does anyone have experience with these? I haven’t really been able to find much out there on Youtube compared to other outdoor gear really.
It's a nice concept for a shelter you can throw up in seconds and without need for being able to peg it down.
I'd be interested to hear of anyone using one successfully overnight as a shelter in place of a tarp/tent, and to how well they bear up in regular use- if it's shitty thin material, or decent stuff that will stand up to more than a few semi-emergency uses
I have teh one pictured, got it for about £10 on ebay, didn't expect to win it at that price.
not used it for real, haven't needed to yet, most i've done is get it out in the house and sit in it with the gf. it seems like a good little emergency device, or a nice place to stop for lunch on exposed mountain top if the weather is horrible. seemed to warm up pretty quick in there too, though like i say i've only tried it in the house. it comes with me on walks where the weather might turn nasty.
absolutely not a replacement for a tarp or tent though. emergency shelter only.
It's pretty much exactly what you see if you google images "terra nova bothy 2", there's not much too it just a big bag with a tubular hole so you can breathe while in it... but if there's any detail bits you'd like pics of i can grab a couple if you want.
It's pretty comical not gonna lie, can't see any proper use for this.
>What does this accomplish that a garbage bag does not? I for one would not pay $50 for a glorified garbage bag.
it's bigger than a garbage bag, and won't rip at the first sign of strain. but yeah, i paid a smidge over £10 so it was a bargain. but wouldn't have paid the full RRP.
If you are in charge of a group in any capacity they are pretty much essential. Get a few people sat in them and they warm up very quickly. Thankfully I've only ever had to use mine for eating sarnies in, but I know of people who would probably have died without one.
>Terra Nova Bothy bags use ripstop nylon to create a windproof, highly water resistant and very strong shelter.
>won't rip at the first sign of strain
Contractor bags are tough shit, m8, though it probably won't breathe as well. Though for 10 quid it's okay but I really don't see the use.
Did you see them? They are rather small and I really don't see what they bring to the table what a tent or a poncho wouldn't.