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Woodland Camouflage Bivy Best Bivy Without a Hoop - Product Review

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Tennier Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover
NSN: 8465-01-416-8517; Waterproof; Woodland Camouflage; Made in the USA
$45.99

Editor's Rating: (4 / 5)

Pros

  • Gore-Tex for added air circulation
  • Enough room for a sleeping pad
  • lightweight at 2.5 pounds
  • Military grade warmth and weather coverage

Cons

  • No hoop to keep the Bivy material from resting on your face
  • You may also get some condensation build up

Our Take:

The Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover offers classic Bivy coverage that’s good enough for the US Army.

It’s one of the most durable Bivy’s on the market today. It includes Gore-Tex weather protection with ventilation that can withstand colder temperatures as well as avoiding condensation build up inside the bivy.

The inside is big enough to hold you plus a sleeping pad, which will also help to keep you warm.

This is just the Bivy part of the entire sleep system and will fit you and your mummy sleeping bag perfectly.

The only thing we missed with this Bivy Sack is a hoop at the top to keep the material off your face.

The cover weighs about two and a half pounds, which is about as heavy as you want to go with a bivy sack.

For under $100, you get high quality.

Even after a few trips, it won’t show much wear and tear.

Key Product Info:

Weight 2.2 lbs
Packed Dimensions 4"L x 3.5"W
Assembled Dimensions 84"L x 36"W
Hooped No

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Best Overall Bivy Sacks:

    Weight 1.4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 15"L x 4"W
    Assembled Dimensions 84"L x 26"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price $249.95

    The Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy is one of the best Bivy sack on the market today. It’s 7 feet long and 2 feet wide so it should be able to fit even the tallest camper with at least some gear. At just under 2 pounds you get a lot of Bivy sack while keeping your pack weight low.

    Pros
    • Ultralight at just under 2 pounds
    • Fully taped seams for extra weather protection and warmth
    • Durable hydro seal coated waterproof nylon floor to prevent any water seepage into the bivy sack from below
    • Gore-Tex for added circulation
    Cons
    • Some condensation builds up especially in the warmer months

    Read our full review of the Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy


    Weight 2 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 22"L x 14"W
    Assembled Dimensions 80"L x 34"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price Price not available

    The Chinook Summit Bivy Bag is comfortable, spacious bivy sack that lightweight backpackers will love. It packs down very tightly into your pack to about the size of a football and weighs about 2 pounds, which is on the heavier side for a bivy, but more than makes up for with over 7 feet of space to lay down inside of with plenty of space at the head once you install the aluminum poles.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 2 pounds
    • Waterproof and breathable
    • There's the option for staking for even more space
    • Lots of space for even taller campers
    • Dependable bug netting
    Cons
    • A little heavy for a bivy sack

    Read our full review of the Chinook Summit Bivy Bag


  1. Outdoor Research Helium Bivy
  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.5 / 5)
    Weight 1.1 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 15"L x 4"W
    Assembled Dimensions 84"L x 29"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price $178.95

    The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy comes with a lot of great features that we love about Bivy camping. The sack weighs in at around 18 ounces and offers enough size to easily fit someone over 6 feet inside or someone under 6 feet with gear.

    Pros
    • Ultralight weight of 18 ounces
    • The hooped feature for greater comfort while you sleep and bug netter.
    • Long enough for taller campers
    • Packs down to the size of a water bottle
    • Waterproof
    Cons
    • Condensation builds up

    Read our full review of the Outdoor Research Helium Bivy


  3. Military Goretex Bivy Sack
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.2 / 5)
    Weight 9 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 12"L x 3"W
    Assembled Dimensions 80"L x 30"W
    Hooped No
    Current Price $175.50

    Military Modular Sleep System 4 Piece with Goretex Bivy Cover and Carry Sack is going to simplify your gear. This is a US military inspired total sleep system, that includes 2 separate sleeping bags, a bivy cover, and a stuff sack.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 2 pounds
    • Military issued quality
    • Gore-Tex breathability
    Cons
    • Material resting on your face throughout the night

    Read our full review of the Military Goretex Bivy Sack


  5. Snugpak Ionosphere Dome Tent Bivy
  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.1 / 5)
    Weight 3.3 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 17"L x 5.25"W
    Assembled Dimensions 94"L x 39"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price $189.95

    The Snugpak Ionosphere 1 Man Dome Tent lays at the intersection of tent and bivy. Its super lightweight at 2 and a half pounds and takes very little time to setup, consisting of just two aluminum hoops to run through the attached seams.

