5 of the best
6 of the best bags
The best way to carry your dive gear? We’ve got it in the bag
Aqua Lung T3 Messenger Bag
Baggage restrictions on airlines mean we’re all looking to travel light. This messenger bag is perfect for flying. It has a padded internal pocket for a laptop, an externally zipped pocket for documents and passport and, most impressive of all, weighs just 360g.
Apeks Regulator Instrument Bag
Large enough to carry any set of regs, including first stage, second stage, octopus and instrument console, Apeks’ bag is padded to protect your regulator getting damaged. A nice improvement on many designs is the mesh panel at the bottom of the bag. This allows water to drain away and prevents moisture building up.
Scubapro Tablet Bag
Can’t bear to be parted from your precious tablet? We know how you feel... and so does Scubapro, who’s made this protective case for your iPad. It’ll protect your tablet from the elements and a soft lining stops the screen getting scratched (it also matches the other bags in Scubapro’s range, if that’s important to you).
Hollis Gear Gulper
Kitting up in a car park? Then you don’t really need a bag at all. The Gear Gulper holds all your dive kit together in a van or car, can be stacked with your buddies’ kit, and unlike an expensive bag, it doesn’t matter if wet gear goes straight back in it for the journey home.
Scubapro Porter Bag
Don’t know whether it’s best to pull your dive bag along on wheels, or carry it on your back? This bag does both. Roll it through the airport, as though you’re a smart business traveller, then when you reach your destination you can hitch it up onto your shoulders like the intrepid backpacker you are. Perfect.
Mares Dry Bag
This is an invaluable bit of kit if you’re RIB diving and need somewhere to keep valuable items dry. We’re talking wallets, car keys, chocolate snacks – life’s essentials. Roll the top down to close it and make it water tight, then clip it onto the RIB itself for safekeeping.