• The rain cover has good protection. Whether additional protection is needed is more of a personal preference.
    Answered on 4/13/2016 11:22:31 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • I checked this bag all the way home from Southeast Asia. I wrapped the hip belt around the front of the bag, cinched everything down tight, covered it with the rain fly and added a suitcase compression strap to the outside.It was a tight, slippery bundle without any good place to grab, so I bought a suitcase compression strap and laced it behind the back suspension and around the front. This gave the baggage people a good way to move it around. It worked very well and I could still wear the pack.
    Answered on 9/25/2016 3:12:19 PM by Sandy10 from Cape Cod, MA