    Pros
    • Excellent waterproofed materials
    • Ultralightweight at 2 and a half pounds
    • Fresh air freely circulated
    Cons
    • Heavy for a Bivy sack
    • Small for a tent with little headroom
    • Zippers seem to be problematic and can break easily.

    Read our full review of the Snugpak Ionosphere Dome Tent Bivy


  7. Snugpak Stratosphere Bivvi Shelter
  8. Editors Rating:
    (4.1 / 5)
    Weight 2.4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 10"L x 6"W
    Assembled Dimensions 81"L x 34"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price $159.99

    The Snugpak 92860 Stratosphere is a great lightweight Bivy that works well in cold temperatures. Because it’s a little smaller it might sleep a bit warm in hotter temperatures, but the outer material is breathable and you get good protection against the rain.

    Pros
    • Good ventilation
    • 88 inches to fit even the tallest campers plus a heavy duty sleeping bag
    • Can stake down to get the full legnth and width
    Cons
    • Heavier for a Bivy
    • Not totally waterproof
    • You also may want to invest in better stakes.

    Read our full review of the Snugpak Stratosphere Bivvi Shelter


  9. Aqua Quest Hooped Bivy Tent
  10. Editors Rating:
    (4 / 5)
    Weight 1.8 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 16"L x 5"W
    Assembled Dimensions 90.6"L x 35.4"W
    Hooped Yes
    Current Price $129.95

    The Aqua Quest Hooped Bivy Tent worked great for wind and rain protection. The Bivy is good sized especially for a Bivy is about as lightweight as most at just under 2 and a half pounds.

    Pros
    • Extra coated water protection
    • Lightweight
    • Hooped headspace
    • Bug netting for circulation and bug protection
    Cons
    • Kind of heavy for a bivy sack
    • Condensation build up
    • Not well ventilated

    Read our full review of the Aqua Quest Hooped Bivy Tent


  11. MOC Woodland Gore Tex Bivy
  12. Editors Rating:
    (4 / 5)
    Weight 2 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 19"L x 5"W
    Assembled Dimensions 90.6"L x 29.5"W
    Hooped No
    Current Price $68.25

    The Military Outdoor Clothing Previously Issued U.S. G.I. Woodland Camo Gore-Tex Bivy Sleeping Bag Cover is a Genuine U.S. military-issue Bivy sack with plenty of space inside with a military quality guarantee that will keep you warm and cozy inside even in sub-freezing temps.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 2 pounds
    • Military issued quality
    • Gore-Tex breathability
    Cons
    • Material resting on your face throughout the night

    Read our full review of the MOC Woodland Gore Tex Bivy


    Weight 2.2 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 4"L x 3.5"W
    Assembled Dimensions 84"L x 36"W
    Hooped No
    Current Price $45.99

    The Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover offers classic Bivy coverage that’s good enough for the US Army.

    It’s one of the most durable Bivy’s on the market today and includes Gore-Tex weather protection with ventilation that can withstand colder temperatures as well as avoiding condensation build up inside the bivy.

    Pros
    • Gore-Tex for added air circulation
    • Enough room for a sleeping pad
    • lightweight at 2.5 pounds
    • Military grade warmth and weather coverage
    Cons
    • No hoop to keep the Bivy material from resting on your face
    • You may also get some condensation build up

    Read our full review of the Woodland Camouflage Bivy


  13. SOL Escape Bivvy - Best Emergency Bivy
  14. Editors Rating:
    (3.8 / 5)
    Weight .5 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 12"L x 5"W
    Assembled Dimensions 91"L x 32"W
    Hooped No
    Current Price $59.99

    The S.O.L. (Survive Outdoors Longer) Escape bivy is an excellent cover bivy for the ultra-minimalist backpacker. It is particularly popular with the mountain biking community.

    There’s not much to it other than to slide it over your sleeping bag for rain and temperature protection. It weighs only 3.8 ounces and kept us comfortable in a short overnight trip in sub 50-degree temps.

    Pros
    • Ultralight at 3.8 ounces
    • As basic and simple setup as you'll find
    • Paired with a warm mummy sleeping bag will deliver plenty of heat
    • Good value for the basic Bivy that it is
    • Simple heating technique by using your own body heat
    Cons
    • Very small
    • Won't keep you too warm without a sleeping bag
    • Tears easily

    Read our full review of the SOL Escape Bivvy


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SaleBestseller No. 5
Tennier Woodland Camouflage Waterproof Bivy Cover
  • NSN: 8465-01-416-8517
  • Waterproof
  • Woodland Camouflage
  • Made in the USA

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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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