I used to think the greatest source of drybag abuse was the paddling trip itself: brushy portage trails, errant sparks from the campfire, nibbling rodents. But over the years I’ve come to realize my bags consistently take the most damage in airport luggage systems. More than once, I’ve stepped up to the baggage claim only to find new abrasions or even scuffs that burned right though the outer material. Other travelers zipped by with their swanky roller bags while I dragged and pushed my lumpy, skittle-colored drybags to the airport curb. This past year I searched to see if the outdoor industry has provided any better options. What I found was a mixed bag, no pun intended. While fully waterproof roller bags are still scarce and two are included in this review. I also got my hands on some durable, water-resistant luggage (you can save your drybags by packing them empty inside one of these tougher bags), which provide alternative options for the traveling paddler.
Fully waterproof roller bag
Quality meets great design in this water-resistant roller bag
Heavy duty, water-resistant roller bag
Versatility and a lightweight design come together in this water-resistant duffle
This water-resistant bag caters towards the organizer and multi-sport enthusiast
The standard in absolute protection from the elements
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