturdy, and durable. Fabrics with a low denier count tend to be sheer, soft, and silky. Fabric is comprised of individual threads, which are themselves made up of fibers. Though denier is used to refer to the thickness of these threads, it is actually a weight measurement. For any fiber, take 9000 meters (or 9 kilometers) of it and measure it’s weight in grams. This is the denier. Soppit bags use the highest rated denier in the industry at 900D in addition to the double sided TPU coatings. One advantage to this is that the bag is virtually indestructible and will stand up to any test or environment you can throw at it. Tex is another unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers and yarns and is defined as the mass in grams per 1000 meters. Tex is more likely to be used in Canada and Continental Europe, while denier remains more common in the United States, India, and the United Kingdom. Soppit’s 900D fabric is the equivalent to 100 tex.
Ounces (oz) is expressed as ounces per square yard (oz/yd2), it equals 33.90 grams per square meter (gsm). It is also expressed as ounces per linear yard for a particular width: for a fabric with 60 inch width, one ounce per linear yard equals 31 grams per linear meter. Soppit’s 900D fabric is the equivalent to 40.47 oz.