“Having a waterproof duffel is great, there are certain things you just can’t get wet,” says Wiese, and the Ocoee Duffle from Watershed is a completely submersible bag. High-tech patented materials, like its ZIPDRY closure, make it tough and flexible yet completely air and water tight.
The Ocoee is easily stashed in any kayak or boat (or for added security in case of heavy downpours) and great, as Wiese explains, “for camera gear, passports, anything you want bulletproof. Even clothing, really, like something I’ll sleep in that I want to be dry.” While small and easy to stow, there’s still plenty of room. “You want something that let’s you accommodate the size of everything,” he says, “and having a good, well-made handle is great. So you can carry heavier items easily.”
With its rugged handles and multiple compression straps, the Ocoee is easy to secure and a great piece of gear, especially since we live on a planet covered in water. [$93; huckberry.com]