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Hydraulic Dry Pack

Sea-to-Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack

Hydraulic Dry Pack

A handy bag to help keep boaters high and dry.


Boats leak. Tenders get wet. And it always seems to rain when you most need to trek into town for provisions. Those are just some of the reasons why having a quality dry bag aboard is smart move, because, believe me, nothing spoils time on the water like damp clothes. Sea-to-Summit has been manufacturing dry bags for boaters and backpackers alike for years, but their newest model, the Hydraulic Dry Pack, might be their most boater-friendly option yet. Varying in capacity from 35 to 120 liters, there are options for the weekend warrior as well as the trans-oceanic cruiser. We (literally) tossed around the heavy-duty bag on a recent string of high-speed boat tests, and the bag bounced back with nary a scuff to show for it. The most outstanding feature of the Hydraulic Dry Pack is its plush, backpack-style, removable harness. The soft shoulder and waist straps provide even weight distribution, allowing you to—like I did—fill the bag to its brim and carry it across town, while leaving your hands free.

This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.