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   Old Thread  #16 6 Aug 2020 at 1.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Got myself an oztent which is what Ridgemonkey have basically copied and love it ,plenty of room and no sore back after a week of bending down to get in and out of a bivvy
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   Old Thread  #15 5 Aug 2020 at 5.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the big pramhoods like the jrc continental have always been good enough for a week..these are just overkill.

i recently sold a large two man spiderdome due to it weighing about 13 kg and being too much
aggro.

who wants to share a bivvy for a week with a mate anyway?

i would happily do a week in my fairly compact two man cayman and if i took my wife or kid
i would just take another bivvy along.
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   Old Thread  #14 5 Aug 2020 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A friend of mine has bought one solely to use for his long continental trips. He is very, very impressed from first impressions.
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   Old Thread  #13 5 Aug 2020 at 8.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good luck putting that on a barrow. Have you seen the pack down size of it? Plus it weighs 36kg!! Its clearly designed for European trips where you set up from your vehicle. My issue with them is the set up of them. Watch that video, my god what an absolute ball ache. I understand the need for big shelters for long European trips, but I think Id just buy the big tempest. At least you should be able to put that up on your own in windy conditions. Id be worried about the monkey shelter due to the amount of time it takes to assemble the frame in a big wind
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   Old Thread  #12 5 Aug 2020 at 8.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I just bought a Tempest 200 for 450 notes. Its massive and I could easily live in it for a month with my lad. Paying 2 and 3 times more for a bivvy just to use occasionally is bonkers imo.
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   Old Thread  #11 4 Aug 2020 at 11.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I must be missing something......as I've said a few times before so have a go at will. Most modern 'Carpers' use a barrow so what does weight have to do with it ...a lot even carry half that weight in beer...fgs.
Back on topic, I read another topic where someone has bought one recently, a forum search will turn it up 👍
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   Old Thread  #10 4 Aug 2020 at 9.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You could just sleep in the bag
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   Old Thread  #9 4 Aug 2020 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep. The carry bag has six handles. Cos the weight of it requires six people to move the ****ing thing.
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   Old Thread  #8 4 Aug 2020 at 0.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm sure they are great if your putting them up with two people for a fortnights session in the same swim, and have a few hours to spare. I used to have a 6 man ridge tent which my mate and I could put up in the dark. Pissed as farts. Without a torch in 10 minutes. That was 40 years ago. It was carpy green too.
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   Old Thread  #7 3 Aug 2020 at 11.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My mates got one not sure which model. We came back from France 2 weeks ago and the general feeling was it is a really good bivvy loads of room, good ventilation, completely solid in fact couldn't really fault it...... But it was so big and heavy in the bag that he doubts he'd ever use it if he was alone lol his model weighed something like 36 kg and comes in a bag similar in size to a body bag lol
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   Old Thread  #6 2 Aug 2020 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah seem a few. They are heavy maybe put people off also not the quickest to put up with all the front etc

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   Old Thread  #5 2 Aug 2020 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How much is a used one going for?
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   Old Thread  #4 2 Aug 2020 at 4.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seen a few showing up on the second hand pages already ??
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   Old Thread  #3 2 Aug 2020 at 4.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Weird, I watched this earlier today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xch32H_bwv8&t=1626s

Been thinking about getting one ever since I saw one at the carp show earlier in the year, stumbled on the youtube vid and although it took the guy an age to put it up (no instructions ) it looks a really good long stay shelter.
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   Old Thread  #2 2 Aug 2020 at 10.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think most people are saving up for one ridiculous prices
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