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james w glenn
(bark-eater) - F
$100 bivy for a big guy on 10/08/2009 08:35:28 MDT Print View

Im sure this question has been asked before. There are a number of simple and light bivys available right now but Ive read that many are described as haveing a snug fit. I am would be happy with a simple drawstring sack if I could find one that would fit my xxl shoulders and parka and or winter bag with out a squeeze. I have a nice Moonstone bivy for planned excursions into harms way. What im looking for is a ultra light sack that i can justify always having in a daypack along with a poncho. Thanks, woody

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
possibly a new entry from tigoat on 10/08/2009 08:41:04 MDT Print View

you might want to follow the neoair/tigoat bivy thread- rumored he might be making a larger bivy to accommodate the neo air- that might do the trick for your larger size needs

equinox makes a very reasonably priced bivy- don't have a clue on sizing though- I think they post some measurements on their site

Adam Frizzell
(adamf) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: $100 bivy for a big guy on 10/08/2009 11:10:58 MDT Print View

I've got the Raven xl bivy on order from TiGoat. At $110 (before upgrades), it's definitely got bang for the buck.
It sounds like you're going need to focus on girth dimensions. How tall are you? I believe the Raven is focused on adding length for the taller folk. I talked to Doug at TiGoat and he did say the Ptarmigan and Raven have the same shoulder and foot girth dimensions, so you might want to check out their site and give him a call with your measurements and see what he says.
As far as weight, Doug said the Raven is a bit over 7 ounces with the optional full net hood (I have not confirmed this on my scale as yet though).

Edited by adamf on 10/08/2009 11:11:54 MDT.

james w glenn
(bark-eater) - F
its all about the girth on 10/08/2009 11:37:51 MDT Print View

I'm about 5-11 and about 57"around at the shoulders. Sleeping bags listed as 62" feel to tight. The equinox bivy Is listed at 66". Im thinking that wont leave enough for a sleeping bags loft.

Edited by bark-eater on 10/08/2009 11:44:11 MDT.

james w glenn
(bark-eater) - F
doing my own leg work... on 10/08/2009 14:50:18 MDT Print View

Oware lists bivys with a 75" girth

Ti goat is 76"

Edited by bark-eater on 10/08/2009 14:59:00 MDT.