The best fishing luggage might be easy to overlook, but there is nothing worse than arriving at your destination with damp gear. The Fish Alaska team has tested all of the options. These are undoubtedly the very best products to keep and carry your fishing gear.
Best Fishing Luggage, Packs and Cases
Gill 30L Voyager Duffel Bag
This 30-liter, roll-top duffel is a convenient size to use as a boat bag to carry your daily essentials onto a boat for a day’s fishing. What’s more, it’s heavy duty enough to use on float trips, and waterproof enough to keep your gear dry in any weather condition. It’s made of a PVC tarpaulin material, with welded seams. The opening is as wide as the bag for ease of loading and has a full-length Velcro closure. D-rings, 6 in all, allow it to be tied down to keep it secure. It has grab handles on each end, and dual handles on top. Additionally there is a removable, padded shoulder strap. Dimensions are 18” high x 19” wide x 12” deep. It comes in black and sulphur (kind of chartreuse) colors. This is undeniably a high-quality, waterproof duffel.
Grundéns Shackelton 105 Liter Duffel Bag
The bag provides ample room to gear up for a fishing adventure, and we’ve proven to be able to fit 50 pounds of gear into it (including the bag), making it ideal for airline travel. We like that the padded strap system allows the bag to be carried as a duffel or backpack. The 500D PVC tarpaulin material is tough, which is necessary when gear hauling in the wilds of Alaska, and the roll-top design ensures that water stays out.
Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack
If you are considering a float trip down one of Alaska’s many great float-trip rivers, then you need bags to pack your gear in that are guaranteed to keep your stuff dry. Plus, it helps if the bags also have straps or handles so that you can easily carry the bag, especially when fully loaded. This is especially true if you are doing any amount of hiking or portaging.
Enter the Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack. It’s built to handle the Alaska backcountry. Formed from heavy-duty fabric with welded seams, it incorporates an EVA foam and air-mesh harness in addition to a hip belt for ease in carrying, and it sports aluminum buckles that are robust. We used it to lug gear throughout the state; it was especially appreciated during really wet fall conditions.