The Best Waterproof Backpacks For Every Type Of Use—From Fishing To Hiking, And More

A waterproof backpack will keep all of your gear nice and dry during your excursions. Whether you need one for fishing or hiking, or for everyday use, we’ve got several all-star picks in this roundup that will fit every type of use.

Featuring brands like YETI, Filson, North St. Bags, Simms, Pelican, Earth Pak, and more, you’ll discover the best waterproof backpacks come in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy!

YETI Panga 28 Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

Panga 28 is a waterproof fortress with its ThickSkin high-density nylon shell and Hydrolok zipper. The backpack also comes with removable chest straps and a waist belt for heavy-duty treks.

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North St. Bags Flanders Backpack – EPX

Best Waterproof Backpacks

Made with Ecopak EPX sailcloth for the outer construction and recycled bag cloth for the liner, this waterproof bag from North St. has a more city-ready look than some of the others in this roundup. We’re also loving its Raindefyer water-resistant zippers.

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Earth Pak Waterproof Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

A terrific bang-for-your-buck option, you can push this bad boy to 55L of storage space. Available in a wide array of colors.

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Pelican Dayventure Backpack Cooler

Best Waterproof Backpacks

Pelican has got their formula down pat when it comes to adventure gear. Our favorite feature of this pack is by far the zippered cooler on the bottom that’s big enough to hold a six-pack.

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KastKing Dry Bag

Best Waterproof Backpacks

A waterproof bag fit for a fisherman. Whether you’re casting out into your local lake or into the Atlantic Ocean, you can keep your goodies nice and dry in this sleek bag.

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Matador Beast28 Ultralight Technical Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

An ultralight daypack that sheds water off it like no other. The Beast28’s exterior is woven with 210D Dynagin Robic high tenacity nylon, which translates to you never having to worry about the bag tearing or breaking down when the weather gets ugly.

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Matein 17″ Laptop Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

A trusted laptop bag with water-resistant nylon. It even has a nice USB charging station to keep your day going in the rain.

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Filson Dry Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

The dry backpack Jack Dorsey tweeted his approval for, this Filson rolltop is airtight and will even float in the water should the pack take an unexpected spin down the river.

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Acrodo Waterproof Dry Bag

Best Waterproof Backpacks

These bags are killer because they are designed to attach to each other. Get everyone in your group to use these as a daypack, and connect them all at night before everyone goes to bed so you can store your gear safely.

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Simms Dry Creek Simple Pack – 25L

Best Waterproof Backpacks

Simms is at the top of outdoor gear for a reason. Their products are supremely strong and waterproof, making them great for activities like fishing and hiking. The bag has side compression straps that double as waist straps, a life-saving feature for when you’ve got to take your gear a couple of miles down a trail.

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IDRYBAG Waterproof Dry Bag

Best Waterproof Backpacks

This 30L bag will do whatever you need it to, whether you’re fishing or boating or just running up and down them hills, and it will keep it all safe and dry. It also has an inner bag for your more valuable gear or stolen diamonds or whatever it is you need this for. Don’t blame me, I’m just trying to help you out.

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Unigear Trop-Storm BP 35L Waterproof Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpacks

One of the most affordable picks in this roundup, the Trop-Storm holds up to 35L capacity and has an internal compartment for 15″ laptops. This is a great bag for when you know your workday ahead is going to be a wet one.

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