No, bivy sacks aren’t for everybody, but they’ve certainly got their place and for adventurers who do prefer going that route, the Helium Bivy is a pretty amazing option. It utilizes Pertex’s Diamond Fuse technology to interweave filaments to create highly-durable water-resistance and abrasion-resistance without excess bulk or weight. The end result is that you get a truly weatherproof but still breathable minimalist shelter at less than a pound that packs down small. A short pole section can provide some extra headroom or be left behind if you don’t need the space or prefer to shed as much weight as possible. Basically the same size as your rolled out sleeping bag and pad, the bivy can go where some tents can’t and it can be a valuable addition to your gear closet (or the trunk of your car) as an emergency back-up shelter.
Best Use: Backpacking and Emergency Preparedness
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