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Open top rally to Santiago

By alpjim | 24, Sep, 2007

John Sleightholme likes classic cars but it seems he doesn't like a hard top to get between him and the elements. With limit storage space he chose a couple of Gourdon dry bags to keep his suave evening wear dry.

Morning guys, Just thought I'd give you some feedback on Gourdon. Attached is a picture of him in action. I've just got back from a week long car rally to Santiago in Spain. Couldn't fault Gourdon. On our first day of rallying through the Pyrenese we went through an incredible thunderstorm. Within 5 minutes there was at least 10cm of water pouring down the gutters/roadside and total white out due to so much rain falling. Trees came down and even a barn was brought down. Needless to say both the driver and I were soaked (even my paramo started to let water in through the zips) but Gourdon did his job perfectly. We got to our hotel expecting some wet clothes but everything was bone dry. Perfect. Only improvement - a purge valve to make rolling the top when full a little easier. Other than that he was faultless.

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