Marmot Alpinist Bivy

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Specs

Maximum Weight 15 oz / 0.4 kg
Minimum Weight 14 oz / 0.4 kg
Dimensions 8 x 36 x 86 in / 20 x 91 x 218 cm
Packed Size 6 x 9 in / 15 x 23 cm

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Great climber's bivy. This is my go-to bivy for alpine…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Summary

Great climber's bivy.

Pros

  • Super light weight
  • Totally weather-proof
  • Easy to get into
  • Easy to stay tied in
  • Simple to adjust the zippers
  • Roomy inside (for a bivy)

Cons

  • No bug net

This is my go-to bivy for alpine climbing.  It weighs in at just under a pound, and is completely reliable. I have used it on numerous routes and found that the Membrain Stratos fabric breathes well and it totally waterproof. 

I have not had problems with the condensation that plagues many other bivy bags. The zipper arrangement makes it easy to stay tied into your anchor, and it is easy to rig a drip loop or to rig a waterproof anchor. I do wish it had a bug net, but that would add weight that I don't want. 

The bag extends the warmth of your sleeping bag by several degrees. I have used a worn-out 20 degree bag in conditions well below freezing and have been warm enough to sleep well. 

Good bivy for alpine and big wall routes, as well as just camping out. I heartily recommend it.

Manufacturer's Description

A bivouac sack for the twenty-first century, it’s 100 percent seam taped for waterproofness and durability, weighs in at under a pound, and compresses like magic into any pack. High-tech Marmot MemBrain fabric breathes easily while blocking wind and water: The Alpinist Bivy offers awesome minimalist protection for climbers and backcountry adventurers who must travel light.

Visit Marmot's Alpinist Bivy page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If you are looking for a lightweight, extremely breathable bivy the Alpinist is the one for you. It is 100% seam taped for waterproofness and durability, weighs in at under a pound, and compresses like magic into any pack. High-tech Marmot MemBrain- fabric breathes easily while blocking wind and water: The Alpinist Bivy offers awesome minimalist protection for climbers and backcountry adventurers who must travel light.Everyone at Mountain Hideaway thinks that this bivy is super cool. We definately recommend it.Features: Marmot MemBrain-, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric Marmot MemBrain, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric Fully Seam Taped Highly Compressible Storm Flap Specifications:Main Material: Clarion 2.2 oz 100% Nylon MemBrain- Strata Tent Floor Material: 40d 100 % Nylon Ripstop 3000mm W/R, F/R Minimum weight: 14 ozs / 397 g Maximum weight: 15 ozs / 425 g Packed size: 6 x 9 in / 15.24 x 22.86 cm Technology:Marmot MemBrain-MemBrain- fabric balances the best performance in waterproof, breathable fabric with excellent durability.MemBrain- reduces internal condensation while increasing comfort by reducing the chilling effect caused by condensation build-up.When used with insulated garments or sleeping bags, MemBrain- protects the insulation from harsh weather conditions.

- Mountain Hideaway

Key Features of the� Marmot Alpinist BivyMarmot membrain fabricFloor material: 40D nylon ripstop100% seam-taped designStorm flapDimensions: 8x36x86 inchesMarmot Alpinist BivyThe Marmot Alpinist Bivy is the ideal choice� for travelers. Its Marmot� MemBrain� fabric is both waterproof and breathable, so it keeps you protected and comfortable under severe� weather conditions.� With its 100% seam-taped design, this� bivy� is effectively� weatherproof.� This product is highly compressible� and weighs� only 15 oz., so you can store it anywhere for easy packing and portability. Thanks to its unique structure and� storm flap feature, this bivy� is geared to overcome and withstand windy and cold weather conditions. You can set the flap aside if you need� extra ventilation. Since the floor is made from a 40D ripstop nylon� material, the durability and sturdiness of this bivy is ensured. Experience� the comfort and safety of the� Marmot Alpinist Bivy, for an unforgettable adventure.

- SunnySports

Free Shipping. Marmot Alpinist Bivy DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Alpinist Bivy Marmot MemBrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric Fully Seam Taped Highly Compressible Storm Flap The SPECS of the Marmot Alpinist Bivy Capacity: 14 oz / 410 g Minimum Weight: 15 oz / 428 g Maximum Weight: 15 oz / 428 g Pack Weight: 15 oz / 428 g Dimension: 8in. x 36in. x 86in. / 20 x 91 x 218 cm Packed Size: 9in. x 6in. / 23 x 15 cm Canopy: MemBrain Strata 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.2 oz/yd Floor: 40d 100% Nylon Ripstop 3000 mm W/R, F/R

- Moosejaw

Your kit is ultralight, you move fast, and you have to be ready to sleep anywhere from soggy snow caves to drippy granite slabs. Sounds like you're the perfect candidate for the Marmot Alpinist Bivy. Weighing in at just 14-ounces and packing down to about the size of a water bottle, this bivy offers serious light-and-fast advantages over your tent. Marmot's own waterproof breathable fabric fends off foul weather without leaving you sweating underneath when the skies clear. All you really need is your sleeping bag, a bivy, and a flat place to rest your weary bones.

- Backcountry.com

Marmot Alpinist Bivy

MSRP:
$179.00

The Marmot Alpinist Bivy is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 7, 2014 at SunnySports.

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