3 Weatherproof Bags for Late Summer Adventuring
Travel-ready dry bags in three distinct styles
Though we certainly don’t want to admit it, fall is just weeks away (the Autumnal Equinox this year falls on Friday 22 September, FYI). it’s already been a wet summer here in the Northeast, and it’s only going to get more wet. So, we put together a quick little list of three favorite weatherproof bags, for your back, bum, and whatever body part you prefer to carry a duffel with.
Patagonia 45L Stormfront Roll Top Pack
In recent years roll top bags have become a bit ubiquitous. Every brand makes one. But few do it as well as Patagonia. With the 45 liter Stormfront Roll Top Pack ($149), perfection is found in simplicity. The pack is made of 11.7 oz 800-denier nylon with a serious TPU coating and boasts a single cavernous main compartment. Exterior features include a removable waste belt, flanking daisy chains, multiple lash-on points, and web loops for attaching a fly rod or tripod.
North St. Pioneer 9 Hip Pack in X-Pac
Portland’s North St. Bags makes some of the more better looking casual yet functional bags for cycling and general life on the move—the Davis Daypack is a favorite of ours for quick city missions and grocery getting. The Pioneer 9 Hip Pack ($69) is a minimal bum bag perfect for traveling, biking, and hiking. Weighing just over 6 ounces and made with waterproof X-Pac sailcloth, the 9” x 6” x 3” pack can be worn as a sling, around your waist, or even attached to your handlebars. Buy it, and get hyped.
Stio 40L CFS Duffel
A good dry duffel bag should be in every gear closet. At 40 liters, the sleek CFS Duffel($200) from Stio is a solid bet. Seriously sturdy hardware ensures you’ll get where you’re going, and a body made of TPU-coated 600-denier nylon with welded seams, PU-coated zippers, and a fold-over storm flap entry ensures you’re gear will be dry when you get there.