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If you love the beach as much as we do, you already know the value of a great waterproof product. Who wants to spend the day frolicking in the seaside sun only to later find favorite carry-alongs waterlogged, uncomfortably damp or damaged beyond repair? We’re here to help solve this problem with our guide to the ultimate waterproof products and hope you’ll peruse our finds before you pack for your next beach day.
Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag
Stash your gear in here when it’s time for boating, beach time, hiking or fishing to keep things safe and dry. It comes with a IPX8 waterproof phone case as well. Follow instructions precisely to ensure the contents stay dry if submerged (see Earth Pak’s demonstration video here.) The Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag is completely waterproof and tear-resistant and carries a rare solid 5 star rating after a whopping 3,377 Amazon customer reviews. Available in four sizes from a light 10L to hold enough gear for a quick hike to a hefty 55L for a full two-week excursion. Choose from eight eye-popping colors. Buy it here.
Campark ACT74 Action Camera
Take your camera swimming, surfing or even scuba diving with you up to 98 feet deep with the Campark ACT74 Action Camera. Play with settings to take photos, record video, set up time lapse, loop recording or slow motion and share it all on social media with the built-in WiFi connection when ready. The HDMI output lets you watch the day’s underwater adventures on your big screen TV. Available in black or silver. Buy it here.
VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
Known as a shower speaker, the VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker is compatible with all iOS devices and the Echo series, pairs instantly via Bluetooth 4.2 and stays connected up to 33 feet away. Featuring IPX5 water resistance (splashproof), the Vic Tsing also has a built-in microphone for phone calls. Suction cup attaches to your shower, locker room or pool wall tiles and metal hook attaches to your backpack. Comes with audio and charging cables; holds a charge for up to six hours of playtime and will turn itself off after 15 minutes of inactivity. Available in four colors. Buy it here.
Travel Wallet Passport Holder, RFID Document Organizer by FLYMEI
Frequent travelers, have a look – this Travel Wallet Passport Holder RFID Document Organizer from FLYMEI is waterproof, lightweight, durable and washable with detachable hand and neck straps. Numerous pockets hold all the documents you’ll need for travel as well as credit cards, cash, coins and more. The exterior pocket sits ready for handy access to your passport when needed. Comes with a one-year warranty. Comes in several colors to choose from. Buy it here.
Hoyle Waterproof Clear Playing Cards
Play cards poolside without worrying about getting the cards wet with Hoyle Waterproof Clear Playing Cards. Flexible, easy to shuffle and 100% waterproof, these standard size cards will keep players entertained anytime they can’t be in the water or just need a break from swimming. Comes in a handy plastic case. Buy it here.
Originally seen on Shark Tank, the Monkey Mat spreads out for a perfect seat wherever your summer day takes you, whether it’s the beach, a concert or picnic at the park or kicking back for fireworks. This 5-by-5-foot water-resistant mat is made of soft, lightweight, nylon, conveniently machine washable and folds into a 6-by-6-inch compact pouch for easy transport. Weighted corners hold it in place, while center loops hold baby toys, dog supplies and more. Available in grey or tangerine. (Note: the Monkey Mat is great on damp spots, but you should avoid completely drenched areas.) Buy it here.
Rain Poncho for Adults (Six Pack)
Toss this Rain Poncho for Adults in your purse or backpack and forget your weather worries all day! Will it rain while you’re at the amusement park? Just throw this rain poncho on over your clothes and keep your spot in line for the next ride. Made with 50% thicker material than the usual brand, as well as a drawstring hood and elastic sleeve ends. One size fits most adults with coverage all the way to the knees. Comes in a six pack of different colors and a 100% money back guarantee. Buy it here.
Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag for Men and Women
Tasteful and chic, this understated hanging bag is perfect for all travelers. The Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag for Men and Women is roomy with several compartments, comprised of premium 600D Oxford waterproof fabric. Hang it open on the back of the bathroom door or even on the hook inside the shower for easy access to shampoo and body wash. Fits in your suitcase or carry it on its own. Comes with a 12-month replacement guarantee. Available in grey or black. Buy it here.
Ansot IPX8 Waterproof Phone Pouch
Comes as a two pack and fits iPhone X/8/8plus/7/7plus/6s/6/splus, Samsung Galaxy s8/s7, Google Pixel 2 HTC LG, Sony Moto up to 7.0 Seal your phone up in this bad boy and partake in all the adventures of the season, including boating, skiing, swimming and diving up to 49 feet! Operate the touchscreen through the plastic cover. The Ansot IPX8 Waterproof Phone Pouch comes with a 12-month warranty and an adjustable lanyard to hold case around the neck while you enjoy the activities. Buy it here.
ANJ Outdoors 3-Zipper Waterproof Pouch with Adjustable Waist Strap
Roam hands-free in any weather with the ANJ Outdoors 3-Zipper Waterproof Pouch with Adjustable Waist Strap. Stash your things in this 100% certified IPX8 waterproof pouch for safe-keeping, even in water as deep as 32 feet for up to an hour. The extra large 8.5-by-6.4-inch size can fit a variety of items including every type of cell phone, an iPad mini, most wallets, identification and credit cards, keys, sunglasses and cash. Operate touch screens through the transparent pouch cover. Adjusts to fit waist sizes from 33 to 45 inches or can be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag. Buy it here.
Did you save enough room in your suitcase for your favorite waterproof items? There’s plenty to choose from above, whether you’re planning on snorkeling, diving, sunbathing or just chilling in the hotel room. If you buy one of these products and like it (or not) tell us about it in the comments. We’d love to hear!