Gear Review

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Solo, light, cozy mountain shelter

On mountain treks when low weight, compactness, ease of setup, warmth and sturdiness are important, the Tripod Bivy becomes a better choice than available solo tents. I am 5'10''. It feels bigger inside than it looks from the outside. Condensation is minimal. The design and quality have been thoroughly refined. In Japan, I am used to semi-reclining at home, so the geometry of the Tripod suits me. After years of battling with a heavier pack, the decision to go ultralight also includes a Granite Gear Virga. If you are interested in stealth camping, the Tripod has a low profile and a small footprint.