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MT backcountry hunter
04-13-2011, 09:44 AM
I just picked up this bivy from work yesterday and am looking forward to spend some time in it this spring chasing bears. It only weighs 1 pound 12 ounces minimum weight and the top of the bivy is made out of eVent. For those of you not sure what eVent is, it breathes 3 times better than gore tex which prevents moisture building up inside a bivy, jacket or footwear. The stuff works amazingly well. Anyways take a look at the photos and let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers
Shane

mthuntress
04-13-2011, 02:58 PM
What's it cost?
Is it waterproof like gore tex?
How long/wide?
How many poles?

MT backcountry hunter
04-13-2011, 04:14 PM
What's it cost?
The cost on the bivy is 299.99

Is it waterproof like gore tex?
Event is 100% waterproof. The process that they use makes it more breathable. It would take me 5 pages to write about it but if you the full story give me a call. 406.582.7901

How long/wide?
Length is 89 in,Shoulder Width 31 in,Foot Width: 25 in,Floor Area: 17.5 sq ft,Head Height 20.5 in

How many poles?
There are 3 grommets on the head area of the bivy but there is only 2 poles and they are attached in the middle with a plastic clip. So there is really only 1 pole that you need to deal with.

If you need any more info please let me know.Ill be happy to help you out.

mthuntress
04-13-2011, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the info! Now where I could look at one in person?

MT backcountry hunter
04-14-2011, 11:10 AM
Next time your in Bozeman swing by the shop and we can set one up for you, Dillon isn't that far away. Im really looking forward to using it this weekend.

mthuntress
04-14-2011, 04:24 PM
The shop??Whats the name? If my work shift doesn't change the 21.

MT backcountry hunter
04-15-2011, 11:51 AM
Highcalibergear.com We run a couple of websites out of the same warehouse. Go to the site and you can see our address and all that stuff. The phone number above is the one for the warehouse. Ill be here the 21st

twp1224
04-15-2011, 01:09 PM
I thought about this bivy, but decided to get the Big Agnes UL1 instead. The deciding factor was the tent gave me a small vestibule to put my boots, stove, etc. under. I know a lot of guys using bivy’s, but I have yet to take the plunge. If I do this will be on top of my list.

MT backcountry hunter
04-18-2011, 12:04 PM
For sure I hear ya. I used it this weekend was pretty happy with it. It was the first time I had used a bivy and didn't mind it that much, just a little different to get in and out of. I think in the fall and spring when the chance of foul weather is higher I will take a actual 1 man tent so I can have a vestibule and some room to move around in. Attached is some photos of it in action.

mthuntress
04-21-2011, 08:39 AM
URR.was my day off got called into work..now I don't know when I'll get to bozeman.

MT backcountry hunter
04-21-2011, 11:42 AM
No big deal. We are here mon-fri 9-5 but I'll stick around later if need be. Just let me know we have plenty in stock.

twp1224
04-22-2011, 10:20 AM
Did you have any condensation issues? That was one of my big concerns when I was going to go the bivy route. I like the look of this bivy. The way it gets off you face with the pole, etc. is great.


For sure I hear ya. I used it this weekend was pretty happy with it. It was the first time I had used a bivy and didn't mind it that much, just a little different to get in and out of. I think in the fall and spring when the chance of foul weather is higher I will take a actual 1 man tent so I can have a vestibule and some room to move around in. Attached is some photos of it in action.

MT backcountry hunter
04-22-2011, 11:52 AM
With the eVent fabric I had no condensation issues. eVent breathes 3 times better than gore-tex so that allows for perspiration and such to escape. I was really pleased with it and look forward to using it alot more this summer.

twp1224
04-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Thats great news. If i'm ever in the market for a bivy I will go with BA for sure.

llp
04-26-2011, 12:24 PM
It is hard to imagine going the bivy route with such great ultralight tents these days such as the UL series. Almost the same weight as the bivy (within a few ounces) with so much more versatility.
llp

Bitterroot Bulls
04-26-2011, 12:56 PM
True bivy sacks are nice when you are in country where you have a hard time finding the space for a tent (even a small one) or places to set a stake, or places to tie a guy line.

I still use my tarptent contrail more than my bivy, though.

MT backcountry hunter
04-26-2011, 12:57 PM
llp,

For sure I hear ya. Believe you me that thought has crossed my head, especially in foul weather a bivy is no fun. I am still planning on getting a copper spur 1 or fly creek 1. I am gonna try the 3 wire for a couple more trips to get a real opinion on it then make up my mind. So far so good though, I really enjoy it.