Product review

18 Jun, 2020

HMG DCF Pod

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

USD

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

Review

When on the trail, carrying any down equipment such as a quilt brings with it the concern of keeping it dry and stowed away properly, so why the HMG DCF Pod from Hyperlite Mountain Gear?

 

Why the HMG DCF pod?

When I purchased my 2400 Windrider backpack Hyperlite Mountain Gear had a sale on for all of their pods. After taking a look I saw they’d be a great way to store my quilt in a container that is specifically designed to fit the shape of the backpack. The pack was also seam sealed so I didn’t feel the need to have a full pack liner. The DCF Pod was thee perfect purchase.

 

How well does it work?

I kept my quilt in the DCF pod for hundreds of miles while hiking here in the UK on hikes such as the South Downs Way and also while I went travelling around South East Asia and trekking to Everest Base Camp and it kept my quilt dry, clean and safe the entire way. I never had an issue with the pod and it was definitely a good purchase. Over some som thread did start coming loose around the taped seams, but the pod is still waterproof.

 

Value for money

$50 is a pretty hefty price tag, but it comes down to the trade-off between using a cheap rubble sack which isn’t shaped to the design of your pack or having something lighter and more fitted.

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Overview

  • Durability 80% 80%
  • Capability 90% 90%
  • Value to weight ratio 90% 90%
  • Value for money 60% 60%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Works very well
  • Long-lasting
  • Fits HMG packs properly

CCons

  • Expensive

Specs

Price:

From $50 at hyperlitemountaingear.com

Weight (large):

37g (1.3oz)

Materialst:

Dyneema Composite Fabric

Features

  • Sized and shaped for HMG packs
  • Clamshell design
  • Taped seams
  • Waterproof
  • Printed label area
  • Aqauguard zipper

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