Gear Question

Is this pack waterproof?

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Is this pack waterproof?

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No, the siliconized and PU coated shell materials give it pretty good water repellency, but it's not waterproof.

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Arc'teryx makes a series of truly waterproof packs-check out the Maia (w's specific) and Naos packs. The Altra is very water resistant, but if it's pouring, you'll want a pack cover to assure dryness, as the seams and zippers may let a bit of moisture in.

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No, it's not waterproof and two of the four zippers leak. The pack cloth is very water resistant. But count on using waterproof stuff sacks for those items that can't get wet. The pack cover sold by ArcTeryx is 9 oz. You can save substantial weight by using waterproof stuff sacks.