A bivi bag was developed as a basic solo shelter to protect users from the elements. Used predominantly by mountaineers and climbers who’re willing to compromise comfort for reduced weight and pack size. To use a bivi bag, you put your sleeping bag and sleeping mat inside to protect you from the elements.
Recently, the materials and fabrics have been improved to give the user a more lightweight and waterproof shelter but they are a specialist piece of kit and not suited to everyone’s needs. Bivi bags now compete with ultralightweight tents which suit people more because of the space you get with a tent. If you are still interested in bivi bags and want to find out more, then keep reading.
Bivis are perfect if you are looking to reduce your pack weight but still want to be protected from the elements. They are typically used by adventurers who require a low pack weight and move on quickly. The technical terrain these adventures travel make the bivi an essential piece of kit, to complete their objectives.
But if you are not someone that tackles technical terrain, but still want protection from the elements in a lightweight style then look no further than a bivi. Used by bike packers, fast packers, thru-hikers and minimalist solo adventures or even regular campers today. The bivy bag can be used almost anywhere in the world, in any condition.
If you want to try out bivy camping then check out our bivi bags for your first experience.