Waterproof Messenger Bag review

As a specialist in everything waterproof, OverBoard’s messenger bag is the only one on test that claims to be fully waterproof. It’s also the largest, able to swallow a 17in MacBook Pro with ease. The bag has a unique roll-top closing method for keeping the water out. Using the Fold Seal System, you roll the top of the bag and secure the seal with two clips.

We certainly liked the fact that our MacBook would be safe and secure, even if the bag was briefly submerged in water. It also keeps the contents safe from dust, sand and dirt. In a specialised situation where this high level of protection is necessary, this bag is hard to beat. However, it’s not an all-purpose bag – as there’s only one compartment that is lightly padded, and an inner and outer mesh pocket – and it’s not light at 750g.

Where protection from water and dirt is essential, this bag is a clear winner

OUR VERDICT

Designed to let you transport or store your laptop in environments where water damage would be a risk, this bag is supreme. As a general bag, however, the lack of additional features will become something of a hindrance.

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