Nemo 'Escape Pod' Bivy

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Nemo 'Escape Pod' Bivy

Postby Nuts » Fri 24 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm

I know, imperfect, laughable? but something for the DIY inspiration, or perhaps just imagination (everyone's imagined a blow up tent pole.. right?.. if not, just keep swimming..)

Dabbled with Nemo bivy some time ago and decided the concept was more interesting than the design.. anyhow,


noticed these nemo bug bivy's at a https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nemo-Escape-Po ... 3251994386 :)

Which is very cheap! I thought something was fishy.. bottom of harbour maybe? but they get reasonable reviews, are what they are!

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Re: Nemo 'Escape Pod' Bivy

Postby andrewa » Fri 24 Aug, 2018 7:06 pm

I actually think it's a great design. Would be perfect for NZ backcountry fly fishing trips - for tarp camping, and to keep those *&%$#! sandflies off. I have a supersized DIY "headnet" that went down to my waist, for previous trips, so I could eat inside it in peace - and used it in a similar way at night over the top of my quilt, but keeping it off your face like that is great.

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Re: Nemo 'Escape Pod' Bivy

Postby Nuts » Fri 24 Aug, 2018 7:58 pm

Yes. You could make a head frame inside and wear the thing around camp. I like it! :)

Most of the reviews seem to focus on the weight, compare it to eg. buying an entire MLD bivy for similar weight. Or mention making do with a headnet, under a tarp.

I'm actually interested in a similar waterproof bivy design with an airbeam like this. Not sure if it's the same beam but it probably needs a pump to get the 5+psi to hold up to a solid shell fabric (rather than mesh). Their bivy tents are good but get relatively heavy with foot volume and pole.. i'd prefer the tighter foot end, like RAB ridge raider, simply a bigger 'breathable' bag with a hoop.
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