Our trip would not have been
possible without all the wonderful Mares gear we had in tow, but how did we get
it to Siberia?
Mares has a wide range of bags to
offer, but we felt the perfect choice for the team’s dive expedition was the
Cruise Backpack Dry. This bag has some essential features: it’s completely
watertight with a large internal volume and is ultra lightweight.
These bags are spacious and easy
to pack, and the compartments allow easy separation of wet and dry gear,
perfect for our dive days.
The bag comes with removable
straps which can be detached and stored inside the bag when in transit. It’s designed
to be worn on the back, which was probably the only downside for us, as after a
long day of travel, wheels would have sure been convenient. On the other hand,
with wheels also comes extra weight and extra rigidity, a potential inconvenience
for a trip with so much gear and the need for every bit of storage space
Whilst diving in Lake Baikal we
couldn’t resist taking along some of next season’s newest products. We can’t
say exactly what they were just yet, but we’re proud to say they over exceeded
our expectations regarding performance and we can’t wait to reveal all with
Soon we’ll be ready to give you
more news regarding the Mares / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team’s next
adventure…watch this space!
Check out our other product reviews from the trip here: