- Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Highly-Breathable, Fully Seam- Taped, Durable, No-See-Um Mesh, Hydroseal® Floor, Anti-Fungal Coating on Floor
- Design Features: Three Stake Loops, Two Guy Line Loops, Internal Mesh Pocket, Reflective Print
Fabric: GORE-TEX® Respiration Positive™ 3L, 100% nylon, 30D ripstop upper - 2L, 100% nylon, plain weave taffeta floor
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 23.5oz / 665g (One Size)
- Great Product (Review by Chief)
This is the first commercial bivy that I have ever bought. Before I found out about this bivy I always used military surplus products such as the ECWS. Needless to say I will never go back, this bivy out-performs other bivy's in weight, comfort and keeping dry. I have used this bivy in the wet, rainy forests of WA up to altitudes of 10k in temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 60 degrees in the spring and fall, and, in the high desert mountains of NV up to altitudes of 7k in temperatures below 30 degrees waking up covered in snow. Now we have two of these great bivy's and love them. They keep bugs out and keep you dry 100% of the time.
(Posted on 4/30/14)
- Aurora Bivy (Review by By Walaby the Guide)
This bivy has carried me through two seasons of guiding kayaking and mountaineering in the North West. I've seen many other guides with many other bivies and I can say I am happy with my purchase. It has remained water proof through down pours. It looks almost brand new after spending two seasons thrown on oyster shells and rock. It is like a second home to me. The only downside is that it, like all bivies, does condensate a bit. If you want a shelter without condenstation, buy a double walled tent.
(Posted on 7/8/12)
- Aurora Bivy (Review by By Shooter)
I've spent many nights in AK on river's edge with this bivy and it kept the wet and the mosquitoes out. I've used other bivy sacks before and the mosquitoes found their way in, eating me alive. It doesn't breathe too well, but it doesn't let water in either. If you get claustrophobic, this bivy might not be for you, but if light weight shelter is your thing. this is right up your alley.
(Posted on 2/12/11)
- Aurora Bivy (Review by By mmeiser)
The first thing I did when I got this is go out and sleep out in the open in almost a foot of snow in 55 degree weather. When I woke up in the morning the grass was showing through and the bivy was litterally laying in a puddle of water. I however was dry as a bone. That still seems unbelieveable to me.In the three years since I got it I've slept out in the pooring rain, camped in the snow and a myriad of other conditions. Conservatively I've used it perhaps 50 nights, maybe much more.It's my goto piece of gear for three seasons out of the year. As long as it's not above around 65 or 70 at night it's incredible.My favorite way to use it is with a minimal tarp to cover the head area for cooking, sitting, gear.In the winter I'll typically use it with some sort of a tent, like a screenless, bottomless, mid / pyramid tent.Feature wise I haven't found the screen to useful, but minor issue. I like the stake points, though I don't use them much they're handy when on a bit of a slope.What I love most about the bivy is I can just unroll it anywhere and sleep. Instant camp. Instant sleep. This lets me push late into the night without worrying about where I'm going to bed down or when. In the morning I just roll it all up and it protects my sleeping bag during the day as well.
(Posted on 12/12/10)
- Aurora Bivy (Review by By James)
This was the first bivy I ever bought. It has seen me through mountain storms at 14k feet, wet nights in the redwood rain-forest and nights when my wife wanted the dog to sleep in the tent with her because she was convinced he was scared...and there wasn't enough room for the both of us. The bivy breathes well even at below freezing temperatures, where ice forms from condensation. My only thought would be to put a piece of Velcro or possibly a snap so that the fabric that usually would cover your face while laying down can be secured folded down leaving only the mesh netting (another great feature!) over the face on clear nights.
(Posted on 12/9/10)