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Watershed Drybags Introduces First Ever Bike Bag, the McKenzie

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Now you can keep your gear dry on the harshest singletrack with SEAL approved technology

Asheville, NC – July 12, 2017


Raising the (handle)bar in bikepacking, Watershed Drybags – the industry pioneer of 100% submersible drybags – switches from the river to the trails with their first ever mountain bike specific accessory, the McKenzie Handlebar Bag. Making use of Watershed’s patented ZipDry™ closure system, the McKenzie is designed to change the way you ride.

Able to go everywhere that you do, this fully waterproof pack features a quick and easy secure mounting system, Beastie Dee lash points and weighs just 15oz – perfect for filling with vital gear. In addition, its abrasion-resistant Cordura fabric withstands whatever you throw at it – even an accidental wreck (it’s OK, we’ve all been there!) – all while keeping everything dry and worry free.

“We think traveling by bike is appealing for all the same reasons that Multi-day raft and kayaking trips appeal to us. An opportunity to step away from the “norm” and rejuvenate,” said Eric Revels, Watershed’s Founder and CEO. “Bikepacking and touring puts people out in the elements where they need to trust all the gear they have on hand. The idea grew from there. A truly submersible bag to protect your most precious gear.”

The McKenzie, that can easily be transported with it’s easy-to-carry lug handle and over the top compression, also features high visibility 3M reflective tape for night rides. Plus, as a nod to the shutterbugs out there, it works in conjunction with Watershed’s Ocoee padded liner and divider sets to keep your camera and sensitive gear safe and secure on even the trickiest singletrack.

Whether embarking on bikepacking overnighters in Umpqua, packrafting the Muddy Creek, or playing somewhere in between, the McKenzie is made to keep all your goods great in the harshest of conditions. Coming soon to For more information, please visit

Weight: 15.2 oz or .43 kilos

Capacity: 900 CU. IN. (15 L)

Dimensions: 9″H x 16″L x 8″W

Opening Size: 13″

Closure Type: Watershed ZipDry


At Watershed we have a love/hate relationship with water. We love to spend lots of time in and on the water, but we hate to get our gear wet. This is why we were the first in the industry to design and construct fully-submersible, airtight drybags. Using our patented ZipDry Closure System we’ve since built a range of 100% submersible bags ideal for any of adventure in even the harshest conditions. Watershed Drybags are sold online or at one of our many speciality retailers across the world. Join us @watershed_drybags to join the conversation. 

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Natalie DeRatt / Carmen & Grace Communications / (828) 280-1910 /