AD wrote: Smaller dry bags in the ends allow good use of those spaces. Larger dry bags can be used closer to the center of the boat. The stern area will hold a lot more gear than the bow. Good place for your sleeping bag and tent. As you become more experienced at packing, things will fit better and you will find ways to pack more efficiently, nesting cooking gear, using your body weight to fully compress a dry bag as you roll the seal closed, etc. Folders are tougher to pack well than bulkheaded boats with hatches, the tradeoff for having a boat that can be collapsed into a bag. Forgot a trick I have never used, but others recommend: at home, in the living room, assemble frame, sans skin. Bungie as needed so it remains intact. Test fit your dry bags and other gear within the framework, shifting stuff to make best use of space. Then make a sketch or take a kayak selfie so you can duplicate the arrangement on the beach. Perhaps I lost a lot of the hair I don't have on my head because I never used this little trick. :lol: Something else I forgot to mention. Schlepping multiple small dry bags up and down the beach truly is annoying, as you mention. A large mesh duffle, or an Ikea bag or two, allow you to make a couple trips instead of many. I favor the mesh duffle because it takes up little room, and can be stuffed in underdecks at the last minute during loading, filling some little cranny, nook, niche, hole, gap, recess, void, whatever.