DRY IS THE THING TO BE
Oddly enough, it’s the people who love the water the most—boaters, surfers, swimmers—who best appreciate the value of staying dry. Dry is good for electronics, spare clothes, Kleenex, underwear, etc. And watersports enthusiasts know how hard it can be to achieve true dryness.
Being wet all the time, inveterate surfer and aimless explorer Klemen Surk decided to invent a backpack that could, at the very least, keep most of his affairs dry. Surk’s fledgling company, DryTide Gear, was born out of this simple necessity.
Honestly, I’m a sucker for a good backpack and by all accounts Surk’s are enviable packs to bag. They are stylish, made from 100% waterproof materials, and use minimal stitching, which means that the pack will float in water for an indefinite period of time. But most importantly, if you’re off on your kayak, paddleboard, or tender to find that undiscovered beach in Bali, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your beach towels will stay dry—at least until it’s time to use them.