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Christopher Plesko (Pivvay) - BPL Forum Member

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Is there a true waterproof breathable fabric available for a DIY construction project that would be suitable for a bivy top? I'm still looking at buying the Montbell bivy but if the same or similar...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 27, 10:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Epic/pertex etc
That's what I thought. I don't expect long or extended hard rain BUT it's possible if I get stuck up high (broken frame/wheelset/etc). In that case I'd be really pissed I sacrificed my waterproofne...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 11:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Epic/pertex etc
My biggest objection to the tarp is setting it up, more effort when I'm "falling asleep on the bike tired" (literally). If I can roll out a bivy with my bag already in it, throw in my pack and pad ...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 6:34pm

time to try montbell then :)
Thanks for the comments! I'm going to check one out(montbell) and perhaps do some light mods if necessary to get exactly what I want.

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 4:34pm

Epic/pertex etc
Is the problem with silnylon and other light bivys that they can't really withstand a rainshower/storm? If a light tarp is 8oz, can a get a solo shelter bivy that's under 15oz? I can always add bug...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 3:42pm

No tarp?
(crap this is probably in the wrong section. If a mod could move it I'd be greatful) I'm doing some unsupported endurance mountain bike races, primarily in desert regions but also with trips up ...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 10:42am

All Reader Reviews by Christopher Plesko

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Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
We own two of these (one small and one medium) and on most trips these make the cut. They are very warm over 3 season conditions and their compact packing and light weight make them a favorite plus th...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 11, 10:28pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
I've had the Micropuff vest for a few months now and feel comfortable in giving a review. The vest is a total winner. I bought it for a summer insulation safety piece since it's synthetic and my bag i...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 11, 6:43pm