Aquapac 70L Upano Waterproof Duffel

Thompson River SUP_September 2015 ©ToddLawson

“Damn that’s a nice looking bag,” said pretty much everyone when they saw me stuffing this thing full. I didn’t make the bag myself but of course I felt a tinge of pride touting this duffel around camp.

Trust is the number one factor with drybags, but the only way to test it out properly is to submerge it, and submerge it often. If the contents are dry at the end of the day, the trust is earned.

Aquapac has earned my trust full-stop with the Upano. Not only is it a slick-looking piece of gear, it’s built really tough. The duffel’s main use is for transporting bulky loads in wet places — when rafting, traveling, at base camp, sailing and multi-day expeditions.

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Cons: The velcro enclosure didn’t leave any room for over-stuffing at all. Too much stuff and you risk leakage. (But I guess that’s why they make a 90L, eh?) —Todd Lawson

-Lightweight but tough, welded construction
-Removable shoulder straps for easy portage
-Air-release valve for easy packing – squeeze the air out as you roll it closed
-Internal ID pocket for airport travel
-Compression straps to minimize volume
-Multiple attachment points for straps or lashing
-Brightly coloured ends for higher visibility
-PVC-Free / 0% Vinyl.