> How do you like it? On the other hand, I swim in a bivy that size so I made a few changes and cut mine short. What's the weight?
The finished weight is 8.55oz, a little on the heavier side, but I needed the room to sleep with the Neoair inside with my wider shoulders. I wanted the bug protection, and side zip, because I wanted to easily be able to get in and out and the skeeters in a lot of the places I hike get real bad in a couple more weeks. Basically I needed an all around bivy.
>Curious what you went with for foot end dims? 40" enough or should I be looking to go wider?
I went with the pattern dimensions on the foot box. I use a small neoair so the pad doesn't go down that far into the bivy, and I just stuff my rain gear in the golite ion and stuff it at the bottom for my feet. I can't find the pattern at the moment, my work area is a mess. I knocked out the Ion, Tarp and bivy and ran for the hills. I shortened the 33" long hood down by 8" and it's just about right, I wish I would of added more depth to the mosquito netting though.
The one thing I forgot to do when I seam sealed it was to put a couple lines or an x pattern of sealant on the floor to keep the pad in place. So it was an interesting night as the pad wanted to slowly slide inside the bivy since I was sleeping on a slight incline. Other than that I really like sleeping in a bivy again as long as there is just enough room for me to toss and turn.
I also have some aircore pro left over from another project along with some of the adjusters for the line. I think I'll rig some up for the foot and head tieout points to run them to the stakes or the tarp edge to pull the bathtub floor of the bivy taught for stromy conditions. I figure it'll weigh less than carrying 4 extra stakes to stake it out.