Outdoor Research Helium Bivy

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Weighing in at only 18 oz., this is the lightest weight bivy available from Outdoor Research. With a classic clamshell design, it's waterproof, breathable and ready for many seasons of adventures.


The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is a minimalist shelter for solo adventurers. Because if it gets any bigger they'd just call it a tent. This ultralight shelter is made from Pertex Shield+ 2.5L fabric, a 100% nylon with a floor that is tougher than the Upper, for longevity and protection. The single pole creates enough space so your face isn't stuck up against the fabric and you can start catching z's with the no-see-um mesh exposed on warmer nights, watching the stars. In wetter weather, zip the whole thing up for waterproof protection throughout the night. Nobody wants their head getting rained on while they sleep. Features of the Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Fully Seam Taped Anti-Fungal Coating on Floor Five Stake Loops; One Guy-Line Loop High-Volume Toe-End Removable No-See-Um Netting at Opening Single Shock-Corded Overhead Delrin Pole Sized to Fit Thicker Mats Sleeping Pad Straps Small Internal Mesh Pocket

- Moosejaw

Outdoor Research brings you lightweight protection from the elements, with their Helium Bivy. This ultralight bivy is the lightest they make and provides breathable protection that is also durable. PRODUCT FEATURES:

- Appalachian Outdoors

Outdoor Research Helium Bivy - The Helium Bivy is the lightest bivy that Outdoor Research makes. Made from the same material as their ultralight rain shell, the Helium II Jacket, this bivy weighs in at a feather light 18 ounces! It features a classic, no-nonsense clamshell design and is completely waterproof and breathable. The single shock-corded overhead Delrin pole gives you breathing room at the head while the removable no-see-um netting at opening keeps those peasky biting bugs at bay. Designed to fit thicker sleeping bags, the Helium also offers high volume in the feet area. The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is your true minimalist bivy for fast and light solo expeditions.

- Outdoorplay

A minimalist bivy for quick-trips and solo outings. The no-nonsense clamshell design of Outdoor Researchs Helium Bivy allows you to takes on adventures in all seasons while ditching the tent and lightening your load. Lightweight and durable Pertex Shield+ 2.5 layer 100% nylon, 30-denier ripstop fabric construction with fully taped seals is waterproof and highly breathable. When extra overhead space in needed or preferred, the Delrin single-pole system increases internal height to 19.5 when closed. No-see-um-mesh opening ventilates well and wards off insects. The bivy floor is made of 70-denier with TPU lamination and an anti-fungal coating. Additional design features include: sleeping pad straps, five stake loops, one guy-line loop and an internal mesh pocket. Imported. 70L x 18H (with pole). Shoulder width: 26. Wt: 18 oz. (with pole), 16 oz. (without pole). Color: Pewter. Color: Pewter. Type: Backpacking Tents.

- Cabela's