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Old 11-29-2012, 01:40 PM
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SOL designed this bivvy as an emergency item and advertises it as a lightweight sleeping system option. Watch the numerous videos on how to take this bivvy down to lower temps.

I have been using it instead of my heavier sleeping bag, leaving that for below freezing conditions. If you are ok with some discomfort while sleeping in your hiking clothes (wool allows for no stink), you can wear your layers (rain jacket) for warmth.

As important as gear choice, is the level of discomfort you are willing to deal with when backpacking compared to your normal front country experience. If you lower your pack weight to minimize knee or foot pain, to increase mileage, and are willing to be a little cold, then you may increase your positive wilderness experience.
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