Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy is rated 4.5455 out of 5 by 11.
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Product Description Item No.   10021600

The Alpine Bivy by Outdoor Research. The Alpine Bivy has everything necessary for long nights above tree line. The Gore-Tex Respiration Positive fabric offers complete protection from rain and snow storms without collecting interior condensation. The overlapped zipper opening allows you to breathe freely without letting weather in. A single pole can be used to create overhead space, or it can be left at the trailhead.

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

  • Waterproof
  • Highly-breathable Gore-Tex fabric body
  • Durable Hydroseal coated floor
  • Anti-fungal coating on floor
  • Fully taped seams
  • Single, shock-corded overhead Delrin pole
  • No-see-um netting at opening
  • Sleeping pad straps
  • Sized to fit thicker mats
  • High-volume toe-end
  • Five stake loops, one guy line loop
  • Small internal mesh pocket

- + Product Specifications
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine
Sleep Capacity: 1
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for going solo light and fast I do a lot of solo trips and it really helps not having to haul the weight of a tent alone. The screen netting is great for keeping the bugs out and letting the air in on nice summer nights. The storm flap is great for when a freak ice storm catches you and you need to hunker down for 36 hours (true story).,,,,The pole does a good job of keeping the material away from your face when either the screen or storm flap are closed. The picture shows the sleeping bag crammed right up against the edge of the bivy but in reality there's enough room to toss a book and a few water bottles above your head, essential for when you're stuck in there for 36 hours.
Date published: 2009-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding 1-Person Alternative! The Outdoor Research Alpine Bivvy is outstanding. It has performed well in sub-zero winter, spring rain, summer heat and dewy fall morning conditions. The single pole system assembles easily and helps avoid claustrophobia. My only criticism is that using the bug netting option is a little funky. It is important to maintain a 6-inch or greater opening to avoid condensation. I recommend practicing setting up and entering prior to your 1st trip in order to master. Carrying an additional small tarp for changing or gear protection defeats the purpose and weight advantage this product offers. Utilize your pack’s rain cover instead.
Date published: 2010-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done - who needs a tent? I've been wanting to get a bivy for a couple of years now - I've used lightweight, high quality tents, but a bivy has some real advantages. A bivy sets up quickly, packs down to a fraction of the size of even a one man tent, and can be placed in a tiny location.

The OR bivy is well built (actually built in the US!), and surprisingly comfortable outside. I've used it while camping in lower Michigan under cool but very humid conditions. The bivy has little condensation inside, while all my gear outside the bivy has been quite wet. The Alpine Bivy sets up quickly, and the head pole give you a very large amount of interior room - it's like having a tent, and it helps prevents cluast
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from --- Paraphrasing Freedom of the Hills, bivy sacks are a bit of an acquired taste. If you don't want to haul an entire tent with you on a weight-sensitive trip, these are surprisingly comfortable and spacious assuming a pole to keep the fabric off your face. What's more, the Gore-Tex fabric is completely waterproof, which can't be said for some tent floors. Another use of bivy sacks is improving the temperature rating of a sleeping bag this was warm enough for me to sleep in without a sleeping bag in autumn during a cycling trip from LA to San Francisco n.b., I wore fleece pants, cycling pants, a cycling jersey, a lightly insulated jacket, and no socks. The product deion on the OR Advanced Bivy s
Date published: 2007-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 4 Season Bivy I am a camper who appreciates minimalism and going lightweight, naturally, a bivy seemed like a logical purchase. So far after two camping trips with the Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy, I am quite impressed. This thing packs down incredibly small and has a very easy set up. I was surprised by the roominess inside and did not feel claustrophobic inside, even when I brought my backpack inside with me. Condensation was minimal for me with the hood zipped open slightly and was not bad enough to affect my down sleeping bag. The fabric this is made out of is very sturdy and I am expecting this bivy to last me a long time. A great purchase if you are looking for a minimalist alternative to a tent. Definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who needs a tent Doing high altitude solo excursions requires to count every ounce and this bivy can replace a tent if you dont insist on too much comfort and space. The Delrin pole keeps the face clear and allows to seek full shelter in harsh conditions. The GoreTex is great and will keep you dry as long as it's cold (and high and hence dry) enough to create a large gradient of water vapor pressure. I use it with a down sleeping bag, which naturally is very sensitve to water, and was always fine in the mountains. I guess any bivy is not good for warmer and more moist conditions.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont read this...Read this== Just the idea of a bivy is a wonderful thing, a beautiful thing, a historic accomplishment, but perfecting this dream was a long, rocky, and often ended bitterly in a cold, wet, miserable night in the middle of nowhere. Those hours of woe no longer need to be endured if you own this bivy. It fills the highest quality, waterproof, comfortable, and good looking marks of the U.S. Bivy Lovers Magazine. But unfortunetly, the U.S. Bivy Lovers Magazine does not exist, and my shirt is orange. I need to change my socks. That is all, thank you for your time and attention.
Date published: 2008-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathes just fine. My first bivvy bag and I'm pleased. It breathes fine. I never felt like I was suffocating. No ridiculous condensation issues. It's light and packs small. Has little reflective bits on it which is nice for finding your bed at night. I can't figure out how to keep the part over my face UP when I don't need it down (like if it's dry and not cold), but the fact that it wants to lay closed hasn't been a major problem. Has nice little pocket inside for flashlight, etc. Also has tie downs for your sleeping mat. Fast setup. No complaints.
Date published: 2011-02-19
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