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3 Bags That Will Protect Your Camera and Keep It Dry

Whether you’re headed to the mountain or the river, these three camera bags will keep your gear safe and sound.


Some camera bags are more about style than function. In other words, they’re more akin to a Brunello Cucinelli sweater than a trusty pair of Levi’s. But this breed of go-anywhere camera bags are more like that pair of Levi’s — up to almost anything you can throw at ’em. Rugged and waterproof, these bags are built with the adventurer in mind. They’re constructed from rubberized nylon and can handle anything from a light drizzle to a full-on submersion.

If you’re in the market for a camera bag that’s up to the task of protecting your gear in the harshest environments, look no further. Each of these bags has enough storage to carry all of your necessities, and will keep them dry in the event that you go overboard — bag and all.

Chattooga by Watershed $92+
Watershed’s Chattooga is like a Ziplock bag on steroids. It is fully submersible and has enough room for two bodies and a few lenses. The camera dividers are sold separately.

Aqua-Cam by Ortlieb $112
With enough room for a body and lens plus two spare lenses, the Aqua-Cam is the perfect size for taking on a full day on the river.

DryZone DF 20L by Lowepro $135
The roll-top design on the DryZone DF 20L gives it an IPX-6 weather resistance rating, which means that it can handle everything that it’ll encounter on your next adventure..

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