Sleeping on the Snow in a Bivy under the Gatewood Cape
Mar 11, 2021 at 1:33 pm #3703781
Went out for a quick overnight trip last weekend and brought out a friend for his first time ever. I wanted to try the Gatewood Cape this time out, so I packed it along for the trip. There was plenty of snow and ice covering everything. I also used my Katabatic Gear Bristlecone bivy, which i have used numerous times over the years. Figured this was ‘Winter” forums so I would post in here.. since this was a winter trip. My first experience using the Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape and I have nothing but good things to say about it. There is PLENTY of room under there for myself and my gear. I did wake up to snow flurries in the morning and everything under the Cape was untouched. It was a little breezy over night, not anything to test the Cape, but it was nice to have a slight block from that breeze, considering I was using my Bristlecone bivy and NOT my Snowyside Event bivy. I do appreciate that the Gatewood Cape packs into its own pocket, so no need for an extra stuff sack. 1 pole set up is also something I prefer. Another peeve of mine that I fell for is the dark olive green color which blends into nature. It is fairly lightweight and packs down nice and small, I am able to pack the bivy and stakes all in the pocket with the Cape, which was another convenience. Its a keeper! That is the link for the trip video if interested…up above..
The Gatewood Cape pitched amongst the trees blends in nicely.Mar 11, 2021 at 4:48 pm #3703824Michael BBPL Member
Glad you didn’t have to resort to tearing apart a Lunar Solo. The green does look nice. I’d be wary of poking the canopy when you store your stakes in the pocket. Maybe a little DCF stake bag to offer a little buffer.Mar 11, 2021 at 5:23 pm #3703843
Yes, I store the stakes in a DCF stake sack.. with reinforced bottom.. i think from Dutchwear gear. Then I put them in the pocket of the Cape.Mar 11, 2021 at 5:25 pm #3703845Mar 11, 2021 at 5:27 pm #3703846Michael BBPL Member
Cool, I should’ve assumed, your posts seem to indicate you are a rather methodical fellow. Cheers!
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