Sold As Tucas Millaris Bivy Sack

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Marco, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    We need additional room at the workshop, so we're clearing out some stock items.

    Millaris Bivy Sack (2017 model)

    Color: Jet black
    Hood: All fabric (no mesh window)
    Size: M
    Width: Regular
    Zipper: Right handed use (zipper on the left side)
    Condition: Used about 10 times. In mint condition, just some minor dirt marks on the bathtub floor.
    Price: 109 € (retail price was 205 €). Shipping included.​

    Please note the hood has no mesh panel. Thus the bivy is not good in mosquito conditions, but perfect for alpine and fast&light trips (it weights just 155 grams)

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  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    That's a steal!
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  3. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    I don't use it, so I prefer someone put it in good use. That's a "problem" when you have many prototypes and items to test and experience. ;)
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  4. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    whats recommended users height?
  5. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    The bivy sack is 205 cm long. It’s recommended for users up to 175 cm tall. That way, there is some room for the bag and a bit of air to circulate around, so condensation is minimized.
  6. Daniel

    Daniel Trail Blazer

    :shifty: im 6ft
  7. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    I suggest measuring the length of your sleeping bag or quilt. If it’s about 6-7 inches shorter than the bivy, it will work. Otherwise, I don’t recommend this bivy, even being a bargain.

    Our quilts are generous in length, so the bivy sizing takes that into account.
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  8. Luke shenton

    Luke shenton Backpacker

    What material is it made from?
  9. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    The upper fabric is our schooler-ftc fabric, highly wind proof and breathable, which repels water really well (but not waterproof).

    The bottom fabric is 0.9 MEMBRANE Silpoly PU4000, which offers an impressive balance between weight and abrasion resistance. This one is waterproof.
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  10. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    A specialist piece of kit, but a true bargain still on sale!
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm almost tempted, I've yet to read how you can reproof the ecorepel's water repellancy as it's paraffin based, it may be tricky. Allegedly good for 30plus wash cycles but how long does the parrafin stay bonded to the fibres after uv exposure and contact with moisture (clag).?
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  12. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    The ecorepel DWR finish last much more than other finishes. I've used extensively some products and it really last. I must say I'm not a fan of washing items too much. However, with a bit of care you don't really need to washm them so often.

    Using a dryer reactivates the paraffin finish, so it's a good idea to do this from time to time. Anyhow, I'll ask manufacturer for some advice, as this is interesting to know in the long term.

    To make the temptation even stronger, I have a micro / mini tarp that I can offer you as bundle. (I don't want to sell it separately due to extra shipping costs). It's an As Tucas flat mini-tarp that I've used less than 10 times, so in mint condition. 0.9 MEMBRANE Silpoly PU4000 fabric, 140 x 246 cm size. 8 tie-out points with line locs. Weight with plenty of thick lines is 235 g. I don't remember the weight without lines, but it should be about 130-150 g.

    Price of this fast & light, alpine shelter bundle will be 159 € ;)

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  13. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    A picture of the bundle in use:

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  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Seems a decent offer, sadly the tarp is too small/big at the same time... It's the true micro size tarp that has my eye... Which will only really work with a waterproof (weight penalty) or highly water resistant bivi like yours.
    I'm sure you know, it's a fine line for a fastpacker, balancing weight with practically.
    Thank you though. The gesture with the tarp is appreciated.
  15. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

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  16. Luke shenton

    Luke shenton Backpacker

    Is this big enough to fit a mat in?
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  17. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    I use mine with a Neoair no worries.
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  18. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    As @oreocereus points out, no problem with a Regular Neoair. However, I don't recommend it with a Large Neoair or similar (wider than the 51 cm regular)
  19. Luke shenton

    Luke shenton Backpacker

    Go on then I'll take it, just the bivi though not the tarp please
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  20. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    PM Sent. Thank you!
  21. Luke shenton

    Luke shenton Backpacker

    Recieved today thank you very much, looks like a quality bit of kit I look forward to using it. The card and note is a very nice personal touch and is appreciated
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  22. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

    And a personal touch is a plus when you deal with small companies :)
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  23. Luke shenton

    Luke shenton Backpacker

    Hi Marco bit of an odd question but my friend is doing an ultra marathon in the artic next year and asked me if he could borrow a bivi. I offered him a full goretex one but he said goretex freezes completely at -20. Any idea if this bivi would be any good?
  24. Marco

    Marco Ultralighter

    Freezing conditions are challenging for bivy sacks. Specially for those made of waterproof/breathable fabrics (GORE-TEX, eVent...) because when humidity freezes, membranes stop working and the bivy turns into a moisture trap.

    For deep cold a breathable, but not waterproof, bivy works better because it allows more moisture to go out. The Millaris Bivy Sack will work better at those temps than a GORE-TEX bivy, but some frozen condensation will arise.

    An example from a customer during a trip in Norway:

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