I learned this quick whitewater gear tip haphazardly when I did not want to deal with putting wet/dirty gear back in my gear bag that was still full of other gear that had not yet been wet and smelly that day. Turns out when you paddle multiple times in a day you collect a plethora of gear to help stay motivated. I find my motivation dwindles when the thought of climbing into humid, fetid gear becomes a reality, but I digress.
One of the easiest ways to keep things separate until you get to your friends place, and you can take over his girlfriends shower to dry your gear, is to simply use your skirt as a temporary gear bag. This is also a great thing to do if your only taking a couple of things to the pool or even the lake or river and do not want to lug around a cumbersome gear bag. Check it out below!