Gear Review

4 5

Good, but does collect moisture

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is only after a couple nights use. I removed it from its stuff sack and I put the bivy portion in a small stuff sac that is smaller than a nalgene, and then the poles seperately. It only needs two (correct -- TWO) stakes to stay up including in the wind. You don't need the other stakes and the guy wires unless you really want them.

The big thing is that like all bivyies is that it collects moisture. I'm tall (6'5) and it had plenty of room for me and my gear. It was the least clustraphobic bivy I've every used and about as good as they get. The issue is the bivy itself versus a 1 man tent and how you want to proceed. When raining, you have to close the door and you get in trouble with breath-caused moisture.

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Replying 1 year later, review still holds true. Great bivy for the money, one small step away from a Gore-TEx, blocks rain, packs light, use the poles if you want (which I do, and like). Great room . super light...