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Bipod Bivy

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Bipod Bivy

Manufacturer: Bibler

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Page By: Bryan W

Created/Edited: Oct 16, 2004 / Oct 16, 2004

Object ID: 1146

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Designed to span the gap between the Hooped and Tripod Bivys, the new Bipod Bivy is both ultra-functional and comfortable. A shock-corded Easton aluminum pole arches over the head and shoulder Area: to provide a roomy space—allowing you to function freely. Go ahead—read a book or just relax and check out the view. Speaking of views, a large zippered entry on the Bipod Bivy provides easy access, great ventilation and rolls back to reveal a generously sized, no-see-um net door. You can check out the stars or feel a pleasant breeze on your face—without the local mosquito masquerade joining your party.

A lightweight bivy sack that adds comfort and protection to any bivouac
Roomy on the inside and sets up in seconds flat
Made of seam-taped, breathable ToddTex with nylon floor

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DraggerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

To me, the Bibler Bipod is a happy medium between too much and too little. It's strong enough to withstand gale-force winds and light enough to not feel overburdened on a long haul. There are four anchor points that you can use to stake it in place in the ground or anchor it to the snow via deadman-type anchors. It has a low enough profile that it doesn't catch much wind, even when set up with the pole. The fact that there is one pole included really helps with having "breathing room". The Todd-Tex (like Gore-Tex) allows breathability but still keeps water and snow out. It also sets up in minutes.



If you want a lighter bivy you'll find them but the Bipod is pretty light and very durable.



If you want more room to store things it's probably better to pack a tent. A few items will fit in the Bipod -- boots perhaps -- but you certainly won't have the room you'd have in a tent with a vestibule.



All in all, this is a good all-around lightweight solo option.
Posted Sep 16, 2005 6:43 pm

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