This version of our bags has a thin layer of polyester on both sides of the 4mm rubber hence the name double lined. The thin polyester layer on the outside of the bag will get wet in the rain, however the 4mm thick rubber is the bit that stops water getting into the bag. Double lined neoprene is a cheaper material than the Neoskin neoprene and is why you will see a price difference between the two types of bags. The Neoskin range does not have a polyester outer layer; it has a textured rubber outer which means water will run off of the outside of the Dicky Bag. All of our Dicky Bags are waterproof (in that water is prevented from getting inside the bag) however the outside of the double lined bags will get wet.
All of our bags are made from top quality genuine neoprene and is why they work so well. They are all hand made in Lostwithiel, Cornwall by skilled workers who have clocked up years of experience working with this specialist material. They are all made the same way so no style of bag will work any better than another, the difference in cost comes down to the expense of the base material.
All of our Dicky Bags are glued and blind stitched to keep the integrity of the seams, which is how we make our bags waterproof and odour proof. On double lined and designer styles you will see the stitch line on the outside of the bags and glue lines on the inside; on Neoskin bags you will see the stitch line on the inside and the glue line on the outside.
If your Dicky Bag gets dirty you can wash the bag in a machine on a cool 30 degree wash. We recommend removing all the loose items such as the carabineer and one wrap Velcro and turning the bottom section of the bag only inside out. When washed hang up and air dry. To keep your bag from taking on any unpleasant odours make sure that you replace the air freshener when required and wash when necessary.
Our bags are extremely tough and durable and are designed to be used on every dog walk you go on and if treated correctly will last you for years and years. To prolong the life of your bag we advise you clean and lubricate the zip regularly as you are using the bag outside in all weathers and conditions and small particles of dirt, grit, salt etc can easily get caught in the teeth and can result in zip damage
The top section of the, clean storage pocket, of the Dicky Bag is designed to accommodate any style of pick up bag including rolls or flat packs. The storage area is big enough to store 2 rolls.