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Product Highlights:

  • No-See-Um mesh
  • Single shock-corded overhead Delrin® pole
  • Zipper opening
  • Hydroseal® coated floor

About Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
Enjoy life in the outdoors with the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy. This single-person bivy lets you rest and relax without the insect bites. Its No-See-Um mesh shields you from mosquitoes, ticks, black flies, and other insects. It covers most of the bivy while its Hydroseal coated floor prevents water from seeping in from the ground. The bivy has a single shock-corded overhead Delrin pole that raises the canopy and gives enough room for you to stand on your arms, allowing you to read a book and do other things while resting inside. It also has a zipper opening so you can easily enter and exit the bivy. This product can be wachine washed in powder detergent, hanged to dry, or cleaned with a damp sponge. Enjoy the nice view of the backcountry without being bitten by insects. Rest after a day's hike inside the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy.

The Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is commonly used for Backpacking and more. The Outdoor Research Bug Bivy is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Outdoor Research Bug Bivy: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Packs Small.

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy Features

  • End-opening zipper
  • Three stake loops; two guy-line loops
  • Single, shock-corded overhead Delrin pole
  • Small internal mesh pocket
  • Durable Hydroseal¦ coated floor
  • No-See-Um Mesh Keeps Bugs Away from Face
  • Sleeping pad straps
  • Avg. weight: 16.0 oz.
  • Length: 89 in.
  • Avg. weight w/o pole: 14.9 oz.
  • Width at Shoulders: 25 in.
  • Peak Height: 18 in.
  • Packed Size: 14 x 3 x 4 in.
  • Pole Material: Delrin
  • Width at Feet: 21 in.

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy Specifications

Avg. weight
16.0 oz.
Avg. weight w/o pole
14.9 oz.
Length
89 in.
Peak Height
18 in.
Width at Shoulders
25 in.
Width at Feet
21 in.
Packed Size
14 in. x 3 in. x 4 in.
Pole Material
Delrin
Pocket type
Small internal mesh
Durable
Yes

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Outdoor Research Bug Bivy
 
4.4

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Packs small (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (5)
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    5.0

    Great Budget/Lightweight Shelter

    By BayTrails

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking

      Comments about Outdoor Research Bug Bivy:

      Use with a tarp for a lightweight shelter with pest/critter protection. Lightweight, great value!

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      4.0

      Cowboy camp in buggy areas

      By Canyon Bear

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Guyline Included
      • No Stakes Included

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Mountaineering

      Comments about Outdoor Research Bug Bivy:

      This bug bivy is nice for summertime backpacking trips into buggy areas. It keeps out all manner of insects, including flying and ants. It does not come with a guyline for the support pole, which you will need to keep it from fallng on your face at night. It also does not come with three stakes, although there are loops for them. In a windy area, you will need those also. It is reasonably roomy for a bivy. I'm 6'3", 210 pounds and fit inside with a little room to spare. All and all, recommended purchase.

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      5.0

      Great Gear

      By Huck

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Packs Small
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking

        Comments about Outdoor Research Bug Bivy:

        Great piece of gear for light weight back packing. Waterproof ground layer, bug protection and great ventilation for tarp tenting, pad securing straps and even a little zippered compartement for night-time essentials. Zippers work smoothly and overall finish is very good. Buy it.

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        4.0

        Outstanding

        By Soldier

        from GA

        About Me Military/Law Enforcement

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Packs Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Backyard
          • Hiking

          Comments about Outdoor Research Bug Bivy:

          I'm in the Army stationed in GA where the bugs/nats are horrible, plus it's always humid. I was looking into solo tents for the field until I came across this bivy and thought "it's perfect!". It's low-profile and allows me to sleep in just shorts, feeling the breeze (if any) and not get eaten. I've used it a handful of times and it has held up so far. No broken zippers or stitching. I'm 5'7 160lbs and have plenty of room all around, which is a must because I toss/turn a lot.

          I did buy some tent stakes to keep it taught on the ground, there's a few loops at the head and foot to stake it. It can be a pain crawling in and out of because it's so low profile, but still very worth it. I do wish they added another sleeve for a tent pole near the foot of the bivy to keep it completely off of me, but overall it's another great OR product.

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          4.0

          The outdoor bug bivy is great!

          By jaki

          from Southern California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Packs Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about Outdoor Research Bug Bivy:

            Back packing in high desert. This item was great,light weight, easy to set up and use. I was able to see the stars and not worry about bugs and little critters spending the night with me. I would highly recommentd, but be sure to buy at 3 light weight stakes to secure your bivy as they are not included.

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            ROBERT D  excellent bug/criter proof...hot in warm climates
            Shopper  Hello, Is it closed below or it just lies on the floor ? Is it efficient for bed bugs also ? Thanks,
            RONALD K  The bottom is sealed and protects against moisture seeping up from the ground, or perhaps wet leaves or grass. I do not know the size of a bed bug, but it would need to be pretty small to get through the mesh. We had no trouble at all with creepy crawly creatures or no-see-ums on our week in Shenandoah National Park.
            v r  How many holes per square inch?
            MIKE R  You will have ZERO issues with the mesh keeping insects out of all sizes. That's not the problem. For me, there's just not enough room in it for someone my size and I'm relatively small in that regard -- 5'10" 230lbs--all muscle mind you ;-) I can't sleep laying on my back and I have an issue with sleeping on the ground without some kind of protective enclosure to keep everything OUT! I eventually purchased a "bivy shelter" (which is different than a bivy bag) which has the same No-See-Em netting (very fine mesh), comes with a rain fly, has room both in the front and back for "gear" (my full "backpack" style pack fits in the front with room for my boots in the back) and is very light. You can't sit up in it like a tent although for me that's not what I need "shelter" for. For me, "shelter" is for sleeping! Although it's heavier than the bug bivy the additional functionality is well worth the extra expenditure and weight. Most "bivy shelters" (that's the technical name and don't get it confused with a "bivy bag") allow for entrance along the side making it easier to get in. The bug bivy you have to enter from the very front and slide in. Unless you have the thing staked down its not much fun getting in AND out. My recommendation -- pony up for a "bivy shelter". You'll be happy you did as I NEVER use this bug bivy and frankly consider it a waste of money.
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