Dry Bags For Every Occasion
Not all dry bags are created equally! Design features and various levels of waterproofness (IP ratings) make particular bags better suited to some activities than others
Dry Bags For Every Occasion
Not all dry bags are created equally. Design features and various levels of waterproofness (IP ratings) make particular bags better suited to some activities than others
Best Dry Bags for the Beach
You may not be going on a summer holiday abroad this year, and yes, a staycation might be the order of the day, but a trip to the beach is essential wherever you are. And a beach visit just isn't right without a waterproof beach bag - in fact, it's a wardrobe necessity for this British summertime with our dodgy weather.
But hey, this is the season to splash out on a new beach bag as there are many colours, sizes and styles to choose from - as waterproof beach bags are the new IT bag for this season!
But don't limit your waterproof beach bag to just the beach- they are so versatile they can be used for pretty much everything, including the gym, the supermarket, or even as an office commute bag!
Everybody's ideal beach bag will look different - perhaps you're having a day at the beach as part of a big day of sightseeing and sunbathing, so you'll maybe want a beach bag solution that's streamlined, secure, lightweight, and sophisticated enough to be versatile, as well as waterproof for your towel and other essentials.
Whereas if you're heading straight for the sand with the family and kids with all their clobber and toys, you'll need something large, well-organised, durable, and easily cleaned...
There are simply loads of high street easy-to-clean summer bags which are waterproof, washable and yet still fun, and at a reasonable price. And summer sales mean huge discounts on these hot weather essentials.
Depending what you are looking for, you can choose a waterproof bag with a heavy-duty material; or a lightweight backpack; perhaps canvas material bags appeal to you; whereas straw bags are a serious 2021 contender; and tote bags with a zipper for your essentials are all the rage - there are simply so many different sizes and style bags for everything you need, your only problem will be which one to choose.
Sand resistant, waterproof with pockets galore, these summer vessels have been designed to carry everything you could ever wish for!
Okay, so it might seem obvious when we're talking waterproof, but a dry bag has a roll down closure which means that when it's closed, it will keep its contents dry from rain, wet splashes, sand, spillages and dirt.
With handy straps, this kind of beach bag can be worn either over the shoulder like a handbag or carried as a holdall, weekend away kind of bag. Also, inside the typical beach bag, you should find two detachable pockets, which are ideal for storing smaller essential items that would typically get lost at the bottom of your beach bag.
And the best beach bags are made from a waterproof material which makes them a cool accessorie to have on the beach this summer.
Transparent vinyl beach bags with their cheery, vibrant colours scream summer fun. The best waterproof bags are lightweight vinyl fabrics that are durable, waterproof and even tear-resistant. These bags are ideal for days by sitting by the pool or packing your picnic for a weekend road trip to the beach.
Best Beach Bags
So much choice!
Size is important - especially when it comes to a beach bag. The best beach bags need to be large enough to carry all those towels and swimming cossies you'll need for the beach, yet they will still be lightweight enough not to hurt your shoulders on the way there.
You'll probably need to take lots of snacks, drinks, and valuables, so you might need to look for a bag with a large inside storage area with lots of extra pockets to hold all those important things - some even have inner detachable anti-theft pockets.
There are also beach bags with external pockets for smaller belongings like your electronics, the essential sunblock, your flip flops and a book or two, and one interior pocket for more oversized items - maybe a water bottle? These bags are essentially waterproof as well, so any liquid won't seep in (or out) if the bag is put on soggy sand. There's also usually a zippered pocket inside for your keys and cash, so they don't get buried at the bottom of your massive bag.
Water Resistant Mesh Beach Bag
You might think you couldn't get much versatility from a mesh beach bag but think again. You can now buy large waterproof mesh beach bags for all outdoor and multi-functional uses - these mesh shoulder bags can carry everything you need and still keep it all dry, regardless of the mesh style. And, when you've had enough of the beach, the sand will easily tip out. Win, win!
These mesh bags are great for your towel, sunscreen and sunglasses - and the bottle opener! They are easy to wipe down, waterproof, and washable. They're probably most useful as an extra bag, though, and not something to keep your real valuables in.
Water Resistant Beach Tote
You might not think a tote bag can be waterproof either. But you'd be wrong. A tote bag could be just the beach bag you want for a day in the sun.
There are a lot of stylish beach tote bags around this summer, and many of them are made from water-and tear-resistant vinyl-coated nylon material, so it's water-resistant and lightweight enough to take on longer trips, yet durable enough for a multitude of uses. They are a great waterproof bag - again, they come with lots of pockets for all your stuff, including your beach towel.
One traditional beach bag material, and still one of the very best, is the canvas bags which are durable, extremely good-looking with their bohemian or stripy styles, and are really easy to clean after being exposed to all that sand.
Man-made materials such as polyester are becoming increasingly popular, too, when it comes to beach bags. Water-resistant and fully able to withstand the sand and dirt you tend to collect at the seaside, polyester/nylon bags are lightweight, durable, and also available in a wide range of colours and sizes.
So, who would have thought there's so much to a bag? Stay cool, stylish and dry this summer with a waterproof beach bag - what's not to love?
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