After researching various camping options I found this waterproof sleeping bag made by Exped:
PDF info sheet for the Exped IBIS WB (waterbloc)
Wow. to quote its features:
I think this may be a good solution and alternative to a tent or bivy, at least for the crazy ultralight people on this forum. ( you rock! )Bivy sack and sleeping bag in one: features of a sleeping bag AND a bivy bag together, but overall less weight, pack size, cost and condensation.
I was looking at getting a 1 person ultralite tent but what has put me off them is the fact that the material is not UV friendly. I was reading the manual for the 'Mountain Hardware Sprite 1' tent and it stated the material would last around 3 months if exposed constantly to UV (otherwise it's quite a decent tent btw)
I'm planning on doing some fruit picking work so I intend to stay at a place for a considerable amount of time. Having to pack and unpack a tent everyday to avoid the summer sun would be a major pain in the you know what so just having a waterproof sleeping bag like this one seems like a good idea.
I plan to use a foam mat directly on the ground and just this sleeping bag (I bet it FLOODS with rain, and i'll be floating downstream some river when I wake up).
Any thoughts or opinions?