Backpacks are exactly the same piece of marine equipment as a jacket or overalls. That is why manufacturers of marine equipment are no less scrupulous about backpacks than to the rest of their products.
Today we will talk about the three best, in our opinion, backpacks. These bags will help you carry your luggage or free your hands. Or maybe you need to carry a repair kit with you? These backpacks will cope with not such a task!
Overboard 30lt Pro
British brand Overboard specializes in waterproof bags and cases. The company has an impressively wide range of products.
This backpack - combines a well thought out design for walking ashore and durability in harsh sea conditions. The bag will reliably protect all contents from moisture!
Other benefits include adjustable sternum and chest straps. With them, the Overboard feels like a good travel backpack. There is a net in the front for storing clothes and a side pocket for a water bottle. There is also a small inner pocket for an iPad.
Backpack empty weight: 1.21 kg
Water resistance: 7/10
Verdict: Good design, practicality and durability. Excellent versatile device.
Red 40lt Kit Bag
This bag is one of the most popular with the manufacturer. Taking a closer look at it, it will become clear why this is so!
The backpack is stylish and lightweight, with sleek zippers that, thanks to their design, do not stick. The best part is that it is made from recycled plastic bottles.
And the zippers and the seal of the fabric are really used for their intended purpose! This backpack was one of only two that did not miss a drop of water during the immersion test.
The bag can be carried in the usual way over the shoulder or used as a backpack, for which there are removable shoulder straps.
Inside there is one large, padded pocket separate from the inside. They are ideal for storing valuables.
There are two more large external pockets. In general, there are enough pockets for everything! Clips on the bag make it easy to attach to the boat to prevent it from falling overboard. There is also a sturdy handle.
Backpack empty weight: 1.4 kg
Waterproof: Dry. 10/10
Verdict: Stylish design backed by quality construction and water resistance.
Zhik 30lt Drybag
Aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically pleasing, this backpack is perhaps the most stylish of all tested. This allows it to be used as a daily bag. Stylish looks will not betray you as a sailor! The smooth outer nylon material is particularly pleasant to the touch.
The main feature is easy portability thanks to the 3D mesh back pad. Thick and wide padded shoulder straps and compression straps to reduce bulk and strain on the shoulders.
However, there are no chest straps for heavier loads. An external zippered pocket could be a handy addition to a water bottle pocket. Inside there is a double pocket, one of which has a zipper.
Backpack empty weight: 860g
Water resistance: 6/10
Verdict: Most comfortable to wear for its size and looks great, although it has a minimum of features.
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