The 12 Best Waterproof Backpacks

Backpacks are essential, especially if you frequently have to carry stuff around – books, clothes, electronics, camping gear. It’s important to have a comfortable and durable bag to ensure that you enjoy walking around with it without getting tired. Sometimes, the weather might not be favorable. It might rain or suddenly become dusty, and this could damage whatever you are carrying. When you need to go outdoors for camping, hiking, or diving, you need a bag that will not let your belongings get wet. This is why waterproof backpacks are important.

Waterproof backpacks are the best bags to have for outdoor activities. Whether it rains, snows, gets muddy, or dusty, a waterproof bag will protect everything that is in it. Most waterproof bags are made of materials that help them withstand any harsh environment without wearing out or tearing. Below are some of the best waterproof backpacks that are a must-have to ensure that all your belongings are well-protected.

Phantom Aquatics Walrus 25 Premium Waterproof Backpack Dry BagPhantom Aquatics Walrus 25 Premium Waterproof Backpack Dry Bag

The Phantom Aquatics Walrus 25 Premium is a 100% waterproof backpack that is made from a high-fiber material that protects your contents from water, dust, sand, and other outdoor impurities. It can float on water without ruining any of the contents in it. The backpack has a two-way sealing system that makes it efficient and safe for you to carry your contents without the fear of tearing. It has padded shoulder straps that ensure its comfortability, and therefore you can carry it around all day without feeling tired. The bag has lumbar support and a comfortable back panel with an air flow design.

The airflow design makes sure that your back does not become sweaty after carrying the bag for a long period. For easy access to your contents, the backpack has a large internal zip pocket that ensures that you can safely carry your contents without any risk of misplacing them.

If your backpack falls into the water even on a dark night, it will be very easy to locate as it has reflective patches on the front and both shoulder straps. The reflectors are also important where there has been an accident. This backpack only weighs 2.8 pounds.


Mares Cruise Mesh Backpack DeluxeMares Cruise Mesh Backpack Deluxe

The Mares Cruise Mesh Backpack Deluxe is a high-quality backpack that is made from a combination of strong and long-lasting materials: PVC, nylon, and polyester. This makes the backpack soft, tear-free, and durable. The outer part of the bag is a mesh net, which is made of PVC, and it allows any accumulated water to drain out of the bag. This makes the bag very convenient for outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and diving. The mesh net can be used to store already wet clothes, such as swimming gear, and this separates the wet clothes from the other contents of the bag, which remain dry.

The Mares Cruise Mesh Backpack Deluxe has an additional outer pocket, which is coated, and hence waterproof. The pocket is large enough to store your computer in it.

In addition to the above features, the Mares Cruise Mesh Back Pack Deluxe has strong, adjustable shoulder straps that enable you to have a perfect fit. They are also padded to make sure that you are comfortable and able to carry the bag for long periods without getting tired. The sternal straps are also adjustable.

In case you want to break the monotony of carrying the backpack on your back, it has two strong rubber handles at the top. They serve as an additional carrying option, and they allow you to carry your backpack like a duffel bag. This allows for quick transportation.

There is also very simple access to the contents of your Mares Cruise Mesh Backpack Deluxe. The backpack contains a very strong lateral zipper that is well-coated to avoid any leaking of water into the backpack. There are also drawstrings at the top of the bag that can be pulled tight to close your backpack completely. The bag weighs 3 pounds, so it is light and easy to carry around.


Sea to Summit Flow 35L DrypackSea to Summit Flow 35L Drypack

The Sea to Summit Flow 35L Drypack is a backpack made from thermoplastic poly urethane-laminated 420D nylon fabric. This makes it waterproof, durable, and completely abrasion-free. It can, therefore, withstand any harsh environment. The seams of the bag are fully and carefully sealed to avoid any water seepage into the backpack. The interior of the bag is white, and this makes the contents of your bag very visible and therefore easy to find.

Inside the bag is a small zippered pocket that is made of an elastic fabric. This small pocket can hold your small items, such as your phone and camera. The outside zipper pocket is also large with a capacity of 20 liters.

For more comfortability, the Sea To Summit Flow Backpack is fitted with a perforated, mesh waist belt that is made from foam. The foam is a very soft material that keeps you comfortable while carrying the backpack, and the wait belt helps with balancing the weight of the bag. This enables you to carry more items without the fear of getting exhausted.

The bag also contains two deep mesh side pockets that are elastic and so allow you to carry two large water bottles to keep hydrated during your journey. The bag has Hypalon loops, which come in handy when you want to attach more gear to your pack, such as a sleeping bag, and side compression straps that help to hold the additional load together.


Såk Gear BackSak Waterproof BackpackSåk Gear BackSak Waterproof Backpack

The Sak Gear Backsak Waterproof Backpack is a 35-liter bag that is made from 500D PVC with tough welded seams that make the bag strong, tough, and tear free, and hence very durable. The bag contains a sternum clip and padded back support. The back support is coated with vinyl and woven polyester. These two materials aid in relieving pressure on your back muscles and enable you to carry your backpack comfortably without exhaustion. The bag has thick, cushioned shoulder straps that are adjustable to fit your preferred carrying position. Instead of side pockets, the backpack has D rings on the sides, which are elastic and are used to carry water bottles. The D rings make this backpack unique.

