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Alpine Bivy

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Ideal Shelter For Solo Missions The Gore-Tex
CAD350.00 25.0% Discount Sale Price: CAD262.50
COLOR mojo blue
SIZE: 1size - In stock
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Infinite Guarantee
INFINITE GUARANTEE
Respiration Positive fabric on the Alpine Bivy protects from rain and snow without collecting interior condensation, the overlapped zipper opening lets you breathe freely without letting in the weather, and a single pole can be used to create overhead space or left at the trailhead to save weight.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX Respiration Positive 3L
100% nylon
30D ripstop upper - 2L
100% nylon
plain weave taffeta floor
Weight :
32oz / 907g Avg. Weight for size One Size
GORE-TEX
Fabric Performance :
Waterproof
Highly-Breathable
Fully Seam- Taped
Durable
No-See-Um Mesh
Hydroseal® Floor
Anti-Fungal Coating on Floor
Design Features :
Sleeping Pad Straps
Five Stake Loops
One Guy Line Loop
Internal Mesh Pocket
High-Volume Toe-End
Functional Details :
Delrin® Single-Pole System

RATING AND REVIEWS

Couldn't be happier

5

Took it out into the back-country last week and it met all my expectations. Was the perfect addition to my winter camping kit, light weight, durable and has allowed me to significantly lower my pack size. In the mornings I simply roll the entire set-up, sleeping bag and mat included, and it rolls up to just slight larger than the hubba hubba I have been using for the last few years.

Edmonton, AB

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This is the best piece of camping equipment I own

5

I used this bivy for 3 seasons while working for the Forest Service. I've set it up and broke it down at least 200 times. I was also attacked by a bear while sleeping in it and it still doesn't have a single tear.

UTAH

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Worth every penny.

5

Avid backpacker in Canada's PNW, Vancouver Island. This bivy wont leave my ruck. Its lightweight and breathable and the frame is a nice touch for quick ins/out.

Victoria BC

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Awesome 4 season lightweight shelter

5

So I wanted to expand my trips to include some winter camping in the Adirondacks. I did not relish the thought of purchasing a four season tent as I was looking to be a bit frugal with my pack weight and my wallet. I decided to give a bivy a whirl. I had never previously slept in a bivy and was a bit worried that I might feel claustrophobic. After doing some online and in store research I settled on the OR Alpine Buvy. I could not be happier. It is well built and solid. I do not feel cramped or confined. The one pole design is simple and functional. The Gore-Tex fabric breathes well and keeps me dry. On my most recent night out during some wet (ish) snow I was warm as the temperature dipped to the low 20's. I kept the zipper near my head cracked about four inches and there was zero condensation inside the bivy in the morning. Overall I think it was a great purchase and a welcome addition to my gear collection.

New York

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Love this thing

5

This thing is bomb proof. Some pro tips, if you sew a little cord on to the center bottom of the lip, you can use that to tie up the flap to keep the tension on the bug net. Further more if you sleep with light fabric over your mouth (like a bandana or something) not only do you keep your nose warm, but you cut out most if not all condensation. I am 6'5" tall and i fit.... lets say comfortably. Dont get one if you are taller than me. Other than that, if you enjoy gear that will hold up, last, and perform this bivy is for you.

Utah

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Need to be redesigned

2

The mosquito net and the hood could have been much much much better designed. In warm and humid weather it's hard to keep the hood open and the net tight. In cold weather, the mosquito net is on the bivy floor and end up tearing it ( it takes a while but it does happen when used regularly ). In foggy weather, there is a lot of condensation inside. The gore tex does the job but a better hood would allow more mist to get out. This is even worse in rainy weather. So the bivy is good for winter use but in winter a bivy is not really needed. In summer it's a good shelter but not a good protection from mosquitoes, mosquito net falling because not directly linked to the pole. In spring and autumn, there is too much condensation due to foggy and rainy weather, lack of breathability due to poor hood design. It's a all season gear but unfortunately it's never the best option for a given season. If OR engineers had spend more time designing, testing, re-desigining, testing they could have done a jewel. However it looks like they did the Aurora and then simply added a pole. The pole is poorly exploited. Last but not least, OR sells outside the US, but when there is a issue it's impossible to reach the local customer service, meaning that the infinite warranty is actually only for US customers unlike other American brands which are more serious.

villar d'arene

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One of the best choices I've made in gear!

5

I lived in my bivy for an entire month, most of November, while rafting the Colorado through Grand Canyon. It was rugged, dependable, and cozy. I never pitched a tent the entire trip. Protected against rain, condensation, sand and rodents. It's comfortable and built to last.

Portland, OR

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It's a home away from home!

5

I am 6'04" tall and athletic, and have all the space I need to spend comfortable night in the Alpine bivu. I also had a space to put my 40 litres backpack inside and use it as a pillow under my head. Also my hiking shoes and slippers were kept inside next to my hips.I spent 32 days in Hawaiian islands and was able to pick up my bivu every morning, and at evening where ever I was it would take me only few minutes to set it up again. For a minimalist kind of travelers it's a home away from home! As long as the night temperature doesn't go above 72 degrees, and it's not extreme humidity, you will not have a problem breathing even if the bivy is completely closed and zipped up. I also had amazing experience dealing with the customer service department, and I have to say that this kind of professionalism and care for a customer satisfaction is completely nonexistent in America this days . Thank you Chris for exceptional customer service, and as it looks to me it's a small group of amazing people working there to make their customers happy. A few years down the road when my Alpine bivu gets worned out......I will get new Stargazing bivy.......because I am impressed with the product and the service I received. To all the minimalist out there.....if you are "travelers " you will love it and enjoy it, if you are "vacationers " stick with a 500.00 dollars a night hotels ! See you on the road : ) Aleks

Atlanta

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Cold weather condensation ruined it for me.

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Unfortunately, four fall trips in the Sierra Nevadas with frozen conditions and a little snow have all left we with a WET sleeping bag due to condensation (all down the sides, the foot, and around the head) despite leaving 1/3 of the entrance flap open. Also, even with the pole the fabric lays right on your face. I truly wanted to love this bivy, but mine has made its last trip with me.

Visalia, Ca

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Its awesome

4

I am very happy about it! It"s cozy for sure. So easy to set up. The downside is there is no room for you bags and boots, which its just a nez fix.

Edmonton, Canada

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Discussions

I realize the floor of this bivy is sealed, but would it be ideal to have something else underneath if possible? Or was this bivy made strong enough to where one would not needn't worry about some sort of footprint underneath? Thanks!

Will the bivy noob

These are made like tanks. The Helium is a bit sketchier, but you really have to try hard if you want to break the Alpine.

Julien

Hi Will, A footprint/groundsheet may increase the life of the floor, however, it is not required when using our Bivy's as they are sealed. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul