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Alpkit Hunka Tent | Reader Reviews

A simple but waterproof and breathable bivi cover for lightweight camping.

Holly Brigham – reviewed 25 September 2011

“Used for my first bivvying experience on a quick stop out just off the Watkin path. I’d use it again!”

Packs down small and is lightweight. The volume means the potential for cold air spots is minimised, keeping you warm throughout the night. I stayed warm and dry all night despite being woken up by a bit of a shower on my face. The Hunka fits the bill when it comes to price, no faff and does the job it’s supposed to!
Due to the snug fit there isn’t much room for gear, I used a spare heavy duty rucksack liner I had to cover my bag for the night, keeping my head torch, boots and map in the Bivvy bag. Alpkit now sell an XL version for those desperate to put some more gear in or are slightly on the broader side. The Hunka isn’t made out of your traditional waterproof membrane so its durability on a night of heavy rain could come under question.
Another Alpkit gem! Good price, great functionality and the option for a larger bag in the XL model. Waterproof enough for an emergency stop out, a sleeping bag cover or to add some extra warmth on a cold night. For the price you couldn’t ask for much more.
Score breakdown

Performance: 5.0
Reliability: 4.0
Value: 5.0

Ben Hunter – reviewed 19 June 2011

“Tough, lightweight, simple bivvy bag.”

Robust bivvy bag that I have not had any condensation problems with even when using it in conjunction with down sleeping bags.
The open hood for me does limit it to preferable dry and midge free nights. Not always easy to achieve in Scotland.
For the price I would say this is a fantastic bit of kit and it has replaced by orange survival bag as am emergency shelter.
Score breakdown

Performance: 3.0
Reliability: 5.0
Value: 5.0

Mendip Walker – reviewed 1 February 2011

“Cheap & Cheerful”

Light, Waterproof, Breathable.
No zip means it’s a real faff to get in and out of.
I bought the Hunka as way of trying out Bivvying without spending a fortune. After several trial runs I have come to the opinion that I can recommend it, but only if used as a sleeping bag cover. It’s waterproof and breathable, but the lack of a zip means you have to wriggle into it after getting into your sleeping bag first. Not exactly what you’d want to be doing in the open. And it’s just as bad when you have to get up in the night for a pee 😉
Score breakdown

Performance: 4.0
Reliability: 4.0
Value: 4.0

More info: www.alpkit.com.

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