Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

MLD Bivi Mod’s

In my post Trailstar nest and bivis a few months ago I mentioned the little niggle I had with the MLD Superlight Bivi,

“the head room is too tight and the small half moon netting window a little claustrophobic…….it really needs an extra 10cm high panel stitching in around the head, this may also solve the claustrophobia issue”.

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Well since I wanted to use it on the TGO Challenge I thought I’d  do some last minute mod’s, there’s nothing like being just in time.

I managed to solve the claustrophobia and the head room issues in a one’er.

After cutting out the tiny (50cm * 10cm) mesh I trimmed the side panels back to around 12cm high and used the small off cuts of ‘Endurance’ fabric to insert a triangular gusset at the two corners, the result is a reasonably high solid fabric draft excluder around the head and shoulders.  The a new mesh window, about 50cm square of 27g/m2 no-see-um mesh, is also substantially larger than the original.

I also added a ‘daisy’ chain’ across the mesh so that I can attach a hanging loop at a convenient position without stressing the bug mesh.

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I’m quite pleased with the result…………… back to the packing for the TGO kick off in the morning.

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This entry was posted on May 8, 2014 by in Gear, MYOG, Reviews and tagged , .
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