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Recent Bivy Sack Reviews

Exped Bivybag VentAir/PU

rated 3 of 5 stars If you plan on sleeping in hot weather get something that keeps the fabric off your body and allows for windflow/airflow. I don't like the flexible wire, cannot seem to get the hood to stay off my face, it doesn't breathe as well as what I had hoped, but is it the most breathable bivy bag available (40000MVTR—found this out by emailing staff in America). I don't like it because I don't like fabric touching my face in general, not only that, but the fabric has to be super breathable and super air… Full review

TAS Auscam Bivvy Bag

rated 1 of 5 stars Bought this bag thinking it would be good, but 5000MVTR is not good enough for temps above 10c or 19c. This bivy is not breathable above or near 25°c, which is not good if you're living in a tropical/mediterranean environment with temps of 27°c and humidity 40%. As soon as I entered, the cool air inside the bivy changed to hot air as it made contact with my warm body. The hot air evaporated moisture/sweat from my body, but stopped when humidity/moisture in the bivy reached 90%. This made me feel… Full review

Equinox Sprawler Ultralite Bivi

rated 4 of 5 stars A well-made (in the USA), breathable bivy with a waterproof bottom. This is my first bivy and it went with me on my first tarp trip.  I squeezed in a four-day trip on the Ice Age Trail in mid-November, just before deer season. Trying tarp camping for the first time I ordered this a week before leaving and it was at my door with days to spare. Temperatures dipped to 37 and the woods were damp from earlier rain. The first two nights I pitched the tarp with the sides pegged to the ground. I was amazed… Full review

Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very well constructed bivy. Lightweight and when the cover is kept open there is no condensation. I used this bivy on the Northville-Placid Trail in the Adirondacks. Excellent protection. Overall, if you're interested in buying a bivy, I'd spend the money and get an Advanced Bivy from Outdoor Research. Full review

Integral Designs Unishelter

rated 4 of 5 stars I prefer a tent to a bivy but this is the best bivy I've ever used! Easy to climb into. Comfortable to read in. Light and packs small. Setup is as simple as it gets with any bivy. The one pole on this guy requires staking for it to be effective but once it's set up, the mesh stays off your face and there is plenty of room for reading comfortably. In warm, heavily mosquito'd areas you can leave the mesh open all night without walking up looking like you have small pox.  Completely waterproof —… Full review

REI Minimalist

rated 3 of 5 stars This bivy works as an emergency shelter, but is not a good option for backpackers and climbers planning on spending the night in it. I've used this bivy 25 times on an icefield expedition with clear skies, fog, and rain without any additional shelter above me (I chose to sleep outside the tents). The upper waterproof/breathable material is waterproof, but not very breathable. If you sleep with it zipped up, be prepared for significant condensation even on a clear night with minimal humidity. Unzipping… Full review

Integral Designs Bugaboo II Bivy

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Great material, almost nailed it, but flawed design. This version seems to be an evolution of the well known Integral Designs Salathe Bivy.   A simple, fairly lightweight, but also burly durable bivy. Material is improved. Simple brim is perfect. Lots of pluses. However, the new center zipper appears to be a choice of form over function. The older versions had two symmetrical partial side zippers. Obviously one zipper versus two means weight savings. I can only assume this is the reason they went… Full review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars I've spent 10 plus nights in this bivy so far, in Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. Overall, a great piece of equipment that I plan on continuing to use. Overall, good bivy. Condensation has been the biggest con, but is usually an issue with most bivy sacks. The worst condensation I experienced was after a warm night of intermittent rain storms in Utah—go figure. I stayed dry, but the inside of the bivy and outside of my down bag were pretty wet. Otherwise, I love the bug netting, the size of the bag,… Full review

Katabatic Gear Bristlecone Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a 6'6'' ultralight bivy which is not waterproof. I use it underneath a tarp as protection from wind and bugs. This bivy weighs 235g including a ziploc bag. It does not need any setup. I am 189cm/ 6'2". I have used it on four multi-day trips in the Dolomites/Italy with a tarp when it was raining heavily. There was no condensation at all. It protects against wind, water spray, and bugs and adds more protection against cold to your sleeping bag. The mesh panel is large enough and when closed… Full review

Top-Rated Bivy Sacks

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user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
$244 - $325
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
$187 - $245
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy
$150 - $239
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy
$330
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
$202 - $269
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
$64 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR E-Bivy
$75 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy
$112 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy
$200 - $289
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
$165 - $219
Exped Bivybag 100% VentAir
$224
Rab Alpine Bivi
$199 - $265
Black Diamond Bivy Bag Alien Double
$110
Pieps Bivy Bag Alien Double
$82
Black Diamond Twilight Bivy
$112 - $150
Ultimate Survival Technologies Emergency Survival Bag
$3
MSR AC-Bivy
$150 - $199
Brooks-Range Alpini Bivy Sack
$187
Rab Storm Spartan Bivi
$124
Rab Survival Zone Bivi
$90 - $119
Rab Ridge Raider
$281
Rab Storm Bivi
$132 - $165
Terra Nova Moonlite Bag Cover
$119 - $131
NEMO Escape Pod 1P
$91 - $97
Slumberjack Contour Bivy
$90
Rab Ascent Bivi
$210 - $223
Exped Bivybag Uno UL
$89 - $118
The North Face Assault Bivy
$99
Outdoor Research Molecule Bivy
$89 - $129
Outdoor Research Wilderness Cover Tarp/Shelter / Bivy Sack
$149 - $199
Pieps Bivy Bag MFL Single
$80
Pieps Bivy
$60
Exped Bivybag Duo UL
$104 - $138
Outdoor Research Helium Bivy
$127 - $175
Terra Nova Survival Bivi
$59
Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Bivy
$100 - $141
 
Terra Nova Jupiter Bivi
$410
Terra Nova Discovery Bivi
$331
Hilleberg Bivanorak
$205 - $210
NEMO GoGo Elite 1P
$322 - $429
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Asylum Bivy
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Blackstone Bedroll Protector
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOLBEI Solo
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
$300 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wiggy's Single Person Bivouac Shelter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Katabatic Gear Bristlecone Bivy
$155 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Breeze Dry-Tec U.L Sleeping Bag Cover
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
REI Minimalist
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs Navassa Bivy
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Gogo EX
$330 MSRP
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