Apr 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #1288757
I'm selling my Katabatic Piñon Bivy. Has maybe 20 nights on it. I don't think they make it anymore. Weighs 7 ounces on my scale. $75.00 shipped CONUS.
Here's a write-up off the web:
The Piñon Bivy is a simple, low cost bivy sack designed for use under a tarp or floorless shelter. It features a highly breathable, water resistant Pertex Quantum shell to protect your sleeping bag from mist and spray. The extra large mesh panel over the head provides excellent ventilation, and the simple draw cord closure keeps the bugs out. The Piñon Bivy features the highest quality materials and construction, in a package that won’t break the bank.
Weight: 6.5 ounces
Foot Girth: 54 inches
Shoulder Girth: 76 inches
Shell Material: Pertex Quantum Nano Ripstop .9oz/yd
Floor Material: Silnylon Silicone Impregnated Nylon 1.4oz/yd
• Extra Large Mesh Panel- The extra large mesh panel over your head provides excellent ventilation.
• Bathtub Style Floor- Reduced seams in the floor for increased weather resistance.
• Generous Sizing- Sized to fit a lofty 3+ season bag and full length 20 inch wide air mattress, such as Therm-A-Rest® NeoAir™ or Big Agnes® Air Core.
• Waterproof Silnylon Floor- Lightweight and resilient, the silicone coating impregnates the fabric creating a waterproof fabric that will absorb little moisture.
• Pertex Quantum Upper- This highly breathable, water resistant fabric features a long lasting DWR coating that outperforms and outlasts other DWR treatments.
• Sleeping Pad Attachment Points- Tie your sleeping pad in place through the pad attachment rings to keep it secure in the bivy.
• Integrates with Katabatic Gear Sleeping Bags- The Cord Clip locations on our sleeping bags line up with the pad attachment rings in our bivys. Tie your pad in place in your bivy, then simply clip your sleeping bag onto the same cords.
• Full Bug Protection- Full bug protection keeps the creepy crawlies at bay, making the bivy ideal for use under a tarp or floorless shelter.
• Overhead Elastic Hang Loop- Easily suspend the shell fabric off your face.
• Hang Loops in the Corners- Ribbon loops in the corners facilitate drying or allow staking.
• Made in Colorado- We take pride in a quality product made in the USA.Apr 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm #1867597
Lester WangBPL Member
Could you post some pictures since it is no longer made?
LesterApr 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm #1867598
@kinnierLocale: Bay Area
Hi, What size/length is this. Could you post some actual photos and describe the condition and any wear and tear it has. ThanksApr 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm #1867617
Yeah, I'll post pics and measurements tomorrow night…..Apr 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm #1867630
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
If I recall correctly, the defunct Pinon and the current Bristlecone bivys were virtually identical save for the closure.
The Bristlecone zips across the top and part way down one side; the Pinon only zipped across the top.Apr 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm #1867634
Very close, Bob.
The Bristlecone zips across the top and partway down one side.
The Piñon has a drawstring closure.
The Piñon is cheaper, lighter, better ventilated and more simple (nothing to break or jam). But it is less convenient to get in and out.Apr 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm #1867638
What color is it?Apr 16, 2012 at 9:14 am #1867723
Just getting into ultralight backpacking and looking for a bivy sack that I won't break the bank, can you email me some pics of it?Apr 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm #1867977
Here's a photo. You can see the large mesh area.
32" wide at the top
22" wide at the bottomApr 17, 2012 at 6:48 am #1868057
SPF……..Apr 17, 2012 at 6:56 am #1868058
@troutLocale: Long Beach
Just posting to say I used one of these all along the John Muir Trail last year and it was a really nice bivy. It definitely kept the skeeters out!
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