My new rucksack is made from quite lightweight material compared to the 28 year old Berghaus jobby I’d been using. This means it doesn’t need much rain before it starts letting in. This shouldn’t be a problem as it comes with an intergrated rain cover. It’s a natty blue colour and is both attached to the bag so it can’t get lost and elasticated so it fits well even when you have a fishing rod stuck in the side.
So where’s the problem? Well the rain cover is not particularly waterproof either! Sure when it’s on it takes longer to get the inside of the bag wet. The rain this weekend was exceptionally lumpy and was driven sideways by a good 25mph+ wind. Even so I’d expect a rain cover to keep 99.9% of the water out, not about 80%. Most of the things I carry are in side their own waterproof carriers so it’s not a big problem other than the bag takes a day to dry out. But it does seem daft having a rain cover that doesn’t keep out the rain. So I’m looking for recommendations for covers that do the job properly. Any suggestions?