User Review: Integral Designs Salathe
Design: 3-4 season (maybe)
Ease of Setup: what set-up?
Weight: 1.5-ish lbs
Price Paid: $180
this bivy performs very well in both warm and cold weather (i haven't used it in significnt amounts of snow, however). i've had NO problems with condensation, and i've found the built-in malleable wire on the hood to offer enough support to keep the bivy off of my face. it has multiple zippers on right and left sides to allow super-ventng and both arms to have complete access to the outside while you stay zipped in. it also has a sewn in bug screen that can be rolled away if you don't want to use it.
i only have two gripes: no full-length side zip (hasty exits are darned near impossible), and it's a SNUG fit if you're on a thick sleeping pad while using a thick winter bag (i was using a polarguard 0 Deg. bag w/a fleece liner on top of a MountainHardware Trailhead pad).
as for the no full side-zip, i've been told that Integral Designs does offer the Salathe with a full side zip (but it's under a diferent name). as for the amount of space, or lack thereof, try one on before you buy it.
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