Tact Bivvy anyone familiar with these?

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  1. NordicWolf

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    so found this product from a company called survival frog its called the Tact Bivvy. It came up in a search while i was trying to find a water proof bivvy to put over the top of my sleeping bag to stay dry. It looks promising and is affordable but when you look at the web site it make it seem as though this is intended to be a liner for INSIDE your sleeping bag I was trying to find an outer layer to keep my sleeping bag itself dry...is anyone here familiar to know if this can be used as an outer bivvy or not i included a link below.

    https://www.survivalfrog.com/products/tact-bivvy-2-0-emergency-sleeping-bag
     
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    Looks like it is being used as an outer layer to me. Row 1, column 3 picture, pointing out the many features, shows it outside of the bag. As does the picture in row 3, column 4. Oddly the description text mentions using it as a liner for your regular bag. I think it is a typo.

    Either way you are going to be wet in the morning from condensation inside the bag. Might be useful in an emergency but wouldn't want to use it for normal bivy.
     
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    so what would you recommend that works while still being affordable
     
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    I've used a USGI bivy a few times. It was fine for cold/cool, dry weather. In warmer weather there was still moisture inside and when it rained it still bled through in a few spots.
    Personally, I just use a tarp and a ground pad. Can hang a bug net inside for summer use. I've posted a couple of reviews, trip reports, and pictures of my current setup. Basically...

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    Looks like a copy of the SOL Thermal Bivvy
     
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    I got one of those in a monthly box. Its really only intended as an emergency use kind of thing, like a mylar blanket. I don't think it would hold up for a full season, but i may be wrong. Also they don't fit back in the bag apparently, but for the price if you can get a couple months out of it you'd be saving a lot of weight.
     
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    This looks fine to me.
     
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    dont know about the product but survival frog is known to my family as a NO GO they have what i consider corrupt crooked practices!
     
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    Emergency use only because even if it last a second night you will be so disappointed with a wet/damp sleeping bag from perspiration and condensation you will throw it away. Other than small size and less durability it's nothing more than a fancy contractors garbage bag. You really need a Bivy with one of the magical breathable fabrics on top (i.e. Goretex). I have been happy with my discontinued REI Minimalist Bivy.
     
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    yes i think taking advantage of 80+ year old women is pathetic nuff said ................tiny tiny print and quiet ..............
     

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