Total protection for river and ocean transport.
DAKINE dishes out the ultimate in waterproof backpack protection with the Cyclone Roll Top Backpack. You can rely on the roll-top style top closure and waterproof welded construction to keep water from infiltrating your valuables. The convenient waterproof zipped front pocket keeps your cell phone and keys safe.
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I'd say for beach days and quick back-country lake visits its fine. I like the big exterior pocket but wouldn't put anything of valuable in there. Ultimately test the dry bag prior to trusting it. Also I'm broad 6'3" and i wear the straps at full extension. they are a bit narrow.
I purchased this backpack/dry-bag for trip that I took to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Many of the Vieques travel websites discourage people from leaving valuables in their Jeeps while at the beach; they also discourage folks from leaving valuables on the shore while they're in the water ("petty theft" is common in Vieques). I go everywhere with my DSLR camera and wanted to be able to bring it to the beaches in Vieques, so I thought that this bag would be a good option. I wore it on my back while I was snorkeling and swimming at the beaches. The backpack was splashed but was never submersed; there was a little water (not enough to damage my camera) in the bag every time I used it. If I use it again I'm going to purchase a conventional dry-bag to put inside of this backpack. I'm also considering trying the SealLine Urban Backpack, but it got mediocre reviews and is more expensive than the Dakine pack, so I'm not so sure about that option.