5 of the Best Waterproof Patagonia Backpacks

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published April 14, 2021

Patagonia has long been the go-to brand for outdoor adventurers. If you’re thinking about upgrading your backpack to one that can withstand the elements and keep your belongings dry as a bone, you might want to consider a Patagonia waterproof backpack. 

Best waterproof Patagonia bag

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Established in 1973, Patagonia is one of the best-known outdoors and adventure brands in the world, and for good reason. As well as producing stylish, high quality and eco-friendly apparel and equipment, the brand is an industry-leading tech innovator. That means, when it comes to choosing a backpack that can hold up against torrential downpours, beach trips and water adventures, Patagonia has you covered. From totally submersible rucksacks to multi-faceted bags, we’ve rounded up five of the best Patagonia waterproof backpacks. Each option has been selected according to water resistance, size, comfort, storage options and style.

Planning Roll Top Pack 35 L 

This water-resistant offering can happily home soaked wetsuits and soggy towels, while keeping the rest of your clothes dry. Handy internal pockets keep your belongings organized, while the mesh pocket on the outside of the bag keeps wet clothing separate. The padded panel and hydrophobic shoulder harness ensure the bag stays secure and comfy all day long. Plus, the roll-top design provides easy access. You can even secure your board to it. 

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Patagonia Stormsurge 30 L

Best Patagonia waterproof backpack


The Patagonia Stormsurge is at the upper end of the scale, but it’s worth the money. Made from 100% waterproof and TPU-coated fabric, the bag is totally submersible. It’s available in black or grey . The streamlined design means it’s stylish enough to use everyday and won’t look out of place, whether you’re shopping, sightseeing or scuba diving. 

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Black Hole MLC 45 L 

If you’re looking for a bag that combines the ease of a backpack with the practicality of a duffel or clamshell-style opening, this bag brings the best of both. The soft-sided suitcase offers three carrying options: backpack, shoulder bag and briefcase. It’s water-resistant, made from durable polyester fabric, so you can happily bring it to the beach or out on a rainy day. Organized travellers will love the zippered pockets and separate compartments for larger items too. 

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Stormsurge Rolltop Backpack 45 L 

Best Patagonia waterproof backpack


A slightly larger and cheaper iteration of the original Stormsurge, this backpack is nonsubmersible but still 100% waterproof, made from durable TPU-coated nylon. It’s designed to comfortably carry heavy loads, with a fully adjustable, low-profile padded shoulder harness and removable waistbelt. There are two exterior web loops for attachments too.

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Black Hole Pack 32 L

Another Black Hole collection offering, this midsize backpack is perfect for day trips and day-to-day commuting. It’s made with 100% recycled fabric, lining and webbing too. Padded back panel and shoulder straps provide comfort and extra ventilation. The main zippered compartment provides easy access, while the large front and top stash pockets, stretch woven side pockets and interior mesh pockets provide ample room for storage. There’s a padded laptop pocket too. 

Price: $149 

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