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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by AndyB » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:39 pm

I hate normal air beds because I've yet to find one that doesn't go down a little bit each night and all they do is leave you on a raft of cold air. Closed cell mats are miles warmer or the best thing I've bought is an exped air bed because they've got down in them to insulate you and they don't go down over night.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by west coast ratter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:08 pm

AndyB wrote:I hate normal air beds because I've yet to find one that doesn't go down a little bit each night and all they do is leave you on a raft of cold air. Closed cell mats are miles warmer or the best thing I've bought is an exped air bed because they've got down in them to insulate you and they don't go down over night.
Yeah hate them too but Ive tried those self inflate mats and the closed cell mats they're not very thick so the airbed is the next best thing .. :S

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Bernard Smith » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:44 pm

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I do smile at all these references to 'ex-army bivvy bags'; all we had was a poncho and four bungee straps :whistle:
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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Steve T » Sun May 01, 2016 1:32 pm

I do as Bernard does, and have my self inflating mattress & my sleeping bag inside the bivvie bag - I use an ex- Dutch army bag.

Toastie warm - used it in North Wales just last week in the snow :S

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by djl50 » Sun May 01, 2016 2:54 pm

Steve T wrote:I do as Bernard does, and have my self inflating mattress & my sleeping bag inside the bivvie bag - I use an ex- Dutch army bag.

Toastie warm - used it in North Wales just last week in the snow :S

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Re: Bivvy bags

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Boo Cock » Sun May 01, 2016 8:41 pm

We did the Elephant at -16 I had a self inflating mat, WD bivvy bag, 3 season bag, a bag liner, straw on the ground and a hot water bottle, plus gel hand waemers for that 2pm wake up with a cold water bottle. I was roasting! (thumbs)

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