Do North Storm Waterproof Dry Bags Float?

Do North Storm Waterproof Dry Bags Float?

Yes, they sure do! Each of our North Storm® waterproof roll top bags float when closed with the roll and seal method. To seal our dry bag, simply roll the top downwards 3 – 4 times then clip the ends together. By rolling it closed, you seal out water and trap air inside. It’s very effective for keeping your gear nice and dry, even if it does happen to go overboard.

North Storm 20 Litre Dry Bag floating on crystal clear waters in South Australia. Very useful bag for keeping your gear dry while your on or near the water.
Pictured above: The North Storm 20 Litre Roll Top Waterproof Dry Bag adrift in South Australia. Our most minimalist and handiest waterproof bag. Easy to organise and pack, it’s perfect for those short trips or kayaking adventures. Made of heavy duty 500D flexible and waterproof PVC. Features a water-resistant front pocket for quick access to smaller items and a removable shoulder strap.


Tip no.1 – When sealing your waterproof roll top bag, make sure you don’t expel all the air. More air = More buoyancy.

Tip no. 2 – Do not over fill your waterproof roll top bag. Again, the more air you can trap inside the bag, the better the buoyancy will be if your bag happens to go overboard or you capsize. If you capsize, the bag will float and is easily retrieved. Plus your gear is kept dry.

Tip no. 3 – We recommend you roll your dry bag or backpack at least 3 to 4 times if you think there may be a risk of your bag going into the drink!

Tip no. 4 – You will need a dry bag in more situations than you plan for. Click here to grab yours today.

North Storm Waterproof Duffel bag floating on tweed river in NSW. Waterproof roll top duffel bag is super tough and waterproof. It can also handle a quick submersion or dunk.
Pictured above: North Storm 60 Litre Roll Top Duffel Bag taking on a dunk! Made of heavy duty 500D flexible and waterproof PVC. Features 4 large pockets – External: 1 mesh external pocket for wet gear and 1 closed pocket for dry gear. Internal: 2 large zipped pockets. In addition: included are removable backpack straps for longer journeys.

Roll Tops Are Best

The benefit of having a roll top closure system as opposed to a zipper closure system is it creates a tight waterproof seal and doesn’t get clogged, stuck or break.

Waterproof roll top bags are the handiest of all bags and will give you peace of mind when boating, fishing, kayaking, paddling, beaching… you get the drift!

Picture of 20 Litre North Storm Dry Bag Floating
Pictured above: The North Storm 20 Litre Roll Top Waterproof Dry Bag adrift in South Australian waters.

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