December 19, 2023 – Asheville, NC – Watershed Drybags, the Asheville, NC-based manufacturer of airtight, fully submersible, and waterproof drybags for all outdoor pursuits, unveiled a new material technology today that’s available on all of its recreational drybags. After two years of intensive development and an additional year of rigorous testing, Watershed is thrilled to introduce this innovative material, Kryptothane Plus, to its products. Also, for the first time in seven years, the brand is also introducing three new colors, safety orange, royal purple, and smoke green.
Kryptothane Plus represents a significant leap forward in durability, performance, and aesthetic appeal. The foundation of this cutting-edge material is an 840 denier nylon base fabric, chosen for its exceptional strength and resilience. Building upon this robust foundation, Watershed employs an advanced extrusion process on both sides, utilizing pigmented polyurethane. The result is a coating that not only boasts increased thickness but also exhibits enhanced resistance to UV rays to ensure longevity and reliability in the harshest outdoor environments. One of the standout features of Kryptothane Plus is its unique embossing process. Through the use of a specialized roller process, Watershed achieves a balanced, grippy coating that enhances the overall functionality of the material. This embossing not only contributes to improved grip but also adds a distinctive texture that sets Kryptothane Plus apart from other materials on the market.Watershed Chattooga Orange

“Founded on a mission to craft USA-made, durable, waterproof bags that protect and keep outdoor adventurers’ gear safe and dry, this material launch is a leap forward to ensure durability for all outdoor adventures,“ shared Eric Revels, CEO of Watershed. “This proprietary material recipe coupled with our new colors shows Watershed continues to innovate and keep up with athletes pushing boundaries.”

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About Watershed Drybags

Born on the water in 1995, Asheville, NC-based Watershed Drybags is on a mission to design and manufacture USA-Made, 100% airtight, waterproof, and submersible bags that can withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. Watershed prioritizes building a range of recreational and tactical bags that are ideal for any type of outdoor pursuit. Learn more at and follow on Instagram @watershed_drybags.



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