Hooped bivy (one man tent)

#2
I used mine through Nov/early Dec in Afghan.While not at it's coldest I found it did a great job.Kept you warm and packed up reasonably small. Great if your out in the hills in the UK aswell.Thoroughly reccomend.
 
#3
I used mine through Nov/early Dec in Afghan.While not at it's coldest I found it did a great job.Kept you warm and packed up reasonably small. Great if your out in the hills in the UK aswell.Thoroughly reccomend.
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I have used a one for a number of years hillwalking mainly in The Cheviots ... certainly lighter than a traditional one man tent and better than a simple basha ... mine seems quite waterproof ... but I suppose as with all things you get what you pay for .
 
#6
£200 I haven't got that much to burn other wise I would get one of theses Untitled Document on the subject of water proofing I will probably use a bivi bag as well
 
#9
7-9 kg thats a but heavy for me. nice thought
 
#10
would i be correct in syaing you would still be in a doss bag aswell as one of these?... maybe a stupid question
 
#12
A swag is great of you have a car or a horse. On foot a bivvi or tarp is the way ahead. I doubt my whole daysack weighs much more than 8kg when packed for an overnight in the hills.
A hooped bivvi is a good investment for lightweight camping. Just remember to pitch it with your feet into wind to give you some shelter at the business end.
 

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#15
Look in the Kit reviews section for the one I did on Terra Novas hooped bivvy. You never really need to bother with the poles unless you want to chill out and read a book or do some minor admin. Worth every penny, Afghan proven.
 
#17
Really fancy the idea of one of these, the Dutch one seems pretty cool.

Might well get one.
 
#18
I would concur with a lot of what has been said.... the hooped bivi is a great one man option for hillwalking trips (and/or on exercise). But would recommend - as others have - goretex version. If you hunt around it needn't be that much more expensive, but would be far better.
 
#20
I've got the Dutch one, it's good but could be better, for the hoop to work the top end needs to be properly pegged down.
 
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