Zone3 Swim Run Backpack Dry Bag Buoy

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Product Description

This is the perfect product for those wanting to train for or take part in Swim-Run events or those travelling and wanted to cut down on kit when open water swimming. It’s the same 28L version as Zone3’s regular Dry Bag Safety Buoy but with shoulder backpack straps glue bonded on and a chest strap for a secure fit.

This brightly coloured inflatable dry bag is ideal for storing your kit whilst you swim and to use as an inflatable buoy for increased visibility in open water. Since its launch the product has received a high number of fantastic customers’ reviews and has become very popular among open water swimmers all over the world.

The original product has also become popular with Swim-Run athletes who want to alternate consecutively between open water swimming and running as part of their training but there was always the problem of how to carry the buoy after use, this innovative design solves that issue.

The Zone3 dry bag features dual air bags, to be inflated once the bag is filled with training gear. The inflation chambers are separate from the storage area, thus providing more buoyancy than just a normal dry bag.

The adjustable dual belt design attaches securely around the swimmer's waist and the leash ensures that the product remains out of stroke range whilst swimming. The shoulder straps are designed to be lightweight and quick drying and use elastic webbing rather than nylon for a softer and reduce water absorption. If you cycle or run to swim then this cut’s down on the need for taking a backpack so you can keep all of your items together wherever you choose to go and explore.

The 28L bag is highly recommended for all open water swimmers who need to carry their kit/valuables when going for a swim, or anyone who wants extra visibility when swimming in the open water.

When the bag is lying flat the internal area of the bag measures 50cm x 35cm and has a 28 litre capacity which leaves plenty of room for dry clothes, towel, flip flops etc.

There is also the On-The-Go buoy option which allows access to key products whilst in the water as well as the Hydration buoy complete with bladder pack to help keep you hydrated whilst swimming.

What makes this product different:

  • Unique Backpack Design for running and cutting down on kit needed.
  • Designed for safety and storage when swimming outdoors.
  • High visibility 28litre bag allows for storage of a wide range of products and then floats alongside you during swim.
  • Perfect for swim-run training or racing
  • Adjustable waist belt

Instructions For Using Your Zone3 SwimRun Backpack Dry Bag:

  • Make sure the bag is fully deflated before use
  • For Running - attach the padded straps to the to clips at the foldable end of the bag
  • Attach the smaller black straps to the clips at the base of the bag
  • Attach the clips on the orange band to the clips at the base of the bag (this will act as a waist band and minimise the movement of the bag when running.
  • Fill the bag with your desired kit
  • Roll over the top until you reach the 'Foldable Area'
  • Fold over and clip together the two ends at the top
  • For Swimming Inflate using the mouth piece on each side
  • Roll over the top until you reach the 'Foldable Area'
  • Fold over and clip together the two ends at the top
  • Remove the straps from the clips at the top of the bag (you can remove both sides or one, depending on how long you want the leash for pulling the bag when you swim)
  • If you require a long leash link both the straps together from the clip on the base of the bag.
  • Clip the end of the leash to the orange waist band and secure the waist band around your waist.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Bags Guide


Bags Guide

Cycling bags come in many shapes & sizes and are made for different purposes.

Bags for the Bike

Whether you are cycle touring, bike packing or commuting to work, bags for the bike are the best way to carry your luggage while you cycle. Carrying your things in bags on your bike leaves your body free to cycle unencumbered.

Saddle Bags

Attached to the back of your saddle with clips or Velcro straps, saddle bags are the most popular type of cycle bag for road cycling. Small discrete saddle bags won’t affect the aero of your bike too much and are ideal for shorter journeys when you only need the essentials. From here the size goes all the way up to 16litre seat packs that will hold enough kit for touring and bike packing.

Saddle bag on a bike

Pannier Bags

Pannier bags are designed to clip on to a bike rack and are a stable way to carry a lot of luggage on your bike. If you have a luggage rack fitted to your bike it is very easy to add pannier bags. Simple to clip on and off, they’re a great choice for commuting as well as cycle touring. Front pannier bags require a front pannier rack that attaches to your fork.

touring cyclists with luggage

Handlebar Bags

Strapped onto the bars of your bike, handlebar bags are great for touring and bike packing as well as urban cycling. Roll type handlebar bags are best for bike packing, especially wider ones that work nicely with flat bars. Rectangular bags are a better choice for commuting and touring as they offer easy access, some even double up as map holders. Smaller handlebar bags for hybrid bikes are perfect for urban shopping trips.

handlebar bag on bike

Frame Bags

Attached to the frame of your bike these bags expand the carrying capacity of your bike. Small top tube bags are very accessible, and many include clear phone pockets for easy access to navigation apps. Simple straps allow you to carry a tools and a tube, great for mountain biking and bike packing.

bike frame bag

Trunk & Rack Bags

Trunk or rack bags clip to the top of your rear luggage rack and can be used on their own or with pannier bags. If you want to carry more stuff than will fit in a standard saddle bag, then a rack bag is a great solution.

rack bag on bike

Bags for the Body

The other way to transport your stuff while you cycle is to carry bags on your body. Carrying your stuff in a bag on your body is more convenient when you get off the bike.


Carrying a bag on your back is the easiest way to carry luggage while you cycle. Bike specific backpacks have straps that are designed to keep your bag secure as you ride. Waterproof backpacks with rolltop closures are best for very wet riding but rain covers can protect any bag from a shower. To improve your visibility when commuting look for a bag with Hi-Viz colours and reflective elements. Off-road backpacks have many pockets for easy and convenient access to your stuff.

urban cyclist with backpack

Hydration Bags

Hydration bags are backpacks or waist packs that have a water bladder and drinking hose that allows you to drink while you ride. You’ll find lots of handy compartments for storing ride essentials too. Carrying capacity varies but is usually smaller than a backpack. The bladder size varies from 1 – 3 litres. Many backpacks and waist packs are also compatible with hydration bladders, but only hydration bags are supplied with them.

mountainbiker with hydration pack

Waist Packs

Smaller than a backpack, waist packs are great for those shorter off-road rides when you only need to carry the essentials. The main advantages of a waist pack are the weight is kept low on your body, for better handling, and your back is free to breath, so you don’t get too sweaty.

waist pack

Courier Bags

Ideal for urban cycling, courier bags or messenger bags have a strap that slips over your shoulder for quick and easy access. Most courier bags have internal pockets for laptops or tablets, and many are made from waterproof materials to protect contents from the weather.

courier bag

Bags for Off the Bike

When you want to transport your bike and kit a dedicated bag will make life easier when you travel.

Bike and Wheel Bags

Bike bags are for keeping your bike protected when you travel. Hard shell bike boxes and heavy-duty travel bags are best for flying with your bike. Bike rugs offer extra protection when storing your bike or carrying it in a car or van.

Wheel bags keep your wheels protected when they’re off the bike. They are made for single wheels or a pair.

bike bag

Helmet Bags & Holdalls

Helmet Bags keep your helmet safe and free from scratches as you travel.

For all your other luggage needs a holdall is ideal. Whether it’s your cycling kit in the back of the car or a carry-on flight bag these bags are for everything that’s not a bike.

helmet bag

Dry Bags

Dry bags are a good addition to your cycle luggage wardrobe as they will ensure that your essentials will stay dry even if you cycle through a lake. Dry bags can fit inside other bags, so you can use them for all sports and adventures.

Delivery & Guarantee

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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