User Review: Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy
Design: Free Standing
Ease of Setup: Very ez on the 2nd time
Weight: mine is 1 lb. 3 ozs.
Price Paid: $320
I have to throw my bit in here...
I love this Gore-Tec Sac. I've had it over a year. Camped out in all types of weather. It's no fun changing clothes in it, but you can wait out a helava storm. (can be guyed out and staked.)
Cut the velcro, the bottom one. It is supposed to hold your pad, mine did no good. Just added weight and trouble. Also, I don't carry the bug screen most of the year. Sometimes I don't carry the long pole either and I have trimmed a few other "extras" off it.
It can be set up in about 2 min. after you learn one pole is longer than the other. Throw pad in, throw bag in, climb in and pull pack in. In cold weather I cook with one arm outside me in my bag and sac.
Four things got me to this 'tent'
1. Weight, try to find a better, lighter shelter.
2. Space, no not alot of it inside, but I like not having anything set on my face and I've got room for a few needed things. (like my 2 day pack that has 4 days in it.)
3. Bombporof, I've never had a leak or condensation. (Tip: always leave the zipper open 3" for vent.)
4. Size, less than 2' at the tallest peak and skinny, puts up anywhere.
~For all this I did have to give up my right arm. The price is no joke. Test it, try it, get in, get out, (it takes gettin' used to.) pack it, unpack it. You can't sit up in it, you can roll over in it.
Find out what YOU think BEFORE YOU give up you right arm or first born.~