I'm trying to decide between a dutch or a british bivvy bag, has anyone had any experience with both of them and could compare them, or just used one of them and could speak of it's performance?
So far the things I've found:
british one (old style, the olive ones):
-Space inside for a backpack or your boots, very long.
-tougher than the dutch one, but heavier.
-Not zip wich can complicate getting in and out.
Does it breath well? And is the extra toughness worth the extra weight, or is the dutch one already resistant enough?
-smaller, much less space for kit. But is there still space for a big sleeping bag? (inner 3-season sleeping bag + outer synthetic one for winter, don't have it yet but I'm intending keeping the bivvy a few years , and a long cut to store my jumper and trousers in the bottom, nice and warm in the morning :-)).
-An oppening for easy in/out, but can let water in (well theoretically...the huge flap should protect it well...?)
-sleeve on the bottom for a sleeping pad (IIRC)
-lighter but less resistant than the british one. But is it still resistant enough?
They'd both be new, so they're state won't be a problem, and the price is the same.
Sorry if that's too many questions, so simply:
How'd you think they compare?