The Best Waterproof Containers for Your Valuables
Keep your gear dry with these five products
Everyone knows the pain of soaking your phone or dropping your camera out of your boat and into the river. But a little foresight can prevent that. We scoured online reviews and found the most highly rated waterproof cases that are guaranteed to keep your precious cargo safe.
Pelican Micro 1040 Case ($25)
Pelican sets the industry standard for small, waterproof cases. The Micro comes in a few different sizes, but the 1040 is big enough to hold your phone, keys, and wallet. It has a lifetime guarantee, is crushproof, and can be submerged a meter under water for 30 minutes.
Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag ($40)
This 20-liter bag is made from 420-denier nylon, which is super burly (your rain jacket is probably made from 50-denier fabric), and packs down to practically nothing. It’s not submersible but can handle intense splashes.
Joto Universal Waterproof Case ($10)
This is the highest reviewed case of its kind on Amazon and has performed well in independent reviews, too. It fits phones up to six inches, is touchscreen compatible, and is waterproof up to 100 feet.
SealLine Waterproof Case ($30)
If you happen to take your tablet into the outdoors, this fully waterproof bag—which is submersible up to a meter—will keep it or anything else you stuff in it completely dry even in the worst weather.
Outdoor Research AirPurge Dry Compression Sack ($40)
The AirPurge is made from an air-permeable, waterproof fabric, so you can compress the hell out of the contents—a puffy jacket, a sleeping bag—and keep them perfectly dry in your backpack, even during a downpour.