Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy

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This bivy is light, durable and waterproof! The hoop…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $240

Summary

This bivy is light, durable and waterproof! The hoop gives you a nice sleep with no fabric getting in your face!

Pros

  • Definitely the hoop with the mesh

Cons

  • Had to seal the seams myself

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 towards my head  but then I just set it up again and keep sleeping.

On warm nights you don't have to zip up the bivy, but just leave it open with the mesh protecting you against mosquitos.

On cold nights it keeps you warm if you zip it up all the way but condensation does build up of course. I always try to leave the bivy a bit open and dry it out in the morning. It dries very fast.

It is a very light tent and easy to store, I like the color as well and the quality of the yellow fabric.

The only minus is that it came with a glue for the seams and I had to seal it myself. It was actually quite fun once you get how to do it. But if you want to buy this bivy and use it right away in wet conditions, you might get wet. Now that it is sealed, it is definitely waterproof!

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Free Shipping. Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy FEATURES of the Black Diamond Big Wall Bivy Sewn-in flexible wire creates air space Dual-sided zipper and mesh covered opening RF welded tie-in point for secure anchoring ToddTex single-wall fabric Taped seams SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Big Wall Bivy Season: 4 Average Packaged Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz / 950 g Dimension: 99 x 35in. / 251 x 89 cm Area: 24 square feet / 2.2 square meter Weight: 1 lb 14 oz / 840 g Packed Size: 6 x 13in. / 15 x 33 cm

- Moosejaw

Bigwallspecific design incorporates a strong waterproof tiein pointbull Sewnin flexible wire creates air spacebull Dualsided zipper and mesh covered openingbull RF welded tiein point for secure anchoringbull ToddTex singlewall fabricbull Taped seams

- Bentgate.com

Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy Sack - The Big Wall Hooped Bivy by Black Diamond is a compact, ultralight, stormproof, hooped bivy sac. It is outfitted with a sewn-in flexible wire, a dual-slider zipper that opens in the middle and a no-see-um mesh covered opening gives you some adjustable breathing space. It's built from waterproof, windproof and breathable ToddTex with a polyurethane-laminated floor. For security, the double storm flap and rain gutter use a seamless construction, and all other seams are factory taped. The Big Wall Hooped Bivy has all the features of the Hooped Bivy but incorporates an RF-welded tie-in point for total protection while you're clipped in.

- Outdoorplay

Over the years, the Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy has become a favorite for alpine and big wall climbers throughout the world. This minimalist shelter is designed for harsh environments and technical climbs. The wire reinforcement in the hood cuts down on claustrophobia, while the Todd-Tex fabric keeps you dry. Climbers love the Big Wall Hooped Bivy for its full-strength tie-in point, which allows you to stay clipped in and sealed off at the same time.

- Backcountry.com

Compact, ultralight, stormproof bivy sacks, the Big Wall Hooped Bivy uses a sewn-in flexible wire, a dual-slider zipper that opens in the middle and a no-see-um mesh covered opening gives you some adjustable breathing space. It's built from waterproof, windproof and breathable ToddTex with a polyurethane-laminated floor. For security, the double storm flap and rain gutter use a seamless construction, and all other seams are factory taped. The Big Wall Hooped Bivy has all the features of the Hooped Bivy but incorporates an RF-welded tie-in point for total protection while you're clipped in.

- SunnySports