A waterproof backpack is easy to carry and keeps things dry when going to and from the boat. We put Red Paddle's new 30 litre dry bag through its paces

A waterproof backpack or drybag is essential for keeping valuables safe on damp dinghy rides.

Red Paddle’s new 30-litre waterproof backpack features reinforcement against abrasion, padded back panels and shoulder straps, a chest strap, bottle pouches and a zipped external pocket.

Inside is a removable padded laptop sleeve with pockets.

A roll top and side clips keep the bag securely closed.

The Red Paddle 30 litre waterproof backpack was a useful daybag afloat and ashore.

The waterproof backpack was a useful daybag afloat and ashore. Credit: Theo Stocker

We fully submerged the bag for half an hour and only a little water found its way inside.

For a downpour or lying in the bottom of a wet dinghy, welded seams make the bag totally waterproof.

Our only niggles were for more adjustment on the side closure straps and for a slightly larger laptop sleeve.

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The external pocket is only splashproof.

This is a really good all-round dry backpack, comfy to wear even fully loaded.

It is robustly made and feels good quality, and the additional pockets, internal and external, made this a useful day bag.

Price: £99.95

Buy it now from Red Paddle

www.redpaddleco.com


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