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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    It's got to be really cold before I use an overcover. The condensation is just too much for me. But when it's really cold, yeah, I'll use a top cover.
    That's because you swim to camp in the winter time. Drying off from a frozen plunge will cause frost every time.

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    When I had one that was solid black, I used to have issues with condensation. But it got ripped and I ended up with a camo one, and I'm not sure if it was different material or what, but I haven't had near as much condensation. I like mine both for the privacy, and the warmth. I too enjoy being "in a cocoon".

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    I have an older Clark NX250, it has an over cover and that thing has literally saved my bacon on two occasions. I never used it often, but when the need was there it rocked.
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    Overcover? I love mine in the winter. So glad bears hibernate then. I could never get out in time, nor even be able to see him coming..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawldaddy View Post
    Overcover? I love mine in the winter. So glad bears hibernate then. I could never get out in time, nor even be able to see him coming..
    this made me chuckle. I think about the same thing sometimes too, although I don’t think I’m getting out of a zippered bugnet in the summer any quicker.

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    I have a zip-on winter cover for my Eldorado. I use it mostly in winter, but once in a while in Spring/Fall when it's kind of stormy and windy. I only had an issue with condensation once, when it was near 0F, and the humidity level was in the 90%s. Everything was wet and frozen inside and out. Even on nights where there is just a slight breeze, there is enough ventilation built-in to the head and foot ends that condensation has never been an issue.

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    Surprisingly, I'm finding the OneWind cover very useful at home. Like some bug nets, it has a bungee opening on the bottom. It also has built-in ventilation screens near the head end.

    We are still coming out of winter - this is one of the few weeks where at least one day isn't near freezing at night - so I'm just inch'n to switch from 20 gear to 30 or the older 40 quilts. Having a cover makes that possible.

    I do miss the visibility a bit, but it works both ways by giving me privacy from neighbors' windows and an obnoxious (and not required by code) street light. However, when I start hearing the hum of hummingbirds at the feeder, I'll switch to my Envoy-S with its zipper-able shield below the bug net. With it, I can keep a bit of the shield and still have visibility through the netting.
    Last edited by cougarmeat; 05-27-2023 at 12:56.
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