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I'm considering on purchasing a Marmot Alpinist Bivy and unfortunately, I can't find any reviews on it. Does anyone have one and if so what are your thoughts? Let me say that the reason for my interest in a bivy is purely to protect my newly purchased Montbell U.L. Super Stretch down sleeping bag. I will rarely if ever use it as a "shelter". I camp in a small 2-man tent but the last thing that I want to encounter is getting the down bag wet. So, I am thinking on the line of protecting the bag from getting unexpectedly wet rather than using it to sleep on the ledge of a mountain. Also, does anyone know whether I would experience more condensation between the bivy and the bag by using a bivy in a tent in the first place?
If I'm being paranoid and have no reason to throw money away on a bivy than say so because I have no experience with down bags. If you have a suggestion for another way of protecting my bag that takes up little to no pack space and is roomy for the sleeping bag please share that also.
I must mention that I am impressed with the way the Marmot Alpinist Bivy looks. It seems that if I did use it as a shelter one could close it completely and still see out, breath comfortably and still be protected from the elements and insects. Lastely, I'm absolutely drawn to its roominess, lightweight and the small stuff size. Thank you in advance!