I haven't received the reg. size bivy yet, as they just shipped it out today!
I wish, I would have know about the loops, I would like to have at least one placed at the top center of the hood opening. I'll probably just sew one in myself?
Personally, I haven't had enough exp. with a bivy to know whether I'd want 4 stake out loops or not.
I plan to use a tarp along with the bivy, so I'll already be carrying enough stakes as it is with (6).
My winter bag is a -5 deg bag and fairly large, but not the largest of winter bags that are available.
I think Ti. Goat designed the large size bivy to fit the biggest bags on the market, which it would.
I like the amount of room at the head and chest area, but there is too much excess material down near the foot of the bag, approx. 3" per side at approx. a 7-10 deg angle tapering up to and meeting with the zipper could be removed for me anyway?
I'm starting to feel like I'm making a big deal about buying something as simple as a bivy sack? But never having really used one that much, I'd like to get a fit that will perform the best under most conditions?
Like I mentioned earlier it makes more sense to me, having the bivy fit slightly snug,rather than very loose, so if you use it without a tarp, it should shed and bead water better than it being loose and having excess fabric down on the ground?
Just my 2 cents worth anyway?
I will place my largest bag in both bivies and take some pictures and try and post them here, within a few days, if I get the chance.
As for the workmen-ship, with bivy that I received from them, it is top notch and sewn very well, with nice clean lines.