Watershed: Founded in the 1980s by river guides bent on building a better drybag, Watershed's patented ZipDry closure and polyurethane-coated fabrics have become the gold standard for video boaters and anyone else who needs a quick-entry drybag that won't leak, period. The 900-cubic-inch Ocoee ($120, drybags. com) is a photographer's favorite, while the 8,400-cubic-inch Mississippi ($200) will keep a river wardrobe fresh, no matter how big and muddy your trip. Whatever river name goes on your duffel, rest assured it is made in Watershed's production facility on the banks of the French Broad.

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