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- 100% Nylon
- Made in the USA or Imported
- machine wash
- 7" high
- 6" wide
- Fabric Performance: Water-Resistant, Wind-Resistant, Lightweight, Breathable, Quick-Drying, Movement-Mirroring Stretch
- Design Features: Jean Style Pockets, Zip Thigh Pocket, Zip Back Pockets, Brushed Tricot-Lined Waistband, Button and Zipper Fly
- Functional Details: Articulated Knees, Drawcord Cuff Closures, Belt Loops, Harness-Compatible Waist
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Skip the tent and sleep in our Advanced Bivy"”the largest in our line. Cut from GORE-TEX Respiration Positive, this bivy allows warm, moist air to escape, minimizing condensation, but blocks the elements. Need more space or air? Unzip the vent at the base and utilize the patented dual-pole system.
- Product Dimensions: 87 x 26 x 20 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.35 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000VVHYE8
- Item model number: 242828
- Date first listed on Amazon: June 21, 2006
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I generally pair it with a neo air sleeping pad and either a hiking quilt during the summer or a heavier mummy bag in the winter. This bivy adds a noticeable amount of warmth to whatever bag I'm using. I went with the bivy over a tent just because it's faster to set up and break down and takes very little space which is important when you're leading a group and trying to find a spot for yourself after making sure 8 other people all have appropriate spots. I have a tyvek footprint I used initially but the bag is sturdy enough I've stopped carrying it.
If the weather is good I usually have the top flap bent down. When I use it like this I won't even use the poles just throw out the bag, blow up the air mattress, and I'm good to go. If I do get weather then I'll put up the poles which gives enough space I've been able to read comfortably for several hours while snow came down outside.
There are two major downsides to this bivy. The first is how the poles attach. The lightweight poles fit into these four small pieces which have snaps which attach to the bivy. These are a pain to keep track of and have a bad habit of unsnapping during use. Basically if it feels like you don't have enough headroom one of those probably came out.
The other is how you manage to keep the flap open when you have the poles in. As with all bivys and single wall tents moisture can be an issue so it's always better to have the flap open if you can. You can fold the material back over the poles and that will work but I've found it's far better to just use a clothespin. I have one permanently in the small mesh pocket near the top of the inside.
I know people who have the slightly less expensive Alpine version of this bivy. The differences are there's only a single pole, no foot vent, and the poles attach to the bivy in a much better way.
So why do I recommend the Advanced? The two poles make for more room in the event you do end up hunkered down for an extended period and the vent at the foot does have a positive effect. The only downside is the Advanced uses those 4 snaps to attach the poles where as the Alpine has a superior pocket system and that's relatively minor if annoying..
I'd strongly recommend just getting rid of the stuff sack. It's a bit on the tight side and I hated trying to jam it in there when I didn't roll it up quite small enough. Instead I replaced it with a large size Anti Gravity Gear sil nylon stuff sack which is a looser fit.
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