planning your extended adventure into the outdoors is all fun and games until the cumbersome tent takes up too much of the space in your bag the best bivvy sacks add negligible load to your backpack and promise to keep you warm and cozy while sleeping under the starry skies.
From emergency shelter to substitute tent bivvy bags have a wide range of uses and for some are an absolute must bring whenever leaving behind the comfort of brick and mortar for a day night or a month or two in the wild the most common reasons to buy a bivysack rather than a tent are to reduce pack weight and pack size by.
Utilizing a sleeping system that is both lighter and smaller yet still able to provide some shelter from the elements bivvies are still easier to set up than even the best ul tents and tarps especially if you are looking for a solo shelter equipped to deal with the stormiest weather and mainly winter snow conditions.
However finding the best pivy is not an easy task as there are just a few models that can guarantee high quality and functionality to save you the time we have compiled a list of the most popular and convenient choices whether you are looking for a minimalist summer sack or a lightweight.
But warm winter bivvy our selection of bivvies has options for everyone from the casual outdoorsmen to the serious survivalist ranked by their versatility comfort level and durability the all-new interstellar bivvy is the four-season shelter that's so much more than just a shelter yes you can sleep in.
It and you can also wear it while you perform camp chores and organize gear yes it's waterproof and it uses one of the most breathable fabrics in the industry for a comfortable night's sleep and get this it weighs less and packs up smaller than a single person tent we guarantee that this is the shelter.
That will change the way you think about sleeping outside here's why you'll love it our new favorite bivvy shares the same name as the interstellar jacket outside magazine's gear of the year award winner why because they share the same super breathable and durably waterproof ascent shell technology.
When you're picking out a bivvy breathability is just as important as weather protection because of how much the average person perspires every night that's why we chose this award-winning electrospun polymer fabric for the job the interstellar bivvy is also incredibly lightweight we're talking under 20 ounces lightweight including.
The pole finally the most unique thing about this shelter is the zipper configuration this newly designed side entry makes getting in and out of your bivvy faster and easier than a clamshell style bivvy a built-in bug net lets you breathe easier and enjoy the night sky without inviting critters in for a sleepover.
And finally we've configured the zippers so you can stick your arms out and wear the bivvy like a jacket without even stepping outside you'll be able to cook clean read and more right from the comfort of bed and yep you guessed it there's more the interstellar bivvy comes with a single pole that can be used to add.
Headspace or left at the trailhead to save two extra ounces of weight there are two stake loops that let you secure your shelter down on windy trips and finally the built-in sombrero gives you a wide brim to protect from rain and sun while you're sitting up and performing camp tasks save room for the fun stuff and pack an.
Interstellar bivvy on your next backcountry adventure today we're looking at the backcountry bivvy the backcountry bivvy is a traditional bippy but what makes it non-traditional is that we built it to work with the backcountry bag in terms of the fabric makeup here the floor is a waterproof 30 denier your.
Shell fabric is a 20 denier waterproof breathable and that has 10 000 millimeters of hydrostatic head that's the water entry pressure and it has just over eighteen thousand grams per day of moisture vapor transfer rate it's a very high performance fabric some of the features of the backcountry bivvy are this u-shaped zipper here you.
Can roll this back and you have exposed mesh window so that allows you to keep this all nice and waterproof and you have a nice little vent here to keep bugs out and keep good ventilation a lot of people who are going to be using bivvies are using them under a tarp or using them in the winter time.
So for that case what makes it nice is you have this big u-shaped zip that again is compatible with the backcountry bed so that can be folded back similar to the quilt that's in the back country bed which can also be folded back that's.
Still giving you waterproof protection around the base of the busy but you get the ventilation and maneuverability of the backcountry bed so if you're in the market for a bivvy and you're looking to travel light the backcountry bivvy is going to deliver that but it's also going to deliver the comfort of using the backcountry bed.
this is go go elite our airbeam-supported one-person tent that has become an icon of strength ease and convenience among the ultralight class of shelters when your adventure calls for the packed size of a bivvy but you don't want to suffer gogo elite is the ultimate solution we start with our air.
Supported technology which allows for a 15 second setup from the inside or outside and is stronger and more wind resistant than aluminum poles our x-ply fabric provides shape strength and puncture resistance all in one ultra-light form allowing ast tubes to bend without breaking in extreme winds swallowtail patterning at the foot end.
Allows you to tension the bivvy over your sleeping bag with no extra guy lines or stakes for maximum interior space and ventilation without adding weight and the exo-fly morphing vestibule adds flexibility by allowing you to store your gear safely inside in bad weather or unzip the vestibule and let those.
Summer breezes blow directly through the mesh for fabrics we use a 10d nylon rip stop and integrated no cm mesh on the canopy and a 15d nylon ripstop floor for ultra light durability both are coated in a silicone water repellent offering some of the lightest most reliable weather protection possible.
And it all fits into a tiny dry bag stuff sack leaving plenty of room in your pack for those looking for the ultimate solution for bike packing motorcycle touring or sea kayaking where a tiny pack size is a must go go elite shines as the strongest option available the escape pro bivivi is survive.
Outdoors longer most advanced sleep system with its revolutionary simpatex reflection fabric that is heat reflective breathable waterproof and stretchable to provide you dry warm comfort you can trust the simpatex reflection fabric reflects up to 90 percent of your body heat back to you to keep you warm this highly breathable and.
Waterproof fabric allows condensation to escape to keep you dry and comfortable the 16 inch long zipper opening makes it easy to get in and out and the seams are taped to keep water from penetrating the shell keeping you dry on those wet nights in the back country the draw cord closure allows you to cinch the hood tight to.
Keep the warmth in and the elements out the bivvy optimally fits a person six foot two inches and under use the escape pro to increase the temperature rating of your sleeping bag by 15 degrees fahrenheit or as a shell to keep your bag dry the expanded foot box and stretchable fabric gives you room to get comfortable.
On nights warmer than 45 degrees fahrenheit lighten your pack and save space by using the escape pro as your sleeping bag wearing light insulation to provide the warmth you need ideal for ultra light backpack overnight kayak and long distance bike packing trips at only 8.4 ounces you can save some serious weight and have the shelter you.
Need today i'd like to talk about the illusion one it's a waterproof breathable bivvy design that features polyester tafta fabric for the floor and main body polyester no seam mesh and fiberglass poles and fit into.
Grommets at the end of each cell fabric hoop tunnel the bivvy has a large opening with dual sliders to help with venting options and the centerline tensioning system helps stabilize the tent in inclement weather the illusion one packs down small two.
Pounds 15 ounces leaves extra room in your pack for other gear and essentials and in a 90 inch internal length and a 40 inch width i had to sleep a pretty big hunter comfortably is available in kryptek highlander and summerjack dst the recon bivy is an ultralight camping solution designed to protect you from.
Splashes ground moisture and bugs during all your adventures it has a five and a half inch bathtub floor made with 15d waterproof sill nylon and has stake loops and stiffeners at the corners this helps keep you dry when sleeping in wet conditions the shell constructed of 10d nylon and mesh maintains breathability reduces drafts and allows you to still.
See the world around you while keeping the bugs at bay a center zipper runs the length of the mesh window which makes getting in and out super easy the head and foot end have a comfortable three-dimensional space to give you more headroom and also reduces the compression on the quilt insulation a shock cord suspends the mesh to keep it.
Off your face using the recon with a tarp is recommended for full weather protection this is the perfect addition to your pack to keep your sleep system simple ultra light and effective you.
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