Bivy Sacks

Brands

Adventure 16
Bibler
Big Agnes
Black Diamond
Blackstone
Brooks-Range
Cabela's
Eureka!
Exped
Hilleberg

Genders

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 and above

Recent Bivy Sack Reviews

Cabela's North Star Bivy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good quality at a reasonable price. If you want a bivy-type shelter, but mostly prefer a full size tent, this could would be a good choice. I bought this shelter as a lightweight, compact alternative to a full size tent. I found the shelter very easy to set up, and take down. It packs quickly and neatly. The first time I used it the winds were gusting pretty good, but the bivy didn't move much and seemed like it could handle much more with no problem. It remains dry inside with rain, though the… Full review

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lightweight, delicate, and tight. Setup: If you wish to guy it out properly, it takes longer than most tents. A single fiberglass pole slides through the sleeve pretty easily.bivy guyed outcorner guys in foot box. Another reviewer commented that the mesh rests on your feet so the bugs can still bite. True. You may be able to sew in an eye for an additional guy line to elevate it or a grommet so you can put a small "pup" style stick in to hold it up. Stability: Works fine. If there was ever… Full review

REI Thaw Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An older bivy with some versatile features that I haven't seen in others. Setup: Since there are no poles or stake out points, you just throw the bag on the ground and crawl in. Weather Resistance: Keeps water out really well except for the hood hole. It works well as long as you position yourself right, cinch tight, and don't toss and turn too much in your sleep. If the sack is used in conjunction with a small head tarp, there aren't any issues. Ventilation: The hood hole offers great face ventilation. Full review

Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, not factory sealed seams BUT comes with seam seal. I'm a big guy and side sleep so its a tad small in that my knees press up on the sides. Seems to be good quality but you'd want to be a little careful with it as it's thin fabric. Aprox 1 1/2 pounds. Full review

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

Top-Rated Bivy Sacks

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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure 16 Bug Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bibler Hooped Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bibler Tripod Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy
$340 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
$240 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy
$216 - $269
Black Diamond Hooped Bivy
$230
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
$200 - $219
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
$300 MSRP
Black Diamond Twilight Bivy
$112 - $149
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Winter Bivy
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Blackstone Bedroll Protector
Brooks-Range UltraLite Alpini Bivy
$107
Brooks-Range UltraLite Sleeping Bag Cover
$40 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's North Star Bivy
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Eureka! Gossamer
discontinued
Exped BivyBag Duo
$129
 
Hilleberg Bivanorak
$195
 
Integral Designs Alpine Bivy
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Crysallis
discontinued
 
Integral Designs Makeshift SL Bivy
Integral Designs Micro Bivy
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Integral Designs Salathe
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Sola
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs South Col
discontinued
Integral Designs South Col II Bivy
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Unishelter
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Unishelter eVENT
Kelty Bug Shield Bivy
$52 - $69
Kelty Classic Bivy
$67 - $89
Kelty Trail Bivy
$67 - $89
Mammut Ultralight Bivi
$112 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Bivy
$179 MSRP
Marmot Mesh Bivy
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Breeze Dry-Tec U.L Sleeping Bag Cover
$125 MSRP
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone Nada Tent
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Conduit Bivy
Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Bivy
$90 - $185
Mountain Hardwear Ethereal Bivy
$188 - $250
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear SL Bivy
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Range Cobra Bivi
discontinued
MSR AC-Bivy
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR E-Bivy
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
NEMO Gogo
$350
NEMO GoGo Elite
$430
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Gogo EX
$330 MSRP
NEMO Gogo LE
$314 - $349
NEMO Moto 1P
$350 MSRP
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