Bivvy bags

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Bivvy bags

Post by west coast ratter » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:38 pm

Going to a rally in a few weeks time and as its near the coast the temp is gonna drop thru the nite so a visit to my local surplus store I found bivvy bags from various armies ..Sooo was wondering how they would fare warmth wise with my sleeping bag inside ?? Ill be using a self inflate mat .. anybody used a bivvy ?(thumbs)

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Mark1961 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:53 pm

Ex infantry, I've slept in bivvi bags for years. The bivvi bag keeps the wind and rain out. Warmth comes from your sleeping mat and sleeping bag. The hooped bivvis are the best. A tarp over the top is also an advantage.
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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by KTMBLAG » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:59 pm

Are you saying your going to use a bivvy instead of a tent

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by Tramp » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:59 pm

had a american bivy made from gortex and full length side zip...used it once then went back to small tent :laugh: ....a compact 2 man tent is similar pack size with more room (thumbs) ...

A bivy was designed for squaddies in a field not motorcyle rally men ;)

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by luckiegar » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:01 pm

Got a bag rated to comfort 5 degrees camped in January and February this year put my bag in ex army bivvie most defenently takes the edge of don't want to buy another bag for a couple of months of the year and one that's bigger so this is a good compromise (thumbs)

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by anthony29040 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:10 pm

i use a sleeping bag in a bivvy bag in a tent and to me it did make a difference was warmer and if you get to warm just roll it back,but as others have said a good sleeping mat makes a big difference.cheers T

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by west coast ratter » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:27 pm

Sorry shouldve said I'll be using a tent .. (thumbs)

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Bivvy bags

Post by Africa John » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:54 pm

Bivvies are to keep you dry so you will have the same issues about keeping warm as in a tent. A Thermarest or mat with a foil surface will help with cold from the ground. A decent low temperature 4 season bag for the cold air. Wear layers and remove as you warm up. Don't sweat or you'll have moisture problems which will make you cold.

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by luckiegar » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:08 pm

Yep that's were I use mine

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Re: Bivvy bags

Post by KTMBLAG » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:25 am

Not used them inside a tent. If I was looking for a bit more warmth wouldn't a sleeping bag liner be better

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