Non-DPM basha

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  1. Hello All

    Being an ex OTC-er, I have fond memories of kipping down under army bashas, first the old canvas variety and then the gucci DPM ones that came out the year I left. I've just bought myself a bivvi bag off eBay for a bit of summer camping, and I would really like to track down a basha to use as well. However, I'm joining a new climbing/walking group and I don't really want to rock up with anything DPM to sleep in/under, lest I be mistaken for some kind of scary knife-between-the-teeth walt that insists all my climbing chums do stag and keep talking about oppos when we're halfway up a crag.

    Therefore, I'm looking for recommendations for civilian equivalents of the current issue basha, so that I don't end up on the hills with a blue builders tarp and a couple of multi-coloured bungies with frayed ends. I particularly want something really light, with that sort of waxy waterproof finishing the issue sheet has. Muted colours are preferable, so OG green would be alright I think. Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Guns
     
  2. Have a look atcrossfire. they sell a bivvy sheet in a proofed nylon material which may be suitable
     
  3. Thanks, will have a gander!
     
  4. Sorry to be a spam, but have you got a URL? I can't seem to find Crossfire with Google...
     
  5. Click on the word "crossfire" within Browny's post.
     
  6. Duh

    *slaps forehead*

    That'll teach me for using Ghostzilla - can't see blimmin links!
     
  7. Fcukin 'ell - 105 aussie dollars.

    Ouch.

    Anyone else know of anything in the UK that's a mite cheaper?
     
  8. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

  9. Special air sea services do a basha in olive green .
     
  10. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

  11. Ahhh, that's more like it!

    Cheers ears :)
     
  12. Oooh, those ponchos are shady as fcuk Cutaway, cheers for the link though :)
     
  13. Vaude do a selection of tarps - although they are harder to come by in the UK
     
  14. Gentlemen,

    Remember our dollar is about 45 pence(?) at the moment, so half the cost and add postage.