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Offline dayjack119

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Wanted - Bivy Sack Found/2/26
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:01:26 pm »
I am seeking a bivy sack for the unusual times that I may be stuck for a place to sleep while pedaling a new adventure.  Cutting way back on weight this trip (tent, pad, and cooking gear) because I may be changing to electric assist for the steep grades of the four mountain ranges of my 2017 C2C tour.  Long size, bug screen, and waterproof.  I'm excited for the good weather to get here.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 07:37:00 am »
I have used a few.  My thoughts on the ones I have used follow:

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack - Kind of heavy at about 1 pound, but still lighter than the ones that are really small tents.  It was kind of uncomfortable when it was hot, but in warm weather I slept on top of it unless the bugs were biting or it rained.  I do remember one miserable night in Louisiana when it was hot and the skeeters were really bad, but overall it was fine on the trips where I used it.

Borah side zipper ultralight bivy - Much lighter at 7 ounces, packs small, and I found it to be more comfortable when the weather was sticky.

Ti Goat Ptramigan Bug Bivy - Lighter yet, packs smaller, and nice and comfy in hot sticky weather.  It is my first choice if I expect it to be hot and buggy, but if a cold wind is likely the Borah offers more protection from the wind chill.

If it isn't wet, cold, or buggy I usually sleep on top of the bivy until it either gets chilly, the bugs start biting, or rain falls.

In all cases unless I expect to be able to sleep under some kind of shelter (bridge, picnic pavilion, etc.) if it rains, I take some kind of light tarp.  My 7 ounce Integral Designs Siltarp 1 has served me well, but is kind of skimpy in coverage.  If I need to pitch it in wet weather I have had to pitch it really low to get decent coverage.  I recently got a bigger tarp (Sea2Summit Escapist 12.3 ounces).  It is heavier, but if I will actually be pitching it much for wet weather it is really nice.

If wet weather is unlikely any given night I just keep my gear close and the tarp handy.  Then if it rains I pull it over myself and my gear.

Offline dayjack119

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Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 08:53:43 am »
As I have not used one, you have provided me lots to think about.  I am most grateful for you to take the time.  Your info may help others here, also.  I have never seen anything on Bivy sacks.  Thanks again.

Offline Manilishi

Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 09:13:07 am »
I have a north face asylum bivy which is a bivy/tent style has mesh door Used once( backyard)  then I got a good deal on a fly creek tent - I'd sell it for $90 plus shipping ( probably around 10$ ? )  it weighs just under 2 pounds
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 09:14:40 am by Manilishi »

Offline Manilishi

Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 11:20:31 pm »
Here's a photo

Offline Manilishi

Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 12:36:32 pm »
I may have a buyer for the bivy sack , possible sale pending....

Offline Manilishi

Re: Wanted - Bivy Sack
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 05:48:38 pm »
Sold.