Sopris Rain Covers Information

Your Rain Cover is made of urethane-coated water resistant oxford nylon. This material is light weight, flexible and easily stored in the panniers when not in use.

Sopris Deluxe Rain Covers Serve a dual purpose:

  1. They protect your top load i.e. sleeping bags and pads, tents, jackets etc. from the weather.

  2. Hypothermic conditions may exist during your stay in the high country or while you are transporting your animal. These covers although not insulated will help keep the moisture off and the body heat in.

Instructions for use

Your top load will create a dome effect which will allow the rain to run off the cover. A bungee with nylon hooks runs through two of the seams. Snap the hooks into the brass “O” rings located

Use the cover to protect your animal from the weather: find the Sopris tag (Small and Medium Deluxe covers only) on the bungee seam. This tag identifies the front, and place this end to the head of your animal.  This is important in that it places the long girth strap forward of the penis on goats. The Large Deluxe covers can be placed in either direction. In the zippered pocket you will find three straps:

  1. The medium length strap with two brass “O” rings goes around the animal’s neck at the shoulders. Snap the shock cord hooks into the “O” rings and adjust the strap.

  2. The long strap with the male Side Release buckles goes around the girth and clips into the female buckles the cover. This strap needs to rest in the cinch area away from the penis.  Snug the strap to secure.

  3. Connect the “O” rings of the shortest strap to the shock cord hooks and pull the cover over the animal’s rump. You can pull the tail through the hole if you wish.

The cover, as I’m sure you will realize, can also be used as an umbrella or to cover pack equipment and other items in camp.

Rain Cover Sizes:

Large Standard (no straps for use on animal) - Designed for use with our largest Deluxe and Standard Panniers.

Small Deluxe -  Designed for use with our Intermediate panniers and sized to fit goats under 135 lbs./32” withers and alpacas while in camp.

Medium Deluxe - Designed for use with our Deluxe Lite Panniers but will also work with Deluxe and Standard panniers over a smaller top load. The Medium Deluxe Rain Cover is sized to fit goats over 160 lbs./34” withers, and alpacas while in camp.

Large Deluxe - Designed for use with our largest Deluxe and Standard panniers. Sized to fit llamas while in camp.