I have a SE Alaska mountain goat and brown bear hunt booked this Sept and it just might rain every day I'm there. Question is how waterproof is the KU 5200. Should I use a rain cover or just put everything in dry bags. Thanks. Joel.
Seam seal that sucker! Mine is as water tight as watertight gets now that it is seam sealed. I still keep my sleeping bag in a dry bag, but that is just for redundancy. Took me an hour or two to seam seal it, just used a tube of GE silicone caulk and diluted it down with mineral spirits to the right consistency. Regular seam sealer works too-its the same thing just already diluted for you and alot more expensive.
We pretty much just keep water sensitive gear in dry bags...but the KU series is supposed to be water proof if you seam seal the seams. We put together a video on seam sealing tents but it should be the same principle.
It should be visible on the rokslide Vimeo site...I am having trouble posting the link on crummy airport wifi, but if you search you should be able to find it!
I feel more confident in dry bags, not because I don't trust my pack but because it just gives peace of mind to know our water sensitive gear is stored in both a dry bag and my pack. Helps sort/compress gear to make it easier to find and pack as well.
Yeah essentially you just use a small paint brush like the really small ones, and just paint the sealer onto the seams then let it dry. It doesn't need to be thick, just a thin even layer covering the thread and stitch holes.