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Re: [pct-l] down or synthetic bags?

That's my impression, too - they're OK for a while, but not for very long.
One thing about a bivy sack on the AT is that it functions as a backup in
case the shelter is full, assuming you typically stay in shelters, and it
can be used in the shelter itself without imposing on others. 

And of course it's a must that one dry both bivy sack and down bag daily in
the sun. Doesn't take long if the air is dry.

>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 08:49:35 -0800
>From: "R.J. Calliger mailto:calliger@infolane.com (510.502.5552)"
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] down or synthetic bags?
>I recentely returned my $200 OR Bivy for most of the following
>reasons-- (another good reason to shop REI- it did not live up
>to their flyer as far as comfort, ease of use, etc.)
>The condensation,  cramped space, no vestibule for gear,
>is intolerable after day 5.  I will stick to the likes of the
>Walrus as well and do not recommend a bivy for long
>haul.... claustrophia, as well sets in pretty fast. It seemed like
>a great idea to save weight at the time!

Jim Bruton
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