We review Polaris’ new transition bag, the Aquanought Holdall 40.Polaris Aquanought Holdall 40

Separating wet and dry kit, wet kit from a dry car, and dry kit from wet weather are issues familiar to any lover of multi sports. This holdall may have the answer. Using thick welded tarpaulin with fully welded seams, the 40 litre holdall’s body is impervious to water. The full length opening has stiffened edges that willingly remain open, allowing easy access without the bag collapsing shut. Long Velcro strips fasten the mouth closed and, when rolled and secured with four adjustable straps, becomes utterly weatherproof. The cavernous interior contains a removable dry bag for separating wet and dry stuff, but no other partitions, meaning you’ll need to organise it yourself. Wide webbing handles and the removable shoulder strap are comfortable even with a full load of shoes and race kit. The outer surface features some large reflective patches, and a name tag window helps when travelling, but the bag can not be locked. Available in black, white or fluorescent yellow, your Polaris can be as visible or as stealthy as you wish.

Great value hard-wearing holdall for keeping water out, or in.

Performance 4/5
Value 4/5
Overall 4/5

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