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    Rain Cover for Brain Bag

    We need a rain cover for the Brain Bag! I've brought this up before and will continue until success. I got caught out in the rain the other day and lost some important papers again because one of the zippers leaked.

    This is not a knock against the water resistance of the brain bag. It just that there's a big difference between water proof and water resistant. When you are carrying important papers that need to stay pritine, no amount of moisture is acceptable inside the bag.

    Thanks,
    Bernie

    #2
    I've seen other bags designed to where the zippers have a fabric flap that covers them so water runs off instead of seeping into the zipper. Not sure why Bihn chooses to display the zippers in the wide open.

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      #3
      thorn,

      Take a look at a picture of the Brain Bag - the zippers are covered by fabric flaps. The only zippers on our bags that aren't covered by fabric flaps are the splash-proof zippers - which don't require that because they're splash-proof.

      Bernie,
      We hear you! This is an exceedingly rare issue - probably why it hasn't yet been addressed. Have you been re-applying Nikwax to your Brain Bag every six months? Have you tried a non-TOM BIHN rain cover for your Brain Bag?
      Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

      Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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        #4
        Yes I keep mine nikwaxed pretty good. But it only takes one drop to make a mess.

        "Have you tried a non-TOM BIHN rain cover for your Brain Bag? "
        Now that would look very un cool! hahahaha. Yes I use a trash bag at the moment. But sometimes I forget to put a new one in my pack after I use one. Plus they aren't really reusable.

        Bernie

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          #5
          Darcy, after I pasted the brain bag picture into an image program and lightened it up a lot, yes I see that the brain bag does have flaps.

          Bernie, maybe Glad press-n-seal or a large ziplock bag would work to protect your papers. Or perhaps a large Bihn organizer pouch?

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            #6
            I use on of these in M to cover my Brain Bag. Perfectly functional.

            http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1258048094635

            I am sure REI would have something similar.

            mjh

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              #7
              I recently bought a Small Sea to Summit SN240 Ultra-Light Siliconized Cordura Pack Cover to use with my Brain Bag. Although I use Nikwax, I have found that when caught in a downpour, water will sometimes get in my Brain Bag. I use my bike exclusively to travel around a university campus each day and get caught in the rain at times. This rain cover has worked well for me so far.

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