Waterproof Packs & Cases

Here are my top picks for waterproof cases for canoe tripping. On this page you’ll find information on canoe barrels, barrel harnesses and pelican cases.


Canoe Barrels & Barrel Harnesses

Top Pick
Recreational Barrel Works 60L Canoe Barrel

My top recommendation for a canoe barrel. It is extremely durable and waterproof.

  • Dimensions: 63 x 39 x 39 cm
  • Material:
  • Weight: 3.6 kg
  • Features: Leaver-Lock Closure Lid and Two External Side Handles
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Recreational Barrel Works 30L Canoe Barrel
$69.99

My top recommendation for a canoe barrel. It is extremely durable and waterproof. Perfect for food storage on a short trip or a first aid kit on a long expedition.

  • Dimensions: 31 x 19 x 19 cm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Features: Leaver-Lock Closure Lid and Two External Side Handles
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06/22/2021 01:34 pm GMT
Top Pick
Level Six Badhass Barrel Harness

The best barrel harness I’ve tried. Secures barrel well so it won’t move around on a portage and the straps won’t loosen over time. Shoulder and hip pads and very comfortable.

  • Material: Diamond grid-reinforced polyester and straps are ballistic nylon.
  • Adjustable: Fits both 60L and 30L barrels
  • Air Mesh padding throughout structured shoulder harness and waist belt
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North49 Canoe Barrel 60L

I've used this barrel on a few trips and although it's not my favourite barrel, it's still a good one. I don't like how the indented handles take away space inside. Fits a standard 60 L barrel harness.

  • Material: Heavy grade virgin polyethelene plastic
  • Dimensions: 27 x 17 x 17 inches
  • Weight: 7.8 lbs
  • Features: Watertight screw top and clamp seal keeps content safe and dry, folding plastic grip handles
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North 49 Barrel Harness
$74.99

Barrel harness for a 60 L barrel that is very durable and has comfortable shoulder straps and a hip belt for easy portaging.

  • Dimensions: 33.02 x 10.16 x 50.8 cm
  • Weight: 1.27 Kilograms
  • Material: 600 Denier polyester fabric
  • Feature: Padded hip belt and shoulder straps and grab handles for easy lifting out of boat or car
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06/22/2021 01:29 pm GMT

Pelican Cases

Pelican 1040 Micro Case
$40.25

Waterproof hard case perfect for storing small items (cell phone, wallet, keys) on a case trip.

  • Material: transparent polycarbonate
  • Inside dimensions are 16 x 9.3 x 7cm.
  • Outside dimensions are 19 x 13 x 8cm.
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06/22/2021 01:09 pm GMT
Pelican 1450 Case With Foam
$181.99

This waterproof case is made from ABS plastic and is extremely durable. An O-ring and automatic pressure equalization valve keeps it waterproof and easy to open. This is perfect for bringing camera gear on a canoe trip with you.

  • Customize interior to fit your gear: Removable pick-n-pluck foam is perforated into cubes
  • Submersible: Yes
  • Weight: 2.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 40.64 x 17.45 x 33.02 cm
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06/22/2021 01:39 pm GMT