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10 Water-Repellant Bags to Shop for the Rainy Season

Here to make sure none of your essentials get drenched.
10 Water-Repellant Bags to Shop for the Rainy Season
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Here to make sure none of your essentials get drenched.

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There are a few things you have to consider when buying bags: there’s durability, so you'd get a bang for your buck; versatility, so you can use it for everything; and, living in a tropical country like the Philippines means testing a bag’s resistance to water aka its rain-proof-ness. You know how unpredictable the Manila weather can be, especially now that the rainy season is upon us. We listed down minimalist bags that hit all three so you can prep for incoming gloomy skies. And don't worry, these'll look great for the sunny times ahead, too.

SHOP: 10 Water-Repellant Bags Available Online

Casual Backpack (P3,180) from MAH

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PHOTO BY Shopee/MAH Official Store

You may or may not have seen this on your TikTok "For You" page too often, and this is your sign to finally snag the popular and #aesthetic carry-all, especially since the rainy season is upon us and this casual backpack from MAH is equipped with waterproof fabric. It has many compartments for easy organization—peep that secret back sheet pocket plus snap enclosure and front buckles for extra protection on a long commute.

Available on Lazada.

Nylon 2-Way Bag (P990) from Uniqlo

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If you like it simple, then you'll like this practical tote-slash-backpack from the Japanese lifewear brand Uniqlo. Granted, you already have their popular Round Mini Shoulder Bags, which are also made with a durable water-repellent finish, but if you need a bigger vessel to carry more of your essentials then the Nylon 2-Way Bag is the next best thing. It also features an adjustable strap that allows you to hold the bag by hand or over your shoulders.

Available online and in Uniqlo stores nationwide.

Macaroon (P5,395) from Doughnut

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PHOTO BY Doughnut

We've sworn by these cult-favorite Doughnut bags before and we'll do it again. The Macaroon, in all its iterations and colorways, is definitely worth its price. Be it for school, office or for your (still) summer travels—say, like the beach or the pool where it might get a little wet—you can fit the essentials you may need inside this 16-Liter carry-all. The Macaroon, as well as all of Doughnut bags, are water-repellent, lightweight, and durable. This specific colorway is from their Monet series.

Available on Lazada.

Also read: Spot Approved: Here's Why I'm In a Long-Term Relationship With the Trendy Doughnut Macaroon Bag

Tote Bag (P835) from Leacat

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PHOTO BY Lazada/Leacat

Where are all the tote bag lovers at? If most of the totes in your collection are made of cotton and you need one to survive drizzles and showers, let us direct your attention to this bigger-than-life nylon tote from Leacat. It's big and wide in build, has adjustable straps so you can wear it as a crossbody bag, and has multiple pockets to store your essentials.

Available on Lazada.

POLCA Water Repellent Backpack (3,450) from Anello

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This carry-all breathes of the Anello Kuchigane silhouette, except for the dot-like water-repellent material and design that makes it different and unique from the OG. It features a distinctive wide zipper opening and five pockets. The POLCA backpacks, which are made from the wear and tear nylon material, can carry approximately 18L.

Available online.

Fashion Backpack (P180) from JNK

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This backpack from online shop JNK delivers both style and functionality. The minimalist Korean-style carry-all is made of high-quality polyurethane leather— which is said to be water-resistant—and has many, many pockets you can use to store and organize your essentials. It comes in four colors: Black, Maroon, Light Pink, and Blue with a sheen on its finish.

Available on Shopee.

Backpack (P3,998) from Full Design

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PHOTO BY Shopee/Full Design PH

This bag from Full Design is the perfect carry-all for minimalists. The design, or the lack thereof, exudes a sophisticated vibe no matter what color you choose: Apricot, Black, or Pink. You don't have to worry about Manila's unpredictable weather aka the sudden drizzles or showers thanks to its water-repellent coating and nylon material. It has multiple compartments as well: a padded laptop pocket that fits laptops up to 14 inches, two front pockets, a main and side pockets, and last but not least, a hidden zippered pocket at the upper back of the bag that keeps your important belongings secure.

Available on Shopee.

Less Tiring Water Repellent Backpack (P1,850) from MUJI

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No one does minimalism better than MUJI—just take a look at their Less Tiring Water Repellent Backpack with Handle. The carry-all is simple at best, with a blank, block-colored (Green and Blue) canvas and rectangular build. It is equipped with adjustable comfort fit straps—which can reduce the weight on your shoulders—and handles. The outer shell and lining are made of recycled polyester, all built to carry up to 18 kilograms. However, do take note that the water-repellent effect "gradually fades with use."

Available online and in MUJI stores nationwide.

VANSA Nylon Oxford Backpacks (P2,969) from Twenty Eight Shoes

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Give your ensembles a touch of sophistication with the VANSA backpack from Twenty Eight Shoes. It features a slightly slouchy design with lots and lots of pockets—front pockets, inner slots, back zip pockets, sides, you name it. It's made of waterproof and lightweight nylon Oxford fabric, so you can keep your essentials dry while also carrying them in style. Apart from the VANSA, Twenty Eight Shoes also carries a wide selection of minimalist bags you can choose from.

Available on Zalora.

Puffer Book Tote Midi (P2,480) from Totes and Beyond

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PHOTO BY Instagram/TotesandBeyond

Puffer bags are in and for good reason. What we’re highlighting from local brand Totes and Beyond’s version is how their carry-all uses water-resistant material for its exterior and lining, so you don’t have to worry too much about your things when it drizzles. It has a spacious interior that can fit up to 15.6-inch laptops.

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This story originally appeared on Spot.phMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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