• I really don't know I use this Bag for everyday use my stuff have never gotten wet it's very sturdy in fact I'm about to buy another one this week
    Answered on 1/28/2015 6:55:40 AM by Ralph from ValleyStream Ny
  • I really don't know I use this Bag for everyday use my stuff have never gotten wet it's very sturdy in fact I'm about to buy another one this week
    Answered on 1/28/2015 6:55:42 AM by Ralph from ValleyStream Ny
  • I would say yes to the rain cover although I have not taken it for a ride in the rain yet. It's polyester. Packed modestly, it will go on a plane carry on. I have not carried trekking poles but I don't see why they wouldn't fit under the side straps.

    It's an odd bag with lots of pockets. I wish it had a waist belt for longer treks. Hope this helps.
    Answered on 1/28/2015 7:00:53 AM by court in the canoe from the Ozarks
  • Yes on the rain cover and poles. .. we are packing light for the flight over and it will be fine with the size.
    Answered on 1/28/2015 9:01:38 PM by kathy the runner from colorado
  • I would say that you would need a rain cover for this, it can only withstand moderate rain, BUT, this is definitely not the pack for a rain forest. The best use for this is as a school or commuter pack. The side straps are for cinching the sides tighter, but would not securely hold poles for long duration hikes.

    Plus, because it has two separate compartments throughout the whole length, you couldn't really put much in there for more than a day hike. I expect you would need a larger capacity, more technical backpack than this one.
    Answered on 2/4/2015 10:49:25 PM by Wanderer from Front Range