Would a Bivvy be any good?

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Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by nickoff » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:32 pm

I'll being going on a 2 week European tour ending up in Budapest in the summer and instead of taking my 3 man tent I was thinking of buying a bivvy type tent for convenience. I should only be staying in any one place for 2 nights maximum and want something that I can erect and take down in five minutes. Can anyone recommend a bivvy and maybe a tarp that would do the job? I'm not looking at top of the range gear as I won't be using it that often. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by Tramp » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:55 pm

A sweat box bivy in European summer weather... Man your mad.... Ditch the idea..

Just get a 2 man tent that pitches inner first then use the inner only in hot weather... You'll have more room than a bivy and not much more weight or pack size...

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by Godspeed » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:55 pm

I’d echo Tramp’s comment.
A tent is much more pleasant to sleep in if the weather turns sour. You can always get a quick pitch cheap tent from Tesco and give it away if you don’t need it anymore on your travels...
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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by dubber68 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:09 pm

For some of my trips I have used a mini peak 2 tent from backpacking light. Pitches with a single pole in just a few minutes. Plenty of room inside for gear and packs very small. The only issue with it is that the sleeping compartment is cramped if your 6ft plus.

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by nickoff » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:39 pm

Thanks for your input gents. It looks like it will have to be a pop up type of tent although the one recommended at £159.00 is more than I want to pay for possibly a one off trip. I'll do a bit of Amazon searching nearer to the time of leaving.

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by Biquad » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:34 pm

dubber68 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:09 pm
For some of my trips I have used a mini peak 2 tent from backpacking light. Pitches with a single pole in just a few minutes. Plenty of room inside for gear and packs very small. The only issue with it is that the sleeping compartment is cramped if your 6ft plus.

https://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/shel ... 6-139.html

I have the same one. Brilliant bit of kit.
I chopped off the mossie net from the inner tent, which leaves a good base to sleep on. I also carry a small tarp to extend the front if necessary.
It does go up in perhaps 2 minutes! Ditched the standard pegs and use titanium pegs that I got years ago, stronger with no sharp edges.
This tent does pack down small.

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by nickoff » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:23 pm

Biquad wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:34 pm
dubber68 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:09 pm
For some of my trips I have used a mini peak 2 tent from backpacking light. Pitches with a single pole in just a few minutes. Plenty of room inside for gear and packs very small. The only issue with it is that the sleeping compartment is cramped if your 6ft plus.

https://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/shel ... 6-139.html

I have the same one. Brilliant bit of kit.
I chopped off the mossie net from the inner tent, which leaves a good base to sleep on. I also carry a small tarp to extend the front if necessary.
It does go up in perhaps 2 minutes! Ditched the standard pegs and use titanium pegs that I got years ago, stronger with no sharp edges.
This tent does pack down small.
Cheers Steve for the input but as mentioned earlier I don't want to be forking out the best part of 160 quid for a tent that I will only be using for a couple of weeks. I'll take a look at Amazon, fleabay etc to see if there anything worth picking up.

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by Chalky723 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:57 pm

Have a look at Go Outdoors, they have some bargains on.

https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15986984/e ... t-15986984

You'll be glad of somewhere to stash kit & get dressed etc. if it's raining!!

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Re: Would a Bivvy be any good?

Post by Peirre » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:25 pm

Get a cheap hammock with bugnet from Amazon for around £20, or a slightly more expensive one from DD Hammocks, add a tarp for shade from the sun, or shelter from the rain. A tarp also makes a great place to chill out when setup in porch mode

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