Thats exactly what I thought when I read the first posting. But no, don't worry about the rain, the vachetta is BEAUTIIIFUUUL!!So almost an even split so far! DE seems carefree and the newer ones seem to have more comfy straps. Mono is gorgeous in the new colors though. I just hate the thought of having a bag where I have to worry so much about rain. Maybe I shouldn't even consider the mono for that reason?