Damn. Props to you. I use my bivy every time I sleep outside. Even in the hammock. But if you don't use it, it'd be a waste to carry one.To each their own. I've always spent more time up north in the wet and never saw the need for a bivy or extra tarp, even in several feet of snow. 8x12 tarp, sleeping bag and a wool blanket is my winter set up. Most important to me is having a decent synthetic sleeping bag that retains heat when wet. Having a dog doesn't hurt either. Really just a matter of preference, I hate carrying anything I don't use every day.
Bivvies rockkkkk, carry both for the ultimate setup! Laying in a body bag (bivy) in a downpour sucks, laying under a tarp and getting your sleeping gear wet from the water spray sucks. So do both!
My military goretex bivy is awesome and really heavy duty and holds up to trains and rough terrain and shit, which is worth the extra weight
That's the one I was referring to- I think that's what we're all talking about. I actually use the whole 3 piece system, but it is stupid heavy and bulky.Are yall talking about the bivy that comes with the modular 3 piece sleeping system or is it a different one that you use?