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    waterproof hooped bivy which one

    im looking to get a bivy i will be using it with a tarp but i want to be able to use it as a stand alone shelter also. i would prefer a bivy with at least one hoop to keep the material off my face. i will be using it for hiking/backpacking and bike packing. im roughly 5'6" and about 195 pounds
    any ideas or suggestions on which brands are better would be greatly appreciated im trying to keep the price around 250.00 and am looking for it to be lightweight and pack down to a reasonable size.

    i would love to hear what you guys and gals are using and what your thoughts are good or bad T.I.A
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    waterproof hooped bivy which one

    Take a look at the Tarptent Moment - light, packable but more room to work in crappy weather... no tarp required. I have yet to use it on the bike, but love it for solo backpacking.

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    Tarp and bivy and hoop to boot is going to be as heavy or heavier than a tent. Want to save some weight, the Zpacks tents, although expensive are super light (under one pound) and give you more protections. For less money but still pretty light the tarptents are nice. I have the Tarptent notch but the contrail gives you more room and is less money.
    I also have a bivy but sure wouldn't want to sleep in a rainstorm with it.

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    waterproof hooped bivy which one

    Here's a Tarptent Moment for sale on the bikepacking.net classifieds:

    http://bikepacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=6052

    Good classifieds to watch, along with those on backpackinglight.com:

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-....html?forum=19

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    i would like to thank you all for your suggestions and help.
    i actually switched gears and went with a fly creek ul2 tent for now . i had an rei passage 2 i bought for car camping a couple of months ago so i asked rei if i could return it and get the flycreek because i wanted a smaller packing/lighter tent and they had no problems helping me out so that was great.

    also the fly creek ul2 just went on sale for 274.93 if anyone needs one.
    i used my 20% fall discount to get the footprint which is regularly 60.00 so i saved a little there also.
    i will still get a bivy later on just so i can pack everything down even smaller when im by myself riding or hiking/fishing and i want to do some stealth camping.
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