best fishing luggage

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

best fishing luggage

Fishe Wear HaliBorealis Backpack Dry Bag

Fishe Wear is synonymous with stylish and functional, and this bag hits both marks solidly. This backpack is roomy enough for all your day-on-the-water needs, yet it carries easily with the comfortable padded and adjustable shoulder straps.

best fishing luggage

Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags

Sea to Summit has covered all the bases you would expect for a dry bag—420D nylon fabric, roll top with buckles, and waterproof. What sets this dry bag apart are the oval base to eliminate rolling and tipping, side lashing straps for tie-down and carrying options, shoulder sling strap for hands-free carrying, white interior liner to make finding what you need easier, and a variety of eye-catching colors to choose from. Available in 6 sizes from 5- to 65 liters, there’s a bag for every kind of outdoor adventure here.

Plano Pro Series 3600 and 3700 Tackle Bags

We like to use tackle bags to organize fishing gear for specific fisheries we frequent. For example, you might have a bag for saltwater salmon fishing, or bottomfish jigging, or freshwater coho. Plano’s Pro Series line of tackle bags are fine products for this type of application. The Pro Series bags feature a fast-access top opening with high-strength magnets and a molded pull tab. Features include an impact-resistant waterproof base, durable fabrics and 3 external pockets with water-resistant zippers, UV-resistant fabric to prevent fading, a quick-access magnetic top closure, and a molded waterproof base. The bags hold up to 4 StowAway utility boxes (2 included). These bags are feature rich, and durable.

best fishing luggage

Black Diamond StoneHauler 120L Duffel Bag

This duffel has been thoughtfully designed to stand up to the rigors of adventure travel. Built with a rugged outer skin made from recycled materials, the bag features burly handles and a shoulder-strap system (with sternum strap) that is adjustable and removable. To help keep track of the mountain of items you can stuff into this cavernous pack, the duffel sports 2 interior mesh zipper pockets and dual outer pockets. The duffel closes with a beefy #10 YKK reversed coil zipper.

Columbia Sportswear PFG Performance Fishing 34L Backpack

We used this water-resistant backpack on multiple fishing trips this year, and with its 15” laptop sleeve, it serves well as an airline carry-on bag. A breathable back panel, breathable adjustable shoulder straps, and an adjustable sternum strap help make this pack comfortable to wear. Other thoughtful design features include dual water-bottle pockets and external zippered pocket; adjustable rod carry; key clip; fleece-lined sunglass pocket; zippered side entry to get at stuff in the main compartment; large external mesh stash pocket; and attachment points on the shoulder straps for things like forceps, clippers and a fly patch.

The dimensions are 20.5” x 11” x 7.9”. This is a very functional, well-designed fishing backpack. We appreciate that the pack isn’t too large, so that gear doesn’t get hard to find within the pack, yet it’s large enough with enough pockets to allow an angler to fish for multiple species in an outing.