Would the Showers Pass Rainslinger Waterproof Hip Pack live up to its billing? Or would Calderdale’s finest winter filth get the better of it?
The Rainslinger hip pack has a 3.5lt capacity and attaches to your person via reflective ballistic strength Nylon webbing straps with anodized aluminum buckles. Its waterproof credentials come from single sided TPU coated (thermoplastic polyurethane) material, fully welded seams and water-resistant zips. Although the bag is an understated dark grey (no enduro-fluro here folks, although you can get one with green buckles), the reflective straps and nifty flashing red light (which is included) keep you visible when everything else is likely to be covered in mud.
According to the Showers Pass website, the Rainslinger hip pack should have room to fit “…one hardshell rain jacket, 1 pair of rain pants or 2 large water bottles”. Being able to fit water bottles in the bag is good, but the lack of external capacity could be a deal breaker for some.
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|Product:||Rainslinger Waterproof Hip Pack|
|Tested:||by Vicky Chapman for 3 months|