The fully featured Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy provides backpackers with a snug, secure sleeping space and provides weather protection beneath a canopy of innovative, breathable Gore-Tex Respiration+ fabric. Though not for everyone, this minimalist shelter allows backpackers to greatly reduce packed weight while still ensuring a dry, wind protected night outdoors.
Measuring 84 in. long and 26 in. wide at the head, tapering to 19 in. wide at the feet, the Alpine Bivy is large enough to accommodate most sleeping bags and accompanying standard sleeping pads. An integrated shock-corded Delrin pole runs over the top of the bag, keeping material off of your face and providing 20 in. of headroom while you are lying flat on your back. When not needed, the Delrin pole can be left at home, shaving an additional 2 ounces off of the 2 pound packed weight of the Alpine Bivy. Extra volume is built into the foot section of the Alpine Bivy to provide a little wiggle room and increase livability.
Gore-Tex's amazing Respiration+ fabric offers durable, waterproof, windproof protection while allowing air to circulate, ensuring that you can breathe easily and avoid condensation build-up. No-see-um netting at the opening of the Alpine Bivy allows you to peel back the Gore-Tex to view the stars on clear nights and allow completely unimpeded airflow. The nylon floor of the Alpine Bivy has a Hydroseal coating for full waterproof protection. Fully taped seams provide further assurance that moisture remains outside of the Alpine Bivy.
The Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy is available in Mojo Blue and Alpenglow color options.
Colors available: Mojo Blue
Outdoor Research part numbers: 40211-Mojo Blue