Bivvy Bags

23 Oct 2015 20:40 #65510 by ASL
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I just bought a bivy while I was in the USA in July. I did some research before which mainly involved looking at other peoples research. Overall findings were quite conclusive about fabric options in that I could only find one fabric that got feedback as breathable enough to stave off condensation in most conditions - Event got the best recommendations by far and even then there were conditions that can cause some condensation issues..

I bought a very simple Alpine design Event bag from Rab (in the UK ironically). Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Will let you know soon!
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24 Oct 2015 12:11 #65512 by Papa Dragon
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Thanks ASL
I doubt if we can get Event locally.
Please post a pic of the bivy, if convenient.
Cheers

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26 Oct 2015 08:17 #65518 by Viking
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@ASL and PapaDragon - please provide feedback when you have it. Very interesting topic.

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30 Oct 2015 14:29 #65571 by ASL
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Rab Alpine bivy.... Just a basic bag with a zip made from eVent

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30 Oct 2015 14:36 #65572 by ASL
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It's little when packed..

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04 Nov 2015 17:06 #65650 by Papa Dragon
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Done, weighs 319g. No idea of waterproofness, condensation etc, will test waterproof with a garden spray on the weekend, and sleep in it to check condensation.

Will be using it with a single skin tent next weekend (if I need it).

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04 Nov 2015 17:12 #65651 by Smurfatefrog
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Good weight saving technique using a brick with holes in :P
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04 Nov 2015 17:21 #65653 by Papa Dragon
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Good weight saving technique using a brick with holes in :P

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: That brick is so light I'm surprised the wind didn't take my bivy.....
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24 Mar 2016 11:46 #67459 by Viking
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Any feedback on your home made bivvy PapaD?

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24 Mar 2016 12:22 #67461 by Papa Dragon
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Hi Viking, I've used it a couple of times.... when it is quite cold and wet, there is some condensation between the sleeping bag and bivy. I lent it to one of the girls on the last hike because she had been very cold the night before. It was dry, and not too cold, she kept very warm, and there was no condensation in the bag.
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