Dry Bags: Your Ticket to Adventures on the Water

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So you want to go on an epic adventure this summer, right? And that includes taking your phone for pictures as well as other valuable. So what can you do to protect your stuff on a kayak or a boating trip? Even just a float down the river means you need somewhere to keep your things safe and a place to store a dry lunch. That’s where dry bags come into play. They are every outdoor adventurers’ secret weapon: a light, durable, waterproof bag that can easily store everyone’s phones and snacks. Check out our options below for a good time in the river or the sea and don’t forget your water shoes.


1. Yeti Dry Bag

This foolproof brand is sure to bring you many adventures. Yeti is one of the better outdoor gear options and their dry bag may be pricey but it’s worth every penny. This dry bag is more of a duffel, larger than our other options but if you’re hefting a lot of stuff or going on a trip, it’ll be worth it. There is a hydro lock zipper so your gear stays as dry as possible and the outer material is made from a durable, storm roof nylon. Think of the craziest adventure you’ve ever been on and multiply the weather by 10 and you’ll have a bag that can endure that. It’s the ultimate adventure duffel.

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2. Skog A Kust DrySak

This floating dry bag is great for swimming, boating, kayaking and all other water-related activities. Coming in a 10 or 20-liter option, you can rest assured that your belongings will be safe and dry during the duration of your adventure. Made from durable material with a roll down top for added safety, it has a small waterproof zippered pocket on the front for smaller valuables needed at easy access. With a reflective strip around the zipper, your bag is easily seen at night or if it falls overboard. This is a great bag for anyone going on an outdoor outing and comes in a variety of colors.

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3. Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack

This nylon dry sack from Sea to Summit comes in an extra-small one-liter size, making it the best choice for day trips to the beach, hikes, or quick boating adventures. It’s made of a super durable, lightweight nylon, and it features a white interior that makes finding your things easier.

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4. Freegrace Waterproof Dry Bags Set

Get a dry bag, a waterproof waist pouch, and a waterproof phone case with this dry bag set form Freegrace. It’s made of high-quality tarpaulin and features a handy window on the front.

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5. Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag

With an impressive five stars and 2,800 reviews, this Earth Pak is one of the highest-rated dry bags on Amazon. This is thanks to a supremely durable, lightweight design, and usability in every situation — whether casual or extreme.

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6. SeaLine Baja Drybag

SeaLine has made an excellent dry bag option for all adventurers. It comes in a wide variety of sizes from five liters to 55 liters as well as a few stylish colors. It has a roll down seal to ensure a waterproof top and a durable material with a scrim-reinforced bottom. If you’re looking for a specific size, this is your best option and if need be, get a larger bag for longer, wilder adventures and a smaller one for day trips. You won’t be disappointed.

SeaLine dry bag Amazon


7. Adventure Lion

This sleek dry bag has a roll down top to ensure a waterproof seal and comes in three different color options. Choose between a 20 liter or 40-liter bag for your storing needs. The shoulder strap is detachable for easier carrying and the bag floats. Their 20-liter option is a great size for a group of two to four people.

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8. Osprey Ultralite DrySack

This bag is made from durable nylon, optimal for rougher adventures. Osprey bags come in vibrant colors which make them easier to spot if they go overboard or get tossed out into the rapids. Coming in a three-liter option, this small bag is a great choice for day trips and small items.

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9. Leader Accessories 

The lightest dry bag on our list, Leader Accessories makes four colors in six size options. Made from 160 denier nylon Taslan, a lighter version of nylon, this bag actually claims to be one of the lightest on the market. Since the material is so light it may not be the best bag for hardier trips but it’s great for kayaking or days at the beach.

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10. Wise Owl Outfitters

These dry bags come in three different sizes in blue or gray and have a waterproof roll-down seal. Made from diamond ripstop polyester, these bags are as durable as their nylon counterparts. Store all your items inside and roll the top down and seal it shut with a strong clip for a waterproof day on the water.

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