Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

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Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by Teetosugars » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:16 am

Anyone got/ had one of these and can advise?

Looking to upgrade my kit, and looking at one of these..

Or point me in the right direction of similar/ better etc etc.. :-bd

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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:39 am

Metalheart has one. I'll PM him.

I've also been interested in one of these but the new OR Interstellar has also caught my attention.

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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by stevewaters » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:43 am

Hi,

I have one and have used it over the last year for about 15 nights. Generally, I am very happy with it. I'm 6'1" tall and I can get in zip up and just about get changed if raining or if midges about.

I tend to sleep with my head out. Even then, there is sometimes some condensation at the foot end by morning but nothing that has caused any issues with my hydrophobic down quilt.

I have just invested in a Descutes and a Borah bivvy combo so I might be selling the Helium (it's in superb condition). - If you are interested drop me an IM.

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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by Teetosugars » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:52 am

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:39 am
Metalheart has one. I'll PM him.

I've also been interested in one of these but the new OR Interstellar has also caught my attention.
Cheers Colin.

The Interstellar looks ace, but at nearly twice the cost.. :cry:

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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:22 pm

I’ve had one for a few years only issue I’ve ever had is condensation when it’s lashing down so you have to zip the clamshell up a bit , new ones might breath a bit better as I see they are quite a bit lighter , I tend not to use it too much now as I use a borah and gate wood cape which I really can’t fault less weight and both together a 1/2 the size of the helium when packed

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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by GregMay » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:01 pm

Used one for the TDR - it was fine.

It died a year after - they replaced it with the new version.

It to is fine.
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Re: Any real world reviews of the O/R Helium Bivy ?

Post by Teetosugars » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:10 pm

Thanks all..
That's good enough for me.

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