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triballeader

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triballeader says:

Bivvy bag group test issue ?

Hi - anyone know when the Trail Bivvy bag group test issue was ?

Had a Tarp for christmas and figure a bivvy is near essential to go with it.

Thanks all

 
Bellie

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Bellie says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

 September 2010 issue.  Alpkit Hunka would be good with your tarp.  I have one - simple and effective.

 

peskypiker

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peskypiker says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

 alpkit hunka is a ace peace of kit i wouldnt be without mine

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triballeader

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triballeader says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

Thanks guys already in the loft and located it
Cheers!

Guinness

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Guinness says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

I think I may order this issue if possible. I would like to give tarping a go this year and would like a bivvi bag too.

I've never seen a bivvi in the flesh, does anyone know of a highstreet outdoor store that stocks them or better still has them on display?

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terrybnd

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terrybnd says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

Is this the reader reviews of the bivouacs? If so, if memory serves me right, nearly every person gave their test bivvy 4/5

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cozy

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cozy says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

That might be because they all liked the bivvy they had on test

My Hunka bivvy does what i need it for, have not woken up wet in it yet, From rain to condensation, plus its handy to use in a tent to help keep your down bag dry when god is relieving himself all over your tent and the countryside around you.

For its price (although it might have gone up in the last couple of years) the Hunka is worth having a look at.

terrybnd

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terrybnd says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

cozy said:

That might be because they all liked the bivvy they had on test

My Hunka bivvy does what i need it for, have not woken up wet in it yet, From rain to condensation, plus its handy to use in a tent to help keep your down bag dry when god is relieving himself all over your tent and the countryside around you.

For its price (although it might have gone up in the last couple of years) the Hunka is worth having a look at.

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Aye, not disputing that mate. Just making the point of what they scoring it against. If they all swapped bivvies around would they still have given the same score etc.

I've used a couple of em in that test and they aint much cop at all. Reviews online don't rate em either but in the mag as mentioned above - 4/5?? Against what? The other bivvies in the group test? Did they all play about with each?

It's like much of the scoring system used in Trail nowadays - it's inconsistent. But that's another conversation all together

Either way, yes the Hunka is a good bivvy

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cozy

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cozy says:

RE: Bivvy bag group test issue ?

I like the reviews in trail, obviously they have a commercial minded approach to reviews but i find GT's reviews honest and informative, he, over the years has built an indepth knowledge on gear, hows it made and whats it made from, and gives the reader his honest opinion on stuff he's tested.

If gear junkies are brutally honest there is not much difference between high end gear, from event to gortex, from a lightweight msr stove to a lightweight crux stove. they do a job, so what if one stove using a tiny bit more gas, boils water a nano second quicker or weighs micro gram lighter.

Most people nowadays would buy a high end waterproof jacket because it looks good in the mirror and not be bothered by the double sided A4 label telling you how great it is.

the whole gear market is an obvious con to walkers and in this day and age where money is tight, they are all wacking up the prices (mark up) and put it down to development etc etc for next years all singing and dancing product that was just as good as last years but they've shaved a gram of it, made it with less material and are charging us more and more and more.

Next time your talking with rab why dont you suggest they make a budget range of their clothing using designs of their gear from a decade ago, it was great kit then and would still be today up against the current budget brands. they would not have to pay for the designing then it might just save us a quid or two.

only downside is " why do they all make stuff so shiny "

bit like lights on the gambler in the pub

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