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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Mad Hatter » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:58 am

I've always found they make a difference, liners are good but they seem to make more of an impact with the bivi bag as well. Its all about layers, but a thicker sleeping bag will help (thumbs)

If you want to go cheap and your in a tent anyway just go and buy another sleeping bag, cheap as you like, and put the one inside the other, works well you just need the space.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Andi_Archer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:01 pm

Rather than a foam pad have you considered an airbed I purchased a Gelert Backpacker Airbed for £8.25 off Amazon after recomendations on here.They take up less room and provide better comfort and insulation than foam.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by BillyC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:10 pm

Whenever I've used a bivvy bag to sleep in I always find I'm soaked in the morning due to condensation in the bag. I would never use one inside a tent. Go with the sleeping bag liner makes a huge difference in warmth.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Simon_100 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:18 pm

A real silk liner is the best bit of kit you can buy!
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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Bernard Smith » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:32 pm

Exped 7 And three season bag inside an army gottex bivi.

Sorted.

Much better than a silk liner on its own and I sleep cold.




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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Tramp » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:31 pm

Flannelette pyjamas or a fat bird....

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by steve_h80 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:57 pm

The gelert 6 reed airbeds are brilliant. Warm, pack small, and as each tube is inflated seperatly one tube going down isnt a problem.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Simon_100 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:23 am

Tramp wrote:Flannelette pyjamas or a fat bird....
No way Russ, but Flannelette pyjamas and a fat bird, now you're talking! (thumbs)

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Peirre » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:27 am

Tramp wrote:Flannelette pyjamas or a fat bird....
I'd need at least 8 pints to have either of those on me

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Old Git Ray » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:18 am

BillyC wrote:Whenever I've used a bivvy bag to sleep in I always find I'm soaked in the morning due to condensation in the bag. ....Snip....
This confuses me. The whole idea of a bivvi bag (and it needs to be a Goretex one) is that it constantly breathes and takes away the moisture from breath and body.

I regularly use one when out on my own as it is simpler than putting up a tent and I can kip in hedgerows etc if I want to. The extra insulation provided by the bag is very good.Image

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