Aquapac kit has applications across a wide range of activities, but with a particular specialism in watersports. So, the Wet & Dry range of packs – which range from 15-35 litres in size, are partly aimed at SUP nuts, paddlers and such. However, they’re also a perfectly valid choice for commuters and more casual users. That’s because they’re dry bags made of an extremely thick (210-500 denier) and durable mixture of nylon and polyester that come with plenty of lashing points for karabiners as well as huge mesh side pockets, but also shoulder, chest and waist straps to keep the load secured whilst in motion. Those straps are quite basic and sparsely cushioned, but they do the job well enough. The main 25-litre compartment, meanwhile, is truly cavernous, and includes a huge neon-coloured detachable inner pouch to keep wet or dirty kit effectively separated. At 695g it’s a good weight overall, and many users will like its simple, spartan approach to total waterproofing. The very basic hydration system compatibility (utilising the side pouches) highlights how light this pack is on features, but there’s no doubting its ruggedness.
VERDICT: A bare bones, big capacity, tough-as-nails waterproof pack with few compromises for comfort.
BEST FOR: Watersports enthusiasts and wet-weather cyclists.
Review by Dan Aspel @