Outdoor aquatic adventure is one the most anticipated fun to most people all year round. Naming from surface water kayaking to under water diving, people like to explore more whilst worry less about their personal valuables. Keeping your expensive electronic belongings completely dry can be a big hassle in the wet environment.

No one like to lug around their bulky gears if cant keep it dry. No matter is for your wallet, car key, camera, smartphone or survival gears, it will not just restrict your movement, but also the fun. The only seemingly possible solution to carry around these things in near-water sports (hiking, etc) while stick at nothing, is to get a waterproof backpack.

As an avid hiker myself, there are a myriad of waterproof backpacks and rucksacks in the market but very few are submersible.

Helixot XO 6.2 backpack

This latest Helixot XO 6.2 backpack is a complete submersible ergonomic backpack that offers an airtight protection to all your valuables.

It’s designed for all water sports including sailing, surfing, hiking and trekking.

Background

As a world traveller himself, Grégoire Letissier once having his trip to Burma and was sitting on a small boat in Inle Lake with all his important things, his worries soon make him the founder of Helixot. After his return to France, with his engineering backgound, he started the Helixot company on 2015 and shared his vision with a number of local partners to start the French-made backpack production.

Features

XO 6.2 backpack has a standout cross-mark on the six inches (fifteen centimetres) screw cap located at the center. In contrary to roll-up closing, it features an intuitive quick and easy system to lock-on and seal-off in seamlessly tight, in such a way that, even diver could have kept their items totally dry like a safety vault.

Weight
Capacity
Dimension

Designed with travellers in mind, it’s not too big but good enough to fit-in what is important to you, for example, tablets, smartphones, clothes, snacks, notebooks, you name it.

Unlike your common backpack, Helixot offers a unique smooth ergonomic shape that streamlines your body and align with your upper back to prevent it from shifting. For maximum comfort while maintaining high mobility, XO 6.2 backpack is slim, closefitting and comes with chest and abdominal straps (with buckles) to provide a strong and rigid support along the way.

The extended dorsal padding that covered the lumbar area provided with a whistle within your reach. On the outside, two external lateral mesh allows quick access to water bottle and other small objects.

Not just fully submersible, Helixot made with nautical fabric and thick marine canvas which providing tough resistance to abrasion for all sort of terrains. Since its made for water-related activity, the backpack is also design to dry quickly.

Price and Warranty

Although its not yet available on Amazon, this project is now funding on Kickstarter, as you may go to their project page (link below) to support them. For just $109 ($151 retail price) off early bird promotion, you can grab one of the XO 6.2 backpack before its finish.

Helixot is self-funded and believed in their French-made product, and willing to give you a 5 years warranty off the purchase. Learn more on their website.

Helixot XO 6.2 Backpack

Helixot XO 6.2 Backpack
8.5

Price

9.0/10

Design

8.0/10

Material

9.0/10

Performance

9.5/10

Functionality

7.5/10

Customer Feedback

7.8/10

Pros

  • 100% Waterproof and Airtight
  • Unique and Ergonomic Design
  • Tough and Quick Dry
  • Dorsal Protection

Cons

  • Low capacity