I just received my brand new Petrol Deca Eargonizer Small audio bag in the post, after reading many recommendations online about this bag. It certainly seems to be very useful and cleverly designed, but I do have one thing that puzzles me a bit.
Basically the flap that covers the top doesn't fully seal the top of the bag. It leaves quite large-ish gaps at the edges and corners. It seems to me that this is not really ideal for when it's raining, or generally for usage in harsher environments. Dirt, dust, moisture/rain, insects - all could easily find its way inside the bag and onto your hard earned expensive gear through those holes/gaps.
So it surprised me that a bag that overall seems so well thought out doesn't offer the flexibility of properly sealing it at the the top. Am I overlooking something here? Note that I haven't used the bag yet, it's literally arrived a few hours ago and have just been inspecting it. What do people with this or similar bags to fully protect their gear against the environment?
- PS I am aware that Petrol also offers an optional rain cover but that thing seems a bit cumbersome and large. Not exactly a very straightforward solution for just closing your bag properly.