Integral Designs South Col
Design: bivy sack
Ease of Setup: just roll it out
Weight: 1lb 14oz
Price Paid: $145
I like it. It has a wire stiffener that keeps it off your face, and a partial zipper down one side for ventilation and ease of entry and exit. I set mine up with my head a bit higher than the rest of my body so I can leave the main zip completely open in a snow storm. I noticed that the fuzzy wicking interior surface retains some frozen moisture (from body vapor) like the fabrics in single wall tents. This makes it hard to put it back into the stuff sack, so I don't use the stuff sack (a good idea anyway to save weight and time).
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Climbers, mountaineers, and high-alpine trekkers looking for durable, lightweight overnight gear will rejoice when they get their hands on the Integral Designs South Col Bivy. Built with waterproof breathable eVent upper, this ultra-breathable, 22-ounce bivy is a great option for emergency shelter or a planned big-wall overnight.
Based on the proven design of the Integral Design South Col Bivy , using the lightest materials available, the eVent South Col is designed for climbers looking for high performance and light weight. Made from lightweight 3oz. eVent three layer fabric which uses the Dry System Technology TM and a lightweight coated nylon floor, staying dry won't be a problem. A wire-stiffened hood keeps the fabric off the face (no bugnet) and a 22" low profile waterproof zipper (left or right) allows for ease of entry and increased venting. This bivy is the best option for the unexpected night out or the planned big wall sleepover.. Integral Designs South Col eVENT Bivy Specs: Length: 92" (Fits to 6'7") Width: 32" at shoulders tapering to 22" at foot Girth: 69" tapering to 55" at foot Weight: 22oz Packed Size: 8"x5"
Description of Integral Designs South Col Bivy (Regular)A bivy shelter is a great way to go fast and light, get a good night's rest, and enjoy the benefits of climbing and hiking with others without being forced into sleeping intimacy with them. Fewer zippers and less bug screen make the South Col Bivy a bit more weathertight than the Saluthe bivy, while still keeping it remarkably light by using TetraTex on the upper half--a waterproof, breathable fabric. A 22" side zipper makes entry easier, Velcro brand fastener weather flaps are good for venting, and also for roping up to a wall, and a replaceable wire stiffener in the hood brim to encourage air flow and keep fabric off the face. For a year round all purpose bivy that'll fit right into your backpack, you can't go wrong with the Integral Designs South Col. "Testers choice" Climbing Magazine, August 1997. Gripped Magazine, October 2000 Lightweight protection from the elements for a restful sleep. Features:Length
- US Outdoor Store