Gear Question

Hi. I'm still wondering whether it is more...

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Hi. I'm still wondering whether it is more waterproof than the Naos...

I'm looking for a whitewater drybag / hiking pack combo.

Right now, I paddle with a 115L seal line pro drybag and I have an 80L Bora for the winter. Both are too big for many trips and I'd like a solution that'll be both my summer hiking bag and my dry bag. I basically would like a hiking back that withstands my occasional (getting rarer) swims in rapids and keep 100% dry (it's cold at night in the spring up here).

Am I looking at the wrong bags? Or could one of the Naos or Arrakis do?

Thanks in advance!!!

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The Arc'teryx Naos will be more appropriate for submersion (pockets aren't submersibly waterproof) I took my Naos down Cataract Canyon (and up the Grand Teton) and it worked great. The Arrakis has a bit easier access, but that's the trade off for total waterproofness.