|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|03-01-2010 06:37 PM|
|jumbosrule||Lifetime backpacker here. I've used both and the bivy is nice when the conditions are absolutely perfect. I live in Texas and the mosquitoes are terrible at certain times during the year. I'm much more comfortable in a tent most of the time.|
|01-28-2010 09:25 AM|
|baldylox||I see. Didn't look at your location.|
|01-28-2010 09:23 AM|
Originally Posted by cifex View Post
|01-28-2010 09:09 AM|
|baldylox||Considered a Hennesy Hammock?|
|01-28-2010 09:07 AM|
I have heard the stories about condensation as well, however I found some MSS Gortex bivys that the US military uses, and they run pretty cheap (like 60$) on surplus websites. Im prolly gonna pick one up later this week.
The reviews I have read said that the Gortex ones dont have the condensation issue that the silnylon ones have.
|01-28-2010 06:47 AM|
|T.J.||i have a solo tent but i like the idea of a bivy. never used one tho. super light and packs down to nothing. i hear condensation is a huge problem in most of them so you will wake up with a wet sleeping bag. my biggest issue with a bivy is the price. you get less and costs as much or more than a nice back packing tent.|
|01-27-2010 04:16 PM|
Question for all you backpackers
Tent or Tarp & Bivy?
I have an ultra light tent that works great, packs down small, etc. But there is something that just seems cool about being able to plop down anywhere, set up the A-Frame and be done.
Thoughts, experiences, horror stories
Do you have some other crazy set up ive never heard of?