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Recent Pack Cover Reviews

Kifaru Cargo Panel

rated 5 of 5 stars This turns a frame into a load hauler, with the flexibility to hold things that would never fit in a pack bag. My personal experience is that it has allowed carrying a cased chainsaw, my disassembled pulk, firewood, a 65-liter dry bag with additional camping gear for my kids. I've owned a Kifaru Cargo Panel for approximately 3 years, and use it primarily with a 26" duplex frame, but have also used it inside a Kifaru Marauder. My use has included combining it with multiple other bags, including a… Full review

Deuter Flight Cover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and durable bag to protect your backpack when travelling, basic but enough for this purpose. Features: Weight: 12 oz (330 grs) Volume: 90 liters Size: 118 cm (H) x 72 cm (W) (Diameter)          21 cm x 21 cm (once packed) This is a bag designed for backpackers who wants to protect their backpacks when taking a flight or travelling by public transport which generally does not care about your equipment. It’s made with a lightweight material, thicker than a normal rain cover and… Full review

Osprey UL Raincover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Kept everything dry. It was raining the entire 5 mile hike to the campsite we happened across. Even kept the bear bag dry overnight. This thing did great. I have a 70 litre bag and my girlfriend has a 65 litre, bought the same one for both bags and it kept everything dry through all kinds of downpours. Full review

REI Duck's Back Rain Cover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 100L size fits well and sheds water well off my 88L pack. I've used this cover for a couple of seasons and so far it hasn't leaked any water onto my pack. I ended up getting the orange version but now wished for a more natural color when hiding my pack in the woods. I've used it a couple of times in drizzly rain and once in a hard rain and it went on fast, held up well and no leaks. I use an 88L Mountainsmith pack and when it's fully loaded, including my Z-Rest on the bottom, the 100L cover fits… Full review

Outdoor Products Backpacker Rain Cover

rated 4 of 5 stars For $9 at your local Walmart, this is one of the smartest purchases you can make. Back in my cycling days, I bought into the notion that, "You're not a true cyclist unless your bike is worth more than your car." Over time I came to realize it doesn't matter where your gear comes from as long as A) it works, and B) you're happy with it. Case in point is the Outdoor Products rain cover. This item retails off the shelf for $9 at your local Walmart. I weighed mine at 3oz. It fits all of my internal… Full review

Mountainsmith Rain Cover

rated 3 of 5 stars Does what is suppose to do—keep your gear dry, but there are better products out there. This rain cover was included with my first backpack—a discontinued MS external frame pack. Being a novice at the time, I went with what they gave me. My first week-long backpacking trip included 6 days of continual drizzle and light snow. I was using a really pathetic excuse for a tent, and the pack was forced to sit out at night in the never-ending wet. My pack and its contents stayed dry the entire week. Full review

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover

rated 5 of 5 stars The Sea to Summit pack cover is a lightweight and weather resistant pack cover that does a good job in keeping the pack dry. My main use of this item so far has been on a 30-day through-hike on the John Muir Trail where I experienced rain on 10 of the 30 days. The cover got a good amount of use on this trip with lots of "putting it on, taking it off" each time I stopped. Even so, it did its job well and stood up to the rigors of the trail. There is some disagreement about whether a pack cover is… Full review

Osprey Raincover

rated 4 of 5 stars With a 65L Atmos Osprey, the Medium is ample big. Do not buy the large as vendors have Large for 65L. Only reason not 5 stars is no really drenching rain test yet. Main point here is about the fit. I went all over various sites and while vendors list the Large rain fly for the 65L and larger packs ... you'd make a BIG mistake (er ... pun intended ...) buying a large. The Medium fits very nice.   See my review of the Crazy Creek Long Back Chair (for end-of-hike luxury and sleeping pad all in one)… Full review

Osprey Raincover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great raincover. If you run into a quick downpour as I did in the Rockies, you can whip this thing out and cover your pack while your hiking or while you've set up camp. If it's raining this thing will clear up room in your vestibule by leaving your pack outside without it being soaked in the morning. Water beads up and is quickly repelled off the fabric, with a few shakes it's dry and good to go. I had purchased a large for my Aether 85 (around 5000 c.i. if I recall) but a I think a medium would… Full review

Top-Rated Pack Covers

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover
$25 - $41
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey UL Raincover
$30 - $40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Duck's Back Rain Cover
$20 - $34
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Rain Cover
$15 - $21
Lowe Alpine Baggage Handler
Mystery Ranch Hooded Pack Fly
Osprey Hi-Vis Raincover
$20 - $25
Equinox Stingray Ultralite Internal Frame Pack Cover
Arc'teryx Pack Shelter
Deuter Transport Cover
Granite Gear Storm Cell
Deuter Rain Cover III
Mystery Ranch Pack Fly
EMS Pack Cover
Sierra Designs Pack Cover
Outdoor Research Lightweight Pack Cover
$19 - $33
Deuter Rain Cover I
Lowe Alpine Raincover
Osprey Poco Raincover
Gregory Rain Cover
$31 - $39
Kelty Rain Cover
$25 - $34
CamelBak Rain Cover
$10 - $16
Exped Rain Cover
Deuter Rain Cover II
$29 - $30
The North Face Pack Rain Cover
Mountain Hardwear Pack Rain Cover
Granite Gear Cloud Cover
$32 - $39
Equinox Mantaray Nylon Internal Frame Pack Cover
Gregory Pro Raincover
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kifaru Cargo Panel
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Flight Cover
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raincover
$24 MSRP
Podsacs Rucksac Raincover
GoLite 50-80L Pack Cover
Mountainsmith Tour Raincover
Liberty Mountain Backpack Rain Cover
Sea to Summit Deluxe Pack Cover
Equinox Stingray Ultralite External Frame Pack Cover
$27 MSRP
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Raincover
Big Agnes Pack Cover
ULA Equipment Pack Cover
Sea to Summit Pack Cover
Osprey Kestrel Raincover
Cedar Tree The Packa
Integral Designs Silcoat Pack Cover
$14 MSRP
Deuter Rain Cover Mini
Outdoor Research Pack Hoody
$59 MSRP
Marmot Rain Cover
Mountainsmith Day Raincover
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Products Backpacker Rain Cover
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