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Post  ssmith on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:15 pm

hi guys after abit of advice iam looking at getting either the nash strongbow or the jrc contact bivvie was just after some advice if anyone has one are you happy with it etc does it meet your requirements?

cheers in advance scott

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Re: nash strongbow bivvy & jrc contact bivvy

Post  Scotweiler on Tue May 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Hi Scott,

Having owned a mk1 strongbow and my son has a contact, I would say the contact is the better bivvy.

The strongbow is too small for a long session (if it raining then you haven't really got the room to even cook a bacon sandwich), and a pain in the bum go get up and take down for short sessions. Also the poles are fibreglass and I snapped a pole quite soon after buying it

The contact seems bigger inside when up and rigid poles make it a bit easier to take down.

For the same sort of money, I'd take a look at the chub s plus, roughly the same size as the contact with a detachable front for the hot summer we're supposed to have.

Hope that helps

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