I have other dry bags but none of them convert to a backpack. The Supersingularity Dry Bag has straps that make it easy to carry on our backs which is a plus when we take it hiking. However, I prefer to take my regular day pack hiking and save my dry bag for the outdoor activities it works well for.
This dry bag is awesome for what it was built for, to keep gear and electronic devices from getting wet. The top folds down and has a strap to keep it closed so it stays completely dry inside. The 30L size means that it can hold two compact sleeping bags. My favorite feature is the valve that allows the user to blow air into the bag so it can float. This is a huge plus for those of us who participate in water sports like boating and kayaking. I can store my camera in the bag while boating, add some air and not worry about finding it if it goes overboard.
The valve can also act as a outdoor shower spigot. Fill the bag with water, open the valve and I can have a shower while camping.
I have to be honest, the only time I would use this for hiking is if I’m expecting rain or snow. Even then, I would put my regular day pack inside. The biggest reason is that the bag doesn’t have any pockets or dividers which means it’s hard to find gear when it’s loaded. Adding pockets or dividers would probably compromise the waterproofing so that is not that big of an issue. What would be easy to add, which the bag lacks, is a hook inside for a hydration bladder. That is the one improvement I suggest for this bag. However, it’s not a big enough issue to drop the rating from a five star rating which is what the bag deserves for functionality of what it’s designed for. I can’t wait to take it canyoneering this next spring and summer. It will really come in handy while rappelling into water and will help keep my hiking shoes dry.
This bag can be purchased on Amazon.