Product Highlights:

  • 100% Nylon 20D Ripstop
  • Fully taped seams
  • No-see-um mesh
  • Hydroseal®-coated waterproof floor
  • Fully taped seams

About Outdoor Research Highland Bivy

Outdoor Research Highland Bivy
The Outdoor Research Highland Bivy offers you all night comfort, after a day out camping on the mountain. It's made with 100% Nylon 20D Ripstop that offers water and wind resistance and is extremely breathable. The Pertex Shield+ 2.5-layer DS uses a dry touch polyurethane coating to wick away moisture. Its Hydroseal -coated waterproof nylon taffeta floor is soft for cushy all-night comfort and protects you from harsh terrain. It has fully taped seams for protection from bad conditions and making this bivy waterproof. Its no-see-um mesh netting keeps this bivy breathable and well ventilated for a great night s sleep. A shock-corded Delrin pole moves the fabric away from your face for your comfort. It is lightweight (1.55 lb.) and versatile for easy packing. For a fine night s sleep in comfort, get the Outdoor Research Highland Bivy.

Outdoor Research Highland Bivy Features

  • Ultralight
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable Pertex Shield fabric
  • 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
  • Avg. weight w poles: 23.8 oz. / 674 g 
  • Avg. weight w/o poles: 21.8 oz. / 617 g

Outdoor Research Highland Bivy Specifications

Packed Size
15¼ in. x 4 in. x 4 in.
Pole Type
84 in.
Peak Height
20 in.
Width at Shoulders
26 in.
Width at Feet
19 in.
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Lightweight with Heavyweight Performance

By FlyinArmadillo

from Jack County, Texas

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


    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Hiking
    • Mountaineering
    • Search And Rescue

    Comments about Outdoor Research Highland Bivy:

    I have used this Bivy on the Big Bend Outer Loop trail (30mi). As I needed to pack all the water I could carry for this desert loop the Bivy was a perfect alternative to a full blown tent while providing protection from things that scurry around in the desert night. It is Waterproof (heavy floor) and still provided good ventilation - I did not have any moisture build-up etc, It did feel a little constrictive at first - but I was soon comfortable with it. straps inside to hold a pad in place, and enough room to hold my clothes and boots inside with me. The single arch pole helps a lot keeping it off your face/chest and I liked the ability to open the flap with the netting in place to star-gaze bug free.
    This is a great emergency item too for Day Hikers and even search and Rescue work - compressing down realy small and light - you won't get caught out without a roof over your head in the event your trip plan is changed without your permission. YEA space blankets or a plastic sheet are lighter -- BUT this is warm, dry, and bug free. You'll feel really really smart when you have to whip it out.

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    Shopper  Hi, how do you construct this bivy, do you need to pole it to the ground? Is it usable to use indoors on wooden floors? thanks RM
    PATRICK N  You do not need to pole it to the ground, so in my opinion it can be used indoors. Be aware that the arch does not stand as upright and perfect as in the picture. It takes a little engineering on the user’s part. This is a nice bivy for the price and the weight though. If price and weight does not matter look at some of the other bivys for ease and roominess. Even better test them out at a store before purchase if you can. I hope this is helpful.
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