Bug Bivy - DCF
Bug Bivy - DCF
Bug Bivy - DCF
Bug Bivy - DCF
Bug Bivy - DCF

Bug Bivy - DCF

$180.00

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.

This bivy partners well with our Cirriform tarps, tapered tarps, rectangular tarps, and many other a-frame style tarps.

The tub is made with 1 oz DCF, and the corners are taped; no seam sealing needed! Please note that some bivys may have a seam running across the width of the floor. For a more cost-effective option with better compressibility, this bivy is also available with a silpoly floor. A version with more resistance to wind is also available: Wind Bivy.

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

Weight:
  • Bivy: 193g | 6.8 oz
  • Stuff sack 6.5g | 0.23 oz
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.)
Materials:
  • Floor: 1 oz DCF (CT2K.18)
  • Upper: 0.6 oz noseeum netting
  • Zipper: YKK size #3
  • Stuff sack: 20D Monofiliment Nylon 6; mesh weave
Dimensions:
  • 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

Environment:

  • Each bivy produces roughly -- oz of in-house 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: 16 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 expected fulfillment times.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the production calendar and the FAQ below for more information.


Q: Why is so much stuff sold out?!

A: As a solo-operation, my capacity is very limited, and I can't make products nearly quickly enough to meet demand. I only sell what I have in-stock, and don't typically take backorders. I know this can make it hard for you to plan, but in the longer term, it should help me to serve you better. See the last question for more info about this. (UPDATE: I've hired some help which should help improve product availability, but I still expect many items to often be sold out)


Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when I expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then I do not know when it may become available (I don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: I'm afraid not. Out of fairness to everyone, I don't make special arrangements to reserve products. On rare occasions, I may open a product up for back-ordering to everyone (or a new product for pre-ordering). When this happens, it's made available to order on the website. If you are signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


Q: Why do you do things this way, and what are you doing to improve the situation?

A: For years I followed the more common back-order model, basically making everything to order. This approach made it challenging to increase production, limited time available to design new products or refine existing ones, impacted my personal/outdoor time, and meant long waits to get your gear delivered. I changed my approach when I moved to Montana in 2019. Offering only what's already made allows me to work and plan more efficiently, and makes hiring help much more feasible. I'm currently in the process of hiring, and hopefully you'll start seeing more products stay in stock a little bit longer soon.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping Information


Most orders ship out within 1 - 2 business days, but may occasionally take a few days longer.*

*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.

This bivy partners well with our Cirriform tarps, tapered tarps, rectangular tarps, and many other a-frame style tarps.

The tub is made with 1 oz DCF, and the corners are taped; no seam sealing needed! Please note that some bivys may have a seam running across the width of the floor. For a more cost-effective option with better compressibility, this bivy is also available with a silpoly floor. A version with more resistance to wind is also available: Wind Bivy.

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

Specifications

Weight:
  • Bivy: 193g | 6.8 oz
  • Stuff sack 6.5g | 0.23 oz
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.)
Materials:
  • Floor: 1 oz DCF (CT2K.18)
  • Upper: 0.6 oz noseeum netting
  • Zipper: YKK size #3
  • Stuff sack: 20D Monofiliment Nylon 6; mesh weave
Dimensions:
  • 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

Environment:

  • Each bivy produces roughly -- oz of in-house 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: 16 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 expected fulfillment times.

If the item is marked as "sold out" or "available to backorder" then please refer to the production calendar and the FAQ below for more information.


Q: Why is so much stuff sold out?!

A: As a solo-operation, my capacity is very limited, and I can't make products nearly quickly enough to meet demand. I only sell what I have in-stock, and don't typically take backorders. I know this can make it hard for you to plan, but in the longer term, it should help me to serve you better. See the last question for more info about this. (UPDATE: I've hired some help which should help improve product availability, but I still expect many items to often be sold out)


Q: When can I expect the item I'm interested in to become available?

A: For most items, please refer to the production calendar at the bottom of this page. This calendar shows when I expect to work on more substantial products. For some accessory products, production may not always be scheduled in advance and availability may be unpredictable.

FYI: If you do not see the item that you are interested in, then I do not know when it may become available (I don't have a private schedule beyond what's shown!).


Q: Can I pre-order, back-order, or reserve an item?

A: I'm afraid not. Out of fairness to everyone, I don't make special arrangements to reserve products. On rare occasions, I may open a product up for back-ordering to everyone (or a new product for pre-ordering). When this happens, it's made available to order on the website. If you are signed up for the stock notification, you will receive a notice that the item is available to order.


Q: Can you let me know when the item becomes available?

A: Yes. On the product page, enter your email address in the space provided to be automatically notified when inventory becomes available. If you don't see where you can do this, please let me know; sometimes there's a fluke in the settings and the field doesn't show. Please note that the email notification could get filtered out as spam. You can try to 'whitelist' info@yamamountaingear.com to make sure the email comes through.


Q: Why do you do things this way, and what are you doing to improve the situation?

A: For years I followed the more common back-order model, basically making everything to order. This approach made it challenging to increase production, limited time available to design new products or refine existing ones, impacted my personal/outdoor time, and meant long waits to get your gear delivered. I changed my approach when I moved to Montana in 2019. Offering only what's already made allows me to work and plan more efficiently, and makes hiring help much more feasible. I'm currently in the process of hiring, and hopefully you'll start seeing more products stay in stock a little bit longer soon.


NOTES ON USING THE CALENDAR

- For products shown on the calendar, you can typically expect the item to be made available towards the end, or soon after the period shown on the calendar. Sometimes, however, some items may be listed earlier in the period. For example, if the calendar shows that I'm working on tapered tarps, certain sizes may become available earlier within the period with other sizes coming later.

- Please note that you can change the month shown on the calendar using the arrows at the top.

Shipping

Shipping Information


Most orders ship out within 1 - 2 business days, but may occasionally take a few days longer.*

*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.