Bivy Sacks

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Brooks-Range
Slumberjack
Adventure 16
Ortovox
Terra Nova
Kelty
Outdoor Research
MSR
REI
Sierra Designs

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Bivy Sack Reviews

Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great product for a minimalist backpacker. Super lightweight and takes up very little space. Setup is as easy as unrolling a sleeping bag.  Material is strong. The Gore-Tex material is amazing. I have crawled in slightly damp and woken up dry. Minor condensation on the inside surface of the material when using it below -15° C. Not enough to make sleeping bag damp. Packs up smaller than a 1 litre Nalgene bottle. Does not have a hoop to keep material off of your face, but there are loops… Full review

The North Face Asylum Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars Good for what it is: a super lightweight shelter; not quite a bivy, not a tent. I got the Asylum "bivy" for a week-long trip along the JMT. It was between this and a Mountain Hardwear Sprite 1. I went with this because it was lighter and more compact. They call it a bivy, but I think it's better than a bivy because it's just slightly larger and will keep you safe from the rain. It is VERY close-quarters—barely enough room to sit up. The stuff sack it came with it a lot larger than it needs to… Full review

The North Face Asylum Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars Rivers or mountains it gives protection, comfort, and a small package to pack. I've owned a number of bivys over time with favorites being WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING, MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR Conduit SL, and now THE NORTH FACE Asylum Bivy. The other two I use for emergencies and backcountry skiing, but this year I gave my WM old standby to a person homeless on the streets of NYC.   The TNF Asylum is very easy to set up and as others have noted has a small footprint. I use a MOUNTAINSMITH sub two pound down… Full review

Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Sturdy and spacious (for a bivy). I've used this bivy while solo hiking and camping and love its stealth properties. I wouldn't buy a bright yellow or fluorescent orange bivy, because I want to be able to fly under the radar, and this bivy's subdued color helps me do that. I love the little storage pocket, which is a great way to stash my glasses. If you're at all concerned that a bivy might be too claustrophobic of an experience for you, this bivy is a great way to put those fears to rest. There's… Full review

Integral Designs Salathe

rated 5 of 5 stars This bivy excels at versatility. Originally designed for climbers it allows for sitting up and putting your arms out too cook or whatever. Integrated screen for bugs and/or venting. Combined with a tarp, this is a fantastic lightweight (not UL) shelter system for the backcountry. Unlike hooped designs this bivy allows you to sit up,  stick your arms out and move around to cook, look for gear or adjust the tarp. It breaths well and ads 15° to 20° warmth to the sleep system. On one of my backcountry… Full review

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars I've had this bivy tent for a few years. I've taken my Alpine Bivy on car camping trips to the Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego, San Clemente, and Grand Canyon, Lone Rock, Zion. Setup is so easy I can put my tent together in the evening without needing my headlamp as long as I have already scouted out a secure flat ground space. If you are car camping in multiple locations, and you have the space, you might even take this tent with your sleeping pad and sleeping bag inside for even easier setup. On the… Full review

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars A few simple steps that improve the comfort of this bag (even without these, it is still an excellent bag): 1. Stake it down. 2. Use clothespins (three) to hold the hood open when using just the insect netting (especially if not staked down). 3. Ideally, run a guy line, using the loop sewn on the bag in addition to the stakes for added loft to avoid condensation. I would recommend this bag. Easy to set up once you figure it out. A one page instruction sheet would really help. Otherwise, a very nice,… Full review

Blackstone Bedroll Protector

rated 4 of 5 stars Little bulky, but does exactly what they say it will do. I bought two of these for what I knew was going to be a long wet motorcycle trip to Alaska.   The first thing I noticed was there was some extra material around the bag that made it feel bulky when packed on the bike. The heavy material the Blackstone is made out of is a little noisy when you move around in it.  Don't set this up on a hill — nuff' said.  I liked being able to zip the bedroll and all my loose stuff up inside the Blackstone. Full review

Sierra Designs Zagori Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars Used the bag on an overnight temp dipping to -4 deg F. Setup was easy and the venting proved to be very useful with multi choices for amount of venting. Still moisture inside due to condensation was an issue. Isolated to head of bag only though. Bag has ample room to store boots and clothing inside which is nice. Overall I used this bag in an extreme condition. I was mostly dry except around the head and given temp had I opened sac to allow breath to escape bag probably stayed dry totally. I was… Full review

