Are Tortuga products waterproof?

The Setout Collection is water-resistant, not waterproof. You should be fine if you find yourself in a brief rain shower. For extra protection, you can purchase a rain cover from places like Amazon or REI.

The Outbreaker Collection is extremely water resistant -- more water resistant than most luggage on the market -- but not waterproof. In fact, the only bags that are more waterproof are dry bags, which would be horrible to travel with as a carry on.

The Outbreaker Collection uses  X-Pac waterproof sailcloth. X-Pac combined with weather-resistant zippers protects your stuff from water damage without the need for a rain cover. You will be fine in most weather conditions, but we don’t recommend throwing your bag in a lake. Water will eventually make its way through the stitching.

Read more about the difference between waterproof and water-resistant backpacks  here.

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