User Review: REI Minimalist
Ease of Setup: Very Easy
Weight: 1 pound or less
Price Paid: $89
Great bivy. Kept me dry all night. I do have some tiny issues, considering that it was $200 less then the competition it's still a great deal. First, in heavy rain your face gets soaked; I solved this by putting a poncho I found in the Pasatan Wilderness over my face. And if bug net in your face at night bothers you just wear a brimmed hat at night to keep it off your face. This bivy also dries super fast, any rain or condenstaion disappears in minutes.
For those who are considering bivys in general don't use a down bag in them, they pick up the condensation and don't dry out like a synthic bag will. I learned that the hard way.