I've bought an Osprey Aether 45 for my thru-hike and am wondering if any users of this pack have any comments. I am finding a pack cover doesn't really stay on, so I'm thinking of sealing the seams and going without one. I am hoping since the bag and clothes stay at the bottom, they will stay relatively dry. Sometimes objects in the pack can make it slightly uncomfortable to wear also, as they bulge through the back padding, but I'm thinking a better packing job can fix it.
I was only curious if anyone has used this pack before that there may be some comments or tips I could consider to making it a better pack before I go out there.