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Posted: 9/2/2010 1:36:37 PM EDT
I ordered some waterproof liners for my Alice. They stink. Bad. There is a piece of paper that says sunshine and air will get rid of the smell. Is this true or do I need to spray them with something.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 1:49:45 PM EDT
There is a piece of paper that says sunshine and air will get rid of the smell.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 1:50:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 2:01:00 PM EDT
Reminds me of the rain jackets we had in our patrol cars, they always smelled like vomit even after you let em air out sooner rather than later the smell was back
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 5:38:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SIG-shooter:
Reminds me of the rain jackets we had in our patrol cars, they always smelled like vomit even after you let em air out sooner rather than later the smell was back

That's what I'm thinking. There is some kind of white powdery film in there, not sure if that is where the smell is coming from.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 10:10:31 AM EDT
I avoided the smell by using them with the rubber side out. Made it easier to pack them as well.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 5:20:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 6:09:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
The GI liners were not well-made, and have always been a bone of contention. Even when brand-new, they were far from perfect. Time hasn't helped any, to say the least.

It is more than likely that what you smell is the degradation of the plastic waterproofing with which these bags are coated.

Things being what they are, there is no real cure for this, other than throwing the bags away.

Personally, I use cut-down Contractor Bags for pack liners, and various numbers of quart and gallon sized freezer-grade baggies for the rest.
I guess I should have talked to you last week then. Would have saved me a few bucks.

Link Posted: 9/3/2010 8:09:26 PM EDT
I use pack nylon drybags.....only downside is I can't find any in subdued colors. Picked up some smaller ones at WalMart that work pretty damn well.
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 6:19:46 PM EDT
Cheap Dry bags for boating work great for this .... do not buy the high quality ones buy sea line ect they are to thick and heavy , get the walmart variety pack ones ..
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:16:26 AM EDT
are you talking about the waterproof bags?

green canvas outside with a little string and instructions for tying them shut printed on the outside, and rubber on the inside.


I LOVE the smell of mine...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:21:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebrassnuckles:
are you talking about the waterproof bags?

green canvas outside with a little string and instructions for tying them shut printed on the outside, and rubber on the inside.


I LOVE the smell of mine...
Yes those. Man, something is wrong with you....

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:47:04 PM EDT
Always smelled like puke to me...
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Marine Corps has some new ones - I got my hands on one and they're pretty nice.... let me see if I can find who makes em

here ya go




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