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   Old Thread  #24 23 Feb 2021 at 5.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi,
Looking at getting one of these as it seems to tick all the boxes. One question I have is what's the pack down size?

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   Old Thread  #23 24 Aug 2020 at 8.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Wychwood released a PDF on setting this bivvy up but they have after pressure announced they will be releasing a video shortly, TBF Gregs post was not far off the mark for setting this bivvy up, I took mine this weekend for the first outing it had a proper test 60 acre open pit in the teeth of the wind stood up to it very well, it was setup in an uneven swim slopping from front to back with no issues using the PDF as a guide, I was very happy with it nice bit of space, good headroom, nice flat back to get the bedchair right back, the wide door is a plus as well, for £250 notes it gets a from me.
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   Old Thread  #22 9 Aug 2020 at 1.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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a few of them do
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   Old Thread  #21 9 Aug 2020 at 0.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Amazes me that bivvies don't come with instructions especially when they haven't released a video.
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   Old Thread  #20 2 Aug 2020 at 1.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #19 2 Aug 2020 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers greg. I had another go today. I ended up pegging from front which worked also:

Poles then tension strap
Pegged out from sides and door
Inserted front 2 tension poles
Pegged out rear
This worked. Itís so rock solid the back pole is almost irrelevant

There is definitely an art to it, itís not shaped like a normal bivvy though so bound to be.

Superb bit of kit once you figure it out
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   Old Thread  #18 1 Aug 2020 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So this is how I set it up and I think it has overcome the problems:

1. Connect poles
2. Connect tension strap. Largest setting.
3. Peg the 2 points at the back left and right of the centre point.
4. Pull forward. Peg 2 points by the door.
5. Peg other 2 points at the back so it's flat. May need to adjust the sides at this stage.
6. Move to the front. Peg remaining points then the side.
7. I then only use the 2 front tension bars rather than the 3. You can then put the others in if you require.
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   Old Thread  #17 31 Jul 2020 at 9.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Same happened to me about 15 years ago with an armo, trakker sent a new strap out which was about 6" longer and it was fine after that!
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   Old Thread  #16 30 Jul 2020 at 5.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I found on a pram hood bivvy I owned that the tension strap was slightly too short which then increased the height so you couldnít peg it in........ditched the strap and used the groundsheet hooks and it dropped the front about 2 inches and no more issues........give it a try.......
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   Old Thread  #15 30 Jul 2020 at 2.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís an impressive fish Gerry 👍 well done mate
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   Old Thread  #14 30 Jul 2020 at 2.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
sod needing a protractor to get the angles right

my 13 year old nicked my Pioneer this weekend and put it up.

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   Old Thread  #13 30 Jul 2020 at 12.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So I have tried to follow the advice offered on pegging slightly better but still not right... the issue reverts to back! The back pole doesn't take weight barely touching ground. I guess with a lot of fiddling maybe able to improve slightly but remain convinced that this poorly designed and particularly difficult unless you have flat ground.
I have heard from someone in the trade that wychwood know about this issue ...I am generally a fan of wychwood and have a lot of their tackle but amazed that there are no instructions or erection video ...particularly when it's clearly not straight forward...very disappointed!
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   Old Thread  #12 29 Jul 2020 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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last weds slept all day in it !
after staying on my rods all night catching these



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   Old Thread  #11 29 Jul 2020 at 11.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine just arrived. Great bit of kit. Exactly that, just needs pegging correctly 👍🏼
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   Old Thread  #10 28 Jul 2020 at 3.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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When was the last time you slept in a bivvy Gerry ?
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