View Full Version : Fox evo's problems

19-02-2005, 14:24
Any one had any problems with the fox evo bivvy??. Are they a good?? the brolly's have a awful name for leaking.

Anyone out there been out in some proper weather under one thinking of getting one but the old fox teabag material worry's me a bit?. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif

19-02-2005, 18:04
I have the bivi plus, it has the zip in front and I bought a winter skin for it. It's the mutts nuts mate. It has not leaked once. I wash it in soapy water and water proof it with Thompson water seal when I feel it's needed. It is very solid when erected properly and light. You can use it as a brolly in the summer and I keep the front in my rucksack so if the weather turns then I turn it into a bivi.

Just bought one of those Fishrite XL bivi's the one that looks like an amardilo. Wieghs a ton and is bulky to carry. Thought I would see if it was any quicker to put up and take down. Don't have any feed back yet as I havn't tried it. Bought it with intention of using it in winter mostly, but I can see it getting very little use. I still prefer my Evo.

19-02-2005, 18:48
Got one when they first came out and still going- pukka bit of kit nice and light aswell, never leaked at all http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

19-02-2005, 19:07
Think you're getting mistaken. The Evo brolley with the alloy poles has probably got one of the best reps for not leaking. Had mine 4 years now and still as good as new. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


19-02-2005, 19:48
just bought an evo classic no problems with it not bad for 60 quid

19-02-2005, 20:58
Anybody got a good technique for getting the poles out of the round blocks.
I have struggled with mine on more than one occasion.

19-02-2005, 21:02
Fox tea bag material http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gifthink you are still hung over from christmass, had the bivvy plus for a few years and its been up in some horrendous weather and the winter skin was a waste of money as it is always in the bottom of my quiver but has only been put on once in all this time, recently bought a dillo mk1 with ex skin as it was cheap, used it once and to be honest it is not in the same legue as the evo for versatilaty, the evo does it all http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

19-02-2005, 21:35
Here,Here have to agree. I have used the winter skin a few times though. Just makes it that little bit warmer in winter.

20-02-2005, 08:54
There you go then Bert ! Get rid of that giant Titan and get your self an Evo, you know it makes sense.

20-02-2005, 09:12
Its time to get evo'd up!

Cheers lads !

20-02-2005, 12:27
Had an Evo for a few years - superb!

20-02-2005, 14:20
they dont leak full stop only gripe is the odd pole snaps but then again they were not designed for turking http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

20-02-2005, 15:44
I've got one of the ORIGINAL Aqua Evo's dating back from '96, its had a lot of hammer over the years, but its never let me down, but she's about ready to be replaced.

I've noticed my Evo has double walled poles, probably why they've never snapped, I take it the Fox Evo poles are single walled?

Are the Fox Evo's up to the job?
By that I mean, would you expect 3-4 seasons untroubled use from it, or is it a repair job every year.

Feel sorry for the fella with a Titan, you just know its gonna end in tears. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

I await your comments, tight lines.

20-02-2005, 18:12
The poles arn't a problem when you get them done in titanium http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

20-02-2005, 20:01
Without wishing to divebomb someone elses thread, I guess that the Evo comes well recommended then. I've got a continental easy dome, which is way to big and a pain in the ar*e to put up. Plus I want something that will allow me to be more mobile, so thanks for the info guy's.

21-02-2005, 09:31
I would have to agree with everyone else, ive had an evo for 3/4 years and apart from the usual poles finally giving way(which when added up can get quite pricey to replace, although its only cost me 23 quid to replace two of them! lol). Ive used it every week through out the years and it has never leaked once! The seam tape seems to be indestructable(if only the titans took a leaf out of foxs book), and it is probably the lightest and quickest complete bivvy system on the market(even when wet). Ive only just upgraded to the compact because it was cheap and the the poles on the old one are looking a bit worse for wear.
evos all the way http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif