Best Budget Dry Bag Backpack – Waterproof sacks for any occasion

Keeping your gadgets safe for your next adventure trip or everyday travels and commutes now cost less than having your gadget repair for water damage with one of these affordable dry bags.

Avoid the frustration of water damage to your tech and valuables. A small investment in one of these cheap waterproof backpack should do the trick.

These days, dry bags are as common as smartphones and tablets, which is good news for consumers. Huge choices, availability and competitiveness in the market are all driving down the prices of these dry bags. The most common of these are the punching bag style rug sacks, ones in the shape of a bolster or a packed sleeping bag. These resemble an upright duffel bag except that they come with backpack straps or single sling strap to carry it on your back like a rucksack. They have a roll top closure, keeping water out by folding down the mouth of the bag and securing it with a clip.


The type of material used and the way in which you secure the opening allows your valuables to be kept away from not only water but dirt, dust, sand and snow, making it perfect for any outdoor adventures you can think of.

Going boating, fishing, kayaking, rafting, camping, canoeing, hiking or simply spending the day at the beach, simply pull up one of these dry backs and chuck all your valuables in them to take with you. Be it your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, battery charger, camera, lenses, laptop, watch or any electronic gadgets for that matter, you will have the peace of mind knowing that your gadgets will be dry and safe, if you keep them sealed in the bag of course.

While the cylindrical profile is most common among dry bags, there are others with more conventional backpack profile; flat and rectangular offerings with a more structured storage but still secured with either a roll top closure or waterproof zipper with flap.

18 Budget Waterproof Rucksacks

  1. Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag 20L
  2. FlyHawk 30L Tactical Backpacks Large Waterproof Rucksack 30L CONVENTIONAL
  3. Illumiseen LED Backpack Rain Cover COVER ONLY
  4. HITOP Preppy Style Casual Unisex Waterproof Oxford School Backpack CONVENTIONAL
  5. Wolfyok Roll Top Waterproof Floating Duffle Dry Bag (2 Packs) 20L & 10L
  6. Barlii DrySak 20L
  7. Odyssey Waterproof Roll Top Dry Bag 10L 
  8. Freegrace Waterproof Lightweight Dry Sack 2L – SMALLEST
  9. Adventure Lion Premium Series Waterproof Dry Bags 5, 10, 20, 40L
  10. Bago Lightweight Backpack CONVENTIONAL
  11. Benkii Dry Bag Backpack – 10, 15, 20 or 30L
  12. New Acrodo Waterproof Dry Bag 10L
  13. Montem Premium Waterproof Bag 20L
  14. OutdoorMaster Hiking Backpack 50L
  15. NativeWest Dry Bag (2 Pack) With Shoulder Strap
  16. HEXIN Rated 20L/33L Lightweight Waterproof Foldable Backpack 20L CONVENTIONAL
  17. LUXUR Nylon Waterproof Laptop Backpack
  18. Voli Dry Bag Backpack 20L

Closer Look

1. Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag – 20L SINGLE STRAP

Roll Top Dry Compression Sack Keeps Gear Dry for Kayaking, Beach, Rafting, Boating, Hiking, Camping and Fishing with Waterproof. It has a single strap so you can hang it over your shoulder but does not completely free up your hands as you will need to hand on to the strap to stop it from slipping off.


2. FlyHawk 30L Tactical Backpacks Large Waterproof Rucksack – 30L CONVENTIONAL BACKPACK

MOLLEMilitary Bug Out Bag is your conventional style backpack with double shoulder straps. If you like military camouflage, this is the backpack for you. It has a huge 30L capacity, well padded shoulder straps and a waist strap for stability and support. The backpanel is also suitably padded.  Apart from brown, there are several other military camourflage shades including dessert brown CP Camourflage and ACU. Inside you get a multi-purpose pockets for tablets and laptop. up to 14-inch. The Military Tactical Backpack is made of high-density durable nylon fabric with waterproof coating.

Others: Military Tactical Backpack Large Army 3 Day


3. Illumiseen LED Backpack Rain Cover  HIGH VIS LED, BACKPACK COVER ONLY

The Illumiseen is a high visibility bag cover in stark bright orange colour with reflective stripes and white LED lights with three different modes; steady light, slow flash and fast flash. The Hi-Viz cover can be seen in any wheather and time of day. It is designed to keep everything inside dry especially from rain. It is designed to slip over your daypack to keep it dry. The LED battery is tucked away in its own pouch so it does not get in the way and it is USB rechargeable. It is big enough to stretch over the average backpack and tough to withstand a windy storm. Note that this is not a bacpack but a cover so if you already have a backpack, this would be great to not only protect it from rain and storm but for the added safety features.


4. HITOP Preppy Style Casual Unisex Waterproof Oxford School Backpack – CONVENTIONAL BACKPACK

It won’t survive brief submission or a big wave as the zippers are not waterproof but the HITOP backpack is made of waterproof material and has a more conventional backpack look. It is more suited for school, college or university than it is for travel. The fabric is dust-proof and durable and the flap has double magnetic snap button closure. Inside, there is a padded sleeve to store up to a 15-inch laptop. The shoulder straps are padded and adjustable.


5. Wolfyok Roll Top Waterproof Floating Duffle Dry Bag – 10L and 20L, SINGLE and DOUBLE STRAPS

Available in a 2 Pack option, with 20L / 10L sizes or individually, the Wolfyok Dry Bags have adjustable shoulder straps and is great for boating, kayaking, fishing, rafting, camping, canoeing or even snowboarding. The smaller 10L dry bag has a single adjustable shoulder strap while the bigger 20L dry bag comes with double adjustable shoulder straps. It uses 100% waterproof, strong and durable PVC material to keep everything inside dry. As with all roll top bags, you will need to fold the open edge three to five times and use the snap-on buckle to secure the top of the bag while creating a handle.


6. Barlii DrySak 20LSINGLE STRAP, SEMI TRANSPARENT

Barlii DrySak is a non-toxic, floating, semi transparent, soft & supple bag perfect for any outdoor adventures from beach, boating, camping to kayaking and more. Keep your clothing & electronics safe & dry. Smaller sizes; 10L and 6L are also available. Don’t let the semi-transparent look fool you, it is designed to be tough, with premium buckles, high frequency welded seams and a 600D TPU coated poly-fabric bottom. The bag also differentiates from the typical roll top punch bag shaped rug sack in that it has an oval shape allowing for better support and rest on the bag.


7. Odyssey Waterproof Roll Top Dry Bag 10L – SINGLE STRAP

Unmistakable bright orange design, the Odyssey Dry Bag is a 10 Liters roll top rucksack compression sack – Keep your gears dry for Kayaking, Beach, Rafting, Boating, Hiking, Camping and Fishing. It uses marine grade thick thermo welded PVC tarpaulin and has a single shoulder strap. It is a waterproof bag tested and used by professional dive companies and sailing teams perfect to carry everything and keep them safe and dry for your next adventure. Odyssey is also offering free matching smartphone dry bag in orange.


8. Freegrace Waterproof Lightweight Dry Sack – 2L, SMALLEST

If you are after a small dry bag, then the Freegrace 2L dry sack is for you. The bag comes with the usual roll top seal to keep your gears dry. As a bonus, you get a waterproof smartphone case with neck strap that fits up to a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Kayaking, Beach, Rafting, Boating, Hiking, Camping and Fishing. It does not come with a shoulder strap given its size, you will need to make do with the snap on buckle that doubles as a handle when the bag is shut.


9. Adventure Lion Premium Series Waterproof Dry Bags 5, 10, 20, 40L – SINGLE and DOUBLE STRAPS

The Adventure Lion series is available in four sizes; 5L, 10L (shown below), 20L and 40L (shown below) and in 8 different colours (yellow, white, pink, red, green, blue, gray and black). Only the 40L bag offers double shoulder strap. All Adventure Lion bags have


10. Bago Lightweight Backpack – CONVENTIONAL BACKPACK, FOLDABLE

The Bago lightweight backpack is a waterproof and collapsible rucksack perfect for travel and sports. It is foldable and comes with its own storage case. You can stash this in your bigger luggage to bring you with on day trips. It can go with you anywhere and only use it when you need to like to carry drinks, small items, books and electronic gears such as USB charger and e-reader.


