They come in several shapes and sizes, some in the form of duffel bags and others as backpack, and these heavy-duty, roll-top, urethane coated nylon bags were built with keeping your stuff as dry as possible. Making use of a dry bag is your best option when you want to protect your moisture sensitive gear (as you often do while Paddling).
Dry Bags aren’t only splash proof, they’re fully Waterproof, keeping all your gear safe and dry from the elements, which means you can safely take your gear out on the water with you, with the reassurance that it’s going to STAY dry inside the Dry Bag.
So what makes a good dry bag?
- Look for a construction of around 900 denier urethane coated nylon as the manufacturing materials.
- A good size bag should be able to carry around 26 liters in capacity, to ensure you’ll be able to fit all your goodies in there.
- Look for a bag that has clear vinyl side walls which will make it easier to see where specific pieces of gear is inside of the bag.
Dry Backpacks offer you an excellent gear storage solution, even more so if you’re considering touring. Thinking of tagging along items such as a hammock, book and a light jacket for when you find a perfect spot to chill out for a while? Then a solid sack is the most obvious choice for transporting your goods in a dry and waterproof environment.
Pro Use Dry Bags For Stand Up Paddle Boarding
They’re a little more of an investment financially, but they were designed specifically with sports like stand up paddle boarding in mind; take a look at how they measure up:
While waterproof bags aren’t a new concept, one as good as the Sea to Summit Rapid Dry Pack IS! While it gives you the comfort and convenience of a great quality backpack, it packs that extra punch of durability and functionality that only a waterproof bag can provide.
The pack is daypack-sized and has a capacity of 26 liters. It easily fits everything you’ll need for some down time, and works ultra-hard at keeping your goods as dry as can be, no matter how wet the conditions may get.
The details however is what makes this bag so darn attractive; it has strong yet comfortable shoulder straps and the 420D nylon construction WILL NOT RIP, even when it gets nicked by fish hooks, snags or rocks. The white lined interior of the bag makes spotting your gear effortless.
Not only is this bag built for durability and reliability, it’s also super appealing with its soft colors and simple design elements. The Sea to Summit Rapid Dry Pack Retails at around $170 and is definitely an investment worth making!
- Naish Stand Up Paddling Board Dry Bag
Coming in at a cost of roughly $80, the Naish Dry Bag is runner up in the SUP specific Dry Bag category. With this waterproof bag on board your SUP, you can rest assured that you’ll be prepared for the next wet adventure coming your way.
It’s manufactured from a rugged, abrasion resistant nylon material, which makes it super durable and the fact that it’s double stitched, reinforced and seam-sealed just makes it that much more attractive. It has a roll-down top which secures the opening of the bag and a large main compartment which will easily accommodate all your extras like your phone and wallet. What’s more is the addition of a front Velcro pocket (for those loose odds and ends) as well as side mesh pockets for storing water bottles.
Cheap Dry Bags For SUP
If you don’t want to spend as much on a Dry Bag (compared to the TOP two Dry Bags mentioned above) then opt for any one of these:
The GoZone Life Waterproof Dry Bag is made with waterproofing in mind. The bag is made from a soft and flexible rip-stop fabric with a watertight roll-top closure, which gives you maximum compression and dryness.
These bags are perfect for any watersport including Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and the fact that they have removable and flexible shoulder straps means that these bags easily convert to carry bags. The GoZone Life comes available in a variety of colors and retails at around $35
Okay so we really like this one because it’s got a super attractive look to it, but also works great at keeping your gear as dry as possible. The white waterproof backpack is perfect for unisex use and with a capacity of 30 liters; it’s more than big enough to store all the essentials.
Its padded shoulder straps give you that added comfort when wearing it and because the bag is manufactured with durable UPVC material, you can rest assured that it’s reliable and durable. What’s really great about this bag? Probably the fact that you can get it for anywhere between $25 and $35.
These bags also retail at around $35 each and come available in either 10, 20 or 30 liter carrying capacities. We love the fact that the design makes it super easy to carry and the dual-integrated stiffeners make is easy to handle.
The Mariner Dry Bag has a welded seam construction, a sleek single compartment design and an enhanced traditional roll-down closure. This bag was built to last and the PVC-coated Tarpaulin fabric is also resistant to abrasion.
The bag comes equipped with accessory shoulder straps and a duffel-style side handle, giving you the freedom of choice when it comes to how you want to carry it. Super versatile and multi-functional, the Mariner is one of those rare finds that bring you great features at an amazing price.
While we can’t tell you to use only bags designed specifically for SUP (because to be honest – the cheaper versions also do the same job) we can tell you that Brand and Price investment indirectly relates to the durability and functionality of your Dry Bag. The choice is up to you – and your budget – but armed with this information, you’ll be able to find the bag that meets your specific requirements.