Author Topic: Rucksack cover  (Read 767 times)

Lguk2017

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Rucksack cover
« on: 17:09:36, 23/12/17 »
Hi,


My backpack is 85 litre. I need to fit tent and sleeping bag under it asnd 110 litre cover is too small. I haven't been able to find any bigger covers on internet. Any ideas? Thanks. Liz

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #1 on: 18:28:00, 23/12/17 »
Gosh. What are you carrying.

fernman

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #2 on: 20:09:58, 23/12/17 »
My thoughts too.
My pack is 75 litres and my tent and sleeping bag go inside it. All I have on the outside is my waterproofs - the trousers rolled up and strapped on the lid, and the jacket folded in half under the lid - and that is purely so I can get at them easily when needed.
Yet my pack is larger than a lot of people on here say they use.

So, for whatever reason it may be absolutely necessary for you to fit the two items under your pack, is there a separate rain cover that will fit over just those (the sleeping bag would still need to be in a plastic sack to be on the safe side) with another for the pack alone? Or for better protection a waterproof bag from the Ortlieb range for the sleeping bag, while a plastic sack should be sufficient for the tent.

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #3 on: 23:36:09, 23/12/17 »
Don't recall ever carrying a 110 ltr pack.  The honest answer is probably to try and reduce what you are carrying, rather than trying to find a bigger cover.

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #4 on: 01:53:34, 24/12/17 »
Shower curtain and some bungee cord  O0
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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #5 on: 09:48:16, 24/12/17 »
What on earth does it weigh :o
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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #7 on: 10:12:28, 24/12/17 »
For me 50L bag is my maximum, I still have space even when I'm packed for a 14 or 21 day hike. As regards a rucksack cover, all I can say is, do not buy an Osprey one as I did, they tear so easily.

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #8 on: 10:45:18, 24/12/17 »
Or how about forget the cover and use drybags for the kit inside and outside. I dont always use a cover.

Works well for me. Diffferent sizes of dry bags are different colours so easy to find the one you need too.
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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #9 on: 20:03:40, 29/12/17 »
Is your Tent not waterproof! Unsure if Iíll be wanting my sleep system outside
I place my sleep system in a Builders rubble sack inside my bag.

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #10 on: 20:13:53, 29/12/17 »
OP away for Christmas, or do we have yet another one-post wonder?

gunwharfman

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #11 on: 20:16:53, 29/12/17 »
I have a down sleeping quilt and am always making sure that it stays dry. So I use a waterproof bag, plus a waterproof bag which I can compress down to a smaller size. I also have another trick up my sleeve. Because I have a Thermarest Neoair mattress, which does not self inflate, I use a low tech option from Thermarest which is just a large yellow bag, with a hole in the bottom which fits the mattress valve. I just roll it up four, sometimes five times, and my mattress is inflated. The yellow bag then becomes my third line of defence because it acts as another waterproof bag to keep my staff dry. I have a rucksack cover but only tend to use it when the rain is belting down.

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Re: Rucksack cover
« Reply #12 on: 12:35:33, 30/12/17 »
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My pack is 75 litres and my tent and sleeping bag go inside it. All I have on the outside is my waterproofs - the trousers rolled up and strapped on the lid, and the jacket folded in half under the lid

Yes same here.
I still use my old Berghaus Voyager 70 Litre rucksack, came with it's own rain cover.
Only waterproofs and drying socks on the outside.
All up weight about 8Kg.

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