The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.

We, too, are celebrating the dying days of winter, but we're wise enough to know that with spring does not come safety from showers. With the possibility of the weather switching in minutes, waterproof bags come into their own. Whatever deserves to be carried also deserves to be kept safe and dry, so it’s time to consider weatherproofing your essentials.

Investing in a waterproof carry-around doesn’t always mean sacrificing the laid-back style of a summer tote bag for high-tech trekking backpacks, though. Our selection spans from the likes of COMME des GARÇONS tote bags through to technical shoulder bags from Snow Peak and Gramicci, so there's something for everyone.

Shop the best waterproof bags below.

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Futura 2000 Tote Bag

Futura 2000 Tote Bag

Futura 2000 Tote Bag

$243

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT

Buy at Slam Jam

While it’s not in keeping with the technical angle that you expect from a waterproof bags roundup, this watercolor-style carrier from COMME des GARÇONS features a 100% polyurethane shell to protect against pesky showers.

Gramicci Mesh-Trimmed Shell Messenger Bag

Mesh-Trimmed Shell Messenger Bag

Mesh-Trimmed Shell Messenger Bag

$60

Gramicci

Buy at Mr. Porter

Gramicci’s style-forward approach to outdoor garments and accessories puts it in good stead to be your go-to for things like waterproof bags. This small waterproof messenger bag carries over the shoulder, features useful pockets within, and a mesh compartment to the exterior.

Arc'teryx Arro 22 CORDURA Backpack

Arro 22 CORDURA Backpack

Arro 22 CORDURA Backpack

$220

Arc'teryx

Buy at Mr. Porter

Crafted from Cordura, the Arc’teryx Arro22 is a lightweight option for those that want something for performance or just a highly technical aesthetic. Orange taping to the central zip and embroidered logo offer a punchy visual lift to the black design.

nanamica 2-Way Bag

2-Way Bag

2-Way Bag

$155

nanamica

Buy at END.

Carried as a tote or backpack, nanamica's signature outdoor-ready design shines through here. Nylon ripstop forms the material foundations for this functional carrier. Zipped interior compartments will be protected from light showers for long enough for you to get to dry safety.

Côte&Ciel Obsidian Sormonne Backpack

Obsidian Sormonne Backpack

Obsidian Sormonne Backpack

$350

Cote&Ciel

Buy at ssense

If you’re on the hunt for space-age styling and razor-sharp precision then look no further than Côte&Ciel. This fully waterproof backpack features a polyurethane-coated canvas construction to protect a spacious interior with a laptop compartment and multiple mesh pockets.

Epperson Mountaineering Packable Large Climb Tote

Packable Large Climb Tote

Packable Large Climb Tote

$139

Epperson Mountaineering

Buy at END.

Many of the best constructions come from the world of climbing thanks to the rough & ready nature of the sport. Epperson Mountaineering's Packable Climb Tote features a rugged, layered nylon body as well as the portability of a classic canvas tote.

Snow Peak Reflective-logo 2L Shoulder Bag

Reflective-logo 2L Shoulder Bag

Reflective-logo 2L Shoulder Bag

$59

Snow Peak

Buy at Matchesfashion

Outerwear master Snow Peak offers up an extremely versatile waterproof ripstop option with a small, two-liter capacity. That’s ideal for a handful of valuables when you’re running errands or out all day.

Filson Dry Duffel

Dry Duffel

Dry Duffel

$169

Filson

Buy at END.

The bags in this roundup all fall into different places on the waterproof scale, but at the undisputable top of that scale is the Dry Duffel from Filson. This polyurethane nylon duffel is completely waterproof even in the heaviest rain.

THISISNEVERTHAT X-Pac Backpack

X-Pac Backpack

X-Pac Backpack

$169

THISISNEVERTHAT

Buy at END.

A streamlined design from THISISNEVERTHAT should be a problem solved for all tech lovers. Featuring countless mesh pockets and zippable interior compartments, as well as a water-resistant X-Pac build, it's form and function as one.

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