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Advanced Bivy

#242829

Our Most Feature-Rich, High-Performance Bivy Sack
$325.00
COLOR mojo blue
SIZE: 1size - In stock
free shipping - This one’s on us!
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Skip the tent and sleep in our Advanced Bivy—the largest in our line. Cut from GORE-TEX® Respiration Positive™, this bivy allows warm, moist air to escape, minimizing condensation, but blocks the elements. Need more space or air? Unzip the vent at the base and utilize the patented dual-pole system.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX® Respiration Positive™ 3L
100% nylon
30D ripstop upper - 2L
100% nylon
plain weave taffeta floor
Weight :
39oz / 1106g Avg. Weight for size One Size
GORE-TEX
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Highly-Breathable
  • Fully Seam- Taped
  • Durable
  • Removable No-See-Um Mesh
  • Hydroseal® Floor
  • Anti-Fungal Coating on Floor
  • Design Features:
  • Vented Foot Box
  • Sleeping Pad Straps
  • Five Stake Loops
  • Three Guy Line Loops
  • Internal Mesh Pocket
  • High-Volume Toe-End
  • Functional Details:
  • Delrin® Dual-Pole System

RATING AND REVIEWS

Awesome

5

Lots of room on the inside to fit your air mattress and large sleeping bag. Im 6 foot tall and had room for myself and most of my things, ruck stayed outside. Was happy with how small it packed up after use (as you usually cant pack it as tightly as it comes in the package). Overall very happy and it made work buddies jealous!

Edmonton AB.

Yes

Greta product.

5

Very good piece of gear. I have used it on several hiking and paddling trips already. does everything I need it to.

Alberta

Yes

Light, burly and dependable.

5

Great product. I just took this bad boy winter camping and it did not let me down. You will have to add your own tent stakes and cordage, which is only needed in high wind or if you plan to leave your bivy set up. If you are setting up and going right to bed, its great as is. I also found this set up to be relatively spacious (5'10" 165lb). This could easily fit an extra large camp mattress, if I was car camping, so anything smaller is workable. I appreciate the extra room of the Advanced Bivy. I am a "go light" type and this bivy offers plenty of room to house my extra backcountry comfort gear along my sides and above my head. To me, the Advanced is worth the additional 5 ounces for spaciousness and dual pole system. Added bonus, the stuff sack is the same Gore-tex material as the bivy, so it can be a water proof ditty sack instead.

US

Great piece of kit

5

Light and spacious, this legendary piece of kit is the ultimate yardstick in the bivy arena. Being 5 ft 10 I can easily stick in a pair of boots and a 40L backpack by the opening and comfortably fit inside (I would say that for someone 6 ft tall it would still be OK but try for yourself). Spreading gear along one of the sides is also an immediate solution so unless one is backpacking heavy (which defies the purpose of using a bivy) there really is no need to expose gear to the elements, specially when it gets rough. Also, with feet and head vents I can't imagine anyone ever running into condensation issues; after all it's made of Respiration Positive Gore-Tex. As a suggestion I would recommend stating in the instructions that in the "Closed" bivy setting, the 5-section pole should perhaps be disconnected from the ingenious interior snaps so as to avoid putting unnecessary strain at the pole ends.

CA

Quality product that works as advertised

5

I'm a backpacker and a motorbike travel enduro camper... Nothing monumental, but it's easy to set up and take down. Works as advertised. Relatively light and packs small. I've not had problems with set-up, tear own, zippers, condensation, or anything else. I like this system for a solo attack on anything you might consider. I've looked at other solutions, but haven't come up with anything that makes me want to change direction.

CA

excellent bivy needs minor adjustments

5

received this bivy from OR last month have tried it out on 3 occasions now. first night out was up the mountain mild drizzly conditions and the bivy performed excellent as far as keeping me dry and very warm. only thing that annoyed me was the 2 pole system as many other reviewers have mentioned doesnt stay in the position you want it to. condensation was nill quality of the product is excellent. 2nd night out was in torrential downpour had the bivy done up almost all the way. temperature was approx 5deg Celcius woke up in the morning with just a minimal amount of condensation on the pole liners but nothing anywhere else. 3rd night out was in minus 3 conditions with light slow bag performed excellent warm dry again only minimal condensation on the pole liners. things i found annoying are the pole end snaps sometimes pop off and the fact that the 2 pole system doesnt stay in place say if you want lots of ventilation it tends to fall down into the closed position. i minimized this by rigging up a line that held it open. 2nd annoyance is the stuff bag that it comes with is almost impossible to get the bivy bag into when youve been out in the field with it . would be nice if these were addressed by OR. i give this bivy bag a 5 star rating even with these minor annoyances.

