This Compact Waterproof Bag With a 10,000-Person Waitlist Is Finally Back in Stock

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Yeti Sidekick Dry Gear Case
Yeti Sidekick Dry Gear Case. Photo:


Nothing can ruin a vacation quite as quickly as a waterlogged phone or camera. Maybe high tide caught you off guard at the beach, there was a mishap on a yacht in the Mediterranean, or your valuables went overboard on a family canoe trip — and all of a sudden, your trip has taken a turn for the worse. The technology is ruined, and tensions are running high. Unfortunate situations like these, however, are easily avoided. All you need is one product: a waterproof bag.

Specifically, you need Yeti’s SideKick Dry Gear Case, a 100 percent waterproof, compact gear bag. It does its job of keeping contents contained and dry so effectively that it’s been sold out for months, building a waitlist of more than 10,000 shoppers. Now that it’s finally back in stock, you’ll have to move quickly because there’s no telling how long the best-selling travel case will be available. One of the six color options, Nordic Blue, has already sold out.

Yeti Sidekick Dry Gear Case
Yeti Sidekick Dry Gear Case.


To buy:, $50

Originally designed and produced for hunters and anglers, the Yeti SideKick has since become essential for hikers, tailgaters, boaters, and anyone who may experience inclement weather or venture near a body of water. Thanks to the HydroShield Magnetic Closure, water, sand, and other debris can’t find their way inside to ruin your wallet, keys, or essential medical equipment (like first aid kits and EpiPens). Additionally, the SideKick’s interior mesh pockets ensure your belongings stay safe and organized.

If you’re already a Yeti fan, you’ll have no problem incorporating the SideKick into your on-the-go collection. Described by shoppers as “greatness in a small package” and a “must-have accessory,”  the small gear case can attach to any Yeti cooler or backpack with the HitchPoint Grid, including the top-rated Camino Carryall and Panga Waterproof Backpack. You can also fasten it to a belt or carry the bag by itself.

Instead of haphazardly tossing your electronics or license and wallet into your beach bag or hiking backpack and leaving them vulnerable to damage, invest in the Yeti SideKick. As one owner attested in the reviews section, it’s the “best and most durable dry bag” on the market. For just $50, you’ll save yourself from plenty of expensive misadventures in the future. 

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