11. Benkii Dry Bag Backpack 10L, 15L, 20L or 30L – SINGLE STRAP

Another waterproof dry bag, the Benkii is different from the rest in that it comes with a front pocket. The pocket is secured with a waterproof zip. The rug sack is perfect for hiking, kayak, fishing, boating, rafting, camping and more. The 30L capacity offers plenty of space for your gears and clothes and Benkii has kindly thrown in a waterproof phone case. Other colours and sizes are also available. Choose from 10L, 15L, 20L or 30L. However, whichever size you chooses, all Benkii bags come with a single shoulder strap only.


12. New Acrodo Waterproof Dry Bag – 10L SEMITRANSPARENT SINGLE STRAP

Another semi-transparent translucent 10 Liter floating dry back this time from Acrodo. The bag has a side handle to carry it like duffle bag. It is suitable for Boating, Camping, and Kayaking with shoulder strap for ease of moving. Apart from the translucent black (seen here) there is also translucent bright yellow and translucent orange. Apart from the typical top handle and single cross body shoulder strap, it also comes with a side handle that lets you carry the bag like a duffel bag. The bag is made from premium, durable materials built to withstand the outdoors. Being translucent meant you don’t have to dig around for your things, you just have to reach in where they are as you can almost see them.


13. Montem Premium Waterproof Bag – 5, 10, 20L SINGLE STRAP

Nothing but a straight up waterproof roll top dry bag available in black, blue, flourescent green, orange and yellow the Montem is made from 500-denier polyester, vinyl-coasting to seal ou the elements. Like all sealed dry bags, it will survive temporary submersion. The bag has only one shoulder strap for cross body style carrying and makes for a good budget and watertight adventure bag to keep your gear safe and dry.


14. OutdoorMaster Hiking Backpack 50L – BIG CAPACITY, CONVENTIONAL BACKPACK

Not necessarily a waterproof bag but we had to add this one on the list anyway. The OutdoorMaster is your conventional hiking backpack with a huge 50L capacity. You can use it as a weekend pack or for longer journeys. It is fully padded and has plenty of pockets both externally and internally offering plenty of ways to carry your things. For long journeys, use the chest strap and waist strap for extra support and to ease the load on those shoulders. They have thought of everything from holes for hydration bladder and headphone cable, easy access front pockets, tent and sleeping bag straps, Alpenstock clasp, mesh side pockets to zipped pockets built into the waist strap. As a bonus, the manufacturers have included waterproof rain cover & laptop compartment. Colour options include; purple, green, yellow, blue or black (shown below).


15. NativeWest Dry Bag (2 Pack) With Shoulder Strap 10, 15L – SINGLE STRAP

Why buy one when you can buy two for not much more, these NativeWest Dry Bags have 10L and 15L capacity each. These are made of premium lightweight material and still offer the toughness against the elements with non-rip material with double-stitches, sealed seams and scrim-reinforced vinyl bottom. It has a single adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying and transport.


16. HEXIN Rated 20L/33L Lightweight Waterproof Foldable Backpack – CONVENTIONAL FOLDABLE

Available in a great choice of colours; black, blue, gree, orange, pink, black and red (shown below) the HEXIN Hiking Daypack is a lightweight and foldable day bag. You can take this with you in your luggage and use it for your daily outing especially for visits to city holiday destinations. It is made from high quality waterproof and tear resistant material with durable two-way abrasion resistant metal zippers. There are two small pockets on the adjustable straps which can hold small items and two easy access external pockets in front of the main compartment. It also features two side mesh pockets big enough for small bottles of water. Inside, there is an internal pocket that doubles as the case for the entire bag when folded taking little to no space at all. However, as with all foldable and lightweight bags, if you want this to carry your laptops or electronic gears, make sure you keep it first in padded sleeves and case to protect it against bumps.


17. LUXUR Nylon Waterproof Laptop Backpack 40L – CONVENTIONAL BACKPACK

Casual School Business Travel Daypack Fit 16 Inch Laptop Black


18. Voli Dry Bag Backpack 20L – DOUBLE STRAPS

The Voli Dry Bag Backpack is guaranteed waterproof in the main compartment. Wear it as a waterproof backpack or over the shoulder as a cross body sling back and keep all your gears dry in this good size 20L case. You never have to worry about the bag going overboard in your next boating trip. There are also more ways to carry the bag with its versatile handles. It has two removable lightly padded shoulder straps so you can choose to wear it like a backpack for extra support. Unlike other dry bags, there is a good size from pocket for wet items like goggles, waterproof cameras, or face towels to keep them out of the dry stuff inside.