Puma Barrel Bag
By David Schmidt
Finding the right ocean-going seabag isn’t easy. Buy one that’s too big, and you’ll fill it (to the annoyance of your skipper, who might send you packing to repack). Buy one that’s too small, and you’ll likely regret that too.
Luckily, the new Barrel Bag, part of Puma’s sailing gear for its Volvo Ocean Race team, is just the right size. The sturdily constructed bag is made of water-resistant material and has such conveniences as a U-shaped opening, numerous pockets for keeping your stuff organized, padded backpack straps, and beefy zippers. It can be hung from a carabiner, a space-saver in a cramped cabin. $65.
Posted June 16, 2008