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Mar 15th, 2011 at 4:58pm
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want some info on what would be the best bivvy bag on the market at present, i sweat a lot so need a good "breather" so im dry in the morn, also what would be the option of a sm fly?
  
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Reply #1 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 5:12pm
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Carinthia observer is like a hotel.
Bit heavy but maybe no need for a fly.
Very expensive though.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 8:52pm
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usa military bivvy bag, goretex, cheap on ebay, you wont sweat in it
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 9:30pm
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just received a new gortex one today.. thanks tax payers!
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 9:57pm
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Look for a NZ ex-army bivvy bag, they are made out of reflex matarial and were made under a Macpac army contract.

There Macpac quality but they don't sport the Macpac logo, they have plenty of room inside and i'm 187 cm tall, heavy duty, i've never had any water/perspiration buildup inside and i stayed in mine for two days striaght at one stage with the worst of what Fiordland had to offer  Cool

I've also just recently bought a MSR e-bivvy and tested it a little over summer. It's extremely lightweight packing up to a little bigger than a can of coke  Shocked

http://www.moontrail.com/msr-e-bivy-ul.php
  

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Reply #5 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 10:39pm
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alpine research goretex bivvy bag is good,  around the $500 mark
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 1:15am
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I have an excellent Mont Bivvy that has worked really well for me over the years including in the tropical north.
I always use a fly when out with a bivvy bag just in case...

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Reply #7 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 4:28am
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seventenths wrote on Mar 15th, 2011 at 9:57pm:
Look for a NZ ex-army bivvy bag, they are made out of reflex matarial and were made under a Macpac army contract.

There Macpac quality but they don't sport the Macpac logo, they have plenty of room inside and i'm 187 cm tall, heavy duty, i've never had any water/perspiration buildup inside and i stayed in mine for two days striaght at one stage with the worst of what Fiordland had to offer  Cool

I've also just recently bought a MSR e-bivvy and tested it a little over summer. It's extremely lightweight packing up to a little bigger than a can of coke  Shocked

http://www.moontrail.com/msr-e-bivy-ul.php



go with this one its awesome and good value for money,may not pack up as small as some others but not really a big deal Smiley
  
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Reply #8 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 8:40am
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Hi, we haven't really made a lot of noise about these yet, but we are now making our Alpine cocoon bivvy bag with eVent fabric...worth putting on the short list!
http://www.macpac.co.nz/shop/en_nz/gear-and-clothing/tents/11900.html?SID=6e7af8...
  

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Reply #9 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 11:53am
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mmmmm looks nice.

gotta love that eVent fabric but would've loved a hoop pole like your older bush cocoon.

Hey Blacksheep, out of general interest why is the nikau green fabric slightly heavier?
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 12:04pm
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Yes, the bush cocoon was a fabulous product. Why did you drop it Blacksheep? Creed, can you please post that pic again of you in your one? It shows its best features (and probably yours).

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Reply #11 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 1:27pm
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dunno bout my best features!



(I use a small homemade fly with this when the weather is nasty.)
  

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Reply #12 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 1:39pm
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BC wrote on Mar 16th, 2011 at 12:04pm:
Yes, the bush cocoon was a fabulous product. Why did you drop it Blacksheep? Creed, can you please post that pic again of you in your one? It shows its best features (and probably yours).

Cheers

Well, it wasn't so much dropped as it was overlooked in purchases? if that makes sense...
When we bought the business we aimed initially for continuity, and the bush cocoon wasn't in the range at that time, and consequently we haven't been ensuring it has been remade as needed.  I agree that it is a great product, and I don't think it will be gone for ever..
Creed, this production run of Alpine cocoons was made from the same fabrics we used for our rainwear, and we wanted a mix of lightweight and bright options for alpine/emergency use and also a heavier / more robust model for more regular usage...we simply chose some colours and fabric weights from the jacket range to see what customers preferred in this, a small "test" production run..the colours and fabric will be resolved based on what the sales show is preferred.
  

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Reply #13 - Mar 18th, 2011 at 9:13am
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thanks Cam . . . understood.

I like neutral colours!  For emergency use (spotting from the air) I've always thought a pack liner might do it . . . the rest of the time I don't so much like the beauty of the landscape marred with bright yellow etc. camp blobs!

For alpinists/climbers might be different.
  

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Reply #14 - Mar 18th, 2011 at 9:45am
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I borrowed a mates cocoon a while back and was great so bought one off TM, his was the dark colour inside but mine is an off white and its not quite as good as far as condensation goes and its a touch lighter. Streaks ahead of the vaude bivy tent I had before though.that was like trying to sleep in  a steam sauna.
  
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