Have I ever been so excited to hear a parcel land by the back door, expertly thrown into the garden by our postman? No Sir I have not, and I’ll tell you for why.
Meindl Boots Alpkit Hunka Springer Spaniel Cardiff CyclistI have been wild camping for a while now using a Coleman Hoolie tent, and whilst it is a fantastic two-man, (or rather; one man, one woman and a springer spaniel), by in large, tents are relatively heavy, take a while to put up and use up vastly more space in a rucksack/pannier bag than a more minimalist camping setup for adventuring. Coleman Hoolie Springer Spaniel

The ALPKIT Hunka is my first foray in to this world of badass minimalist camping and I am SO stoked to try it out this weekend on our backpacking trip in the Black Mountains.

Black Mountains Camping trip Cardiff Cyclist (don’t mind my axe, will be writing about that soon…)
I was undecided between the Hunka and larger XL model.  I’m 5ft 5in tall and not that wide, but I do want to take my North Ridge Alpine Lite insulating mat inside with me.
I had a little bedroom floor shakedown of my sleeping kit this afternoon, and it all fit rather nicely in the regular size Hunka despite the fact that most people told me to get the bigger one, I am really glad I didn’t.

Alpkit Hunka Bivvy Bag Lego Cardiff Cyclist Review

ALPKIT hunka bivvy bag cardiff cyclist
Granted, I am currently using a one-season Berghaus sleeping bag, but it doesn’t feel so cramped for me that I couldn’t fit my winter bag too.

I’ll follow this post up with a review of the actual bivvy experience after this weekend.