Oct 23, 2013 at 8:11 am #1309056
I just put up the newest addition to our bivy line, the Snowyside eVent Bivy .
We wanted to have an option that was fully waterproof and could be used as a standalone shelter, so here it is! Some stats from the website:
3 layer eVent fabric top is extremeley breathable and 100% waterproof
70D coated nylon waterproof bottom
Removable netting for bug protection when the weather is nice
Storm flap over velcro closure
Stake loops at top and bottom
Stuff sack included
74in girth at shoulders
64in girth at feet
Opening sale price is $159.99. I'm not quite sure how long we can keep selling them for that low, but for now, that is the price.Oct 23, 2013 at 8:33 am #2036908
"Umm honey…. yeah… that thing about me not buying any more gear this fall…. yeah… um…"Oct 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm #2037047
Hey John is this bottom sil nylon or PU coated?
I'm assuming it's Sil, but want to clarify, since that would be a clincher for me if it wasn't.Oct 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm #2037110
It is PU coated, I should have been more clear, I'll add that to the website description. We could however make them with a 1.9oz Sil if anyone was interested though. Maybe I'll add that as an option.
-JohnOct 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm #2037119
John, I'm sure you guys have your reason for selecting that, so I'm not trying to be critical. Personally, I've never been happy with the durability of any PU coatings though, especially with high wear areas like floors. May never matter with a pad on top of course.Oct 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm #2037164
Javan, we use the heavy 1oz coating version kind, so it is very durable compared to the lighter coated stuff. Like you said though, with a pad on top, it really shouldn't matter. It is also nice to not have the slipperiness of the sil.Oct 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm #2037183
How do you keep rain out if it opens on top?Oct 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm #2037257
Cool John, thanks for clarifying.Oct 25, 2013 at 3:42 am #2037681
Would you consider doing them with an eVent base? Since ID stopped making the Overbag there hasn't been many options.
Also, how are you seam sealing?Oct 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm #2037919
Anyway to make this a side zip with storm flap? A side zip might enable quicker entrance and exit (possibly even while raining) rather than crawling out the top. This is just a thought. I'm interested in WPB bivies but don't have any experience using them.
Also how does the bug net work? is it a full hood under the fabric hood? is it a panel of netting over the entrance?
I've thought a bivy like this with one of your 5.5×9 flat tarps pitched lean-to or half pyramid over the head end would be the perfect setup.Oct 26, 2013 at 11:58 am #2038060
We could definitely make it with an eVent base as well, shoot us an email and I can give you a quote.
The seam sealing is done with seam tape.
We're starting to design one with a side zip entrance as well. I'm trying to come up with something similar to our normal side zip bivy, using a waterproof zipper. Hopefully have it made up and ready as an option in a week or so.
The bug netting is a removable panel that is under the fabric hood. When the bivy is held up using the pull loop, it actually gives quite a bit of space underneath.
Thanks!Feb 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm #2068721
@moxtrLocale: The piney woods
Looks excellent, if I needed a waterproof/breathable bivy this looks the one. I love the seal seaming option and I think a side zip is much more practical than trying to squeeze in and out through the top. I am curious on how much better the eVent works in this application given that that even uncoated nylon has condensation issues but I am sure it beats the alternative w/b products hands down. This appears to be state of the art right now.Feb 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm #2070330
Ordered one :) Very, very excited. It's gonna be a long february waiting for it.Mar 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm #2080717
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Did you use the bivy yet?
StephenMar 12, 2014 at 8:57 am #2082094
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Just ordered one myself with the Event floor and side zip.
From speaking with John the side zip adds 1.5oz, seam tape 3oz, removing the bug mesh drops 2.5oz. the base bivy is 20oz and Event floor adds 4oz.
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