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    Bivy bags??

    So, I'm heading into a tahr ballot block in May which has a campsite known for its local kea population (i.e, they wreck anything they can get their beaks into). I have seen enough photos of shredded tents to know that I don't want to leave my tents unattended there. So my options are to pack up the campsite each day (we are thinking of taking everything packed in big plastic bins with lids), which means taking down/putting up tent each day, which to be honest I'm not that keen on (unless of course we are fly camping on the hill). Or, use a bivy bag, both at the main campsite and on the hill.

    I don't own a bivy bag, of know much about whats good and whats not in the world of bivy bags, so I'm looking for guidance from those of you in the know... This is for alpine use (if that makes a difference). Cheers
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    FYI, Veitnamcam has recently acquired one and is well pleased with it. I can't recall which thread it is in but you could ask him via PM
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    Super easy and quick to put up even in a gale .
    The one i got seams to be really well made out of strong stuff but Im sure a kea would destroy it in no time if left unattended .
    Haven't really tested it in a downpour yet but you would want a fly as well so somewhere dry to cook etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Super easy and quick to put up even in a gale .
    The one i got seams to be really well made out of strong stuff but Im sure a kea would destroy it in no time if left unattended .
    Haven't really tested it in a downpour yet but you would want a fly as well so somewhere dry to cook etc.

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    Good info, other than you not telling me what it is you have...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Good info, other than you not telling me what it is you have...
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...html#post71945

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    I've got a macpac cocoon ,had it for years . The theory was to hunt to dark ,then Kip up . Worked well enough , but you got Fucken hammered by the frosts if on the tops . I might sound soft , but I prefer a wee tent now ,gives you just a bit more between a - 15 degree frost and me . Didn't leak and didn't sweet . I prefer to use them below the bush line . Just my two cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I've got a macpac cocoon ,had it for years . The theory was to hunt to dark ,then Kip up . Worked well enough , but you got Fucken hammered by the frosts if on the tops . I might sound soft , but I prefer a wee tent now ,gives you just a bit more between a - 15 degree frost and me . Didn't leak and didn't sweet . I prefer to use them below the bush line . Just my two cents
    Can relate to that. Something that gives an air space is definitely nicer in the cold weather

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    Flys are defiantly good but. When it Pisses down it can be hard to keep sleeping bag dry and when it really blows it can be hard to keep it from Pissing off and keep warm. Probably i just need a better sleeping bag

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    In May??? Farrkkk, you had better have a bloody good sleeping bag!!!
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    That's when a tent or bivi bag is warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    So, I'm heading into a tahr ballot block in May which has a campsite known for its local kea population (i.e, they wreck anything they can get their beaks into). I have seen enough photos of shredded tents to know that I don't want to leave my tents unattended there. So my options are to pack up the campsite each day (we are thinking of taking everything packed in big plastic bins with lids), which means taking down/putting up tent each day, which to be honest I'm not that keen on (unless of course we are fly camping on the hill). Or, use a bivy bag, both at the main campsite and on the hill.

    I don't own a bivy bag, of know much about whats good and whats not in the world of bivy bags, so I'm looking for guidance from those of you in the know... This is for alpine use (if that makes a difference). Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Bivvy bags are not so pretty under a foot of snow either.

    Im with Bulltahr.
    That's a very good point, like i said haven't used it much yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Iv slept in mine about 20 times. It's and outdoor research one. It leaks.
    Well there's someone with experience with one :thumbup:

    Does it leak threw the fabric or stitching or what?

    Selling point for mine was 7000mm head or whatever it was and breathing rate was better than most others i looked at.

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    I used to have the $500 alpine research one, had it in some nasty weather down mt cook,
    Worked good, hoop to keep it off face, only sold it because short on cash and had a one man tent,
    The bag plus a small fly would be a very good combo
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    Im a fan of my Northridge bivybag and Huntech fly Light weight combo. that handle any weather i have thrown at it yet... Have not tried the snow yet tho.

 

 

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