Wet & Dry Backpack 35L

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pistol Caliber Compatibility -

Aqua­pac set sail in 1983 when three Bri­tish friends had the idea of mak­ing a case for a Sony Walk­man (which was like, you know, an old­school MP3 player) so they could lis­ten to mu­sic while wind­surf­ing. Now the com­pany pro­duces wa­ter­proof pro­tec­tion for ev­ery­thing from tablets and cam­eras to maps and in­sulin pumps.

Aqua­pac’s Wet & Dry Backpack is a stormproof bag with the stan­dards rat­ing to prove it. It has an IPX6 rat­ing, mean­ing it can with­stand rain, splash­ing, and rough sea con­di­tions. It’s no sur­prise, then, that the Wet & Dry Backpack had no prob­lems pass­ing our shower test.

Un­like most dr y bags, the Wet & Dr y Backpack has more than one com­par tment. It lives up to its name with a size­able in­ter­nal wa­ter­proof bag for sep­a­rat­ing clean clothes from dir t y ones. Fur ther­more, this yel­low bag has a clear pocket at­tached to it so you can quickly find your keys, smar tphone, and other small ob­jects with­out hav­ing to dig around.

On the out­side, the padded back sup­port can be re­moved to dry out, be sub­sti­tuted with a hy­dra­tion blad­der, or act as an im­pro­vised seat cush­ion on rocky ter­rain. Mesh pock­ets can hold wa­ter bot­tles or other items. And there are mul­ti­ple lash points so you can clip on cara­bin­ers, lights, or other equip­ment.

At 35 liters, the Wet & Dry Backpack isn’t large, but it can ser ve as a stel­lar day­pack in tur­bu­lent con­di­tions.

PROS:

Truly stormproof thanks to its coated ny­lon, taped seams, and roll­top clo­sure

Abil­ity to sep­a­rate clean and dirty gear

Waist strap, breath­able mesh shoul­der straps, and a ster­num strap that slides

In­te­rior bag is bright yel­low for greater vis­i­bil­ity.

CONS:

This medium-sized pack won’t fit a lot of gear and sup­plies, so pack ju­di­ciously.

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