Integral Designs

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rated 4 of 5 stars I prefer a tent to a bivy but this is the best bivy I've ever used! Easy to climb into. Comfortable to read in. Light and packs small. Setup is as simple as it gets with any bivy. The one pole on this guy requires staking for it to be effective but once it's set up, the mesh stays off your face and there is plenty of room for reading comfortably. In warm, heavily mosquito'd areas you can leave the mesh open all night without walking up looking like you have small pox.  Completely waterproof —… Full review

Bugaboo II Bivy

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Great material, almost nailed it, but flawed design. This version seems to be an evolution of the well known Integral Designs Salathe Bivy.   A simple, fairly lightweight, but also burly durable bivy. Material is improved. Simple brim is perfect. Lots of pluses. However, the new center zipper appears to be a choice of form over function. The older versions had two symmetrical partial side zippers. Obviously one zipper versus two means weight savings. I can only assume this is the reason they went… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars This bivy excels at versatility. Originally designed for climbers it allows for sitting up and putting your arms out too cook or whatever. Integrated screen for bugs and/or venting. Combined with a tarp, this is a fantastic lightweight (not UL) shelter system for the backcountry. Unlike hooped designs this bivy allows you to sit up,  stick your arms out and move around to cook, look for gear or adjust the tarp. It breaths well and ads 15° to 20° warmth to the sleep system. On one of my backcountry… Full review

Unishelter eVENT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight doesn't have to be painful. This lightweight shelter gives you headroom and bug protection while putting the mesh viewing window in JUST THE RIGHT PLACE. You really can't go wrong with the Unishelter bivy from Intergral Designs. Let us chat a little about construction before we get started: Materials: Its made of fabric of the hour: eVent. Now I don’t go into the whole debate of eVent vs goretex. I have done hours and hours of research and I personally believe that if you use either… Full review

eVent Shortie Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars I could not be happier with these inexpensive yet highly effective gaiters. I purchased these to keep splash/mud/debris out of the tops of my boots, and for walking in light snow. Anyone who has had to stop, remove their boots, and shake little stones and debris out, or who has had mud splash over the collar of their boots, knows how annoying that is. No more. They are the ultimate in simplicity — one circular piece, no zippers or Velcro to open them up. they have a thin elastic cord that runs… Full review

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Integral Designs was started in 1986 and includes five complementary product lines: bivys, tarps, bug shelters, mountain tents, and accessories. As of 2010, Integral Designs is owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies, which also owns Rab, Podsacs, and Lowe Alpine.

Integral Designs Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Outdoor Retailer: Tent, Pack, and Bag Lines Expand
While tents keep lightening up, not all manufacturers are giving up space or vying to be lightest of the light. Also, brands debut new tent, sleeping bag, and tent lines from stateside and the U.K. Read more
August 2, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Petzl, Energizer, SPOT, and Pacsafe
Petzl belay/rappel device and headlamp-charging system; Energizer's solar panel/battery charger; PacSafe's anti-theft devices; and news from SPOT and RAB/Integral Designs. Read more
August 16, 2010

Rab parent brand acquires Integral Designs
Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd., the parent company of Rab USA, has acquired Integral Designs, the 24-year-old Canada-based brand known for high-end tents, bivys, apparel and other outdoor equipment for self-propelled adventurers. Read more
March 2, 2010

Q&A: Hooped Bivies Under $250
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January 14, 2007


Integral Designs
Equip Outdoor Technologies, LTD
685 South Arthur Ave, Suite 5
Louisville, CO 80027

phone: (303) 926-7228
fax: (303) 926-7230