Reviewed by The Mushroomer Man from The Rockies on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Am most impressed that my sleeping pad fits with the bag in the bivy. Excellent amount of headroom, the breezeway screen adds a nice profile. Just bring your own spikes to bolt the tassel bars down to the Earth.
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Packs Small, Sturdy
Reviewed by DebtheHiker from California on Friday, July 13, 2012
The ethereal bivy is an excellent piece of mountain gear; have used it now for seven nights; two in howling wind; three at elevations higher than 10,000 feet. Set up is quick and intuitive and performance is excellent. No problems in the wind as long as you or your gear (if you are out hiking/climbing) are inside to weight it down. In fact, it perfomed better in the wind than many tents I have used. Comfortable inside; full side zips work well. Ventilation is excellent; minor condensation when the temps dipped outside and I closed the vents. When at base camp in snow I used a lightweight groundcloth underneath and a good, insulating sleeping pad that fit inside under my bag. Packs back into its carry sack quickly and easily. Very satisfied.
Reviewed by Mustang from Columbia, MD on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Not cold enough yet to get the full benefits of this bivy, but one day it will be. So far it's great with a quick set up and take down. No problems with excessive condensation, sticky zuppers, or pushy poles which go where they are not wanted. Loads well in the pack, bike, or clipped on front of a fastpack harness for overnight trail runs at higher elevations.