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Dry Packs

The best dry packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 8, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Dry Pack Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Eureka! Canoe Pack SS75

Four-day canoe loop in Algonquin with full 24-hour thunderstorm, this pack kept my gear dry. Would rate 5 stars but the shoulder strap adjustment was a little bit lacking on the longest portages, but it is comfortable wearing while portaging a canoe. I was packed a little heavy for this trip and this pack was a workhorse. I think with some adjustment, the strap adjustments will be fine for me. Outer grab handles and top lug handles are heavy and well placed for tossing in and out of boat. This pack… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Dry Summit Pack LT

Great minimalist waterproof day pack. Simple and light, very underrated! I have many pieces of Outdoor Research gear, and I have been pleased with all of them. The Outdoor Research Dry Summit Pack LT does not disappoint! Might be light on features, but it checks all of the boxes if you are looking for a minimalist pack. What I like... I have been using it for a week, both as a daypack for work and used on a 5-mile day hike, and the pack performed admirably. Even though it has no internal frame or… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Exped Cloudburst 25

A lightweight, completely waterproof summit and day pack that can ride in a bigger pack for doing side trips on longer hikes, doubles as a dry bag in the pack. Attention to details make it comfortable and highly functional. My wife has a habit of conveniently forgetting critical items so that she can replace them with something newer and better. For five years or so we both have been using the minimalist Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Packs for side trips on longer backpacking trips. On the first stopover… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Eureka! Terra Cotta Canoe Barrel

Gear barrel, barrel pack, canoe barrel * NOT A BEAR-PROOF BARREL * This is a 64L food-grade (HDPE) "total-opening" cylindrical plastic drum with screw-on gasketted lid. Manufactured by CURTEC, and originally used for transporting pharmaceuticals. When they are retired, EUREKA! takes these barrels, cleans them, and gives them a second life as a canoeist's gear barrel. The size and weight of gear barrels make them less than ideal for long-distance backpacking on dry land. But being waterproof gives… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Seattle Sports E-Merse R/S GoPack

This lightweight dry case with comfortable shoulder straps would be great for stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, or any other water sport where you might be worried about valuables getting wet. I was able to test the E-Merse R/S GoPack from Seattle Sports in exchange for a review while camping and paddling at the Platte River campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in Michigan. We used this dry bag while paddling on the Platte River and Lake Michigan. What I like most: Easy to open… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Seattle Sports Omni Dry Backpack

This is a very reasonably priced, very large, pack-style dry bag that we have used for the past two years while canoe camping. It has held up very well, has a nice large capacity, and protects the contents. We anticipate we will get quite a few more years of use from this bag. So, here in December, I am writing a review for a product we purchased for canoe camping...and generally put away for the season in October. No, we're not canoe camping now (though the spate of warm weather makes it tempting!). … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
SealLine Pro Dry Pack

Used in BWCA for an 11-day trip. No problems! My wife and I used this pack on an 11-day trip in the Boundary Waters. During this time she and I both portaged loads in excess of 70 lbs, covering distances of up to one mile. While this pack has nowhere near the amount of support needed to to use as a dedicated backpack, for a portage pack, I haven't found anything better. The hip belt and shoulder harness are adequate to the task for short (.25-1.5 mile) hauls that one typically encounters while on… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sea to Summit Rapid 26L Dry Pack

The Sea to Summit Rapid 26 L Dry Pack is a well-constructed and featured day pack that happens to also double as a dry bag. I was impressed with its versatility in functioning in wet conditions and also meeting my needs as a day pack, even as an overnight pack. It handles loads up to 20 lbs quite well but begs to be loaded with more than just a few pieces of clothing, as I found that the top roll can unravel if not sufficiently stuffed and compressed. The universal fit worked pretty well for my… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Drycomp Ridge Sack

A well built summit pack that is able to carry the essentials and tools when bagging peaks from a base camp. I sought out this pack to fill a unique need. I wanted a summit bag that held about 30 liters, could hold tools like ice axes, crampons, and skis, and be frameless so that it could stuff inside a multiday pack. The OR DryComp Ridge Sack hit every one of those categories. For tool capability, the pack includes an external mesh pouch which holds crampons well. There are also two compression… Full review