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   Old Thread  #50 14 Mar 2019 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My hog and Nash canvas is great and probably slightly smaller than the new trakker/aqua products. So Iím not phased. Otherwise for 3 plus nights Iíll use my power plus. As yet during the last 20 years Iíve not seen any thing that has tempted me to change although Iíve always been interested in whatís available.

Ultimately there is plenty of bivvies out there to do the job you want.

I managed in a brolly camp and felt the profile and canvas was superb till the brolly died after some 8 years.
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   Old Thread  #49 14 Mar 2019 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a Fox Continental Easy Dome for long sessions, on a lake with big swims. Which I love. However there is a need for a more compact footprint for smaller swims . Would be nice to still have the height, and a smaller footprint.
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   Old Thread  #48 14 Mar 2019 at 6.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair response .... but you can buy a bigger shelter .... there is still loads of choice
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   Old Thread  #47 14 Mar 2019 at 5.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree, and when i was a youngster i have slept in a pup tent ,on the ground in an army sleeping bag in 4 inches of snow. However I'm now a lot older, and wiser, and due to an idiot driving into the back of my stationary car, have a bad back. We are all different and have different histories. I need a good sized shelter. My days of staying awake all night under a 45" brolly are sadly long gone.
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   Old Thread  #46 14 Mar 2019 at 4.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
what a crock of sh*t !. One man sized shelters have always been low. They are compact and low because its the best design for resisting the worse of weathers. Christ, 1man tents designed for all weathers are considerably lower and you really do need to crawl in and out. I used to use a wavelock brolly that had to be pulled down so low you again literally crawled out to get any protection. same with an Evo and Tempest Brolly

People have short memories. Fishing is not meant to be camping .... It can be if you want it to be (nothing wrong in that), but fundamentally a 1man bivvy/shelter isnt suitable, it is just a shelter to sleep in with a bit of stuff, and when in your bed the door is plenty high enough to watch the water. If you want to can sit upright and watch the water and a 1man is to low to sit on bedchair for this, then get a seperate low chair or buy a 2man bivvy .... there are still loads to choose from. There is so much choice, we have never had it so good .

Us anglers have to be some of the moaniest and fickle bunch in society
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   Old Thread  #45 14 Mar 2019 at 4.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The M3 is actually 5 cm higher so this is not a new issue.
The M3 compact is 6 cm smaller in height.
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   Old Thread  #44 14 Mar 2019 at 4.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How does that size compare to the compact m3??
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   Old Thread  #43 14 Mar 2019 at 4.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've got an original armadillo which iirc is 270w x 230d x 135h If this had a flat back and a peak and was 150h it would be perfect for me. Does such a bivvy exist?
Edit been doing some research and seen the Fox R series 1 man xl if i was in the market for a new bivvy this would be the first on my list. Anyone got / used one? Does it live up to the sales pitch?
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   Old Thread  #42 14 Mar 2019 at 2.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Probably youngsters in the trade giving it Large.......... well Small init.
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   Old Thread  #41 14 Mar 2019 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are we not talking about compact shelters here gerry? How big do you think the footprint is gonna be when you spread the bivvy to get it lower?

Can you not pull the sides in more on the pram hood type shelters to raise the top?
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   Old Thread  #40 14 Mar 2019 at 12.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The Titan hide xl is great much better head height
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   Old Thread  #39 14 Mar 2019 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got the Bloxx Compact and there's head room a plenty, love spending time in it for that reason alone
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   Old Thread  #38 14 Mar 2019 at 11.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He's not wrong.
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   Old Thread  #37 14 Mar 2019 at 11.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You can make a high shelter low by the way you peg it out but you can't make a dwarfs shelter higher no matter how you peg it
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   Old Thread  #36 14 Mar 2019 at 10.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Could not agree more, Iíve a JRC Bloxx as well Ė plenty of head room and still only has a 3 metre floor plan, itís not perfect as you stated, but far better to use than all these ďPigmy HutĒ alternatives.

I also have a Sonic Supa-Dome, which is almost as high, and thatís a Brolly system.


I can see a lot of anglers having some serious back problems later in life after using some of the crap on offer
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