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The Best Waterproof Bags For Wet Weather

There's nothing worse than a bag full of soggy books

Planning a hike through the countryside, setting your sights on the coast (now that the sun has finally made an appearance) or simply looking to get through the city without your belongings falling victim to unpredictable British weather? Keep everything safe in one of these waterproof bags, most of which are perfect for both town and country.

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The Best Waterproof Bags For Wet Weather

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Woman wearing black rucksack

Finiesterre

Drift 16L Waterproof Roll Top Backpack, £135, finisterre.com

This fully waterproof rucksack comes with welded seams, a removable laptop insert (making it ideal for nomad working) and a 16L capacity. Heavy duty, but make it stylish.

Multicoloured bucket bag

Diane Von Furstenberg

Mini Stassi Shoulder Bag, £85, vestiairecollective.com

Perfect for town and country, this stylish bucket bag has been made using waterproof nylon and is reversible, so you can change the pattern depending on your mood and outfit.

Blue rucksack

Patagonia

Guidewater Backpack 29L, £280, patagonia.com

Patagonia’s backpack is full submersible and lightweight. It’s also made using recycled materials and is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.

Person holding mint coloured waterproof bag

RAINS

Rubberised Backpack, £75, harveynichols.com

Available in a pretty mint green, RAINS’ new season rucksack is water-resistant and features a waterproof zip-fastening pocket at back for valuables.

Black rucksack

Horizn Studios

Gion Medium Backpack, £185, harveynichols.com

This sleek bag was inspired by the Gion district in Kyoto, and is perfect for treks across the city to the office, the gym or even just a walk outdoors.

White and blue bag

Jean Paul Gaultier

Weekend Bag, £46.25, vestiairecollective.com

The perfect weekender bag, this duffel is both spacious and quirky – and while the exterior may be canvas, the interior is entirely watertight.

Blue bag

Brompton

Borough Waterproof Bag Large, £180, fenwick.co.uk

Need a bag on the go? This one from Brompton pairs perfectly with its bikes, and can hold up to 25L. It also features a laptop sleeve, two external pockets and a jazzy orange lining.

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