The Ortovox Bivy Double comes in handy for big adventures whether you and a partner were planning on staying the night or not. It's a great option for ultralight backpackers and emergency-prepared connoisseurs alike. Windproof, water-resistant material helps you stay the night comfortably, and it's durably abrasion-resistant so you can use it on more than the occasional emergency situation. Ortovox included a compressible stowaway bag for compact packing.
- 2-person shelter suitable for ultralight backpacking and emergencies
- Durable fabric is windproof and water-resistant
- Compressible stowaway bag with secure rolltop closure included
- Item #ORT00CX
- Trail Weight
- Recommended Use
- mountaineering, ultralight backpacking
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 5 years
What do you think about this product?
April 23, 2020
Great piece of gear to have in your pack
- I've used it several times
- Runs small
I work as a ski guide and avalanche forecaster throughout the winter. I carry the Ortovox Bivy in my pack everyday. I use it for a rescue sled, guides tarp, and potential bivy sack/emergency tool all combined. I have practiced with it several times at guides trainings, as it does take some practice to use. It is lightweight, packs pretty small, and fits into my pack. It's a versatile tool to add to your kit.
April 11, 2020
Carry it often, don't use it often
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This bivy lives in the bottom of my ski and mountaineering backpacks, at the ready for when things go wrong. I appreciate it's small size and light weight - just what you're looking for in an emergency bivy. I've utilized it once in the field on a planned bivy, and it was quite snug for two. We had sub-freezing temps and were sleeping on snow, and we did generate quite a bit of condensation, so I think I'll likely utilize it in a different configuration next time. Otherwise, it did what it needed to do, and I'll keep bringing it in the bottom of my pack for when something goes wrong. I am a member of the Ortovox team and have been given this product to test and use.
April 8, 2020
Great bivy and emergency shelter
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
As a guide, this is a day-in-day out piece of gear for me. It's small enough to keep in the bottom of my pack as real live-saving emergency shelter. The fact that it holds two people really enhances the warmth factor - aside from a fire, there's no better way to warm someone in the backcountry than to snuggle up with another warm body. The fabric is durable enough that you won't worry about actually using it when you need it. This is so much better than a disposable emergency shelter. Plus, you can actually use this as a bivvy sack for planned nights out where weight is a limiting factor. It's not what I'd choose for a summer backpacking trip in the rainy season, but as a quick and light shelter to seal the heat in on a cold night, it's a fantastic choice, especially if you can double up with a partner.