Big Agnes 3 wire bivy photos

I just picked up this bivy from work yesterday and am looking forward to spend some time in it this spring chasing bears. It only weighs 1 pound 12 ounces minimum weight and the top of the bivy is made out of eVent. For those of you not sure what eVent is, it breathes 3 times better than gore tex which prevents moisture building up inside a bivy, jacket or footwear. The stuff works amazingly well. Anyways take a look at the photos and let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers
Shane
 

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What's it cost?
The cost on the bivy is 299.99

Is it waterproof like gore tex?
Event is 100% waterproof. The process that they use makes it more breathable. It would take me 5 pages to write about it but if you the full story give me a call. 406.582.7901

How long/wide?
Length is 89 in,Shoulder Width 31 in,Foot Width: 25 in,Floor Area: 17.5 sq ft,Head Height 20.5 in

How many poles?
There are 3 grommets on the head area of the bivy but there is only 2 poles and they are attached in the middle with a plastic clip. So there is really only 1 pole that you need to deal with.

If you need any more info please let me know.Ill be happy to help you out.
 

twp1224

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I thought about this bivy, but decided to get the Big Agnes UL1 instead. The deciding factor was the tent gave me a small vestibule to put my boots, stove, etc. under. I know a lot of guys using bivy’s, but I have yet to take the plunge. If I do this will be on top of my list.
 
For sure I hear ya. I used it this weekend was pretty happy with it. It was the first time I had used a bivy and didn't mind it that much, just a little different to get in and out of. I think in the fall and spring when the chance of foul weather is higher I will take a actual 1 man tent so I can have a vestibule and some room to move around in. Attached is some photos of it in action.
 

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twp1224

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Did you have any condensation issues? That was one of my big concerns when I was going to go the bivy route. I like the look of this bivy. The way it gets off you face with the pole, etc. is great.

For sure I hear ya. I used it this weekend was pretty happy with it. It was the first time I had used a bivy and didn't mind it that much, just a little different to get in and out of. I think in the fall and spring when the chance of foul weather is higher I will take a actual 1 man tent so I can have a vestibule and some room to move around in. Attached is some photos of it in action.
 

llp

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It is hard to imagine going the bivy route with such great ultralight tents these days such as the UL series. Almost the same weight as the bivy (within a few ounces) with so much more versatility.
llp
 

Bitterroot Bulls

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True bivy sacks are nice when you are in country where you have a hard time finding the space for a tent (even a small one) or places to set a stake, or places to tie a guy line.

I still use my tarptent contrail more than my bivy, though.
 
llp,

For sure I hear ya. Believe you me that thought has crossed my head, especially in foul weather a bivy is no fun. I am still planning on getting a copper spur 1 or fly creek 1. I am gonna try the 3 wire for a couple more trips to get a real opinion on it then make up my mind. So far so good though, I really enjoy it.