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Mar 16th, 2010 at 8:01am
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What do you think the best brand of bivy tents are?
I was looking at one of those black wolf ones on trade me but the waterproof rating is only 3000mm on the fly and 5000mm on the floor.
Any recommendations?
  
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 11:26am
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Im interested as well. This New Zealand brand has only 2000mm so I'm guessing anything above this is alright.
  

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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 11:27am
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Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 11:40am
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Also does anyone consider using a tarp from supercheap auto, would these be any good?
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 12:03pm
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Stick with the tried and true Huntech Bivvys if that is the style you are after. Proven in the field by like minded hunters.
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 12:07pm
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huntech bivvs and flys are extremely good kit, had mine for years and have nothing but good things to say about them!!!
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 12:35pm
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Your typical cheap tarp will leak when stretched tight, and around pressure points.

You could try a fly from kiwi disposals. i had one from there and used it for 5 years or so. Great in summer, and was fairly waterproof too. Someone flogged it off me.

Huntech bivs are really good, but I dont like having so little space.

I bought a 2-man Alpine tent from Kathmandu when they had the sales on a couple of years ago.

It's a bit heavier than a biv tent, but I've never had a wet a*se yet (even on the west coast!). It packs down relatively small and I sleep in comfort with plenty of room to store gear and dog.

It may not be of the same quality as MSR or Macpac, but for the price you can't go wrong.

  
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Reply #7 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 12:59pm
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i use the 2 man biv but put the huntech fly out the front for longer trips or real wet weather, works a treat!
  
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Reply #8 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 1:21pm
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Ive used a black wolf for fishing trips in OZ, mainly to keep the bugs out at night,
Wouldnt use one for NZ conditions
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 1:33pm
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something not mentioned here in this thread so far is to use your tent but without the inner. Most good tents are pretty light with just using the outer shell and then your thermarest.  This way you get good solid attachment points, wind strength and lightness.
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 1:53pm
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Huntech seem to be the way to go.

Thats a good point creed, I've done that on a couple of occasions.
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 4:22pm
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I just been and had a look at the huntech two man bivy tents that the local hunting store. They look bloody good and they only weigh 1.1kgs.
I will be getting one of those.
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 6:02pm
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How much room is in the huntech two man tent is there room for your pack if you have to people sleeping in there?
  
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Reply #13 - Mar 17th, 2010 at 7:32pm
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Huntech two man bivvy down Clements Road. Spent two night with the Dog in August 2007. First night was good, second night must have been breathing in ice crystals as woke with a cold. Got accused of snoring all night and attempted spooning  Undecided That aside, easy to put up and plenty of room

  

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Reply #14 - Mar 18th, 2010 at 3:18pm
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I've had a Huntech Bivy for a few years now and they are absolutely brilliant. Can fit 3 people in if needed but the packs stay out or 2 people with gear inside and plenty of room to sit up and put boots on. There only drawback is not being able to escape the sandflies and mozzies but a head net fixes that. We have weathered some pretty horrific showers anf kept dry. Recommend a tarp for a ground sheet if the ground is damp.
  

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