Waterproof backpacks are notoriously difficult to do well. Your materials and build quality have to be absolutely impeccable, otherwise you might as well not have bothered. Fortunately, this daypack from Red Original is a masterclass in how to do it right. Made from eco-friendly CYCLEPET (which uses 100% recycled plastic bottles), the secure roll-top closure and welded seams make it reliably waterproof. It's got adjustable padded straps and an airflow back panel to keep you comfortable all day long, whether you're cycling across town or fell-walking in foul weather. And that's the great thing about Red products – they want them to be as versatile and multi-use as possible, so they've included a removable internal organiser for laptops and office gear. Use the pack for your daily commute, then set the insert aside and you're ready for whatever the weekend has in store
Made from durable & waterproof CYCLEPET fabric that uses 100% recycled plastic bottles
Features a reflective logo for low-light conditions
Adjustable straps with cooling foam and comfortable airflow back panel
Adjustable chest strap
Removable internal padded organiser for laptops and other office equipment
Showerproof outside zip pocket
Mesh side pockets
Capacity: 30 L
With opening unrolled (H x W): 68 x 41 cm
With opening closed and rolled (H x W): 60 x 41 cm
Recycled Materials: Eco-conscious, durable, and waterproof made from CYCLEPET fabric using 100% recycled plastic bottles
Eco Certified: Red Paddle Co is a certified B Corp, the highest distinction for companies committed to making environmental and social responsibility a core part of their business operations
Manufactured Sustainably: Red’s board production facility is 100% waste free, while packaging is made from recyclable reclaimed paper or cardboard.
Red Paddle Co boards come with a five-year warranty as standard – and if you think that sounds generous, it's because virtually no-one needs to use it. Their paddleboards are so well built that they've literally driven a 22-tonne digger over one without breaking it, and warranty rates stand at a staggeringly low 0.5%.
The same goes for the rest of their gear too – from beautifully made waterproof backpacks with super-strong welding, to hybrid changing robe/parkas that'll take you from the beach to the high arctic and everywhere in-between. This stuff isn't cobbled together overseas by the lowest bidder – it's designed and purpose-built in Red's own Devon facility, drawing on more than 15 years of experience and an uncompromising attitude to quality.
We've had a good old nose around their Totnes HQ, and what we really love about Red is the way their kit is engineered to be portable and versatile for multi-activity adventures. Sure, you can just chuck their compact inflatable boards in the back of the car and have a splash about at the beach, but they’re so packable that you can also stick them in a backpack and pony them up to remote mountain lakes, or spend a day paddling downriver and get the train home. Your imagination really is the limit.
This is seriously well-engineered gear that's built to perform and to last, and we're right on board with that.
Love this bag it's so easy to use, I haven't got to worry adout any thing getting wet