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Bivy Bag Recommendations

woodsdog2

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Have you considered a hammock setup? More of an investment to be setup for 4 seasons but sleep is so much better than on the ground.
I have but one of my reasons for getting this equipment is to be able to sleep not camp near my saddle stand setup so I’m not disturbing the deer trying to access the location leaving at night and coming in in the am. I want to have just enough gear to keep me alive and functioning but very inconspicuous so I can get out of my stand for the evening, get in my sleep system bag, eat a few snacks and get to sleep so I can be up and right back in the tree. Some of these properties are difficult to access discretely.
 

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I have but one of my reasons for getting this equipment is to be able to sleep not camp near my saddle stand setup so I’m not disturbing the deer trying to access the location leaving at night and coming in in the am. I want to have just enough gear to keep me alive and functioning but very inconspicuous so I can get out of my stand for the evening, get in my sleep system bag, eat a few snacks and get to sleep so I can be up and right back in the tree. Some of these properties are difficult to access discretely.
Bill Winke used that approach last fall and it worked for him. I would recommend getting a good pad if going that route.
 

woodsdog2

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Bill Winke used that approach last fall and it worked for him. I would recommend getting a good pad if going that route.
That’s exactly where I heard about that method it has certainly piqued my interest in positioning for a good buck.
 

woodsdog2

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Bill Winke used that approach last fall and it worked for him. I would recommend getting a good pad if going that route.
What do you recommend? I’ve been looking at offerings from Klymit off of Guidefitter
 

BTaylor

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I use an klymit insulated static v luxe and it works pretty well. The Thermarest xtherm is another highly regarded pad with good r-value. Both of those pads are rated above 6 which is important in temps that are going to get to 32 or lower.
 

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I use an klymit insulated static v luxe and it works pretty well. The Thermarest xtherm is another highly regarded pad with good r-value. Both of those pads are rated above 6 which is important in temps that are going to get to 32 or lower.

That's the same klymit I have
 

woodsdog2

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Thanks for all your recommendations guys, Coleman’s had a sale going on so I picked up the USMC bivy cover for $119. It is used but honestly I can’t tell that it is at all. I read some reviews and some people had small holes in the bug netting…. I must have lucked out I’m very pleased with what I got. I decided to go this route thanks @Exhumis and all others so if I do upgrade my sleeping
Bag to something with synthetic fill, I’ll have the heavy duty cover already no matter what I pick up.
 
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