DryTide waterproof backpack combines the usefulness, versatility and comfort of regular backpacks with waterproof capabilities of dry bags. It offers protection beyond the regular “waterproof” tag which can today mean many different things.
Backpack is made out of 100% waterproof material and things inside the DryTide waterproof backpack will not only stay dry during a quick rain shower but also in much heavier conditions like long and heavy torrential rainstorms, during various water sports like kayaking, rafting, boating, stand up paddling… they will even survive a fall into the water or even a shorter submersion where the backpack is put completely underwater. Backpack will also protect your things from sand and dust that can be even more harmful to electronics than water.
With all this, DryTide backpack is still a proper backpack with pockets to organize your things, with shoulder straps and padded back, and a hip belt to help you carry it around.
- Heavy-duty and 100% waterproof material
- High frequency welded seams, no stitches in all vital areas
- Floats on water
- Big 50l waterproof main compartment
- Internal removable laptop pocket with mesh pocket for small items
- Big back pocket with rainproof zipper
- Smaller top pocket with rainproof zipper*
- Two side mesh pockets for water bottles*
- Two side straps for securing taller items to the side of the backpack
- Elastic strap on the back pocket
- Comfortable shoulder straps and back both padded with non water absorbing foam
- Hip belt
- Top handle
- Bottom loop for drying the backpack
- Backpack dimensions: 60 x 34 x 25cm
- Keep all your gear safe from water and dust while looking good
*it is normal for rainproof zippers to be harder to open and close than regular and splash proof zippers because rainproof zippers produce a much better and tighter seal
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the backpack be used as a carry on backpack if you are traveling by plane?
Yes. With the roll down top closure the size of the backpack can be adjusted to your needs. Since this is not a hard shell suitcase that either fits or doesn’t fit into the overhead compartments it is actually up to you how big the backpack will be. If you fill it to the top it will for sure not be suitable for a carry on. But if you fill it lets say half way, then you can use it as a carry on without a problem, it has been done many times.
How big is the backpack?
It is big. It has more than enough room to pack everything you need for a few days. It can store 4-6 wetsuits. It can store motorbiking boots together with all your other protection and motorcycle suit. It can store all you clothes for the trip together with laptop, drone, camera, a couple of lenses, and a dome port. At the same time, with the roll down top and by tightening the side straps you can make is smaller.
It is a camera backpack?
If your main concern is to keep your camera gear dry then yes, DryTide is the perfect waterproof backpack for cameras. It will stop the water, it has enough pockets to keep everything organized and it is comfortable to carry. It is however not a camera specific backpack that would offer internal cushioning and special compartments for your camera body and lenses. For that we would suggest to get a separate camera cube insert that you can put inside the backpack.
A shorter view review of the DryTide 50l waterproof backpack.