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Gear Question

is this bag waterproof

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is this bag waterproof

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No, not even close to water proof. The shell may bead water, but I wouldn't even call that water resistant.

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Javier - I don't agree. Although the pack isn't waterproof, the fabric that is used is coated with a heavy coating of polyurethane which is waterproof. In heavy rain, water will eventually leak through seams, but it will keep things dry for quite a while before this would happen.

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Dave, I guess that depends on your definition of waterproof. I would yield that it is water resistant for rain and my summary was hasty. However, when I think of "waterproof" I think of a dry bag--which this is not.

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This pack is not 'waterproof' but will resist water during a drizzle for a short hike or walk to class. The zippers have flaps to cover them and protect from water.

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Let me answer definitively; NO. I've walked to class multiple times in pouring rain. If I'm out for around twenty minutes, my stuff starts to get wet. It will keep everything dry for a few minutes for sure, but almost any backpack would do the same. That being said, its a great pack; I use it for class, biking, hiking, and it's still in great shape after a few years of abuse.