Apex wrote:I'm in the market for a bivy bag. I'll be using it from backpacking to alpine climbing to ski-touring, in all sorts of conditions. I'm not really sure where to start looking, but my requirements are that its under 2 lbs (the lighter the better, though I don't want to sacrifice durability), have a hood system of some sort to keep the fabric off my face while sleeping, and be breathable (as breathable as a bivy can be...).
Also, on a side note, how does the Jetboil do at cold temps? I know canister stoves don't work well below freezing, but I've seen numerous times where people (mainly climbers) have used a jetboil in crazy conditions.
Apex wrote:I guess another option would be to opt for a pyramid style tent sand use my ski-poles as tent poles at night... Any recommendations for these shelters?
Apex wrote:Thanks for the awesome responses everyone,
I think I'll opt for the Betalite + bivy combo, that way I have more space/comfort at base camp if need be and a lighter bivy bag for summit pushes and lighter outings. And, I think with a -10C bag I need some more warmth, so a bivy can't hurt much. It may be a bit annoying to collapse my shelter every day when ski-touring to be able to use my poles, but I guess I'll have to deal with it. Seems to be a very capable setup for just under 3 lbs.
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