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    Anyone got any good suggestions for a nice bivy sack? Something hopefully below $200 because i'm not really looking to get the fanciest name brand sack. Just something that does the job well. I'll mostly be using it for snowboarding in the spring when it starts to warm up but i'm sure it will see the occasional hunting trip too.

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    At 7.2 oz. you can't beat this gortex bivy from Montbell. It retails for $175 from Montbell but you can shop around and get it at a better price. I've had mine for about 8 years and it's great.

    www.montbell.us/products/disp.php?p_id=2321024

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    I have been using TI Goat bivy's for years I have both the Raven and Ptarmigan models and my sleeping bags are always in one.

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    I use the OR , ran me about 180, its 5 years old, and packs up nicely. i chose it because it was roomy enough to go from a fall bag to a winter bag
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    Another vote for OR. I have the Aurora, definitely not the lightest but it is durable and I have slept without a tent in pouring rain and been dry. And the warranty can't be beat as well. I got mine for $145 to the door off Amazon.

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    The Army issue ones are good for the money, just not super light weight. I use these when weight is not an issue and the price is right.

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    Hilleberg Bivanorak. Very versatile.

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    I have an Army issue Goretex one, but it weighs 2 lbs. If the weight isn't an issue, it's a good bag and I've seen them sold surplus for $50.
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    Keep an eye for them on ebay for GI issue gore tex. I bought 7 awhile back for $18 each and free shipping. I have them in my vehicle survival kits including the airplane. Heavy but for my use they are hard to beat!! I've only used them a couple times but they function as designed.
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    Do you guys find condensation to be a problem when using a bivy bag? I'm thinking of using one for a spike camp with a 6x8 tarp. Good idea or no?

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    I found condensation at my feet after 3 days using the TiGoat Raven.
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