Best Waterproof Bags and Cases

Paddling Buyer’s Guide

Discover some of the year’s best waterproof dry bags and cases with these top six picks from Geckobrands, Gearlab, Gul Performance Apparel and Dagger. These versatile bags and cases can keep your beer cold, your shore lunch sandwiches dry, your electronics safe, and so much more.

Best Waterproof Bags and Cases

Kayak Dry Bag by Gearlab

Price: $60

Gearlab Kayak Dry Bag (KDB) is both lightweight and durable, making it ideal for sea kayaking and long expeditions. The Kayak Dry Bag is shaped and tapered for efficient storage. It offers less weight at the top of the bag, allowing for easy roll-top closure. The lower shell is fashioned from a more durable TPU fabric. The KDB is available in three sizes: 10-, 14- and 18-liter sizes.

Deck Bag by Gearlab

Price: TBD

Created by a team of award-winning industrial designers, the Gearlab Deck Bag is designed for integrated kayaking safety, and features custom-made slots for a pump, paddle float and a hydration system. All operations can be completed with one hand. Dimensions: 44 x 25 x 10 centimeters.

30L Dry Rucksack from Gul Performance Apparel

Price: $115

From the city streets to the high seas, this stylized backpack does it all as it moves seamlessly from land to water. A sleek 30L daypack with abrasion-resistant coated nylon, it features welded seams and a fully waterproof main compartment. Padded shoulder straps, adjustable glide chest straps, two inner pockets (one for tablet), outer mesh compartment w/drainage, water-resistant side compartments.

On-Tap Dry Bag from Dagger

Price: $99.99-$119.99

The ultimate dry storage bag for whitewater paddlers and anyone living and playing on the water, the On-Tap Dry Bag is a burly dry-zip duffel designed to compress into tight spots, providing wide-open and easy access to your gear.

Tote Dry Bag Cooler from Geckobands

Price: $79.99

An innovative design to keep nine cans of ice-cold all day or your gear dry. Stores nicely in a kayak hull, and carry using the two handles or adjustable shoulder strap. Six-liter capacity fits up to nine cans or six bottles, plus plenty of room for ice. Thick insulation to keep ice 12 to 36 hours (varies on use, amount of ice and temperature).

Dueler 32 Waterproof Backpack from Geckobands

Price: $34.99

Two separate compartments are ideal to separate your damp gear from the items you want to keep dry. Offers features for water activities, travel and nearly any outdoor adventure. Zip pockets within each compartment offer additional organization options. Large front vented mesh section is designed to store damp clothing or towels and more. Large rear compartment to protect the gear you want to stay dry.

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