24 Jun

Surfing With a Backpack and Other Water Adventures

Mentawai island palm trees

Most of our travels take us places our DryTide waterproof backpack was made for. So going on surf trips, travels, kayak trips, beach hikes, snorkeling trips, stand up paddling camping… is not only fun, but it gives us a chance to keep testing the backpack. A few best shots from our recent trips were caught in this short edit. One of the fun ideas we had was going surfing with our backpack and our Mentawai islands surf boat captain and friend Guntur was more than happy to try it. Check it out! Read More

18 Jun

How To: Multi Day Stand Up Paddle Trip

Multi day stand up paddle trip is not very common thing to do. People usually use kayaks when making sea tours. Kayaks are much faster and less affected by wind, so you can cover larger distances, see and explore a larger area and be safer. But stand up paddle boards also have their benefits. You can load them with a lot of gear since you are not limited by the size of the kayak storage compartments. And they are your private little island in the sea. You can jump off, swim, snorkel, and cool off whenever you feel like it. It is almost impossible to climb back into the kayak from the sea. Stand up paddle board also gives your body more freedom. You can stand on it, sit, kneel, you can lie on your back and rest with legs crossed and a backpack under your head. In kayak your body is always in the same position and you will want to make stops to stretch your limbs. Stand up paddle board is also very stable, you can fall off for sure, but the board itself will never capsize. Read More

13 Jun

Split Dome Port for GoPro Cameras

When we were looking for ways to showcase how the DryTide backpack can survive falling into the sea and floating on its surface we were among other things using a dome port. Dome port allows you to capture over under photos, photos where half of the photo is above the water surface and half of it is below it. This gives the photos a really unique look, it seems like you are peeking into the underwater world from the above. Photos like these really stand out from the billions of photos out there. It was a perfect tool to show how the DryTide backpack is comfortable in and out of the water. Read More