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Gear Review

2 5

Home Alone and Wet!

Before I left on a 7 day rafting trip, I tried this bivy in my front yard/lawn. I was impressed with the headroom and ease of setup. Then I left for the trip. On the 3rd day it started raining just after we made camp. I quickly set up this bivy. The bivy did not fare well. It accumulated lots of condensation on the ceiling and failed to keep out the water on the floor. My sleeping bag at the foot of the bivy soaked up alot of water even with a thermarest type pad underneath. The door on this tent has to stay open to avoid lack of breathing air and helps prevent condensation buildup inside, but what are you going to do if the rain is coming in sideways? This tent just didn't measure up to my expectations. I will keep it but just for around the area. I was glad I had a backup tent on the trip.