:!: Thought I should put in words for others considering a Ventura bag purchase. On a trip to Bendigo from Adelaide I had wet gear from my new 35 and 57 litre ventura bags. Having spent 100`s of dollars on this system for this trip I would have expected them to be at least waterproof. Being ex army the thought of puting my gear inside a garbage bag and then in the bag did cross my mind. To make something for a bike to carry luggage and not to be waterproof is to me a bloody disgrace i will use a 20cent plastic bag in future but be warned.