Rain is an inevitable component of camping in any month, but especially so going into autumn and winter. If that isn’t enough to get you to stay home, your best bet is to make sure that you and your gear stay as dry as possible. Nothing is more miserable than being soaked with no reprieve, except your valuables being soaked with no hope of a refund or exchange! Here are a few of our favorite weather-proofing pieces of gear that you’ll find at great prices at SunnySports.
Dry sacks are the perfect accompaniment to rainy outdoor adventures, whether it be camping or just hiking around. The Airpurge dry sacks from Outdoor Research have the added benefit of compression, which will help ensure all your gear fits in a compact, watertight bundle. Constructed from hydroseal coated nylon, this durable waterproof bag features an air-permeable fabric band on the lower half to help purge any excess air from your pack, and the roll-top buckle closure seals the bag against leaks. Four compression straps help evenly compress the bag’s contents, and an internal zippered pocket keeps small items separate and in place. Each sack has an external daisy chain for clipping on extra gear, and it comes in four sizes so you can get the capacity you need for your gear.
Portable electronics have become so ubiquitous in this day and age that it is not at all unusual to have cellphones, cameras, and music players along on outdoor trips. Make sure all your valuable electronics are protected from exposure to the elements with this 3-piece waterproof pouch set from Coghlan’s. The bags are all different sizes, allowing you to store a number of items in one bag, or one item per bag. It’s also a great way to store small personal belongings like keys, earplugs, or anything that would get lost in the mix.
Your bedding is one of the most important pieces of your gear, because if you don’t sleep well, you’re not going to have the best day you can. For those that use Therm-A-Rest mattresses, the Gear-View dry sack is the perfect way to keep your bedding dry in wet conditions, not to mention free from general dirt and debris. The Gear-View comes in regular and large sizes, so you can accommodate whichever model of Therm-A-Rest mattress you’re using. It can easily be used to store other gear as well, and with the clear urethane panel you can easily see what’s in the bag. A roll-top and buckle closure ensures water and dirt never make their way into the bag when properly closed. This is a durable gear bag that will see you through plenty of rainy days!