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    REI Minimalist Bivy Sack - Regular

    Leave the heavy tent behind! With its waterproof, breathable design and meticulous details, the REI Minimalist Bivy sack is perfect for use in snow caves and as an ultralight shelter . See details

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    Leave the heavy tent behind! With its waterproof, breathable design and meticulous details, the REI Minimalist Bivy sack is perfect for use in snow caves and as an ultralight shelter .

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    Leave the heavy tent behind! With its waterproof, breathable design and meticulous details, the REI Minimalist Bivy sack is perfect for use in snow caves and as an ultralight shelter .

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    Leave the heavy tent behind! With its waterproof, breathable design and meticulous details, the REI Minimalist Bivy sack is perfect for use in snow caves and as an ultralight shelter .

    • Breathable REI Elements® laminate adds waterproof, windproof qualities to the tough ripstop nylon shell; features a durable nylon taffeta floor and factory-sealed seams
    • 6 zipper sliders let you configure mesh panel and arm openings a variety of ways
    • Differentiated zipper pulls (1 round and 1 flat) let you easily adjust hood and arm openings in the dark without confusion
    • Mesh bug panel extends from shoulders to top of head; can be rolled up and secured via toggle and loop when not in use
    • Internal sleeping bag attachment clips to the hang loop at the head of your sleeping bag to keep it from shifting around
    • Built-in rain-gutter flap below shoulders keeps dew and rain from rolling over mesh panel
    • Roomy configuration provides 64 in. girth at shoulders
    • Includes stuff sack


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    REI Minimalist Bivy Sack - Regular Specs
    Best use
    15 ounces
    0.43 kilograms
    6 x 10 inches
    82 inches
    32 inches
    Sleeping capacity
    Weight - metric
    Packed size
    Bivy length
    Shoulder width
    Design type

    REI Minimalist Bivy Sack - Regular

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    REI Minimalist Bivy Sack - Regular is rated 3.0833 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bivy sack for the Price! MTF Okay, so people gripe about the condensation developing on the inside. I found that using the dowel for retaining the netting as a tie off point to the top of a tent or a line under a poncho make a great way to keep the netting and most of the bag off of your face and chest, thus reducing the condensation. I've used it at Flapjack Lakes these last three weekends and it works great. I use a light weight sleeping bag or just a liner and I am plenty warm. Just buy this. It's a great product and it works well.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Backpacking I've always used a one man tent or just a simple tarp when backpacking. Decided it was finally time to try a bivy and figured this was a cheap enough way to see if I liked it. I took it on a 5 day backpacking trip in Central California. It worked perfectly! I used it in my hammock 2 nights and on the ground 3 nights. All 5 nights I slept without any issues. The mosquitos were horrible but when in the bivy I had no worries. It rained for 1 1/2 days straight and stayed perfectly dry with my poncho hung above my head (because of that mesh opening for you to breathe easier than a traditional closed up bivy). I'm 5'8" and it fit me fine. This will be my go to EVERY backpacking trip from now on since it seems durable enough to last for years.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compared with SouthCol Event bivy I took this to an early spring backpacking trip to Linville Gorge, NC to compare it to my Integral Designs Southcol bivy, which uses Event. I have had good experience with the Southcol on big wall ledges in Yosemite, but it has no bug netting. My daughter is going to spend a month backpacking in Wind River area in WY early summer, and would like an option to use under a tarp or in a tent to add warmth (in tent) and mosquito protection(under tarp). So I did a comparison. I was in cold 24-30degree weather, no rain, in a tent, with one other person, along a river which increased humidity. I used a 30 degree synthetic bag, and wore polypro baselayer, hat. I did not zip either bag up completely, keeping my head completely exposed. 2 sequential nights. Tent (REI ASL2 Cirque) had no major condensation, on either night with at least one door unzipped. Both bags developed condensation inside the bivy between sleeping bag and bivy, where my butt pressed against the tent wall. About 3 0z I estimate. My position created a non breathable area and condensation was fairly abundant. I felt warm enough both nights, and my sleeping bag did not seem soaked. Both bags had condensation to about the same extent. I mention this because I have been impressed with the Southcol not collecting water in the cold dry breezy conditions in Yosemite in October. My guess is that the wetter environment in Linville really made a difference. I interpret this to mean the REI product is an inexpensive but functional choice and noninferior to my high dollar and proven Event product, at least in the above conditions. I wonder for my daughter's use though she might go for a well ventilated lightweight tent for bug protection instead of a supplemental bivy, and skip the tarp plan for her adventure. Perhaps an added synthetic quilt or heavier bag as needed to supply additional warmth.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from any day every day this is my sons bag, he has used it several seasons now and still loves it, it has stood up to being used by a Boy Scout!!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for minimalist campers I used this bivy to keep moisture away from my down, 0-degree sleeping bag, and add some warmth. It worked great. We camped in a snow quinzee, just set my bag inside and set the bivy sack on a not-so-good foam matress. It worked great for what I intended for it. I am planning on camping next time in a little warmer place and just setting up my hammock and bring this sack in case of rain. Only bad thing I experienced was the condensation build-up, mostly because it was 15 degrees out and I kept trying to blow my breath in my bag, breath that later became moisture and got trapped between bag and bivy, I really dought that it will happen camping in spring, summer or fall. Overall another great product from the REI family
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I NOW PREFER THIS OVER THE TENT I went up to MT Whitney in early March last year and decided to leave the tent behind. Took this bivy with the Radiant +10 degree down bag. 50-60MPH winds blasted me through the night. I did freeze but i did not make a snow shelter from the wind, my fault. Temps were in single digits without wind chill above 10,000 ft. My bag was dry, no condensation. My sleeping bag fit just fine in the bivy. The bivy packs up very small. the weight savings is worth not taking a tent. I would just dig a trench or snow wall to protect me from the wind next time. I have five tents and I keep taking this bivy over the tents.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty decent I just got back from using this on a two night hiking/snow shoeing trip in northern Michigan. First night it was used in a trench in the snow and the temps dropped to -9F. Upon waking up in the morning, my sleeping bag was completely dry, and there was only a light layer of frost on the inside of the bivy (which shook off easily). Second night was more of the same, but not as cold. This time, there was some ice/moisture on the toe of the sleeping bag, but only a small area. (it may have been up against the non-breathable bottom of the bivy) I was able to fit a 1.5" thick sleeping pad inside the bivy, which worked great. Overall, I am very satisfied with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from way too narrow I really had high hopes for this bivy. great design but just too small. I am 5'9" but have very wide shoulders. I can't even lay flat I have to hunch my arms in and try to fold them over the top of me. I simply cant lay flat without busting a seem. If this was made maybe 6" wider it would be a gold mine. I wish that they had a sleeve for a pole to lift the mesh of your face. I would use the heck out of this thing if only I could fit.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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