Bivy Sacks

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Recent Bivy Sack Reviews

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

Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This bivy is light, durable and waterproof! The hoop gives you a nice sleep with no fabric getting in your face! I purchased that bivy after a long research and have not regretted it yet! I have used it backpacking in Glacier National Park this past summer. The tent is light and easy to setup. I am quite small so I do not have any problems sleeping in it, have enough space. As I tend to be claustrophobic, the hoop was an absolute must! And it is great! Sometimes I wake up, cause the hoop shifted… Full review

Top-Rated Bivy Sacks

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The North Face Asylum Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face
Asylum Bivy
reviewed Jul 11, 2014
$200 - $229
Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Outdoor Research
Advanced Bivy
reviewed Apr 10, 2014
$319 - $320
Integral Designs Salathe
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Integral Designs
Salathe
reviewed Nov 21, 2013
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Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research
Alpine Bivy
reviewed Mar 30, 2013
$240
Blackstone Bedroll Protector
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Blackstone
Bedroll Protector
reviewed Mar 8, 2013
Sierra Designs Zagori Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs
Zagori Bivy
reviewed Jan 28, 2013
$160 MSRP
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Big Wall Hooped Bivy
reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$240
Integral Designs Unishelter eVENT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs
Unishelter eVENT
reviewed Nov 18, 2012
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Tripod Bivy
reviewed Nov 16, 2012
$300 MSRP
NEMO Gogo
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
NEMO
Gogo
reviewed Sep 27, 2012
$350
Marmot Alpinist Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Alpinist Bivy
reviewed Sep 10, 2012
$179 MSRP
Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
Aurora Bivy
reviewed Jul 27, 2012
$200
Outdoor Research Double Bug Bivy
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Double Bug Bivy
reviewed Jul 18, 2012
$79 MSRP
MSR E-Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR
E-Bivy
reviewed Oct 28, 2011
$100
REI Minimalist
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
REI
Minimalist
reviewed May 19, 2011
$100 - $109
NEMO Gogo EX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO
Gogo EX
reviewed Dec 26, 2010
$330 MSRP
Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes
Three Wire Bivy
reviewed Sep 15, 2010
$340 MSRP
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Spotlight Bivy
reviewed Aug 13, 2010
$220
Sierra Designs Baffin Bivy
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs
Baffin Bivy
reviewed Jun 3, 2010
$90 MSRP
The North Face Flight Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face
Flight Bivy
reviewed May 21, 2010
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user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
VauDe
Bivi Tent
reviewed Feb 15, 2010
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The North Face Backpack Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Backpack Bivy
reviewed Jul 16, 2009
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Slumberjack No Fly Zone
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack
No Fly Zone
reviewed Jun 8, 2009
$45
Bibler Tripod Bivy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bibler
Tripod Bivy
reviewed Mar 11, 2009
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Black Diamond Winter Bivy
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Winter Bivy
reviewed Feb 15, 2009
$130 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOLBEI
Solo
reviewed Dec 22, 2008
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack
Escape Bivy
reviewed Dec 1, 2008
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Mountain Hardwear Conduit Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
Conduit Bivy
reviewed Oct 16, 2008
Sierra Designs Navassa Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs
Navassa Bivy
reviewed Mar 6, 2008
$110 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
reviewed Mar 2, 2008
$125 MSRP
Outdoor Research Deluxe Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Outdoor Research
Deluxe Bivy
reviewed Sep 3, 2007
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Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research
MicroNight Bivy
reviewed Jun 13, 2007
discontinued
Outdoor Research Basic Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Basic Bivy
reviewed Mar 11, 2007
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
The North Face
Soloist
reviewed Feb 27, 2007
discontinued
Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Lightsabre Bivy
reviewed Oct 12, 2006
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Adventure 16 Bug Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure 16
Bug Bivy
reviewed Jul 27, 2006
$55
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Bipod Bivy
reviewed Mar 11, 2006
$202 - $269
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Eureka!
Gossamer
reviewed Jan 8, 2005
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Integral Designs Crysallis
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs
Crysallis
reviewed Nov 16, 2004
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Slumberjack
Summer Bivy
reviewed Apr 10, 2004
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear
SL Bivy
reviewed Dec 28, 2001
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack
Bivy Shelter
reviewed Nov 4, 2001
discontinued
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone
Nada Tent
reviewed Oct 17, 2001
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Range
Cobra Bivi
reviewed May 11, 2001
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack
Bivy Sack
reviewed Jan 1, 2001
discontinued
Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Bug Bivy
reviewed Dec 31, 1998
$79 - $89
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research
Advanced Double Bivy
reviewed Oct 19, 1998
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Bibler Hooped Bivy
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bibler
Hooped Bivy
reviewed Sep 2, 1998
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs
Sola
reviewed Jun 15, 1998
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs
Unishelter
reviewed May 2, 1998
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