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OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy

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  • OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy

    Perfect solo adventure companion, the Outdoor Research Bivy sack will let you sleep undisturbed. So whether it is the black flies in Maine, downpours in Ecuador or a fresh snowfall above the tree line, this OR Bivy bag will be your best friend

    Features/Benefits:

    • Waterproof and breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex® with Respiration Positive™ fabric
    • Durable, waterproof and breathable Hydroseal® coated taffeta floor
    • Fully taped seams keep precipitation out
    • Single overhead shock-corded Delrin pole creates overhead space in stormy weather
    • No-see-um netting at opening so you can sleep bug free
    • Sleeping pad straps keep your mat from escaping from under you
    • Five stake loops, one guy line loop
    • High-volume foot section
    • Small internal mesh pocket ideal for glasses and headlamps
    • Weighs just 32 oz

  • OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Peak Height 20 in.
    Min. Weight 1 lb 14 oz
    Max. Weight 2 lb.
    Packed Size 12 x 5 in.
    Freestanding No
    Floor Fabric Taffeta
    Sleeps 1
    Seasons Winter

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Packs small / compresses (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (4)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (3)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    the pole really ruins the product

    By Tanya

    from New York City

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stows Easily

    Cons

    • Pole is faulty

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Urban Camping

    Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy:

    This would be a wonderful little bivvy. Except that they seriously skimped on the quality of the single pole. Its very time consuming to get it in, and often comes apart and starts trying to fold up while in the sheath(very nit-picky and troublesome to then take it out, put it back together, and have another long go at setting it up). Since i usually have to set up FAST, this defeats the whole purpose of the thing. Very Frustrating!

    When it did eventually get the thing up and running, it was dry and as comfy as you'd expect a bivvy to be. The screening helped stop condensation, and the dark blue was great for my stealthy too cheap to even pay the fee at a hostel needs. But I had to bring it back cause of that silly pole!

    EMS used to make a wonderful little bivy very much like this- only BETTER. And it was BLACK too, which is what the urban explorer types who want a thing like this need(not neon orange or chartreuse or sunny good morning mister police man yellow). I hope ya start making those again! Consider your underground weirdo market, please!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid Sierras Choice

    By Mountain Miles

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stows Easily

    Cons

    • Hood Flops a Bit
    • Pole Difficult to Place
    • Zipper Snags Easily

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • Backpacking
    • Car Camping

    Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy:

    Now, I've only officially used the Alpine Bivy once in the field. It was last weekend at Treasure Lakes in the Sierras. The approach was only 2 or 3 miles, but I definitely noticed the difference in weight between the bivy and my 2-person tent. The weather was pretty hot, being mid-July, but the interior was comfortable probably due to the light, breathable material. I had no problems getting an inflatable mat, a large sleeping bag, and myself inside, and the netting protected me from the irritating swarms of mosquitoes that were by the lakes. It could be due to a number of factors, but I had one of the best-slept evenings I've had in the mountains. The only two issues I had with the bag were the zippers and the pole/hood. I'm not a big zipper fan in general, but zipping the opaque cover and the netting was a bit of a pain. Getting the pole into its proper place was a larger hassle, and the hood flops a bit. Overall, I thought the bivy was great and seems to be one of the better ones out there. I haven't tested it in harsher conditions, but since I'm using it to climb all the California fourteeners, I will.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great overall product

    By macguyver13

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Hood
    • Lightweight
    • Stows Easily

    Cons

    • No stakes included

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy:

    I just bought this bivy even after looking at the first customer review which was rather negative. I have to say, I had no problem with the pole going in or out. As long as you use your palm to push it out instead of pulling, it works great.My only complaint is it didn't come with stakes which you will want if you want the most head room. That is a small problem easily fixed since stakes are easy to get.Overall, I think it's a great product.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    "Ultralighters Dream"

    By Jake The Snake

    from Croton-On-Hudson,New York

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 4 Season camping
      • Backpacking
      • Cold Conditions

      Comments about OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine Bivy:

      Seems to be pretty much bombproof in foul weather.The Bivy added 5-10 degrees in comfort on a few windy sub-zero nights.There's plenty of room for my average size.The hood support pole took a little patience to get in place.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven

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