Well, it's time. After a number of animals and lots of years, I need to replace my pack. My Barney's frame and straps are basically new, but my bag is ripped on the bottom and it's time for a new one. They're selling their big kevlar bag at the Sportsman Show for $299, which is a bit more than $100 off. My question is this: are there issues with this material being as waterproof as their other bags? I talked to someone today who indicated that while the material is tougher, lighter, and more abrasion-resistant than the old (traditional) bag material, it is lacking in the water-proof department. I'd rather carry an extra pound if my gear is going to get damp. Does anyone have any experience with this pack material for hunting? Thanks.