Bivy Sacks

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$50 - $99.99
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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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user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy reviewed Oct 12, 2014
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Asylum Bivy reviewed Jul 11, 2014
$160 - $228
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy reviewed Apr 10, 2014
$319 - $320
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Integral Designs Salathe reviewed Nov 21, 2013
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user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy reviewed Mar 30, 2013
$219 - $240
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Blackstone Bedroll Protector reviewed Mar 8, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Zagori Bivy reviewed Jan 28, 2013
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy reviewed Jan 20, 2013
$216 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Unishelter eVENT reviewed Nov 18, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Tripod Bivy reviewed Nov 16, 2012
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
NEMO Gogo reviewed Sep 27, 2012
$350
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Alpinist Bivy reviewed Sep 10, 2012
$179 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Double Bug Bivy reviewed Jul 18, 2012
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR E-Bivy reviewed Oct 28, 2011
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
REI Minimalist reviewed May 19, 2011
$100 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NEMO Gogo EX reviewed Dec 26, 2010
$330 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy reviewed Sep 15, 2010
$340 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Spotlight Bivy reviewed Aug 13, 2010
$200 - $219
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Baffin Bivy reviewed Jun 3, 2010
$90 MSRP
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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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Backpack Bivy reviewed Jul 16, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack No Fly Zone reviewed Jun 8, 2009
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bibler Tripod Bivy reviewed Mar 11, 2009
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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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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Conduit Bivy reviewed Oct 16, 2008
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sierra Designs Navassa Bivy reviewed Mar 6, 2008
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Breeze Dry-Tec U.L Sleeping Bag Cover reviewed Mar 2, 2008
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Outdoor Research Deluxe Bivy reviewed Sep 3, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy reviewed Jun 13, 2007
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Basic Bivy reviewed Mar 11, 2007
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
The North Face Soloist reviewed Feb 27, 2007
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user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy reviewed Oct 12, 2006
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Adventure 16 Bug Bivy reviewed Jul 27, 2006
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Bipod Bivy reviewed Mar 11, 2006
$216 - $269
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Eureka! Gossamer reviewed Jan 8, 2005
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Crysallis reviewed Nov 16, 2004
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Slumberjack Summer Bivy reviewed Apr 10, 2004
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear SL Bivy reviewed Dec 28, 2001
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack Bivy Shelter reviewed Nov 4, 2001
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user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone Nada Tent reviewed Oct 17, 2001
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Range Cobra Bivi reviewed May 11, 2001
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user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack Bivy Sack reviewed Jan 1, 2001
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Bug Bivy reviewed Dec 31, 1998
$79
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Advanced Double Bivy reviewed Oct 19, 1998
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bibler Hooped Bivy reviewed Sep 2, 1998
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Sola reviewed Jun 15, 1998
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs Unishelter reviewed May 2, 1998
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