Bivy Recommendations

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Bivy Recommendations

Post by hikeit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 am

I'm heading out on a hike in two weeks time and I need to pick up a new bivy as I unfortunately ripped the canvas of my current bivy last time out.

It's been such a long time since I've bought a bivy. I was hoping for some advice.

I found the Black Diamond Big Wall bivy well reviewed on this list: [url]htt://[/url] and I'm considering it as a potential replacement despite it being pretty expensive.

Does anyone own a Black Diamond Big Wall bivy? Would you recommend it? Is it worth the extra cash? Or do you have your own recommendation on a bivy to purchase?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Bivy Recommendations

Post by zelph » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:29 am

I'd go for the big Wall:

If you love bivys, however, don’t want to feel claustrophobic than you’ll love the Black Diamond bivy. It’s minimalistic in design, which does provide you with lower headspace since it doesn’t come with a pole system, however, it’s roomier width wise.

The big-wall design incorporates a waterproof tie-in point which helps from water leaking in. If you’re worried that the low roof will create condensation, that’s not the case. Actually, the sewn-in wire allows for air space inside the bivy since it suspends the material. If there are some heavy winds and you’re worried about rolling around in the middle of the night, you can anchor the bivy down with RF welded tie-in points.

The bivy itself is made of Todd-Tex material which is similar to Gore-Tex as it uses PTFE membrane to bond the 3-layer design. Todd-Tex material provides waterproof protection, breathability and durability. The features are minimal, yet, cover the basic necessities. There’s a dual zipper, a no-see mesh and taped seams.

If you’re not looking for anything fancy but rather a bivy that’s lightweight and easy-to-pack that will withstand unpleasant weather conditions, then this is certainly one to keep an eye on. ... ooped-bivy

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