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Available - Early Winters Vintage Bivy --------

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Pine Sap · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Feb 2007 · Points: 7,190

Early Winters vintage bivy. Made in Seattle. Early Winters used an early Goretex fabric for the canopy that had a fuzzy interior laminate much like Bibler Todd Tex. I recently washed it, sealed the seams (Required 1&3/4 tubes of Seam Grip) and added Velcro to the hood. Blue panels are retro cosmetic and as designed. 1 lb 4 oz, size large. Good condition. Asking $95.00, shipped.  PPFF or please 3% for the fee's.

*Not certain but 'Early Winters may have been the first company to use Gore-Tex (brand name!) in outdoor products. ByroTex, Todd Tex, Integral Tex and Gore Tex are all the same material; expanded polytetrafluorethylene. Gore Tex no longer licenses its material for use in tents, thus the non proprietary versions in the various single wall tent manufacturers'. 

*(Courtesy of  ExcitableBoy) 


BenCooper · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 580

Holy cow, it's my old bivy! The blue patches give it away. I had it as a second hand bivy, given to me by a WA climber (who put the patches in). Spent quite a few nights in that thing. Somebody buy this piece of history. And yes, I think you're right that Early Winters was the 1st to use GoreTex. 

Pine Sap · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Feb 2007 · Points: 7,190

Holy cow, you've got to be kidding. This came to me a few years ago from a person in the Moab area that I met! How did you end up parting with it?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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