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Worth a peruse.

http://www.bikepacking.net/


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What about lightweight shelters? Bivi, tarp or the like, anyone used any?


I've a goretex bivvy bag (ex army I think) which I've used at 3000ft on the south Clunie Ridge :D

Admittedly in June but it was fine. Not sure about using one when cycling though - if you were tired, wet and cold I think a bothy or tent would be preferable.

Talking of which, you were asking about bivvy/lightweight camping routes.........Sligachan Glen :D Also a bothy at the beach 8)


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So lightweight tents then, looking sub 1.5kg? Any recommendations? Saw a cheap Gelert one on ebay.


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Jensons have some good prices on Camelbak rucksacks :)

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/brand/187-Camelbak.aspx


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So lightweight tents then, looking sub 1.5kg? Any recommendations? Saw a cheap Gelert one on ebay.


http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-x- ... ent-783153

2.5kg, 3 person, £60 :P

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http://www.fieldandtrek.com/terra-nova-bivi-bag-783145

840g, 1 person, £200 8)

A hooped bivi like the one above might be ok, mine's just a sleeping bag cover really.


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Another handy site for kit and routes

http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/Home/


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kaiser wrote:
So lightweight tents then, looking sub 1.5kg? Any recommendations? Saw a cheap Gelert one on ebay.


http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-x- ... ent-783153

2.5kg, 3 person, £60 :P

OR

http://www.fieldandtrek.com/terra-nova-bivi-bag-783145

840g, 1 person, £200 8)

A hooped bivi like the one above might be ok, mine's just a sleeping bag cover really.



This is the Gelert one

http://www.campmania.co.uk/Item-1-0-cat ... o_One.aspx


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the coleman cobra on that site is only 2kg and a 2 man... http://www.campmania.co.uk/Item-1-14-ca ... bra_2.aspx
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I was looking at a force ten vitesse - only 1300g and still 2 man,
http://www.sportswarehouse.co.uk/produc ... -Tent.html

the only thing that puts me off is it is single skinned, I do like a fly and inner as I sweat a lot.
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Personally I wouldn't buy a tent with a hydrostatic head of less than 3000mm for use in scotland, although at £25 that gelert is swaying me.


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Or this one

http://www.sportswarehouse.co.uk/produc ... -Tent.html


I guess I'm just surprised how many are available relatively cheap :o when I was buying kit years ago a tent like that would have been £300+.


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single skin tents suck bad....I have bought 2 shit tents over the last 2 summers......whats the odds the next one I buy sucks as well?


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