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    Quote Originally Posted by MOHunter View Post
    I hope this question isn't hijacking the thread, but I think it is pertinent to the conversation. How do you decide between a bivy sack and an ultralight tent? I know BB uses a tarprent and seems pleased. I guess I thought I would get something like a tarp or light tent in place of a bivy. Why both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    The Tigoat Ptarmigan is 5.8 ounces. The Tigoat Omni Raven is 7.2 ounces.

    The disadvantages are they have silnylon floors, so you have to be careful not to tear them. they also don't add as much warmth as the heavier bivies.

    The REI minimalist is a good relatively light bivy as well, similar to the Sierra Designs you have TommyP.



    I am currently debating which of these to go with, myself. It will compliment a GoLite Shangri La 5 I will be using floorless.

    keep me posted if you get one and how it works out.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyp View Post
    keep me posted if you get one and how it works out.....
    Will do.

    I actually have an REI giftcard sitting around, and may just do the Minimalist. I know it is durable, but man those Tigoats are light ... and hard to find anybody say anything bad about them.

    Decisions...

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    I'm going with a minimalist with my dividend check. I have heard good things about ten and they seem durable. I also was at sierra trading post the other day and saw an outdoor research one, I can't remember the name. It was very similar to the minimalist and I think they wanted 90$

 

 

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