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#103875 - 09/29/08 01:23 PM 2 Person bivy?
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Does anyone make one? Any experiences?

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#103876 - 09/29/08 03:10 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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Except for bivy type tents like the Eureka spitfire2 and or kelty crestone 2 I personally have not heard of a two man bivy.
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#103877 - 09/29/08 04:19 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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OR made a 2-person bug bivy with a mesh top and a single arched pole. I had one, sold it. Other than that I haven't seen anything.

If you want a breathable bivy for use under a tarp, and you can sew, you can make one for yourself.
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#103878 - 09/29/08 04:27 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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That would be... cozy...

Course I'm not really fit to talk - I don't like myself enough to use a bivy very often... let alone like someone else enough to share one with them <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#103879 - 09/29/08 04:52 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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I've never used a bivy, but I have seen double bivys (bivies?) listed several places. Try Oware and the BackpackingLight store.
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#103880 - 09/29/08 04:59 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: Cesar]
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Cesar,

I believe, in today's P.C. world a "2-man bivy" would be called a "2 companion bivy".

("Not that there's anything wrong with that.") hee,hee

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#103881 - 09/29/08 06:15 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: 300winmag]
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now now.. don't go gettin' all brokeback on us eric <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#103882 - 09/29/08 07:43 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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I've got the OR 2-person bug bivy and I love it. Feels nearly as roomy as a 2-person tent. Weighs 24 ounces. Don't know of weatherproof 2-person bivy sacks.

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#103883 - 09/29/08 08:50 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: jdeutsch]
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I've got the OR 2-person bug bivy and I love it. Feels nearly as roomy as a 2-person tent.


Exactly. I think any bivy large enough to accommodate two people is really.........a small tent.
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#103884 - 09/30/08 05:41 AM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: phat]
chaz Offline
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Dude, from what I've read of your posts and some of the helpful hints etc. I like you. But not enought to share a bivy with you. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Probably not even a tent unless it was a survival situation. Besides, I snore.. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#103885 - 09/30/08 08:24 AM Re: 2 Person bivy? *DELETED* [Re: EWH]
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#103886 - 09/30/08 10:51 AM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: jamieS]
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Registered: 04/23/08
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Loc: jersey city NJ
Bothy bags aren't exactly what you're describing, but appear similar.

I don't know much about them but they look interesting, very British.

http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/Product_Type/Tents/Bivi__Bothy_Bags/Bothy_2_Orange.html

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#103887 - 10/01/08 08:33 AM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: jdeutsch]
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Loc: California
I've searched everywhere but no luck. It apperars OR is no longer making that bug bivy for 2. But that isn't exactly what i want anyways as I want something that will protect better against the elements. My thoughts were if I can get a 2 person bivy and use a 2 person quilt it would be a comfy setup and hold everything in place very well and help reduce drafts.

I guess my only option is making one. Problem is, my idea of sewing involves just stapling things together...

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#103888 - 10/02/08 12:45 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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Registered: 10/30/03
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Erik, Why not design one, cut the material yourself and then take it to a tailor shop or seamstress and have them sew it up for you? They would have the heavy duty machines and could do the right kind of seam. A costume shop could also do it, if you are near one (as in LA or SF).

I think a lot of two person tents are almost too small for two people, let alone a bivy.
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#103889 - 10/11/08 09:32 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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Registered: 09/30/02
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Loc: California
http://owareusa.com/

they offer a couple of two person bivy sacks

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#103890 - 10/12/08 01:19 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: EWH]
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Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 3
Integral Designs. "The Observer is big enough to hold two people at a squeeze".

http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_d...producttypeid=2

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#103891 - 10/13/08 03:19 PM Re: 2 Person bivy? [Re: Paul]
EWH Offline
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Registered: 12/11/03
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Loc: California
Perfect, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks!

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