LiteAF is a new cottage outdoor company focusing on ultralight Dyneema (aka Cuben Fiber) products. We first started discussing them here on Seek Adventure here, and currently, their products are limited, but it looks like they have some packs they are developing for the future.
I was lucky enough to grab a Large Food Bag from the LiteAF Website in time for a trip I have starting this Sunday. Once I ordered I contacted LiteAF and let them know I was trying to take the gear out on a trip this coming weekend and they made sure to get it out in time and hook me up with some super fast shipping! Which is impressive because LiteAF is based out of New Jersey and I live out in Southern California.
Here is how LiteAF advertises their Large Flat Bottom Food bag:
Purpose - Our food bag kit has everything you will need to keep your food out of harms way. The 19.6-liter waterproof roll top food bag has enough room for 5 to 6 days of food.
LiteAF also advertises the weight as 1.9 ounces. So, of course, the first thing I did was put it on my scale and check:
My scale had it weighing it a nice ultralight weight of 1.62 ounces just under what LiteAF advertised, so that is a great start!
My first reaction when I opened the Large Food Bag was "Damn this thing is huge" and I guess the dimensions they advertised on their website just didn't sink in when I was ordering. They were not kidding this thing can hold a good 5-6 days of food!
The entire top of the roll top has a thin piece of velcro allowing it to be closed tightly and despite being thin it is nice and strong:
At first, the velcro was strong that it was kind of a pain to open up just because the bag is so light itself, I was afraid I would break things trying to open it. But then I noticed two tab-like pieces in the center at the top. I am not 100% sure what these are for, but I grab one with each hand and voila, super easy to undo the velcro when pulling from these two tabs:
I haven't taken the Food Bag out into the wild yet, but what I like about it so far is how wide it is. I have used some smaller stuff sack type things in the past to hold my food, and it was a pain searching through and picking out my food. The wideness of this food bag stuff sack thing makes it super easy to dig around and pull out the exact food item you are looking for. I stuffed a few food items in it to show you how this bag just eats up items you place in it, but its wide enough to see everything:
Once the bag is full of your food, it easily rolls down and clips together nicely. No food is going to be falling out of this bag once you roll it down and shut it, overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
The price seemed pretty good for a Dyneema bag this light and this large, and on final inspection, the craftsmanship was pretty good but not perfect. I will chalk it up to being one of their first run items, but the stitching on one end was not perfectly straight and even:
You can see in the above picture where the stitching looks pretty good on the left side nice and parallel, and then just to the left of the pull tab it starts going wide. I don't think this will affect the use of the bag, but its still nce to have perfect stiching when paying for a nice item such as a Dyneema bag.
Other than the very very minor cosmetic issue, I am happy with the purchase and can not wait to let you all know how it survives its first trip next week!