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Outdoor Research Bug Bivy


    Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

    When clear nights prevail but insects threaten to reduce your blood volume, the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is the sleeping chamber of choice. See details

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    Item # 684087

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    When clear nights prevail but insects threaten to reduce your blood volume, the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is the sleeping chamber of choice.

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    When clear nights prevail but insects threaten to reduce your blood volume, the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is the sleeping chamber of choice.

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    When clear nights prevail but insects threaten to reduce your blood volume, the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is the sleeping chamber of choice.

    • No-see-um netting won't let the obnoxious little buggers through, and the overhead pole keeps them from getting too close to your head
    • Single overhead shockcorded Delrin® pole keeps bivy up and off of face when sack is closed
    • Long-zip end opening allows rapid entry so you can minimize the number of micro guests
    • Sleeping pad straps keep your sleeping pad secure
    • Small mesh pockets holds nighttime essentials
    • Includes Delrin pole and stuff sacks
    • Shoulder girth is 50 in.


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    Outdoor Research Bug Bivy Specs
    Best use
    1 pound
    0.45 kilograms
    4 x 14 inches
    89 inches
    25 inches
    Poled bivy
    Sleeping capacity
    Weight - metric
    Packed size
    Bivy length
    Shoulder width
    Design type

    Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

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    Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used often Grand Canyon backpack trips I sewed a full length, two way top zipper off center on the mesh and this greatly simplifies entry/exit.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bivy for Scout camping Purchased this bivy for my son who was headed out to Boy Scout Camp. It is very easy to set up and has enough room to be comfortable. He placed his seeping pad, bag, and pillow inside. This camp had spiders and scorpions everywhere. This unit was a must in order for him to get any sleep. It kept everything out without exception. You do have to tie it off to make sure it stands properly, but that was not an issue. Make sure to take some rope and stakes . My son used this is his open tent and on top of a cot. Great product!!!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent product, with a few buts... Have not used on trail yet, just in living room. Here are my impressions: It should come in a Long version. I am 6'2, and though I do fit, my feet are at the end. An extra few inches at the end would be appreciated for over 6 foot. But! This is not a major downer, as it is functional, just not as roomy as one would hope. The plastic pole is not great. It is flimsy, and does not have a round end to aid in insertion. So, it snags on the way to the other end, which consumes time in trying to insert it. Recommend replacing with a nice aluminum pole. Seams are not sealed (as far as I could tell), and are not of a bathtub design. So, it will keep ground condensation, and small amounts of moister from penetrating, but don't expect it to keep you dry if rain water comes anywhere above ground saturation. Although it is tight (it is a bivy) the net does stretch considerable amount, so getting out of a sleeping bag is not a problem, as your netting will give for your knees, head, et cetera. The pole does keep the net off your head and chest, as in your bag is half open; but it will drape your knees, legs and feet, so bugs can still bite, so staying under a bag, I recommend. There is enough room at the head for small items, book, light, water bottle, knife, gun... pillow. Overall, it is what I was looking for. I am pleased with my purchase, the price was great. One with skill could make something similar, but would come close to its price in materials. I think it will do the trick. Mods/Suggestions. Replace with a higher quality zipper. Extend for Long version by a few inches. Possibility for a second, smaller tube for feet (better protection). Top zipper, from top pole to middle of bag (easily done oneself with needle and thread). Pair with a tarp, ground cloth (all weather SPACE blanket), and your set. Hope this helps. This is a good purchase, just be aware of it's flaws and you'll be good to go. Mike
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't think it through It arrived today, and it's going back tomorrow. This would only be a useful bug/mosquito net in a mild/cool temperature. If the weather is hot and you're sleeping on top of your sleeping bag (ie: to air out your feet) then the net will rest on your bare skin and you will get bitten. Meanwhile, if the weather is cool enough to sleep in the bag, then the net will do it's job. However, in that situation there are mostly likely no bugs out to bite you. If they had a second frame pole near the feet it might work. But as other reviewers have pointed it the overall construction feels flimsy and gives the impression any moisture on the ground would come through to your sleeping bag. All of this for $79?!? Not worth it. I'm going to get the Mombasa outback travel net for $14 instead. I can't realistically picture where this would be better than some of the other similar (and cheaper) options here on REI. At least the Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter has two poles that keep the net a little higher and might keep the bugs off your feet.
    Date published: 2014-04-08

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