Cedar Tree The Packa
The Packa provides total protection from rain, snow, and wind, for both the hiker and the backpack. The Packa is constructed with 33D nylon ripstop 1200mm Sil/PU fabric (many thanks to my friends at Big Agnes). This is a totally waterproof material, and all the seams are fully taped. The Packa weighs around 13 oz. depending on size
The Packa is placed on the pack as a pack-cover at first and the jacket section is donned when needed without removing your pack.
Huge pit vents, pockets, and front zipper all function properly and efficiently because they are not under your backpack's shoulder straps, sternum strap and waist belt.
Because the Packa is a one piece, packcover-parka combination, rain cannot run down between your pack and your back, and seep into your pack. The Packa protects your shoulder straps and waist belt from the rain too. You no longer have to endure cold, wet pack straps the morning after a rainy day.