User Review: Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: I don't remember
OR is a company that stands behind their products! And they make some really good gear.
- Quality materials
Ok, I have to admit that I have not used THIS bivy since I got. But I have used my old OR bivy before this one and I basically wanted to recount my story of customer satisfaction.
I bought one of the original OR bivy sacks from a friend many years ago, after he had already used it for several seasons in Montana. Over the years, the silicon-impregnated material developed that tacky, icky feel and smell...you know how old gear gets. It got to the point that I didn't want to use it anymore for fear that it wouldn't be waterproof on the bottom.
I was going to just toss it out but decided to contact OR in case they knew of a remedy for restoring the fabric. And they did. They sent me a brand new Aurora bivy sack, no questions asked. I was very impressed by this gesture, and most grateful.
I am now looking forward to some hikes in Colorado using this new bivy. It is of very good quality and appears that it will hold up to the elements well. I plan on using it as a backup for when I can't find suitable conditions for my hammock. It is light and compact enough that both can be carried. I will update my review once I have some more experience with it.
PS--I do not have any connection to OR whatsoever. They simply demonstrated excellent product commitment and I am grateful.