Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly
Bug Bivy - Silpoly

Bug Bivy - Silpoly

$120.00

Simple, fully enclosed insect and critter protection with a tub-floor.

The new "Y-shape" zipper design allows entry from the front, top, or either side! Ease of entry is now improved by being able unzip the bivy all the way to the corner(s). The floor clips in to your tarp's corners while the netting is suspended off your face by clipping it to points above. You can also use it more traditionally, and just let the netting drape over you.

The 'smaller' and 'bigger' sizes both partner well with our Cirriform tarps, tapered tarps, rectangular tarps, and many other a-frame style tarps.

You may wish to seam seal the corners of the tub-floor. It shouldn't be necessary for most situations, but may be helpful should you find water pooling on the ground. Please note that this bivy is also offered with a DCF floor which does not need sealing. Additionally, a more wind resistant version of this bivy, with a highly breathable upper, is available.

For simpler set-up when pitched without a tarp, consider using the Stand-alone rigging kit which allows the bivy to be pitch with only 4 stakes and your poles. For more information, please see the link.

Made in the USA from imported materials.

Material:
  • Floor: 20D SilPoly; Hydrostatic Head: >2000mm
  • Upper: 0.6 oz noseeum netting
  • Zipper: YKK size #3
  • Stuff sack: 20D SilPoly
Dimensions (smaller):
  • Width at head: 32" | 81.3 cm
  • Width at foot: 25" | 63.5 cm
  • Length: 84" | 213.4 cm
  • Height at head: 20" | 50.8 cm
  • Height at foot: 16" | 40.6 cm
  • Tub height: 4" | 10.2 cm
Dimensions (bigger):
  • Width at head: 36" | 91.4 cm
  • Width at foot: 30" | 76.2 cm
  • Length: 84" | 213.4 cm
  • Height at head: 23" | 58.4 cm
  • Height at foot: 17" | 43.2 cm
  • Tub height: 6" | 15.2 cm
Weight:
  • Smaller: 6.3 oz | 179 g
  • Bigger: 7.3 oz | 207 g
  • (Stuff sack is an additional 0.25 oz | 7g)
Weight of Rigging:
  • 18' of 1/16" shockcord: 13g | 0.46 oz
  • 7 Clips: 6.8g | 0.24 oz
  • 3 Barrel cordlocks: 1.8g | 0.06 oz
  • (Rigging for connecting to your tarp is included, but you will need to install it. You will likely not need to use all of the shockcord.)

Landfill Waste:

  • Each bivy produces roughly TBD oz of in-house landfill waste.
To get started

You'll want to attach rigging to 6 to 7 locations on the bivy: top corners of the tub (4), apexes (2), middle of ridge (1)(optional).

Included: 18 ft of 1/16" shock cord, 7 mitten hooks, 3 mini barrel cordlocks

If pitching with a YAMA tarp or the stand-alone rigging kit, please see the following chart for suggested cord lengths:
For current bivy version: Coming*
For older chest or ridge zip bivys: Cord length chart
*For connecting the newer bivy to a 1P Cirriform Tarp tentative lengths follow: Front corners: 22", Rear corners: 14", Front apex: 28", Rear apex: 23", Center of ridge: 13" (you may wish to cut these a little longer and trim as needed)


To install the cords:

You don’t need to follow our method, but this is how we like to do it.

At the corners

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord. We like to use a simple overhand loop knot.
  2. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the other end of the cord.
  3. Attach the cord to the tub with a girth hitch.

At the apexes

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord using an overhand loop knot.
  2. Pass the cord through a cord lock.
  3. Pass the free end of the cord through the small webbing loop at the apex (direction: middle of bivy outward).
    At the front, two webbing loops are provided, one on either side of the zipper. Pass the cord through the loop on the side opposite the side you'd like to bivy to open towards.)
  4. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the free end of the cord.

At the middle of the ridge
(Optional. Connecting the this location to a point above can help to open up the inside of the bivy)

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord using an overhand loop knot.
  2. Pass the cord through a cord lock.
  3. Pass the free end of the cord through the small webbing loop at the apex.
  4. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the free end of the cord.
Stand-alone rigging kit:

For pitching the bivy on its own, we also offer a stand-alone rigging kit. This lightweight kit allows you to pitch the bivy with your poles and just four stakes. Please see the rigging kit's page for more information and instructions.

Product Availability

Unless otherwise stated, if the item is available to add to your cart, then it is in-stock and available to ship. Please see the shipping tab for more info.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the calendar below to see when it may become available. You may also want to sign up to be notified of availability on the product page. Some accessory items may not show on the calendar as they may simply be squeezed in during pockets of available time rather than scheduled. Please understand that the schedule may change without notice.

If you don't see the item of interest in the calendar, then I don't know when it might be available.



Shipping Information

COVID-19 Update: To reduce contacts, I've reduced the frequency of my post office runs. Expect your order to ship within 1 week*.

Most orders ship out the next business day.*

* If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow up to an additional week for delivery.


Domestic Rates

Order Total Shipping Fee Shipping Method Typical Transit Time
(business days)
under $50 $3.25 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$50.00 to $99.99 $5.15 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$100.00 to $199.99 $6.95 USPS First Class / Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
2 - 5 for First Class
$200.00 to $349.99 $9.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
$350.00 to $499.99 $12.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
Over $500 $15.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3
Note: Stickers and DCF Patches ship for free

International

I'm sorry, but for the foreseeable future, I'm not able to offer international shipping.

Description

Simple, fully enclosed insect and critter protection with a tub-floor.

