Now here’s a clever idea, a pack cover with an integrated hood to provide full rain protection for your pack, head and shoulders. The OR Pack Hoody is constructed of 40 denier silnylon fabric with taped seams. A bungee cord anchors the hood to a pack sternum strap. And the whole works packs into an integrated stuff sack.
Backpacking Light staffer Joel Walthall models the Outdoor Research Pack Hoody, a combination pack cover and hood.
Obviously, its not a full poncho, but it will suffice in a shower in many cases.
Bummer: It’s only available in a large size that fits up to a 80 liter pack, but maybe that’s not really bad because the larger cover will easily cover a small pack, and more. Also, it’s a bit heavy at 7.1 ounces and expensive at $55. A typical silnylon pack cover weighs around 3 ounces and costs around $30.
Specifications and Features
- Manufacturer: Outdoor Research
- Sizes: One size (Large)
- Dimensions: 47 in x 15 in x 15 in
- Features: Integrated hood and stuff sack, elastic drawcord around back and bottom, bungee attachment to sternum strap
- Fabrics: 40d silnyl, taped seams
- Weight: 7.1 oz
- MSRP: $55