Reccomend a bivy sack?
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Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
Recommend a bivy sack? on 07/11/2009 21:04:18 MDT Print View

Can someone recommend a cheap but good bivy? Thanks alot!

Joseph

Edited by sjdm4211 on 07/11/2009 21:09:10 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Bivy sack on 07/11/2009 21:10:15 MDT Print View

The Ti goat bivy http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Bivy.html and the equinox bivy http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/tentdetail.cfm/EQ3000. are probably your cheapest options for a bivy to give you some extra protection under a tarp.

Making a bivy is also a good MYOG project - he says never having made one.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Affordable Bivy. on 07/11/2009 21:12:17 MDT Print View

TiGoat makes an affordable an well thought of bivy.

Oware also makes gear that is a very good value, Oware currently is running a 20% off sale on bivies if you mention BPL when you order. Dave posted this sale information just today, see post "Oware bivys 20% off this week for BPL folks".

I think you would be very pleased with either selection.

Edited by thomdarrah on 07/11/2009 21:15:51 MDT.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Does the Equinox have a mosquito window? on 07/11/2009 22:31:06 MDT Print View

Does the Equinox have a mosquito window? It has been hard to find out.

Thanks,
Chris

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Equinox on 07/12/2009 00:43:18 MDT Print View

From what I can tell it doesn't have a mozzie window.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Oware bivies on 07/12/2009 06:02:28 MDT Print View

+1 on the Oware bivies. Simple and light.

Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
TiGoat wins every time on 07/12/2009 07:34:43 MDT Print View

I have a BPL and TiGoat bivy.
The TiGoat wins every time because the insect window version makes for a much less claustrophobic feel than the BPL one. Weights are very close.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re:Equinox on 07/12/2009 09:18:29 MDT Print View

The Equinox bivy does not have mosquito mesh, but is a great value, especially if you don't mind wearing a head net or adding mesh.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
Equinox bug protection on 07/12/2009 10:22:27 MDT Print View

Just use something like this when you need it:

http://www.shop.bushcraftnorthwest.com/product.sc?categoryId=3&productId=10

http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/Bug-Canopy.html

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
Alot great stuff. on 07/12/2009 11:31:03 MDT Print View

I will either be using the bivy with a MSR E-Wing or a poncho tarp.

The Equinox is the very cheapest and one of the lightest. I wonder if the mesh storage bag is big enough to use as a bug headnet. Free shipping from Backcountrygear.com is a plus

Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
Fiddly on 07/12/2009 19:29:50 MDT Print View

You can use this http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gossamergear/Bug-Canopy.html but why?
It adds weight and is much more fiddly.
My friend and I are were in NZ in a Goite Hex where the sand flies were swarming and he had much more trouble in his bivy with the GG bug canopy than me in my TiGoat.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Mesh bag on 07/12/2009 21:16:34 MDT Print View

The mesh bag the Equinox bivy comes in is about 5"x4", so no it's not gonna cut it as a bug screen.

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
"Reccomend a bivy sack?" on 07/13/2009 12:52:53 MDT Print View

I guess I could try it without a head net. I usually have a fire going that keeps mosquitoes at bay. If not,its raining and they aren't out anyway.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
bivy sack? on 07/13/2009 13:02:40 MDT Print View

Vapr Drawcord Bivy Sack - DWR/Silnylon

It's right here on this site. Presently out of stock, but a fine tarp camping UL bivy.

Peter Surna
(PedroArvy) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne
Mesh on 07/13/2009 16:49:22 MDT Print View

Fire?
At 3am?

Take my advice, get it with the mesh. I couldn't stand it personally without that feature.

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
No on 07/13/2009 18:14:26 MDT Print View

By 3 am the mosquitoes are sleeping too.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: No on 07/13/2009 18:28:30 MDT Print View

Actually, most mosquitoes are nocturnal.