I’ve been hearing great stuff about Sagebrush Dry Gear for a long time. Made in the village of Kake, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska, Sagebrush Dry Gear is designed for the wettest and wildest of adventures—so I was excited to get my hands on their Dry Daypack. I’ve been using it most of the summer and love it. From April to September, I spent most of my time out in the field guiding film crews after brown bears from the ocean’s edge to the tops of mountains. Sagebrush’s Dry Daypack lived up to the wear, tear, and other forms of punishment that the Alaskan wilderness offered up. Tough and durable, 100 percent waterproof, its main compartment is 1,650 cubic inches and offers plenty of space for everything I need for long days. The pack has a robust zipper and straps designed to carry a fishing rod tube.

I’ve used a variety of dry backpacks over the years, and my Sagebrush has the most comfortable frame of all of them. With a waist belt and sternum strap, it rides well regardless of the nature of the topography I’m traveling. Sagebrush Dry Gear makes a variety of products for everything from hunting to kayaking to photography. If you’re looking for some serious quality dry gear, check out Sagebrush Dry Gear. You’ll be supporting an Alaskan company and getting an exceptionally high-quality product. My Dry Daypack will be my go-to dry backpack for seasons to come.


Bjorn Dihle is Alaska magazine's gear editor and a lifelong resident of southeast Alaska. You can follow him at instagram.com/bjorndihle or facebook.com/BjornDihleauthor.

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