Dry bags (or ‘kayak’ bags) are useful bit of kit for keeping things dry, either in your canoe, or in your back pack. We’ve been using the Gelert Kayak Bag.
A dry bag (or kayak bag as they’re sometimes sold as), are simply a waterproof bag to help keep your stuff dry if you are canoeing or hiking.
We’ve been using the Gelert Kayak Bag for a few years now and not had any leaks.
Here’s our video showing the Gelert Kayak Bag:
As you can see from the video they are a really simple concept.
We strap ours to the front of our family kayak, and it also goes inside by backpack as an extra waterproof lining – in fact, it is permanently packed as a quick grab bag of useful emergency items for hiking with the family.
Pictures of dry bags usually show a rather solid looking structure that you would think seals shut, probably like a zip lock bag. However, that’s not the case. You simply fold the top over a number of times and clip it together.
This may come as a bit of a surprise if you’ve not used one of these bags before.
It doesn’t sound very waterproof, but our dry bag has never let in any water.
Getting a dry bag is certainly a useful investment.