- Sep 9, 2011
Looking for any ideas you guys have on bivy tents. Wanting something below 4 pounds and moderately priced. I appreciate any feedback.
I've got a LBO from Seek Outside. It's pretty dang cool. I can use it as a tarp or a tarp with a vestibule to make it fully enclosed, and I can put a nest in it to keep all bugs out. I can also pitch it with another base tarp and a connector tarp to make it into a 4-6 man shelter that is wood stove capable.
This link is to a spin photo that shows the modularity pretty well.
Lil Bug Out Shelter
Also check out Terra Nova tents. Good reviews and seem to be well regarded. I am looking at the Solar Competition 2 for this falls hunting trips.
The Rainbow and Rainbow 2 Tarptents can be freestanding if you use your trekking poles to do so, just so you know, if that's something you need to do (it is, as I recall). Much less $ and US made as well. See vid: Tarptent Ultralight Shelters Scroll down and hit the grey video tab.