What are the best waterproof backpacks?

Whether you are into hiking, trecking, swimming, or any other outdoor activities, travel must-haves always include a reliable and durable backpack. Keep the adrenaline with you and stay adventurous while keeping everything dry with this list of the best waterproof backpacks.

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    #1FE Active Cloudbreak

    FE Active Cloudbreak

    Ideal for boating, climbing, fishing, and surfing, the FE Active Cloudbreak is a 30L dry bag that is made of PVC tarpaulin that features padded straps that allow for better air circulation. This traveling bag weighs less than 2lbs.

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    Steven Jones
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "I must say this is one of the best waterproof backpacks ideal for an overnight stay or two because of the 30L capacity. But still, I love the extra side pockets where I could put my water bottle and of course, my tripod!! Recommended!"
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    #2RAINS Backpack Go

    RAINS Backpack Go

    Made with waterproof fabric, the RAIN Backpack Go with a volume of 7.5 L features several straps that let users wear it either as a backpack or a handbag. Designed for wet weather, it has stainless steel and rubber trimmings.

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "I was looking for a different color but I guess they only have this waterproof backpack in color black. Anyway, the adjustable straps are perfect if you want to keep your bag close to your body. If you are looking for an affordable dry bag that is less than $200, this is a good choice, at least for me too."
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    #3Earth Pak Summit Dry Bag Backpack

    Earth Pak Summit Dry Bag Backpack

    Featuring splash-proof interior and exterior pockets, the Earth Pak Summit Dry Bag Backpack has ergonomic back support and a durable waist-belt for more comfortable carrying. This is ideal for traveling and even hiking.

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    Wei Zhang
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Going for short and easy hiking this weekend so ordered one. To be honest, this stands out from the other dry bags out there because the pockets are completely splashproof. It doesn't have external pockets so you can be assured your phone is safe inside the pocket. "


Just when everyone thought a waterproof backpack is meant just to keep your stuff dry, a dry bag has actually surprising uses. Interestingly, did you know that you can actually use it as an alternative to a kettlebell? Yes, you read that right, you can channel your inner gym-buff while traveling. Ironically, you can transform your waterproof backpack into a water container just by literally filling up the bag with water. If you worry about spilling, don't worry, your dry bag equally does a good job of keeping liquid in much as it does keeping liquid out. This also means that you can use it as a temporary bucket or water carrier when you are camping out.

Perhaps, one of the most not-so-fun parts of traveling is managing your laundry and dirty clothes. And yes, waterproof travel backpacks are there to keep those stinky clothes in place. Yet, have you ever thought of transforming your dry bag into an emergency washing machine? Well, if you are into packing light, you won't need to worry about changing clothes. Just heat up a liter of water, add a spoon full of eco-friendly detergent, swish around the clothes in the bag, and let it soak for a while, rinse, and voila! You just washed your clothes conveniently and cheaply. Now, the next thing to do is to know the best waterproof backpacks that fit your lifestyle for your next travel. PS: Make sure you get a 100% waterproof bag to secure your travel gadgets!

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    #4Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack

    Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack

    The Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack is a submersible foldable bag made with a heavy-duty water-proof tarpaulin material with 2 mesh accessible pockets and a tri-fold buckle. The brand offers a lifetime warranty.

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    Samantha Shaw
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Capacity of 22L is smaller than the typical 30L, but I guess that's what makes it non-bulky at all. I can just put my travel gear essentials like sunsreen, my GoPro, a couple of clothes, water bottle, and I am good to go! Suggested waterproof backpack that is light and easy to carry."
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    #5Phantom Aquatics PAQ-25-LTR

    Phantom Aquatics PAQ-25-LTR

    Made to withstand natural elements such as dust, sand, dirt, and water, the Phantom Aquatics PAQ-25-LTR is a waterproof bag that is suitable for outdoor activities. It features two-way sealing system for more safety.

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    Ai Yu
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "I got this dry backpack from phantom aquatics as well as some other water sport accessories and gears. I got some wetsuits too. The straps are sweat proof that what I amazed me, I tried using this once this morning just for my early morning row and yeah, it was convenient!"
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    #6SealLine Pro Portage Pack

    SealLine Pro Portage Pack

    The SealLine Pro Portage Pack features adjustable suspension shoulder straps, a padded back panel with sternum strap, and a waist belt, making it convenient for traveling. It is made of waterproof vinyl-polyester.

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    Carl Peterson
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Pretty cheap and affordable waterproof dry bag. The one with 115-L storage is under $150, compared to other brands of bag in the list. Waist belt is very helpful as it secures the carrying of the bag on your back."
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    #7The Friendly Swede Varberg Backpack

    The Friendly Swede Varberg Backpack

    Made of waterproof 500D Polyvinyl Tarpaulin material, The Friendly Swede Varberg Backpack features adjustable shoulder straps, as well as waist and chest. It has extra mesh pockets outside and multiple pockets inside.

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    Chao Liu
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Hmm not really familiar with this brand but I am giving this a try. I have read some reviews that the shoulder straps are adjustable making sure that if I carry a heavy load it would not weigh me down that much (and wouldn't hurt my back) in case I wanna go hiking."
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    #8Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack

    Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack

    The Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack is made of a laminated TPU waterproof fabric that features a waist belt for more secure support for heavy-weight materials and an adjustable sternum straps.

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    Andrea Mendez
    Written on July 1, 2019
    "Okay, there are times when I don't feel like using the straps on my bag that's why I chose to buy this one. The removable/detachable straps are a big plus for me. I just bought the 35L storage tho. "


Best What are the best waterproof backpacks
1FE Active CloudbreakTravel Accessories 16 Paid
2RAINS Backpack GoTravel Accessories 15 Paid
3Earth Pak Summit Dry Bag BackpackTravel Accessories 9 Paid
4Chaos Ready Waterproof BackpackTravel Accessories 3 Paid
5Phantom Aquatics PAQ-25-LTRTravel Accessories 3 Paid
6SealLine Pro Portage PackTravel Accessories 2 Paid
7The Friendly Swede Varberg BackpackTravel Accessories 1 Paid
8Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry PackTravel Accessories 1 Paid

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