Osprey UL Raincover
Height of Owner: 5'10''
Price Paid: Around $30
This item served its purpose. The large size fit the Osprey Xenon Womens 85 well. It kept the pack dry in a lovely Icelandic rain or two. I didn't find it difficult to fit it back into the attached storage pocket, even after use. I wouldn't leave home without it, especially when headed into a potentially rainy environment, as it lessens use of funky chemicals for waterproofing and it wasn't very space or weight consuming.
The only thing is the gigantic label on the raincover, which if in a different country or a potentially risky place where one could get looted, allows others to know you have a nice pack and isn't entirely what one could call low profile. I had no problem with that, but then again Iceland has hardly any crime and few people.
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Unless you like finding that your spare socks are soaked and your sleeping bag feels like it's full of pancake batter, cover your pack with the Osprey UL Raincover when the storm cuts loose. This four-ounce waterproof cover comes in four sizes to precisely fit your bag, and Osprey designed the UL Raincover to stuff into its own pocket when the sky clears.
Osprey UL Raincover FEATURES of the Osprey UL Raincover Stows in its own pouch Drawcord closure with snap attachment Taped seams SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey UL Raincover 40D ripstop SPECIFICATIONS for Extra Small Volume: 600-1200 cubic inches / 10-20 liter Weight: 2 oz / 0.06 kg SPECIFICATIONS for Small Volume: 1200-2400 cubic inches / 20-40 liter Weight: 4 oz / 0.10 kg SPECIFICATIONS for Medium Volume: 2400-4300 cubic inches / 40-70 liter Weight: 5 lbs oz / 0.14 kg SPECIFICATIONS for Large Volume: 3600+ cubic inches / 60+ liter Weight: 6 oz / 0.16 kg
The Osprey UL Raincover is available in a range of sizes in order to ensure your pack stays safe from the rain. Incredibly light and packable, your gear will stay dry in the heaviest of downpours.
Osprey UL Raincover LG - At only 4.5 ounces, the Osprey UL Raincover (Large) takes up very little space in your backpack yet comes up big when bad weather strikes. Taking a few moments to place this fully seam taped fly on your pack when the first drops fall is much better than spending a whole day post-storm spreading your gear out on rocks waiting for everything to dry out. On cold, clear nights, the UL Raincover (Large) also does a great job of keeping dew and frost off your backpack. Fabric: 40 denier silnylon (silicon impregnated ripstop nylon). Fully seam taped. Drawstring closure with toggle tightener for a secure fit. Built in storage bag. Fits packs 3600 cubic inches (20-40 l) and up. Weight: 4.5 oz. (0.13 kg.).
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