- bivvy kit recommendations
You’ll find a lot here I think: http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/sick-as-a-dog-so-show-me-you-bivi-bikepacking-adventure-racing-gearPosted 6 years ago
I really want to do a bike bivvy ride soon so need to get some kit (although don’t want to go crazy.. on a bit of a budget
Tarp – presumable can get from an outdoor store?
dry bag – something like the alpkit one?
Bivvy bag – the alpkit hunka?
something to cook with
Was actually thinking of driving to the black mountains and giving it a go on sunday for 1 night.Posted 6 years agoCraigWMember
You don’t need a tarp if you just want to try out bivvying for a night. Just check the weather forecast, and pick a night when its probably not going to rain.
Go Outdoors do have a few Rab bivvy bags – unhelpfully they are in the sections for “backpacking tents” or “mountain tents”. eg http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/storm-bivi-p153673Posted 6 years agostill s8tannormMember
trickydisco come and join the fun 😀 http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/index.php
You won’t go far wrong with a Hunka or the Trekmates bag that TJ is flogging. There’s some info about the Tesco down bags on the Bear Bones forum.Posted 6 years agomuddy@rseguySubscriber
Decathlon do some reasonable bivvy kit. I use a decathlon Tarp that did need a bit of additional work to customise it as it didnt have enough eyelets. Decathlon also do a bivvy bag too though I have no idea of how well its made.
The alpkit gear is good, all seems to be of the no-frills but works very well variety. Hunka bivvy bags are good value, well made, pack down small and are highly reccomended. The sleeping bags are good too.
Small stoves are probably the big issue, I use a Primus Eta packlite stove that is flippin brilliant but maybe a little bit pricy if you are just starting out bivvying, MSR pocket rockets are cheaper and can be got for about £20-£30 from Millets (a bit of a faff if its windy) just avoid the cheapo solid fuel stoves as they are, frankly, rubbish.
Otherwise, get a Hunka bivvy bag and any ok-ish sleeping bag, some good warm clothing a big thermos of tea or soup and a clear weather forecast and you’re sorted 🙂Posted 6 years agohungry monkeyMember
if anyone has a bivvy bag for sale, i’d be intersted!
am also looking at making my own tarp – using materials from http://www.extremtextil.de/ i reckon i can easily make a sub 200g tarp for under £20. will report back once complete (hopefully towards the end of this week).Posted 6 years ago
Just seen this vid from the alastair humprheys site
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYN7kBhK12A[/video]Posted 6 years ago
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