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Recent Bivy Sack Reviews

Borah Gear Side Zip Ultralight Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars Never leave home without it. Most backpackers have a few extra pieces of gear. On one trip you might take a bigger or smaller backpack or a different tent/tarp depending on weather. Maybe a poncho one trip and a full rain suit another. But what gear goes on every trip? My Borah bivy is one of those!! I have the side zip extra wide bivy made out of very breathable argon90. The extra wide Borah bivy will hold me, my 30-degree ZPacks extra wide down sleeping bag, and my inflatable sleeping pad (I'm… Full review

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works well in the summer, but a lot of condensation in cold weather. I switched to this bivy from an MSR tent to save weight. During the summer and warmer months it works great. Two complaints. For the high cost, OR could have included a way to keep the hood open while using the bug net. Also, during cold and damp weather, condensation builds up greatly. I spent a very cold and wet night last fall and learned to bring a tent in cold weather. Full review

Titanium Goat Ptarmigan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best of sleeping under the stars and being in a shelter. The bottom and sides are made of of 30D sil-nylon that is waterproof. The top is made of 15D breathable water resistant fabric. There is an option to add a bug net hood over the face with a separate zipper. The bivy sack comes with a stuff sack and together they weigh 6.6 ounces, or 7.6 with the optional bug net hood. If there is a threat of protracted rain I'll set up a DIY tarp to protect me and my pack, otherwise in good weather I use… Full review

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

Top-Rated Bivy Sacks

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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
TAS Auscam Bivvy Bag
$250 MSRP
 
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
$330
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
$270
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy
$290
Black Diamond Bivy Bag Alien Double
$110
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
$300 MSRP
Black Diamond Twilight Bivy
$150
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Winter Bivy
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Blackstone Bedroll Protector
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Borah Gear Side Zip Ultralight Bivy
Borah Gear Snowyside eVent Bivy
Brooks-Range Alpini Bivy Sack
$250
Brooks-Range UltraLite Alpini Bivy
$179 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's North Star Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Equinox Sprawler Ultralite Bivi
$63 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Eureka! Gossamer
discontinued
Exped Bivybag 100% eVent
Exped Bivybag 100% VentAir
$299
Exped Bivybag Duo UL
$139
Exped Bivybag eVent/PU
$173
Exped Bivybag Uno UL
$119
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivybag VentAir/PU
$259 MSRP
Hilleberg Bivanorak
$205 - $210
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Bivy
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Bugaboo II Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Crysallis
discontinued
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Integral Designs Unishelter
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Unishelter eVENT
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Katabatic Gear Bristlecone Bivy
$155 MSRP
Kelty Bug Shield Bivy
Kelty Classic Bivy
$90
Kelty Trail Bivy
Mammut Ultralight Bivi
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Bivy
$179 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
$100 - $149
Mountain Hardwear Ethereal Bivy
 
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
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