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Backpacks The Backpacks forum is for the discussion of backpacking packs (including front packs and pack accessories: hipbelt pockets, pack covers,...).


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Old 04-20-2014, 07:17 PM
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Backpack rain cover?

Do you use one / carry one on extended trips?

My backpack is pretty darn water resistant and everything within my backpack is stored in water resistant sacks including my sleeping bag. I've never felt the need to take a rain cover before and I've hiked in day long drizzles but honestly never a downpour. I've been on some trips where 1/2 the people used one and half didn't but most that didn't still had one they carried.

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:33 PM
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:16 AM
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:52 AM
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We used to use packs with a raincover that was built in---you could just unzip the top flap and unfo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:30 PM
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I think it's important to consider the climate you'll be hiking in. I've always found a rain cover t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:07 PM
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I carry a Kelty Super Tioga. It's already a heavy pack, so adding the weight of water is something I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:34 PM
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I always carry a pack rain cover on any trip. It's the one sure way I know to guarantee it won't r NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:34 AM
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I have all outside pockets removed from my pack - no water getting in that way. I do keep my tent a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:35 PM
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a rain cover is really nice, i can vouch, when you might be forced to have your pack exposed to prec NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:00 AM
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I like to carry a trash bag just in case. I am considering investing in a nice pack cover soon as th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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