Weighing in at just 18 ounces, the Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is built for the stingiest of ounce-counting adventurers or anyone looking for an ultra-lightweight backup shelter. High-performance Pertex Shield+ balances weight, durability, waterproofness, and breathability.
Measuring 84” x 26” at the head and tapering to 20”wide at the feet, the bivy is large enough to accommodate most sleeping bags and standard-sized sleeping pads. An integrated shock-corded Delrin pole runs over the top of the bag, keeping material off of your face and providing 19.5” of headroom while you are lying flat on your back. To shed weight, you can remove the pole entirely. Extra volume is built into the foot section of the bivy to provide a little wiggle room and increase livability.
Despite its light weight, the Helium Bivy still delivers durability and reliable protection. A 70D laminated floor is surprisingly rugged and full seam taping bolsters waterproof protection. Integrated No-See-Um mesh at the head of the bivy enhances breathability when weather cooperates while the bivy can be fully enclosed to fend off the elements.Other features include integrated sleeping pad straps, five stake loops (stakes not included), and an internal mesh pocket for stashing valuables.
- Waterproof and breathable
- Ultra lightweight
- Fully seam-taped
- Durable No-see-um mesh
- Hydroseal floor
- Anti-fungal coating on floor
- Sleeping pad straps
- Five stake loops
- One guy line loop
- Internal mesh pocket
- Delrin single pole system
Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering Warranty Limited Lifetime Average Min Weight 16.0 oz w/o Delrin pole Average Packed Weight 18.0 oz w/ Delrin pole Interior Height 19.5" at the head Floor Dimension 85" x 26" at the widest point Vestibule Area n/a Doors 1 Pole Type Delrin Number of Poles 1 Material Waterproof/breathable Pertex Shield+ 2.5L 30D ripstop nylon and 70D ripstop nylon w/TPU floor Seam Sealed Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- good for emergencies
Likes: this would be great for an emergency situation, its its crazy lite, packs so small but bivy is a good size, fits most pads easily
Dislikes: the fabric sags down alot even with the pole in, the material falls on your face and feet. I haven't tried it in the rain yet but it would be an interesting feeling of the water hitting you but staying dry
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