Sea to Summit 20L Sling Dry Bag

If you spend any time out on the water, for example, in a kayak, canoe, or on a paddleboard, you know a dry bag is a necessity. This new one from Sea to Summit marries a lightweight-but-still-protective dry bag fabric with the carrying convenience of a hands-free bag.

The Sea to Summit Sling Dry Bag has a 70-denier waterproof fabric with a 10,000mm water column rating, a Hypalon durable roll-top closure, and a fancy D-ring attachment point at the buckle. At first, our editor was intrigued (and a bit skeptical) of the sling design — and how the buckle would rest if wearing or carrying the bag over the shoulder. But it works and carries great.

The other thing she loves most about this dry bag — besides the perfect, versatile 20L size and lightweight — is the roll-top closure and buckle configuration. There’s no need to twist or unclip the sling strap after rolling the top closure: The strap is on a swivel ring, so it always orients the right way, and it rests flat against your back.

She wore this sling bag against her bare skin, against a swimsuit, and with a PFD. The strap is long enough to adjust to any scenario, and the bag was comfortable.

Our team loves the Sea to Summit 20L Sling Dry Bag and even chose it as one of the Best Dry Bags of the year.