Top-Rated Bivy Sacks

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Brooks-Range UltraLite Sleeping Bag Cover
Brooks-Range
UltraLite Sleeping Bag Cover
$40 MSRP
Slumberjack No Fly Zone
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack
No Fly Zone
$45
Adventure 16 Bug Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure 16
Bug Bivy
$55
Ortovox Gemini Single
Ortovox
Gemini Single
$59 MSRP
Terra Nova Survival Bivi
Terra Nova
Survival Bivi
$65
Kelty Bug Shield Bivy
Kelty
Bug Shield Bivy
$70
Outdoor Research Double Bug Bivy
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Double Bug Bivy
$79 MSRP
Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Bug Bivy
$79 - $89
Ortovox Gemini Double
Ortovox
Gemini Double
$99
Brooks-Range UltraLite Alpini Bivy
Brooks-Range
UltraLite Alpini Bivy
$80 - $143
MSR E-Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR
E-Bivy
$80 - $99
REI Minimalist
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
REI
Minimalist
$100 - $109
Kelty Classic Bivy
Kelty
Classic Bivy
$90
Kelty Trail Bivy
Kelty
Trail Bivy
$90
Sierra Designs Baffin Bivy
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs
Baffin Bivy
$90 MSRP
Pieps Bivy
Pieps
Bivy
$110
Sierra Designs Navassa Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs
Navassa Bivy
$110 MSRP
Marmot Mesh Bivy
Marmot
Mesh Bivy
$119 MSRP
MontBell Breeze Dry-Tec U.L Sleeping Bag Cover
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell
Breeze Dry-Tec U.L Sleeping Bag Cover
$125 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Bivy
Mountain Hardwear
Dry.Q Bivy
$129 - $185
The North Face Simple Bivy
The North Face
Simple Bivy
$129 MSRP
Sierra Designs P.A.W. Bivy
Sierra Designs
P.A.W. Bivy
$130
Terra Nova Moonlite Bag Cover
Terra Nova
Moonlite Bag Cover
$130
Black Diamond Winter Bivy
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Winter Bivy
$130 MSRP
Rab Survival Zone Bivi
Rab
Survival Zone Bivi
$135 - $144
Mammut Ultralight Bivi
Mammut
Ultralight Bivi
$140
Black Diamond Twilight Bivy
Black Diamond
Twilight Bivy
$150
Outdoor Research Highland Bivy
Outdoor Research
Highland Bivy
$159 MSRP
Sierra Designs Zagori Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs
Zagori Bivy
$160 MSRP
MSR AC-Bivy
MSR
AC-Bivy
$160 - $199
Outdoor Research Helium Bivy
Outdoor Research
Helium Bivy
$169
MontBell U.L. Sleeping Bag Cover
MontBell
U.L. Sleeping Bag Cover
$175 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear Ethereal Bivy
Mountain Hardwear
Ethereal Bivy
$175 - $249
Marmot Alpinist Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Alpinist Bivy
$179 MSRP
Hilleberg Bivanorak
Hilleberg
Bivanorak
$185
Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research
Aurora Bivy
$200
The North Face Asylum Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face
Asylum Bivy
$200 - $229
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Spotlight Bivy
$200 - $219
Black Diamond Hooped Bivy
Black Diamond
Hooped Bivy
$200 - $229
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research
Alpine Bivy
$219 - $240
Marmot Home Alone Bivy
Marmot
Home Alone Bivy
$219 MSRP
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Big Wall Hooped Bivy
$240
Rab Alpine Bivi
Rab
Alpine Bivi
$260
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Bipod Bivy
$270
Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Outdoor Research
Advanced Bivy
$288 - $320
Rab Sierra Bivi
Rab
Sierra Bivi
$300
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Tripod Bivy
$300 MSRP
NEMO Gogo EX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO
Gogo EX
$330 MSRP
NEMO Gogo LE
NEMO
Gogo LE
$330 MSRP
Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes
Three Wire Bivy
$340 MSRP
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