I bought the rain cover for my Multicam BFM 500. It fits the pack well enough even when full. I purchased it specifically for the reversible camo/high-visibility option but I'm disappointed at the level of camouflage it provides.
I have yet to take a garden hose to it to test it's water proofing so I can't speak to that but here are a few things to take note of:
- The design is thick, rugged and seems pretty solid, if somewhat hefty. I have yet to test how well it holds up to rubbing against branches, rocks etc. but it seems like it would fair well.
- Form fitting shape coupled with cinch cords help the rain cover stay on the pack.
- The material doesn't rustle or crinkle much when rubbing against the pack or itself.
- As noted in the pro's line, the orange side is a very visible shade of orange. The only thing I would add to it would be some cat-eye light reflector stripes for high visibility in the dark.
- The only thing 'tactical' about the camouflaged side is the tactical placement of the Camelbak logo, so that EVERYONE can see it.
The 'camouflaged' side is one solid color with a huge CAMELBAK logo pasted on it in shiny, black, light reflecting letters. Not exactly inconspicuous. I would have much rather preferred a proper camouflage pattern like the Camelbak packs themselves without the gratuitous, attention grabbing logo.
What's the point of having a camouflaged bag when the rain cover ruins your camo? Furthermore, why are there vari...