Lately, a lot of the backpacks I see incorporate some type of storm flap over the main zipper. This helps keep the bag dry inside, but it's also a source of frustration, as the flap tends to get stuck in the path of the zipper. The SailFast backpack has a storm flap, but it's user-friendly. Simply fold the flap back, and it stays there, not to interfere with the zipper. These are the kind of mundane details that have helped the SailFast bags win me over. On the one hand, they're just bags made out of sailcloth. Nothing we haven't seen before. On the other hand, they work really well, better than expected, in fact: In Buffalo, my SailFast duffle—with my last clean pair of boxers, my wallet, my cell phone, and the Sailing World camera inside—fell into the drink. It only stayed there for an instant, but in that instant the bag achieved total submersion. I snatched it up and tugged at the zipper, expecting to see my belongings floating in a watery grave. Not the case. Everything was dry as a bone. Disaster averted. Road trip saved. Thanks, SailFast!