If you’re doing it right, you’re bound to get wet. Your backpacking and paddling expeditions are never nice and neat, and isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? But don’t think that you’ll have to carry less with you out of fear of ruining some of your best gear – these dry bags and sacks are just what you need to keep your stuff safe from ruination. Wait, ruination is a real word? That’s incredible, almost as incredible as the waterproof magic these dry bags can conjure up.
But seriously, think about it for a second: You’re out there on Lake Whatever, cruising around in your new kayak and flipping your oar around like a ninja because well, why wouldn’t you be doing that. In the midst of your exciting showmanship you knock your bag into the water and immediately begin to sob as you think of all the belongings you’ve ruined in a shockingly short amount of time. Reframe that story a bit by adding a dry bag into the mix and its incredible how differently it plays out – you might still begin to sob as you’ve suddenly realized you’re a horrible ninja, but at least your things are dry.
These are the best brands, doing their best work, to ensure you’ve received the best amount of keeping-things-dry possible. Outdoor Research, Sea to Summit and SealLine get it, and their super strong fabrics will give you a degree of waterproofing that you may have previously only dreamed about. This is rugged gear that’ll stay that way, not afraid of the treacherous elements you’ll throw them into. And yeah we know, a dry bad should never be afraid, it’s not even alive. We totally knew that.