The best pack covers, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 30, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Pack Cover Reviews
ULA Equipment Pack Cover
A well-fitting and extremely light pack cover for my favorite pack (ULA Ohm 2.0). It works as well as most pack covers keeping rain off your gear, but not as well as a pack liner. A lack of durability in the stitching and slight issues with pooling at the bottom in heavy wind and rain (like many pack covers) make this an average purchase for me and only used in combination with a pack liner for really wet trips when I have stuff on the outside I would prefer to be dry. While I always carry a pack… Full review
Kifaru Cargo Panel
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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