The Sak Gear Back Sak contains two zippered pockets. The interior pocket is spacious and can be used to hold electronics. It has a barrier that separates the electronics from wet clothes, if any. The outer pocket, which is smaller and waterproof, too, can be used to hold Ids, keys, and other small items. The reflective patch on the backpack makes it easy to spot, and this is used as a safety mechanism in the case that the bag falls into a pool of water. To close and secure the backpack, you can use two methods. The first method is rolling down the top of the backpack 4 to 6 times then clicking the top clip to create an instant handle, or, secondly, you can use the side clips and adjust them to a compressed fit. This backpack weighs 2.56 pounds.


Chaos Ready Waterproof BackpackChaos Ready Waterproof Backpack

The Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack is a buoyant 22- liter backpack that is made from 500D PVC tarpaulin, making it not only flexible but also very durable. The unique characteristic of the bag is the ability to float on water when it falls into it, leaving the contents of the bag 100% dry. You can also submerge it briefly without getting its contents wet.

The main pocket of the backpack has a trifold buckle system instead of a zipper, and this allows easy access to your contents. It has a small outer pocket that can be used to store goggles, gloves, or even some wet swimwear and towels. The backpack contains tightly sealed fold systems that ensure that no water or air gets into the bag. The shoulder straps are also padded to make you comfortable while carrying the backpack for long distances. Each side of the backpack has a mesh pocket for carrying water bottles.

The Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack is easy to clean because you only need to wipe it using a cloth and store it away. The bag is perfect for all outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and camping. It won’t get any tears or abrasions. The bag is light in weight as it only weighs 1.37 pounds.


Vitchelo 30L Waterproof Dry Bag BackpackVitchelo 30L Waterproof Dry Bag Backpack

The Vitchelo 30L Waterproof Dry Bag is a durable and tough backpack made from rip-stop tarpaulin. To ensure that the backpack is 100% waterproof, the seams are strongly welded, and it has a solid top closure system that provides a solid watertight seal. The front of the bag has an elastic webbing that can be used for extra storage of wet swimwear to avoid contact with your other dry contents. The sides have mesh pockets to hold water bottles. Unlike the other backpacks, the Vitchelo Dry Bag contains a single, reinforced, breathable strap that does not get soaked.

The backpack also features chest and waist straps that supplement the shoulder strap. The chest and waist straps help secure the bag and keep it in its place, therefore avoiding side movement. The straps also distribute the weight of the bag from the shoulders to the hips to make you comfortable and prevent fatigue. The front of the bag is padded to prevent back strain in case you are carrying a heavy load. At the top of the bag is a strap that enables you to carry the backpack in one hand when you are not using it as a backpack.

Another unique characteristic of the Vitchelo backpack is that it is more portable than all the other bags. It is also suitable for all outdoor traveling adventures, such as hiking, skating, and kayaking. For storage, you can flatten the bag out and carry it inside another bag. The bag weighs 2.05 pounds.


8848 Unisex Travel Hiking Backpack8848 Unisex Travel Hiking Backpack

The 8848 Unisex Travel Hiking Bag is a soft, cotton-poly fabric bag that is made from top-quality water-resistant polyester fabric. It has a nylon webbing. The outside of the bag is very soft to the touch. The bag contains a fully padded inner pocket that can carry a 15-inch laptop. This means that the bag is quite spacious. The pocket is also fleece-lined to ensure that it is completely waterproof. The seams of the bag are completely sealed.

The 8848 Unisex Travel Hiking Backpack is secured with zippers that have metal pullers to ensure that the zips stay in place for a long time. The bag is also fitted with magnetic closures on the zipped pockets. They have a metal pin clip to ensure that the backpack is tightly closed for security purposes and to ensure that it does not allow any water to seep into it. The backpack weighs 1 kg, and this makes it convenient because it has a very light weight and therefore does not add any excess weight once the backpack is packed. You can, therefore, use it both for school and outdoor activities, such as camping.


Mountaintop 65L Internal Frame BackpackMountaintop 65L Internal Frame Backpack

The Mountain Top 65L Internal Frame Backpack is a unique backpack because of two reasons, the first reason being, even though the bag is waterproof, it also contains a rain cover. This is not the case with the other waterproof bags. The second reason is that the backpack can be expanded to become larger than its normal size. It contains an external collar with a drawstring at the top that can expand and increase the capacity of the backpack by approximately 5 liters.

It can also carry a lot of luggage as it contains eight pockets: two on the hip-belt, two lid pockets, one bladder sleeve at the front of the bag, one small front pocket, and two mesh bottle pockets at the side. The backpack contains an attachment for trekking poles, ice axes, and hiking poles. In its main compartment, there are hooks you can use to hook keys or water bottles, and on the outer side, it has a D-shaped hook where you can hook your sweater or other materials.

It provides perfect body support and air circulation mechanism along the back and shoulders due to the presence of a shoulder strap and a hip belt. The shoulder strap is wide and padded to help you carry the bag comfortably.

