|Your window on the world – double zip pulls.|
The Kestrel bivvy bag from Titanium Goat fits the criteria perfectly. The base is made from 30d silnylon so is fully waterproof and is mated to a 20d water resistant nylon top. The floor is a bathtub construction which besides keeping any water at bay, also provides some room for bag loft.
|Tie loop sewn to zip rather than netting makes things stronger.|
There’s a net window to keep the winged terrors at bay, it can be tied off to something overhead to keep the bag off your face and provide a little more room too.
|Getting in and out should be simple.|
Anyone who’s ever tried to fight their way into a bivvy bag with a simple drawcord hood will appreciate the Kestrels zip arrangement which runs from one shoulder, across the chest and down to the knees. The zip is also double ended so you can decide at which point the zip pullers are … makes them much easier to find in the dark.
|185g and will compress to half this size.|
The Kestrel keeps my geeky side happy too, tipping the Bear Bones ‘scales of truth’ at 185g inc’ the stuffsack and compressing down to … not very much at all.
Titanium Goat produce 3 different models of bag (plus a bug bivvy) with the Kestrel being the cheapest at $85 (roughly £55). First outing is later this week … I have high hopes.