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Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by The Fatchap » Wed Mar 13 2019 17:06

Hi Gang,
I'm looking to buy a bivvy for summer catfishing and some overnight piking next season.
I'm quite impressed by the Spyder Gemini from Bivvies.com Has anyone got any experience of these. The spec. seems good and the price is right.
Thanks in advance,
Colin

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by john evans » Wed Mar 13 2019 17:40

hi colin,,ive had many bivvies over the years,from huge nash double tops ,aqua lites,easy domes etc ,,ive just got rid of nash s3 proffesional which was excellent but heavy,,and im currently using pioneer ultralite,,the skullcap almost makes it a twin skin,apart from the door section,,loads of room for bedchair etc but nice and lightish to carry..not came across the spyder ones yet though

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Fish on.... » Wed Mar 13 2019 17:43

The Trakker Tempest is the best design out there for me at present and these are a great price at present

https://www.total-fishing-tackle.com/tr ... UD,252ID,1
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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by john evans » Wed Mar 13 2019 17:53

Fish on.... wrote:
The Trakker Tempest is the best design out there for me at present and these are a great price at present

https://www.total-fishing-tackle.com/tr ... UD,252ID,1
had one o those too,,quite low though,i kept twatting my head getting in n out of it :dizzy: :dizzy:

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by The Fatchap » Wed Mar 13 2019 18:26

Shouldnt be a problem for me, I'm a shortarse 😁

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by john evans » Thu Mar 14 2019 11:59

The Fatchap wrote:
Shouldnt be a problem for me, I'm a shortarse 😁
:laughs: :laughs:

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Ben » Thu Mar 14 2019 13:54

I rate the Aqua M3, with the overwrap so there is no condensation
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Post by rosco » Thu Mar 14 2019 15:13

Myself and a mate just bought a spyder bivvy from bivvies.com and really impressed with the quality, I dont think they can be beaten on value. Time will tell if they are as good as they look, but first impressions are excellent. We got the 2.5 man spyder bivvy and it is huge. Easily fit 3 bed chairs in it.

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Mar 14 2019 18:32

Another vote for the Aqua M3 also have a look at the M3 compact just now as some fantastic deals to be had :thumbs:

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Nige Johns » Thu Mar 14 2019 20:40

The Fatchap wrote:
Hi Gang,
I'm looking to buy a bivvy for summer catfishing and some overnight piking next season.
I'm quite impressed by the Spyder Gemini from Bivvies.com Has anyone got any experience of these. The spec. seems good and the price is right.
Thanks in advance,
Colin
One of my mates is willing an Aqua M3 Compact,he’s only had it up once ,I’m pretty sure it’s got a wrap with it as well

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Fentiger01 » Thu Mar 14 2019 21:51

Still using the Nash Titan Viper I bought second hand 17 years ago, superb piece of kit!
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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Burnyburnside » Wed Apr 03 2019 21:20

Bought a 1man trakker Cayman a few years ago to replace a TG-gear one I had from go outdoors it's 10x better a no leaks or problems yet and used it quite abit

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Mark Phillips » Thu Apr 04 2019 19:20

Ben wrote:
I rate the Aqua M3, with the overwrap so there is no condensation
Ditto. Great bit of kit. I also use their fast & light mk2 with the overwrap they do, twin skins the shelter and makes for a great bivvy system in its own right. Only downside with Aqua is the price, but the best is never going to be the cheapest...

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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Duncan Holmes » Thu Apr 04 2019 21:29

Mark Phillips wrote:
Ben wrote:
I rate the Aqua M3, with the overwrap so there is no condensation
Ditto. Great bit of kit. I also use their fast & light mk2 with the overwrap they do, twin skins the shelter and makes for a great bivvy system in its own right. Only downside with Aqua is the price, but the best is never going to be the cheapest...
I have that combination as well, with the larger wrap on the m3, which covers all swims and session lengths.

Just purchased a nash gazebo for my French trips, nothing like the quality of the aqua gear.
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Re: Looking for a decent bivvy

Post by Lee7499 » Fri Apr 05 2019 20:05

Chub cyfish dome ,excellent bit of kit which has an inner with a built on groundsheet which you can clip in and pack away with it still attached.
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