There are certain management practices for the bag to ensure its durability. When washing the bag, do not use a liquid detergent or bleach due to the coating fabric. You might destroy it, so it is advisable to clean the backpack by wiping it with a clean cloth when necessary. The backpack should be air dried, and you should never iron it.


Badlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack and Meat HaulerBadlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack and Meat Hauler

The Badlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack and Meat Hauler is a multipurpose backpack that you can use not only for hiking and kayaking, but it is also the most favorite backpack for hunters. Its fabric is made from KXO-32, which is soft, supple, and very tough. The fabric is also DWR treated which makes it suppress scent, in case you are carrying meat. It also resists moisture and dirt. Its internal frame is made of aluminum, making it durable and tear-free.

The back support is made of molded foam. The foam is a very comfortable material used to make mattresses and is considered to have therapeutic effects, so, carrying a backpack made of molded foam is very comfortable and the more you carry it, the more comfortable it becomes. You can, therefore, carry heavy loads without getting tired. The load-lifter straps of the backpack make it much easier for you to carry your load comfortably because they distribute weight evenly to the hips and therefore lower the center of gravity, improving your stability and enabling you to carry a heavy load with ease.

Inside the Badlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack is a built-in meat shelf that allows you to carry your meat without messing the other contents of the bag. It also contains internal scopes and tripod pockets. For easy access of the bag, it is zippered with a strong, long-lasting, high-quality zipper. The color of the badlands backpack is also designed to adapt to the surroundings and the current lighting. This is because it is a neutral color that blends into a wide array of environments. The material of the backpack makes it resistant to mold and mildew, making it very long-lasting. The backpack weighs approximately 2.7 kgs.


Mengar 35L Foldable Water Resistant BackpackMengar 35L Foldable Water Resistant Backpack

The Mengar 35L Foldable Water Resistant Backpack is made from a class of nylon material known as honeycomb rip-stop nylon that makes it abrasion free. These materials are light, and this makes the backpack easy to carry. The seams and stress points of this backpack are reinforced with bar tackings to enhance the backpack’s durability. It contains a metal zipper that is tightly sealed to make sure that no water seeps into the backpack. It has a very large pocket that can fit iPads and magazines. The outer pocket is smaller and only cameras, gloves, and other small items can fit into it. The shoulder straps of the bag are wide and breathable, and you can adjust them to a fitting of your choice. You can also lock the straps in place to make them firm. The backpack has two deep side pockets that are used to carry water bottles.

The Mengar Foldable Backpack is easily portable because you simply fold the bag and stuff it into its own pocket. This also makes it easy to store. It has a carrying handle on top of it that makes it possible to carry the bag using one hand in case you get tired of carrying it on your back.

To maintain the durability of the backpack, you should take the following precautions while cleaning it. You should line dry the backpack in the shade and you should not machine wash, bleach, or iron the backpack as this would destroy the fiber of the backpack. This backpack weighs approximately 13.8 ounces.


Aqua Quest HIMAL BackpackAqua Quest HIMAL Backpack

This is an extremely lightweight backpack that is made from 70D rip-stop fabric and coated with TPU and DWR (durable water repellent) that makes it very light. It contains heat-taped seams that ensure that no water seeps into the backpack. You can temporarily submerge this bag in water, and the contents will still be completely dry. The backpack contains soft, flexible shoulder straps that do not injure your shoulders. It also has waist straps that contour the shape of your body. The shoulder and waist straps are adjustable to fit your size, and they dry very easily.

A unique characteristic of the Aqua Quest HIMAL Backpack is that o store it, you simply fold it into its own front zip pocket, which is a small pocket located on the front side of the bag. The back panel of the bag is made of ventilated mesh that makes it breathable and soft. This enables you to stay comfortable all day long. The backpack also features handles that let you carry it like a duffel bag. This backpack only weighs 525grams.


AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with RainflyAmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly

The AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly is a spacious backpack with a capacity of 65 liters, 60 liters being the original backpack capacity and five liters being the additional capacity for the extension collar, which can be adjusted to increase the size of the backpack to carry more gear. The 30-inch long backpack is made from durable polyester, which makes it ideal for camping and hiking.

This backpack has extensive storage compartments, which are spacious, and it can, therefore, carry many belongings. The large sleeping bag compartment makes this backpack stand out from the rest because not all backpacks contain a sleeping bag compartment. For an overnight travel adventure, the sleeping bag is usually neatly packed in the compartment and easily transported.

The AmazonBasics Internal Hiking Backpack has multidirectional compression straps that help in holding your contents safely in place even when the bag is not upright. The backpack has adjustable shoulder straps that allow you to adjust it to the fitting of your choice. They are thick and padded so you can carry heavy loads without any difficulty.

The waist belt is also adjustable, and it improves the comfortability of the backpack. The open-cell foam lumbar helps to support the lower back. It is padded with molded channels for comfortability and proper airflow. The exterior coating of the backpack is water-resistant and thus protects the contents of the bag from getting wet if it rains. This backpack weighs approximately 5.11 pounds.