Aquapac – 25L Waterproof Backpack

A guest video review by Giles Babbidge, a professional photographer and keen outdoor enthusiast.

Technical rucksacks are all very well, but sometimes you just want something that will keep your kit safe and dry throughout the year, no matter what the elements throw your way. Aquapac’s Wet & Dry Backpack does just that and, when you dig a bit deeper, proves itself to be something of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Aquapac's Waterproof Backpack

Summary: Weighing just 640g, this is a no frills bag, but one which lets you know it has a technical pedigree. Its 25 litre capacity, hidden within a subtle PU-coated, taped-seam exterior, is more than enough for a day on the hills, with plenty of places to clip and stash your essential items. The tried and tested 3-roll seal closure system, offering 100% waterproof protection, has never failed me and the list of neat little tech features including:
removable back support;
separate internal dry bag section;
breathable mesh shoulder straps;
mesh bottle pockets;
and removable waist strap,
give a reassuring confidence that this bag will take whatever you want to throw at it.

Price: £65
From: Aquapac

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  • kimberly

    yeah nice!

  • DebtMan

    Yeah that looks fab, I want one. And may in fact buy one for a special upcoming trip 🙂

    • Arnie

      checkout the exped version it weighs a lot less and i use mine as a pack liner. you can get it as a 15 or 25 litre and an array of colours. Its a cool bit of kit, 100% waterproof and a fraction of the price.
      (i’m a tight sod).

      [Ed – Removed link to Arnie’s retail site]



    I get suckered everytime resulting in a soggy back pack, yep sounds like this would do the job.

  • Stephen Mclaren

    Brilliant little bag, had one for a number of years now, use it almost daily on the motorbike ride to work and when in the hills.

    Highly recommended bit of kit for anyone planning on being out in the wet stuff.

  • This is a fabulous backpack, I can confirm that it is 100% waterproof, having dumped mine in a lake when it contained my DSLR and a bunch of other stuff that prefers being dry.

    Not an ounce of water or moisture got in and as an added bonus it floated happily on the surface.

    I use this almost every day and it shows no signs of age whatsoever.

    Truly brilliant kit.