Rockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag ReviewRockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag ReviewRockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag Review

Rockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag Review

The outdoors are where I’m happiest and over the years I’ve had adventures of all sorts and in every sort of weather.

One of my favorite activities is canoe camping, where rule 1 is that you want everything to stay dry.

This photo is my view on a week long paddle in the Boundary Waters with my dad.

Canoeing with my Dad in the Boundary Waters

Because I don’t only hike, camp and canoe when the sun is shining I was excited to be offered a Rockagator RG-25 2nd Generation 40 liter COVERT Series bag to test and review.

If you’ve never owned a waterproof backpack, you need to understand that most are designed for function over form. That is important because you care more about things inside staying dry than you do what it looks like or how it feels when wearing.

I own several different waterproof bags and most are no more than a big waterproof bag with straps thrown on them. Everything stays dry and you only need to carry them when doing a portage or to camp every night. You don’t need to care about comfort because that isn’t what is important.

The Rockagator RG-25 though is as good looking and comfortable as it is functional.

The specifications on the RG-25 are:

  • Quick Submersion waterproof
  • 40 Liter Capacity
  • Floats when dropped in water (when correctly sealed)
  • Splash-proof front zipper pouch
  • Interior Zipper Pouch to store small items
  • Internal Carabiner Loop Strip so you can attach your gear inside the bag
  • 20 Kg strap strength
  • Elastic Mesh pockets on sides
  • Welded construction for watertight seams
  • Padded shoulder straps, back and lumbar
  • Top Carry Handle
  • Elasticized bungee

I brought it out in a New England snow storm to see how it held up and it kept everything inside dry and stayed comfortable when I wore it.

It has a single large capacity compartment, but it also has a handy small internal pocket to keep essentials in.

An outside pocket is handy as well for your phone, maps and other essentials that you don’t want to have to open up the main compartment to get to. Just know that isn’t a very large compartment.

As you can see, it also has two external mesh pockets that won’t hold a standard Nalgene size water bottle, but will easily hold the skinnier variety.

I loved that it has a variety of loops and elastic chord on the outside to strap down any items that you might want to carry and not care if it gets wet.

The external handle was a pleasant surprise too for quickly grabbing and going when you need it.

If I was to buy this for canoe camping, I’d opt for their bright yellow reflective model though because then I could use it to signal people if my adventure went south.

Those of you looking for a tactical friendly go bag that can handle the elements will be happy at the blacked out look of this bag where none of the logos scream for attention.

In my tests, no water got inside which of course is the most important thing.

I loved the padded back and solid shoulder straps. For a big guy like me, I sometimes have a hard time finding comfortable backpacks.

My only worry is how breathable it is when hiking long distances. I haven’t had time to put that to the test, but I certainly expect to use this bag on any wet adventures this spring and summer.

All in all I’m impressed with this backpack from Rockagator and I’m going to be curious to see what other products they roll out because this one is constructed so well.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a  RG-25 2nd Generation 40 liter COVERT Series bag for free from Rockagator, LLC as coordinated by Outdoor PR in consideration for review publication. Photos, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

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C.C. Chapman

Bio

Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…

Writer

I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.

Photographer

If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.

Teacher

I’ve developed and taught courses for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and Treehouse. I’m also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and hoping to do more teaching in the future.

 

On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.


Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com

 

Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.

 

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DISCLOSURES

I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

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Current relationships include:

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