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Pole for bivy hoop?
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Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
Pole for bivy hoop? on 06/04/2012 17:22:26 MDT Print View

Making a hoop bivy for spring/summer mountaineering, and not sure what to use for a hoop. Easton poles don't seem like they would be flexible enough (60" length/36" diameter), and a 5 foot delrin rod doesn't seem like the most packable thing in the world. Any advice/experience?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Pole for bivy hoop? on 06/04/2012 17:30:46 MDT Print View

I did that with 0.34 inch Easton, several sections

I went to polesforyou.com in Vancouver WA and they bent them on a simple plywood jig. In use, I bend them a little more.

Kevin Manley
(manleyk) - F - MLife

Locale: Denver-ish
Bivy hoop on 06/13/2012 00:11:55 MDT Print View

5ft of Delrin isn't all that packable, but what about in 1.7ft sections or so? You could run shock cord through Delrin tube and use ferrules to attach them to each other.

I used kite spar (.125" fiberglass rod) in 3 sections with titanium ferrules. It works okay for the hoop, but without shock cord, it's a little hard to set up.

Kevin