Dry bags are critical for travel in Alaska. In the backcountry, they’re a must. My assortment ranges from tiny drybags designed for toiletries, maps, and paperwork to gigantic backpacks that hold enough gear for a small army. A dry duffle is easier to pack and to transport. Filson’s 70L bag more than lives up to my needs, and I’m about as needy as a dry bag user gets, since I live in wet and wild southeast Alaska. I blow through a handful of dry bags each year, but Filson’s duffle bag looks tough enough for battles with barnacles and brown bears.

With Filson, you get a high-quality product designed to comfortably carry heavy loads. The bag is durable and sporty looking, so people will know that you’re the sophisticated, rugged outdoor type. I’ll use mine on everything from traveling on airlines, to all manners of boat trips, to weeks-long wilderness camping trips chasing big, hairy critters. If you’re planning a trip to Alaska or just looking for a good dry duffle bag to keep your gear dry, check out what Filson has to offer. 

filson.com; $250


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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