Dirty Frank II Gear Bag Review - Sweet Protection

Dirty Frank II Gear Bag Review - Sweet Protection

Finding the proper way to deal with smelly or wet paddling gear has long been the plight of the paddler. Many have gravitated towards the simple Ikea bag or plastic tub in order to try to manage the never ending barrage of wet rash guards and slimy river shoes. Sweet Protection has it’s own take on the gear management system with the Dirty Frank II gear bag. This bag can handle anything you throw at it and then some, as well as help maintain a modicum of organization within the paddler’s lifestyle. The main feature of this gear bag is the wet and dry compartments, which completely separates the gear that you’ve somehow managed to wash or get dry, or your change of clothes, and the gear that’s just gotten off the river. The bag has full zips running the entire length of the bag, so that even your rescue PFD or drysuit can fit inside. Both compartments in the Dirty Frank II have drawstring closure so that all your equipment stays inside. On the “Wet” side of the bag, there is a compact changing mat that is part of the inside of the bag, so that you can change comfortably no matter where you are at the end of your run and slip into some dry clothes. Once you’ve stuffed all your gear inside, you can roll over the top of the bag and cinch down on the compression strap that runs over top the bag. The exterior is made of a super burly ripstop nylon, and the bottom is double reinforced tarpaulin fabric, making the Dirty Frank II the ultimate apres-river companion.