Recently, in the absence of any camping (sad face), I have been looking at the season ahead and trying to gauge when and where I might actually get out. I am hoping for at least a night out at Easter but it really all does depend on work which is just bonkers at the minute. Still, I have a few thoughts and a reasonable chance (weather permitting) over the next couple of weeks. I am looking to be able to take Barney out as well so will in all probablity be taking the trailstar.
Good, having sorted that out in my head, along comes a bolt out of the blue and my old friend Sean up at Oookworks drops me a line or two to update me what he’s been up to.
Me: What you been up to Sean?
Me: What kind of stuff?
Sean: work stuff
Me: Busy then?
Cue a few more short messages to and fro until…
Sean: I’ve designed a new bivvy bag
Sean: I think you’ll like it and seeing as you are a bivvy enthusiast* (*aka slightly strange), would you like to test it out?
Sean: Its in the post.
Well, as good as his word, the bivvy has duly plopped onto my mat and I have unpacked it but not done much more than that. I’ll wait until I have had chance to test it out before writing a full review. Suffice it to say that the whole bivvy is 275g in weight, has a great bathtub floor and a new modular approach which is refreshing to see (and I have owned and used a fair few bivvy bags). In addition to tha bivvy design, Sean is really hard at work clearing his backlog of orders, whipping his new place into shape and looking forward to the spring. He has also got a few more ideas for the business this year so watch this space.
As soon as the weather lets up, the work eases off and I manage to get out and test the bivvy, I’ll report back.