If you are hiking in all weathers or enjoying watersports such as paddle boarding, sailing or surfing, a waterproof bum bag can be a valuable addition to your kit. It will safely store important items in such as your keys, phone, wallet and keep them safe and dry.
What features should I look for in a waterproof bum bag?
There are some key features to look for when thinking about purchasing a waterproof bum bag. Firstly, look for one that features slide seal systems. Zips can be an area of weakness and water leakage, so slide seal systems or alternatively, weather-proof zips are important features.
The fabric is also important for waterproof bum bags – you want to look for something heavy-duty. Another important consideration is whether the fabric is truly waterproof or just water resistant. This will depend mainly on the activities you have planned for when using the bag. It’s important to remember though, that water resistant bags should not be fully submerged in water like waterproof bags can be!
Other features to consider are if you want separate compartments, pockets and outside water bottle pockets.
Top 5 Waterproof Bum Bags
Now let’s get into our top 5 bum bags on the market and available for purchase right now:
Aqua Quest Waterproof Bum Bag
Firstly, we have the Aqua Quest waterproof bag:
- 100% WATERPROOF - No amount of rain, sweat, or spilled drinks (picture yourself on vacation) can penetrate the Aqua Quest AquaRoo. A removable clear ?Joey? pouch comes included, offering you an additional layer of protection in case you?re venturing into the water. Even under temporary submersion, your stuff will be completely dry!
- COMFORTABLE - You won?t find a more comfortable waist pouch. The Air-Mesh rear panel is soft and breathable, even against your bare skin. The adjustable strap fits comfortably on anybody with a 63 - 135 cm waist.
- ULTRA-LIGHT + EASY TO CONCEAL - At only 95g you won?t even notice you're wearing it. The AquaRoo is so sleek that you can easily hide it under your clothing, so others won?t notice you?re wearing it either!
- International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
This is currently on sale for £14 and is usually sold for £20, which is still a great bargain for this item! This item is 100% waterproof and for additional backup, also comes with a clear pouch that can be placed over the bag for even more protection! This bag is lightweight and comfortable, with a breathable back and an adjustable strap meaning it can fit waists from 63-135cm.
Freegrace Waterproof Pouches with Waist Strap/Pouch Case Bundle Set
Next, we have Freegrace’s waterproof pouches.
- KEEP YOUR VALUABLES DRY And INTACT: Whether we're talking about snorkeling, Swimming at the beach, or even diving in the depth up to 32 Feet. this amazing waterproof pouch with Three Ultimate Seals promises to keep your valuables items safe And dry!
- BIGGER THAN BIGGER - At 9. 0" X 6. 7", our deluxe waterproof bags are extra spacious, so you can stay connected and protected while having the time of your life - they can float too. Fit your iPhone, Galaxy Note, camera, money, sunglasses, earphones.
- MULTIFUNCTION and TOUCH - Freegrace transparent pouch is Touch Screen- , enabling you to text and talk while you soak up some sun and The opaque pouch protect your cash, credit cards, and passport, so thieves cannot ruin the vacation.
- EXTRA LONG FOR EXTRA COMFORT - Tired of straps that are way too short, flimsy, or easy to lose? We made sure our fully adustable carrying straps fit you comfortably as a waist pack, cross-body bag, or shoulder bag. Sturdy. Secure. Stylish.
- GREAT FOR WATERPARK And OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Are you heading outs for some kayaking, swimming, water sports or even waterpark? this waterproof pouch and case is the perfect piece of gear for you to take along on any of your exciting outdoor adventures!
These are priced between £19.87-38.12. These are available in a variety of colours, however, they are all transparent. This may be an issue if you don’t wish for everyone to see what belongings you’re carrying with you. However, this transparency does mean that you can use your phone, iPad etc, while they are in the waterproof pouch. These pouches are waterproof up to a 32ft depth. They also float and have an adjustable strap meaning that as well as being worn as a bum bag, they can be worn as a shoulder bag and a crossbody bag.
OverBoard Pro-Light 100% Waterproof Waist Pack Bag
The third is the Overboard Pro-light bag:
This is available in black or black with yellow trim, priced at £28.99-48.42. Depending on the colour and whether you would prefer the two or four-litre option. This bag is described as being suitable for quick submersion but is not suitable for prolonged periods of underwater use. This bag features a two-way sealing system for protection. Like the above option, this one also floats. It also features a bottle holder, which could be handy on long hikes.
Gadom Bum Bag
Next up is the Gadom bum bag:
- Waterproof Material: The waist bag is made of lightweight comfortable and doubble layer waterproof Material, durable, The lining is wear-resistant waterproof PU material.
- Sufficient capacity: This fanny packs Waistpack has 5 pockets,can hold phones, 500ml water bottle, money , passport, protect your valuable items from scratched.
- Adjustable Strap: Bum bag can adjust the width according to the waist circumference, 80 - 115 cm (31.5 - 45.2 inch) suit for most waist size, Even if you exercise vigorously, the travel pouch is like a part of your body, it will not fall.
- High-quality of Process: Our holiday hip pouch pack pass pull the test, strong buckle and run smoothly, Stitch and zip is firm, high density webbing make it more stable, soft mesh design it draws sweat away from the skin easily.
- Perfect for trips: It can be a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, Ideal for various activities such as cycling, hiking, Walking, Climbing, Holidays, Festivals unning travel or any other outdoor sports.
This bag is an absolute steal at only £6.99 and it’s available in a variety of colours too! It is described as being waterproof, but I’d err on the side of caution and say this bag is more likely water-resistant, meaning I wouldn’t fully submerge it in water but it would be fine for a hike in the rain for example. It features water-resistant lining and strong reinforced zips and buckles and like the other bags on here, it too has an adjustable strap for comfort.
Waterfly Unisex Bum Bag
Finally, Waterfly make some amazng Waterproof bum bags.
- Multiple Compartment & Keep Organized: Well constructed 5 separate zippered pockets of different sizes to organize your necessities separately.The largest pocket with one big interlayer can easily hold a standard water bottle (500ml), the second pocket with two small interlayers which can hold your iphone 7/8/X plus, cards, wallet, and keys. the two front pockets fit your frequently use items the a patch pocket which can be customized
- All in One & Stylish:The fanny pack is 17.5''x5''x4''. Fits all sizes - small, medium and large. It'll make a great addtion for your daily errands and outdoor activities. This fanny pack is unisex and great for men, women and kids. it's not only a wasit pack but also could be a crossbody bag perfect for walking, running, biking, hiking, traveling, festivals, fairs, concerts and farmers markets etc
- Durable & Personal Customized:This fanny bag is made of strong 1000 durable nylon which is anti friction. Basically, it could be scratch-free from theives.the patch pocket on the front can be design with your mind
- Adjustable Waist Belt:The waist bag has adjustable nylon belt,fits for the waistline up to 16''-52''(41cm-132cm)，making the bum bags belt ideal for men, women and teenagers.Reflective sheet in the end of the strap,which can keep you safe in running at night
- Water Resistant & Soft Pad:Premium water resistant nylon outer material allows this waist pack perfectly protecting your items against raindrops, sweat and moist. Breathable back pad is desgined for anti-sweat withou worry about sweating. Soft padded on the back which give you a comfort for reducing the pressure to carry all day long
This is a nice water-resistant option at £15.99. It features multiple compartments to easily keep track of all your belongings. It is made from water-resistant, scratch-free nylon and features a breathable back pad for comfortability as well as an adjustable belt.
So as you can see, there are several great options available, depending on what your bum bag is going to be used for. And as shown, none of these options breaks the bank, whether just water-resistant or fully waterproof!
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