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Small and lightweight the Bothy Bag 2 is the ideal sanctuary for two people in bad weather. You'll be surprised how warm it gets even after just a few minutes.
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Terra Nova Bothy Bag 2

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  Reviewed by Jen (England) on 2005-12-29:
General comments: This is small lightweight piece of kit that can make a dreary drab day more comfortable. Handy to have in your sack on any walk for a quick tea break when that convenient cafe doesn't appear when you want it to! Unfortunately Terra Nova don't supply a model that comes with tea and cake included. Yet! They do however make larger models that can take more occupants which are great as improvised first aid shelters. It all stuffs down into an attached bag that acts as a vent when in use so there are no separate stuff sacks to lose.

Pros: As for comfort, it warms up inside really quickly and keeps the showers off, but if you are too tall you may end up being deformed to the shape of the hunchback of Notre Dame for the remainder of your walk. I think it is best used by two people of similar heights. On one occasion we managed to fit three smallish people into this but with slightly comical results. It has the potential for occupancy by placid dogs although ours generally freaks and wouldn't stay inside or outside for long periods of time, making it slightly chilly for us.

Cons: A little communication is required between the two users when exiting the contraption if you don't want to end up looking like a pantomime horse in the process! Generally if sitting on the ground you'll probably want to use your packs as seats as the material is only very thin so doesn't keep the cold from rising up.
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Pete responded : How can I advertise with you - I am a manufacturer. Regards, Pete jds (2009-07-13)

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Neil (2009-07-15)

  Reviewed by Alan Pierce-Jones (Lancashire UK) on 2007-07-11:
General comments: I just bought one of these - in my opinion it is far too small to be useful so I will be taking it back to the shop tomorrow. My wife and I sat in it on the floor, without big bags or outdoor clothes and it was very cosy. I cant imagine using it on a hike unless it was for one person only.

Pros: well built, stuff sack stays attached (as vent), light

Cons: too small
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derek thomas responded : Regards the Terra Nova 2 bothy bag, I carried it in the bottom of my rucksac round the lakes,wales,and most of scotland for years, much to the amusement of my wife. usual comments like why do you need 2 torches, first aid kit, survival bag etc etc, were met with my usual response of "better to be safe than sorry". Well i am probably one of the few people to actually use it for what it was intended, this bag saved the life of a fellow hillwalker i found collapsed and hypothermic in terrible conditions on scafell pike nov 5th 2007, the bag was fantastic, i was able to warm the casualty and keep him out of the elements while waiting for wasdale mountain rescue to reach us, you make a valid point regards the size for normal sheltering it is very cosy for two, this size is also a major advantage when trying to warm somebody quickly. i personally would'nt walk anwhere without it, great bit of kit. (2008-08-09)

Jonny responded : That's a pretty sobering story. I've only ever carried a bivi bag for emergencies but i'm seriously considering getting a bothy bag as they are far more versatile (as highlighted by your experience). In any case, well done for saving that guy's life! (2009-03-19)

  Reviewed by Fiona Blackmore (Crowthorne) on 2009-03-19:
General comments: A great item to have stashed in the bottom of you rucksack. A cunning pocket lets you use a trekking pole to hold the top up and make it a little less like sitting in a sack. With 2 people in it warms up very quickly and just about lets you squeeze in your rucksacks as well if you are co-ordinated. The window makes it less clastrophobis and means you can peak out to see what is happening in the world outside

Pros: Fits 2 5'9" people well, light to carry, makes tea breaks so much more comfortable and gives a chance to warm up on cold days. In emergencies it could be a life saver but I've been lucky enough not to need that yet

Cons: Quite bulky,


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