I have the 24 and really love it.
biggest problem for us in the UK is waterproofing as a clam style opening is anything but!
also the sunglasses section can leak into the main compartment if water gets in.
I solved it with a rucksack cover which works well.
Do you know what capacity the 24 is in good ol' litres?
I carry a highlander daysack cover, tucked away in one of the inner pockets, should i be caught out in heavy rain.Any personal experience of these things is useful so, yes, it most certainly does help - thank you very much.
How does your Rush hold up in the wet? It seems that there are a number of people who feel that this is something that makes it less than ideal for the U.K.'s temperate/often wet climate. I'd appreciate your thoughts on its 'weatherproofness', if possible.
I tell you a good make - Wisport.
The Sparrow 30 (it's a 30L pack) is a cracker. Well made and extremely well laid out (not carved up into lots of small compartments which so many modern packs seem to do)
Go for it Richard, you won't regret it!Increasingly, I'm being drawn to the Rush 24. It looks to be about the right capacity, seems pretty well-made from what I've read and offers the possibility of rather better organised storage of my bits and bobs. I am used to the generally heavy U.S. packs, so that is not too much of an issue and I can transfer the raincover from my current EDC pack to cope with the grotty, wet weather.
Unless anyone else has got a critical observation that might dissuade me, I might just press the 'add to cart' button and see what it's really like...
Many thanks to all for your input.