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 Bivvy Sacks
Has anyone used a Bivvy sack (see links below) as a light weight economical alternate to a sleeping bag?
Or as a second layer over a sleeping bag to make it warmer? I am debating trying this as my sleeping bag isn’t warm enough for cooler fall temperatures rather than buying a new sleeping bag..
http://www.rei.com/product/832336/sol-escape-bivy
http://www.rei.com/product/813513/sol-thermal-bivvy


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If you are merely trying to extend the temp range of your bag, perhaps a sleeping bag liner will work out? Something I'm considering to stretch my 20F bag for some "warm winter" conditions.

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No experience on whether they truly add much warmth, I'm sure the +25F increase is bogus.

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I had the Big Agnes three wire bivy and after a few trips I returned it to REI in exchange for their Qtr Dome 1-person tent.

My Issues:
Getting in and out was a PITA.
Difficult to use in rainy conditions with out getting sleeping bag wet.
Had condensation issues in the foot box.

I use a liner to keep my sleeping bags clean. I don't think it adds much warmth to the bags. Some people claim they add 5-10 deg F .

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