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Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - F

Locale: Western NC
Removable momentum bivy top thing? on 02/25/2010 10:41:40 MST Print View

I'm planning on adding a removable momentum sheet to my MLD solo inner in an attempt gain the warming benefits of a bivy and the luxurious bug free space of the inner.
Obviously this isn't ideal, but I'm trying to avoid mailing myself stuff on long trips.
I've never used a really large bivy, so I'm not 100% this is going to help much?
Could anyone shed some light and maybe other ideas?

Btw, I plan on running two removable bungies length wise inside the inner from end to end. Then the momentum would be attached to these with some grosgrain or something. Assuming the bathtub floor paired with extra momentum to hang down/tuck under me will eliminate drafts.

Thanks in advance.

Misfit Mystic
(cooldrip)

Locale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
RE: Removable bivy top on 02/25/2010 11:20:02 MST Print View

Does it really need to attach to the inner? Since you already have a floor, why not enclose the foot, then wrap it under your pad and attach the opposing sides with cord ala Nunatak Arc style?

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - F

Locale: Western NC
Bivy top on 02/25/2010 11:27:52 MST Print View

Well, that would work, but the idea is that it would just drape over me and I wouldn't have to worry about keeping it tucked under due to the chords. I use a quilt, so if it's cold enough that I want the momentum, I probably won't want the hassle of tucking both everytime I roll. It shouldn't really have to be any larger with the chord set up than it would be wrapping it, maybe and ounce or so heavier, but hopefully more convenient.
It's probably hard to visualize by my vague description.
Thanks for the idea though.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Bivy top on 02/25/2010 11:36:47 MST Print View

why not just use a wider quilt that offers full coverage and makes an extra layer of m90 un-needed?

-Tim

Jacob Linton
(gardenhead) - F

Locale: Western NC
bivy top on 02/25/2010 12:13:11 MST Print View

Well I've already got a perfectly good quilt.
I've got a bivy as well.
I'm going to be doing a big section of the PCT, and I'd like the extra bit of warmth from a bivy, but rather than mail one thing home and have another mail to me then reverse the process after a while, I'd just like to mail one item home.
Maybe I'm just making this way too complex...