Terra Nova Bothy Bag 4
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Indispensable if you participate in any outdoor activity. Originally designed in response to the need for an inexpensive, lightweight shelter. Bothy bags are increasingly used by mountain rescue teams, outdoor centres and youth groups as emergency shelters. However they can also provide a simple shelter for lunch stops. Bothy bags are made from ripstop nylon and are windproof, highly water resistant and very strong.
Terra Nova Bothy Bag 4 Reviews
Reviewed by Andy mogg (UK) on 2006-02-28:
General comments: The terra nova both bag 4 is a fantastic piece of kit and i wont go walking with out it now.
I havent yet had to use it in an emergency but it comes in handy for haivng lunch under during rain or in poor conditions...everyone that has used it with us has been out and bought one...even the dog likes it as it gives him a bit of shelter while we eat our lunch.
Its simple to use, simply pull it out of the integrated stuff sack and unfold, then sit on the seats provided and lean back, this pulls the material tight.
Its made from a light, windproof and waterproof material that seems to be very tough and durable, It also has a couple of little windows to let some light in and so that you can see out and enjoy the views.
The shelter is also a very bright colour so if it was needed in an emergency you would be easily spotted.
fits 4 people in it.
Reviewed by Stephen Mullen (Cork) on 2007-03-28:
General comments: this does exactly what is says on the bag, it is a survival shelter, I have used it mainly for having lunch or stopping for breaks in really bad weather in the hills.
Some care is needed when getting into the shelter as it could be easily ripped if the material is placed on very jagged rocks. Would reccommend you have this as part of group kit.
Pros: Very light weight, great for group morale
Reviewed by Rick Brown (Lanchester) on 2008-07-01:
General comments: I bought one of these shelters (4 person) to satisfy the Mountain Leader Training/Assessment and, having managed without one on countess trips to teh Lakes in all weathers, didn't think I really needed it. How wrong I was. ONa recent trip up Helvellyn (February '08) the weather at the bottom was dull but clearing. On top, as is so oftern the case, it was a different story. Wind blowing through you and snow on the ground. There were three of us in the group and having climbed the hill were decidedly hungry. The shelter walls on the summit were already occupied and so the shelter was deployed for the first time. What a joy, it took away all teh wind chill and proptected us during our relaxed lunch break. Great for morale. Only thing was we dismantled it before putting our gloves back on and having forgotted how clod it was outside, our hands almost froze in the process. I've used it sereral times since and now regularly make room for it in the rucksack.
Pros: Lightweight, brightly coloured and a must for those wet/windy lunch stops or emergency use.
Cons: Remember, after lunch it's still cold outside - put your gloves on before getting out!