User Review: Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $239
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 setup
- Insect screen
- A one pager explaining setup and giving tips would greatly help.
Easy to set up once you figure it out. A one page instruction sheet would really help. Otherwise, a very nice, lightweight bivy that is lofty enough to not be claustrophobic!
Condensation was not an issue for me, once I started staking it and using a guy line to keep it up off of me.