NIXY Dry Bag Tote Review

Features

The Nixy dry bag tote packs numerous features to complement its functionality. It is built with a pretty generous size. Its 20L volume allows you to carry essentials and gear sufficient for a day out. For example, for a beach trip, you can load your swimwear, towels, toiletries, and water bottles. You can also attach smaller gear onto the D-rings.  

Moreover, the tote bag features three interior and exterior pockets to stash in smaller items like phones, wallets, and IDs. With its waterproof function, you can rest assured that all your belongings will be protected. Now, let’s look at other key Nixy dry bag tote features:

  • Reinforced abrasion-resistant and UV treated nylon construction
  • External D-rings to attach gear
  • Key clips to stash small accessories
  • 2 interior pockets and 1 exterior pocket
  • Removable shoulder strap – extendable for cross-body carrying
  • Dual carry handles

Specifications

specificationsDimensions: 13” x 15” x 7” / 33 x 38.1 x 17.78 cm

Volume: 20L

Weight: 1.86 lbs/0.844 kgs

Material: 600D cationic nylon with TPU coating

Carry style: shoulder, cross body, or carry (tote)

Colors: sand, blue, pink, gray, and aqua

External Pockets: 1, 7″ x 11″

Internal Pockets: 2

D-rings: Yes, 6

Key clips: Yes, 4

User Experience

Usability: 98% – The dry bag tote features a very functional design, improving its usability.  It combines a fully waterproof construction and generous sizing to make it great for numerous occasions, whether at the beach, camping, or engaging in water activities. In addition to its main compartment, the bag has several pockets, D-rings, and key clips, allowing you to carry different items. The use of D-rings, key clips, and outer pockets also allows for easy access to your items on the go. For example, you can attach your water bottle to one of the D-rings, allowing you to hydrate as you trek.  On the other hand, the waterproof function comes handy on different occasions. For example, after a day at the beach, you can stuff the main compartment with all the wet clothing and gear to safely transport it home. 

Durability: 98% – The use of nylon material on the bag doesn’t only complement its waterproof functionality. The nylon material also gives it a very durable finish. In fact, thanks to this material, you can stash the bag with heavier items without worrying about the bag ripping. The entire bag is made from non-abrasive nylon material. But, unlike regular bags, the nylon used for this tote bag is reinforced. It is first treated with UV protection, shielding it from sun damage. Additionally, the nylon material is finished with a TPU coating for further reinforcement and water-shedding performance. 

Pros

  • Versatile- can be used in a range of activities
  • Affordably priced 
  • Generous sizing 
  • Fully waterproof construction
  • UV treated and rugged fabrication 
  • Multiple storage options 
  • Various carrying options 
  • Removable shoulder strap for bulkless carrying

Cons

  • Cannot be carried as a backpack 
  • The outer pocket may not be fully waterproof

Overall Rating

Usability: 98% – The Nixy dry bag tote has a functional design. For one, its waterproof design and rugged nylon construction mean the tote survives different outdoor conditions. Another useful feature is the multiple storage options, including its main compartment, pockets, and attachment key clips/D-rings. In addition to the adequate space, the design offers, the multiple storage options also offer easy access to your items on the go. On the other hand, the multiple carrying options also improve comfort, allowing you to handle the bag how you want to. Plus, you can conveniently switch between carrying options without having to do much to change the strap positions. You can even remove the longer shoulder strap to reduce the bulkiness of the bag further. 

Durability: 99% – The tote’s most prized durable features is the 100% nylon fabrication and its waterproof functionality. Remember, the bag doesn’t feature a basic nylon fabrication. Instead, its material is UV treated and then coated with TPU material. With the treated nylon material, the bag is rugged, resistant to UV damage, and withstands the abuse from heavy items. You will not risk tearing the bag when you stuff it with heavy items of reasonable size. Its TPU coating ensures a full waterproof function. The bag is also designed with durable, crack-free plastic accessories and hardware. Recognizing that you may use the bag in water, its plastic accessories protect against corrosion and rust build up. Nonetheless, they remain strong enough to attach your gear. For example, you can comfortably attach a bottle filled with water to any of the plastic D-rings without it snapping.  

Price: 98% – compared to dry bag totes of the same standard on the market, the Nixy bag is very affordable. In fact, the bag offers great value for your investment. After all, you have to consider features such as its TPU coated and UV-resistant nylon fabrication along with its full waterproof function. The tote also offers a versatile carrying design and multi-storage option. Combined, these features give you great functionality on this otherwise affordable bag.

Overall: 98% – The tote bag guarantees full waterproof performance. This means that in most wet conditions, the bag will survive effortlessly. However, while the bag is not designed for full submersion over extended periods, it can survive floatation and submersion for a few minutes. Elsewhere, all of the bag’s design is carefully thought off. Every detail is incorporated to work with ease. You don’t have to fumble with the bag when you want to switch from regular tote carrying to shoulder or cross-body carrying. Similarly, the versatile storage options mean you can lock away items you don’t need immediately and attach gear and accessories such as water bottles around the exterior storage facilities for quick and convenient access. Using the bag, you no longer have to be concerned about protecting your belongings from water or other elements outdoors. Plus, you can get the bag in any of the five fun and vibrant colors to match your personality!

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The Nixy Dry Bag Tote offers an all-in-one solution for your day trips. The stylish outdoor bag comes in handy despite the activity or environment. With its full waterproof functionality and durable nylon fabrication, you can take it with you to the beach, camping, or secure your belongings during water sports like SUPing. Its availability in a selection of fun colors means everyone in the family can get their choice.

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