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May 7th, 2009 at 8:37pm
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brought a ex army bivy bag off cash converters,never used one before have a good down sleeping bag.any one used one or can give pros and cons on them
  

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Reply #1 - May 10th, 2009 at 8:15am
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Perfect set up/back up but still have a fly.
  
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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2009 at 11:48am
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Put your thermasrest/snow foam inside the bag, it'll stop you sliding around as much. If the bag as places for pegs, use them, it'll stop parts of the bag folding under and reducing the volume of the bag, which helps keep condensation down.
  
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Reply #3 - May 10th, 2009 at 6:55pm
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thanks guys, as said went into cash converters saw the bag for 40 bucks, looks like new made by macpac cheers for your friendly help
  

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Reply #4 - May 13th, 2009 at 8:27am
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Reply #5 - May 13th, 2009 at 5:03pm
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rock, which cash converters did you buy it from?  The riccarton one is closed down and I went to the linwood one at lunch time and it appears to have goten rid of it's camping stuff.
  

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Reply #6 - May 17th, 2009 at 10:29pm
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Ive got one one the Cacoon model ones, the same as the army issue. I try and breath through the netting if its not too cold to keep condensation down. Else its a whole lot warmer keeping that warm breath in the bag. I've been meaning to get some pegs to stop sliding around mostly! The one "con" I'd give it is the lack of a face pole
  
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Reply #7 - May 18th, 2009 at 4:23pm
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brought from northlands massive,scored a nice lightforce spotlight the oyher day too for 89 bucks Smiley Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 2:26pm
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These bags are very good value, I have seen guys sleep in puddles of water and stay dry in these (foriegn soldiers, not used to NZ conditions). I normally sleep with my face exposed and wear a polyprop balaclava if necessary.

Even in a hut these are good value as an extra layer on a cold night.
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 6:06pm
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I reckon I would feel claustrophobic in one of these. For a similar price and weight there are good roomy solo tents with space to store stuff, read and relax in. What is the advantage of a bivy bag over a light solo tent that you can set up in a few minutes?
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 30th, 2009 at 10:45pm
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Light and can sleep in handy places really. Imagine being cooped up in one for a week though. Better to have a fly along with it. Can read and make some tea while it rains.
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 31st, 2009 at 11:21am
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yeah the fly thing would work but then with the fly and the bivy your back to the weight of a solo tent ? Each to their own I guess. Some of the bivy's look a bit more like a tent.

Even my solo tent feels pretty small so I can't imagine having fun in a bivy bag without the fly to go with it.
  
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Reply #12 - Jul 31st, 2009 at 3:00pm
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Ive got 2of them and are absolutly awesome. Brought a second as a spare but have never used it.

WILL SELL ONE IF ANYONES KEEN. PM ME.
  
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Reply #13 - Jul 31st, 2009 at 4:32pm
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I have one and they are great. Mine was bought for me for my 21st and I have used it non-stop for 14 years now.
I do set a fly up over the head of mine to stash my stuff but it works well on its own.
  
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Reply #14 - Aug 1st, 2009 at 3:45pm
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great feedback guys thanks for airing all your views,only one way to find out myself,will let you know how i get on Smiley
  

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