The new "Y-shape" zipper design allows entry from the front, top, or either side! Ease of entry is now improved by being able unzip the bivy all the way to the corner(s). The floor clips in to your tarp's corners while the netting is suspended off your face by clipping it to points above. You can also use it more traditionally, and just let the netting drape over you.

The 'smaller' and 'bigger' sizes both partner well with our Cirriform tarps, tapered tarps, rectangular tarps, and many other a-frame style tarps.

You may wish to seam seal the corners of the tub-floor. It shouldn't be necessary for most situations, but may be helpful should you find water pooling on the ground. Please note that this bivy is also offered with a DCF floor which does not need sealing. Additionally, a more wind resistant version of this bivy, with a highly breathable upper, is available.

For simpler set-up when pitched without a tarp, consider using the Stand-alone rigging kit which allows the bivy to be pitch with only 4 stakes and your poles. For more information, please see the link.

Made in the USA from imported materials.

Specifications

Material:
  • Floor: 20D SilPoly; Hydrostatic Head: >2000mm
  • Upper: 0.6 oz noseeum netting
  • Zipper: YKK size #3
  • Stuff sack: 20D SilPoly
Dimensions (smaller):
  • Width at head: 32" | 81.3 cm
  • Width at foot: 25" | 63.5 cm
  • Length: 84" | 213.4 cm
  • Height at head: 20" | 50.8 cm
  • Height at foot: 16" | 40.6 cm
  • Tub height: 4" | 10.2 cm
Dimensions (bigger):
  • Width at head: 36" | 91.4 cm
  • Width at foot: 30" | 76.2 cm
  • Length: 84" | 213.4 cm
  • Height at head: 23" | 58.4 cm
  • Height at foot: 17" | 43.2 cm
  • Tub height: 6" | 15.2 cm
Weight:
  • Smaller: 6.3 oz | 179 g
  • Bigger: 7.3 oz | 207 g
  • (Stuff sack is an additional 0.25 oz | 7g)
Weight of Rigging:
  • 18' of 1/16" shockcord: 13g | 0.46 oz
  • 7 Clips: 6.8g | 0.24 oz
  • 3 Barrel cordlocks: 1.8g | 0.06 oz
  • (Rigging for connecting to your tarp is included, but you will need to install it. You will likely not need to use all of the shockcord.)

Landfill Waste:

  • Each bivy produces roughly TBD oz of in-house landfill waste.

Rigging

To get started

You'll want to attach rigging to 6 to 7 locations on the bivy: top corners of the tub (4), apexes (2), middle of ridge (1)(optional).

Included: 18 ft of 1/16" shock cord, 7 mitten hooks, 3 mini barrel cordlocks

If pitching with a YAMA tarp or the stand-alone rigging kit, please see the following chart for suggested cord lengths:
For current bivy version: Coming*
For older chest or ridge zip bivys: Cord length chart
*For connecting the newer bivy to a 1P Cirriform Tarp tentative lengths follow: Front corners: 22", Rear corners: 14", Front apex: 28", Rear apex: 23", Center of ridge: 13" (you may wish to cut these a little longer and trim as needed)


To install the cords:

You don’t need to follow our method, but this is how we like to do it.

At the corners

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord. We like to use a simple overhand loop knot.
  2. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the other end of the cord.
  3. Attach the cord to the tub with a girth hitch.

At the apexes

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord using an overhand loop knot.
  2. Pass the cord through a cord lock.
  3. Pass the free end of the cord through the small webbing loop at the apex (direction: middle of bivy outward).
    At the front, two webbing loops are provided, one on either side of the zipper. Pass the cord through the loop on the side opposite the side you'd like to bivy to open towards.)
  4. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the free end of the cord.

At the middle of the ridge
(Optional. Connecting the this location to a point above can help to open up the inside of the bivy)

  1. Tie a loop on one end of the shock cord using an overhand loop knot.
  2. Pass the cord through a cord lock.
  3. Pass the free end of the cord through the small webbing loop at the apex.
  4. Using a clinch knot, tie on a mitten hook to the free end of the cord.
Stand-alone rigging kit:

For pitching the bivy on its own, we also offer a stand-alone rigging kit. This lightweight kit allows you to pitch the bivy with your poles and just four stakes. Please see the rigging kit's page for more information and instructions.

Availability

Product Availability

Unless otherwise stated, if the item is available to add to your cart, then it is in-stock and available to ship. Please see the shipping tab for more info.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the calendar below to see when it may become available. You may also want to sign up to be notified of availability on the product page. Some accessory items may not show on the calendar as they may simply be squeezed in during pockets of available time rather than scheduled. Please understand that the schedule may change without notice.

If you don't see the item of interest in the calendar, then I don't know when it might be available.



Shipping

Shipping Information

COVID-19 Update: To reduce contacts, I've reduced the frequency of my post office runs. Expect your order to ship within 1 week*.

Most orders ship out the next business day.*

* If you select seam sealing services with your purchase, please allow up to an additional week for delivery.


Domestic Rates

Order Total Shipping Fee Shipping Method Typical Transit Time
(business days)
under $50 $3.25 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$50.00 to $99.99 $5.15 USPS First Class 2 - 5
$100.00 to $199.99 $6.95 USPS First Class / Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
2 - 5 for First Class
$200.00 to $349.99 $9.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
$350.00 to $499.99 $12.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3 for Priority
Over $500 $15.95 USPS Priority 2 - 3
Note: Stickers and DCF Patches ship for free

International

I'm sorry, but for the foreseeable future, I'm not able to offer international shipping.