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Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Bivy sack on 02/03/2012 08:05:48 MST Print View

Can someone recommend a good bivy? Looking to use it in combination with my tarp? I looked into MLD but a 8 week wait is not for me..
So I'm looking for recommendationd
I'm currently using a TI Goat ptarmigan an it's a tad on the small side for winter trips an I don't know that I would get another ti bivy cause I know that lighter ones exist..
Thanks in advance
Doug

Allen Farris
(allenbfarris) - M

Locale: Texas
Ruta Locura Wasatch on 02/03/2012 08:36:54 MST Print View

While I don't own one I am thinking about getting the wasatch bivy from Ruta Locura.

http://www.rutalocura.com/Bivy.html

Michael Cheifetz
(mike_hefetz) - MLife

Locale: Israel
MLD on 02/03/2012 12:39:30 MST Print View

FWIW I know Arno Minner (arno5) was looking to sell his (I think MLD superlite size R all net hood option

Mike

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Bivy Sack on 02/03/2012 12:45:05 MST Print View

Katabatic Bristlecone. Fits my thick winter quilt and Exped Downmat.

Keith F
(hamerica) - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Zpacks on 02/03/2012 13:49:09 MST Print View

Joe at Zpacks will make you anything you want. He does not have any on his site but just send him a message. Prices are reasonable and he does a great job.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Bivy sack on 02/03/2012 16:23:25 MST Print View

http://www.equinoxltd.com/the-gear/tarps-and-bivis-and-ground-cloths/sprawler-ultralite-bivi.cfm

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Bivy Sack on 02/03/2012 19:35:03 MST Print View

+1 on the bristlecone bivy.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Bivy Sack on 02/03/2012 19:44:47 MST Print View

+1 on Bristlecone. Katabatic Gear just makes great stuff

Nathan Watts
(7sport) - MLife
Re: MLD on 02/04/2012 04:15:25 MST Print View

I have an MLD Alpine bivy I'm looking to sell. Would help you avoid the 8 week wait from MLD directly but probably more bivy than you're looking for if you're trying to go as light as possible.

It does make for a great winter bivy though and allows the flexibility to use it without a tarp on occasion.

If you're interested, just PM me

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Katabatic on 02/04/2012 08:23:53 MST Print View

Does Katabatic have an actual shop? Or is it all online?

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
zpacks on 02/04/2012 12:41:49 MST Print View

I think I'm going to go with zpack to see joe will build me a custom bivy like mentioned above.. This way I it will be built to my specs.. Has anyone had zpacks build a bivy?

Keith F
(hamerica) - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: Zpacks on 02/04/2012 12:46:30 MST Print View

Doug, check out this thread
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=58665

Edited by hamerica on 02/04/2012 12:47:43 MST.

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Re: Re: Zpacks on 02/04/2012 19:43:28 MST Print View

That is almost exactly what I was thinking! That it's a solid setup! how is the construction? think it will last a few years ?

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Katabatic on 02/04/2012 21:32:52 MST Print View

Katabatic Gear is a cottage manufacturer north of Denver. They don't have a shop that you could visit that I am aware of.

Nick E.
(trAletrasch) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Ruta Locura Wasatch on 02/20/2012 03:58:48 MST Print View

DANG that Wasatch bivy got me hyped up!! its so light!
Ruta Locura just got a new customer.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: Ruta Locura Wasatch on 02/20/2012 11:31:54 MST Print View

ruta locura is having a sale on most items, fyi