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TSJ X Patagonia Rollpack

Every boater needs a bag like this Patagonia Rollpack, and this one also helps support one of our favorite print publications, The Surfer’s Journal. Set in a subtle ink-black color scheme and built for day trips and far-wandering alike, this pack hauls soaking wetsuits or swim gear while keeping the rest of your gear dry and secure. Perfect for onshore excursions.

The tough yet limber all-recycled polyester fabric with a TPU-film laminate excels at wet-gear management and the roll-top design makes access easy. The front mesh pocket has ample room for your wet stuff and has drain holes allowing water to easily escape. The handy internal zip closing mesh pocket keeps your essentials safe and organized, and the shoulder harness is padded and breathable – built for the long haul.

Available now for $129.00.

DacoBlue Fuel Pack

Another from the “why didn’t I think of that?” division: The new collapsible fuel pack from DacoBlue is designed to alleviate the strain of slogging a giant jerry can down the docks. This is an even more relevant solution for those traveling far and wide, allowing you to easily stow the pack in a boat locker and carry it along on your shoreside excursions.

Built of super-sturdy CE approved 1200g/m2 fiber reinforced food-grade TPU, these packs are well-known for their rigidity and strength against wear, tear and UV light. The kit gives you both the bag and the custom designed lifting harness that you can quickly attach to your bag to transform it into an ergonomic backpack for transportation of fuel on longer distances.

Well-known for its rigidity and strengths against wear, tear, and shock impacts, as well as longevity in UV light.

This bag can also hold potable water. However, to avoid confusion and induce risk of mixing tanks DacoBlue decided to use two designs – one dedicated for potable water and one for fuels. You as the user have can mark the contents of the bag under the lid cap if needed. Pretty cool! They’re priced at $172.50.

YETI Hopper Backflip 24

The Yeti brand of coolers is not exactly a secret to the boating market, but the Hopper BackFlip™ 24, is worth pointing out. Fusing the durability of the Hopper line, the Backflip features this new, convenient-to-carry backpack design – making it perfect for the long walks down the dock, or the shoreside excursion. Yeti has taken comfort seriously with this system too, with a removable chest strap and waist belt for added stability and security. And like the rest of the Hopper® family, it promises superior cold-holding, a 100% leakproof zipper, and a tough DryHide™ Shell. Oh, and most importantly, it’s sized just right to accommodate wine bottles stored vertically. Cheers!

Available in three colors for $299.99.

Sea to Sky Pack

An ultralight, easily stowed backpack is an essential item on a boat, and the Sea to Sky Pack by Arkadia is pretty ideal. These 100% waterproof packs are made with Cordura, and are great for the spontaneous shore excursions that make travel by yacht so much fun.

Stowable in a tiny travel pouch, theses packs are feature rich, with reflective zippers, rubber carabiner loops, padded mesh straps, a 95db safety whistle and 100% waterproof main pocket.

They come in three colors, and if you hurry they’re on sale now for $70.

The Race Backpack

The Race Backpack by Sail Racing is constructed with their Solution Dye Nylon fabric, a durable fiber that ensures colorfast and promises protection from the elements. Equipped with Ultrasonic welded seams its fully water resistant and designed for life aboard. It comes with an internal laptop compartment with reinforced bottom, with both internal and external storage pockets. The entire line of bags from Sail Racing are quite foxy and functional, with a matte black and charcoal gray palette that exudes minimal sophistication.

The Race Backpack is available for $220.

The best in boating gear - Matador Packable Backpack

Matador FreeRain Packable Backpack

A waterproof packable backpack is a must for most any cruising adventure. When it’s time to dingy ashore and explore new environs, having a stashable, lightweight dry bag to carry your essentials in is critical, and this FreeRain model from Matador is just the one we’ve been looking for. At 6.6 oz, this 24 liter backpack has technical specs unheard of in packable bags.  It packs super small – 5 inches by 3 inches, and is constructed of 30D Cordura ripstop nylon, with a siliconized waterproof coating. All  seams are internally sealed, and there are thoughful details throughout, like the non-absorbing shoulder straps.

Grab this essential piece of kit here, for under $70.