Don’t let a little rain stop you from going on your next adventure, even if you have a lot of things to bring with you that you need to keep dry. Whether you’re going about your daily routine or planning a big trip, the right prep beforehand can go a long way. When you go, go with confidence that you have the right travel accessories to keep you and your belongings from getting wet.
Eagle Creek carries many all-purpose travel accessories and bags to help you with all of your needs during your travels. We want to help you stay as comfortable as possible, whether you’re simply enjoying your daily commute or enduring a rainy day on your honeymoon. We’ve done our research, and we’ve learned that the best way to have a good time and live with less stress is to keep yourself prepared. But, how do you stay prepared? The most important categories cover your traveling self from head to toe, including your accessories, your clothing, and your bag (or bags). Your accessories and clothing can help keep you dry or deal with the weather in other ways, and your bag can keep your things dry so you don’t have to deal with clean-up later. Here are a few ideas from Eagle Creek on how to stay dry when you travel.
If “the elements” are an element of your travels, you need the right accessories to keep you and your belongings protected. But sometimes, your travels are going to lead you right into the rainstorm. Don’t back away; instead, go in prepared with a large, sturdy umbrella in your favorite color. And find the right raincoat and shoes for you to cover the spots the umbrella can’t reach. Think about the parts of your body that you are most concerned about getting wet, and ensure that the raincoat you select will keep them dry.
If you don’t want to commit to getting a whole set of raingear, make sure you have a poncho in your pack that will cover your head and shoulders. They’re cheap, easy to pack, lightweight, and small. Another item to bring along is an extra pair of socks so your feet don’t get waterlogged – no one likes that feeling!
The second most important travel item when it’s wet outside is the right bag. Why? Because these days, we rarely travel without our electronics and a few other modern necessities to keep us informed and entertained. While you’re covering up, consider your smaller items too. Keep all of your electronics that come with you in a waterproof travel backpack so you don’t have to worry about losing them to the weather. Use a small bag to make sure water-sensitive items still work when you’re done with your adventure.
If you’re going somewhere that will be wet and dry, try one of our wet-dry separation bags that act as a waterproof travel bag and a gym bag. It helps you keep your dry clothes dry and gives you a place to store your wet clothes. Coming in three sizes and multiple colors, you can pick the one that suits your needs, whether it’s adventuring in a rainforest or taking your daily trip to the gym. These bags include one section that is antimicrobial so your wet clothes won’t harbor mold, and a dry section so you have something fresh to change into.
Our bags have multiple compartments for maximum travel versatility, and they feature lockable zippers so your items stay both dry and secure. If you need a dry bag backpack, we have the perfect bag for you. We recommend the Deviate Travel Backpack, which has a cover that functions as a “check-in fly,” meaning it converts the bag into a duffle bag for quick airport check-in while keeping your items inside protected and dry.
When you’re shopping for backpacks, make sure to find one that has a flexible back that moves with you instead of against you. And having plenty of compartments is always a plus in a backpack, because it can help keep you organized and reduce stress.
You know what’s best for you, and we strive to meet those expectations. We also know that every person has different needs, so that’s why we offer many different options – so you can find exactly what’s right for you and focus instead on your day or your fun adventure.
While you’re packing to stay dry, don’t forget about comfort. Eagle Creek uses state-of-the-art outdoor sports materials and technology on all of the items in our store. We are always striving to have more effective, more breathable, more sturdy, and lighter gear to help make your travels everything they can be.
Getting the right travel accessories can be the difference between your happiness and frustration
when you are on the road or in the air. If you liked these ideas and products from Eagle Creek, you will want to check out Eagle Creek’s Buying Guide: The Best Travel Accessories for Safety and Comfort, which will give you additional ideas and ways to maximize your travel fun and minimize your worry. Read more about how to protect your wallet from sticky fingers, and find accessories and organizers that will help you stay comfortable in any travel conditions.