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Wander off into the great unknown with the Marmot Mesh Bivy, and camp anywhere you please without worrying about mosquitoes sucking you dry. A pole provides head room so you don't have fabric in your face all night.

  • Mesh canopy isn't designed to keep the rain out, but it will protect you from blood-sucking foes; pair with a separate tarp or rain shelter for water protection
  • Single DAC aluminum pole design means that this bivy can be set up in a flash in the heat of bug battle
  • Sturdy ripstop nylon floor will wear the test of many backcountry trips
  • Internal pockets help you organize your kit at night
  • Jingle-free zips won't irritate your ears when the wind blows
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Excellent bivy for backpacking

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been using this bivy for a few years now and it's a great part of my ultralight backpacking kit. Combined with a sinylon tarp and tyvek ground cloth, it's a perfect combination for 3-season weather conditions in the Pacific NorthWest. Build quality is top notch, as with most Marmot gear.

Excellent bivy for backpacking

Lightweight but not "too" freestanding

    Depending on what you are looking for? If lightweight is your #1 priority; then this is a very good tent. But the pole that comes with the tent doesn't really make the tent freestanding. I find it to be a bit restricted. I could barely sit 45 deg up.

    Is the sleeping bag in the picture included...

    Is the sleeping bag in the picture included with the bivy?

    I will have Mosquitos all around. I realize...

    I will have Mosquitos all around. I realize the head area isnt very tall with the poll but what keeps the foot side up off you. I'm not using a sleeping bag being in tropical weather, just need a bug shelter for sleeping but can't have the net touching me at all. How does the lower foot side stay up a little?

    Write your question here... Is the "bathtub"...

    Write your question here... Is the "bathtub" part of the bivy waterproof? In other words, if you pitch it under a tarp and rain runs under the tarp. . .

    This seems like a great bivy, exept it...

    This seems like a great bivy, exept it wont keep rain out! what is the most light weight way to fix this?

    Another option is a silnylon tarp. That will give you tons of room under it for not only the bivy, but your pack, boots, and even room to cook your meals while you stay tucked away in your toasty sleeping bag. This makes a killer shelter system that's very versatile. It's like a solo tent with a giant vestibule.

    This seems like a great bivy, exept it...

    This seems like a great bivy, exept it wont keep rain out! what is the most light weight way to fix this?

    is there a good way to reinforce the bottom...

    is there a good way to reinforce the bottom so that it won't wear out after one season? there are an awful lot of thorny plants where I camp typically, and I would hate to lose this PERFECT bivy in a war with a spiny bugger.

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    At 5 ounces, the below ground cloth is very versatile protection plus it doubles as a canopy. If you don't want to carry the additional weight, you'll unfortunately have to deal with the ground as it is plus any type of reinforcement would only add extra weight.

    http://www.equinoxltd.com/the-gear/tarps-and-bivis-and-ground-cloths/globe-skimmer-ultralite-ground-cloth.cfm

    Know this was question a while back but maybe this will help others. Honestly I do not have a mesh bivy I have the "Home Alone bivy" it has the same bottom. You will not have to worry about it one bit. It is awesome. I was in the Gila and been back country camping in the Southwest and no problems what so ever.

    does anyone know if it would be possible...

    does anyone know if it would be possible to put a tarp over this to make it waterproof?

    Are stakes included with this bivy? If so,...

    Are stakes included with this bivy? If so, how many, and are they included in the 1lb 3oz listed weight? I couldn't find this here or on the Marmot website. Thanks for your help, whomever you may be that knows and answers...

    Hi, Is there a rain cover available for...

    Hi, Is there a rain cover available for this bivy? If not, can you recommend one that would fit well?

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    This would be a great option for the tarp camper who wants the bug protection. You don't need a "rainfly" just go and get a lightweight sil nylon tarp. That will not only cover your mesh bivy but also give you a living space to cook and relax when the weather turns bad.

    The Marmot Home Alone Bivy might be the "rainfly" option if you think weather issues will be consistently present. It comes in 9 ounces heavier than this one, but a tarp or rainfly might be similar in weight, and would then add an extra component, although you would have the flexibility to leave it off or at home if the forecast was good. The Home Alone Bivy is sold here at Backcountry.

    Is it squirrel proof?

    Is it squirrel proof?

    What is the length from door to foot on...

    What is the length from door to foot on this?

    Do they make a rainfly to go over this...

    Do they make a rainfly to go over this baby? Looks like it would be pretty sweet for dry weather... but you never know when you'll need to break the shell out...

    The Marmot Home Alone Bivy might be the "rainfly" option if you think weather issues will be consistently present. It comes in 9 ounces heavier than this one, but a tarp or rainfly might be similar in weight, and would then add an extra component, although you would have the flexibility to leave it off or at home if the forecast was good. The Home Alone Bivy is sold here at Backcountry.