Best Waterproof Dry Bag
Best Waterproof Dry Bag
For any overnight or multi-day outdoor adventure, a waterproof dry bag is a vital part of your gear. Whether you’re on a weekend kayaking trip, camping in the mountains, hunting, fishing, or hiking the Appalachian Trail, you can relax knowing that your clothes, food, and electronics are safe and dry. Most importantly, keeping a set of dry clothes on hand can mean the difference between a great trip and a tragic one. If you’re wearing wet or damp clothes in cold climates, it will not end well for you.
Elements of A Good Dry Bag
Dry bags come in a wide range of materials, from PVC, vinyl, and nylon for example, depending on the manufacturer and what the bags will be used for. Matching the proper bag material to your level of use is crucial.
This is most often indicated in liters that measure the inner capacity of a particular bag. A standard capacity is 9 liters, which can hold most of your gear for a camping trip. For extended outdoor adventures you may choose to carry multiple bags of various sizes, a good idea for any situation: smaller bags for phones, electronics and cash, larger bags for clothes, food and sleeping bags.
The design should match your situation. Lightweight and streamlined nylon bags are what you might need to tuck inside your kayak. A dry bag backpack is ideal for extended hiking treks or primitive camping trips, go for larger dry bags constructed of tougher materials that can handle rough treatment and extended periods of exposure to harsher elements.
While most dry bags are indeed waterproof, many aren’t recommended to be submerged underwater for long periods of time. The purpose of dry bags is to protect their contents from moisture, whether from splashes, rain, snow, or a momentary dip in a river. Always check the manufacturer’s label instructions for the exact level of waterproofing.
Ideal Outdoor Uses
Dry bags are designed specifically to store and protect outdoor adventure essentials for camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing, water sports or any activities where water may be a concern. A decent bag will keep your food, matches/lighters and clothing protected from the elements. There’s nothing worse than trying to start a fire or a camp stove and pulling out a set of wet matches, or grabbing for that energy bar and finding a soggy, inedible mess.
If you’re into outdoor photography or videography, a dry bag is your best friend for keeping high-end cameras, Go-Pros, and phones dry so you won’t miss that awesome pic or video of a herd of elk thundering past your campsite.
Practical and Priced Right
For a practical, tough, and affordable option, we feature U.S. G.I. MACS Sack Dry Bag. These genuine military surplus dry bags are tough and practical, and priced at a fraction of the cost of most high-end designer bags. You won’t find ours in cutesy colors like lime green, lemon yellow, or pansy pink – only no-nonsense olive drab! These bags mean business!
Developed in association with the U.S. Marine Corps and described by the military as a wet weather clothing bag, each bag has a 9-liter capacity, 14'' high x 6 3/4'' wide. Simply fold the top over the folding tab several times and snap closed, while the convenient purge valve removes excess air and prevents water from entering. Also features a carry handle on the bottom for convenience. Made in the USA by SeaLine, the authority in dry bags.
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