Benjamin B.wrote a question about Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy Bag on August 5, 2010
Hello all, it seems to me that for a bivy that weighs in under 2 pounds this has a fairly large advertised packed size. 6x13" isn't that much smaller than my kelty 2 person tent. Can anyone attest to this tent being more compressible, or is that size limited by the length of the wire in the hood? Also if anyone could comment on how easy this is to get in and out of, and what sort of sleep systems you set it up with, i.e. do you bring a sil tarp to cover the head area or pitch to put gear under or change under. My backpacking in the north cascades of Washington usually involves obscene amounts of rain, I'm just trying to stay dry.