Wet & Dry Backpack 35L
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.
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.
This medium-sized pack won’t fit a lot of gear and supplies, so pack judiciously.