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    Is sleeping in a bivi warmer than a tent?

    Iíve just bought a Rab Ridge Raider hooped bivi in the hope I can do some ultra light quick overnight trips this summer, and need a suitably light sleeping bag to go with it. I sleep cold so need to know Iím going to be warm enough, so can I get away with a lighter bag when sleeping in a bivi?

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    crikey, its all a matter of trial and error. The best approach is to make sure the mat is good if you want to lighten the sleeping bag for a starter. In essence a bivvy does potentially mean warmer than in a tent but depends on a few factors mainly whether its raining or not. If the bivvy is wet, even if not letting any through then the heat loss due to rain will be worse for a bivvy than for a tent. Its one of those questions that on paper suggests it will be warmer but you have to be prepared to try it out!

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    Thanks for the reply Dave. I think I’ll stick with my warmer, heavier bag, just in case.

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    imho the big problem with bivvies is condensation - & I've always used a hooped one.

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