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Old 07-27-10, 07:59 AM
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Rain Cover for Carradice and Acorn Bag

Do others use any form of rain cover for Carradice or Acorn bags? I have a Carradice Nelson Longflap and Acorn Boxy Rando Bag. Peter White doesn't seem to have anything for the Carradice. I know they are ducted cotton, which is somewhat water replant. I will put dry items in waterproof bags but wonder if there is something to help protect the entire bag.
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Do others use any form of rain cover for Carradice or Acorn bags? I have a Carradice Nelson Longflap and Acorn Boxy Rando Bag. Peter White doesn't seem to have anything for the Carradice. I know they are ducted cotton, which is somewhat water replant. I will put dry items in waterproof bags but wonder if there is something to help protect the entire bag.
Rain covers on Carradice bags....heresy. Seriously they don't really need them and a well worn and stained Nelson Longflap is a beautiful thing. I pack my down bag into a stuff sack and put it in the nelson and have never had issues with it getting wet.
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I have the camper long flap it's a work of art.If you must cover it up use a heavy duty trash bad.Works great when its raining hard.But the Carradice are very well made you should not need it but it never hurts to have a few trash bad handy.All of my gear as far as saddle bags and panniers are Carradice.I would not use anything else.My 2 cents.
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Re Treat the canvas with a bit of wax proofing, Barbour , or Nic Wax.

you can plastic bag the contents, might be doing that for organization purposes anyhow..
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Never needed a rain cover on my Carradice bags ( I have 4). If I am worried about something getting wet, I will put it in it's own little water proof bag. Don't have any Acorn bags.

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I have no experience with acorn bags but I do use a carradice saddlebag,handlebar bag and panniers.
For the handlebar bag and saddle bags I don't worry about rain,neither one has ever leaked yet and I've ridden in alot of rain.The side pockets on thesaddle bag will leak.For the panniers if I am expecting alot of rain I will line them with trash bags just to be sure nothing gets wet,not sure if it is needed but easy enough to do for security.
As for the longgevity of the bags when not protected I can only say that I've only had mine for a few years and they still look like new at least to me they do.Even if they get dull and worn looking I think they will still look good,maybe even better.
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Thank you for the responses everyone! This helps greatly, and means I do not have to purchase something. I have had both bags for several years but living in Southern California they have never been in the rain. I am leaving in two weeks on an 8 day tour of Northern California (Crescent City to SF). We might see rain so I want to be prepared.
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