CA

Nice!

5

Got this to use as a solo tent. I am 6' - 185 lb and fit in there very comfortably. Not a whole lot of extra room vertically for a side sleeper but still very good. When laying flat there are a few inches on eithe side of me. Depending on how you position yourself there is room at the head end of the bag for a few small items. There is some condensation in the cold if you do not get it vented well but I think it is about as good as it could possibly be. The hood will stay open or propped up about 25-30 degrees on its own. Otherwise you have to use something to hold it open or use the zipper to close it more.

Midwest

Yes

Excellent Bivy!!!

5

I own the Advanced Bivy for two years and I've used it in several occasions, including a 5-day Survival Course in England and the Tour du Mont Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland). During the latter, the bivy has been able to withstand a long and heavy alpine storm at an altitude of 2.500m (8,200 ft). Beside some minimal condensation, the inside of the bivy has been 100% water proofed. It has enough space for a large, self-inflating mattress as well as for a rather large down sleeping-bag. I'm 1.85m tall and feel comfortable in it. It is very lightweight and when folded takes minimum space in the rucksack. All in all a highly reliable, heavy-duty bivy.

Athens Greece

Yes

OUTSTANDING !!!

5

I originally purchased this shelter 3 years ago and use it frequently. I am an avid backpacker and survival practioner and this is the PERFECT shelter for both. I have used this shelter in all seasons and conditions from the sweltering heat of summer to the 5 foot of snow in the winter and even the heavy spring downpours. I have nevver had this shelter to fail and when partnered with the correct bag/clothing configurment this is easily the best 4 season shelter on the market. Light and easy to pack waterproof and breathable there is no other shelter on the market that can compare to the Advanced Bivy

West Virginia

Yes

Untimely Delamination

2

I have owned two of the Advanced Bivy. I don't recall what happened to the first, but this one, which I have cared for like my life depends on it, lost all of the seal coat on the floor at the beginning of an 18 day trip in the Smokies, leaving my down bag at the mercy of the elements. This critical failure could have been disastrous, if the weather hadn't turned mild for the last half of the trip. I will be looking for a new bivy without a more permanent floor material. Heck, this one is [$] more than it was last time I bought it. Yeesh.

Detroit, MI

No

Advanced Bivy

4.7 16

91.7

Discussions

Since my Advanced Bivy is made of goretex do I need to retreat it with DWR? If so how do I do so? Is it safe to put in the dryer?

JR

Hi JR, You can use Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarproof (or the concentrated version). According to Nikwax here are the instructions to use the solution: For best results always clean item(s) first. No need to dry item(s) before waterproofing. Erect tent OR protect working surface and lay clean item flat. Apply diluted product evenly to outside of fabric with a spray, brush or sponge (avoid backpack straps). For large items apply in sections. As you treat the fabric, remove any surplus product with a damp cloth. Check carefully to ensure no areas have been missed. After several minutes check for and remove surplus product with a damp cloth*. *Marks may appear on fabric if excess product is not wiped away. Test on a hidden area first. Use approximately 2 fl oz (50 ml) of diluted product per 10 ft² (1 m²) of fabric. The coverage is approximate and depends on the condition of the fabric being treated. To maintain waterproofing always clean with Nikwax Tech Wash®. Do not use detergents. To waterproof cotton, polycotton or canvas use Nikwax Cotton Proof™ We recommend drying the jacket in the shade. Thanks for contacting OR, Paul

I now use an ultra-light 3 season, 1 person tent at just under 3 lbs, plus l carry my sleeping bag an inflatable pad. lf l switch to a bivy would l still carry a ground cloth, air pad, and sleeping bag, plus stakes and cordage? What is the packed size of the bivy? Thank you.

Burt

Hi Burt, the footprint is optional, however, you would still need to carry a sleeping pad, sleeping bag, stakes, and cordage. The bottom of the bivy is waterproof; a footprint will increase the life of the bivy. The packed size of the bivy is about 14.5" x 5". Thanks for contacting OR!