Avoid Mud, Odors With A Tough, Contained Travel Bag

Have all your gear ready for a hunt, change at the truck and score!

Have all your gear ready for a hunt in a tough Watson AirLock bag, change at the truck and score!

OK, raise your hand if you’ve ever done the One Foot Hoppity Shuffle while trying to change clothes or boots in the woods without falling down and getting wet, muddy or both.

Yep, been there and done that. All of it. I’ve danced and cursed like a drunken peg leg pirate, hopped around trying to change slide into my boots and gotten my sock wet and muddy, fallen down, leaned against the truck, sat on the tailgate … which encompasses “D – ALL of the above” on the outdoors test.

The fold-up mat is perfect for sitting or standing on when changing clothes or boots in the woods in wet, cold and muddy conditions.

The fold-up mat is perfect for sitting or standing on when changing clothes or boots in the woods in wet, cold and muddy conditions.

A few years ago I started taking a big beach towel with me when I knew I might be changing boots or clothes. Lay down the towel, step on it, change, etc. Worked fine as long as the ground wasn’t wet or muddy. A plastic tarp could have sufficed in that situation, but that’s another thing to lug around.

Watson’s AirLock bags, in the Bottomless 26 Bowhunter’s Roller Bag and Camo Carrier sizes, pretty much solve the problem of getting dressed in the woods without getting wet or muddy. Or getting cold feet on frosty ground in the Southeast in winter. Or getting your dress pants and loafers dirty when you make a quick run to the woods for an evening deer or turkey hunt.

The Bottomless 26 has ample room for your clothing, separate compartments for boots and other gear, and a fold-up mat to put on the ground so you can change boots and clothes. Sweet! The Camo Carrier is smaller and can be used for apparel, gear or both. It’s a good “toss in the truck” bag.

Check out the bags here and here, and get ready for the rest of your deer season, predator hunting and turkey season.

— Alan Clemons, Managing Editor

 

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