the Alpine vivvy by Outdoor Research is a great shelter or a backup shelter for anybody who is spending time in the backcountry where the weather can get rough quickly or anyone who is looking to do some ultra lightweight backpacking is looking for an alternative to carrying a tent so the Alpine vivvy is one of the movies that are makes that actually does come with a pole set up so you've got a little bit of something to support the bivi material so it's not hanging on your face it would be a little more comfortable for most users it is a full gore-tex piece on the top here we see this blue material it's a high breathable gore-tex it's a durable fabric so it's going to shed water snow that whole deal all the seams are sealed on this biggie and the floor is made from ORS hydrocele fabric and it's extremely durable they don't bleed definitely bump it up a notch from some of their leaner lighter boobies you've got a really good powerful durable four there and it is coated with an antifungal coating to help eliminate that so as I said the Alpine baby comes with a single pole design you can see it here through the sleeve at the top it's reinforced with this heavier material and the pole is made from a Delon material which is frequent leaders and backpack frames as well it's very lightweight flexible and durable and it's a pretty easy set up or has worked this really nice feature at the bottom here that you can fit that pole into the bottom of this velcro tab which is a nice easy setup and something you could even do with like gloves or mittens on if you were out in bad weather and it really secures that pole into the bivvy nicely to help with the structure here oh our includes a couple of tabs I can those five-state tabs on this that you can use let's see at the top here is one that you could easily tie a guideline to those are not included but you could bring something up on your own if you wanted a little bit more structure here but there are 1 2 3 on the bottom here you can stake out as well as 2 that are on the foot box end of it so you can really rig this thing up to be nice and sturdy even though it only has that one pole for a real support so we open the baby up here you can see you've got this mean piece that folds back it does a super closed completely and is reinforced with a super beefy durable material here I wish there was some way that I could really show how durable this feels but it gives a lot of structure to the base of this as well that helps keep that from hanging on your face once you're inside the biggie and have it closed up so you can fit full-length sleeping bag in here up to long sleeping bags it's not going to be a problem the bivi itself is cut very generously as you can see ours also includes on Alpine Divi a no-see-um mesh bug screen here as well that zips up separately using this green zipper so if the weather wasn't super cold or rainy you could almost kind of close this thing up with just the bug mesh leave the hood rest of the hood back and get some breeze going through here so the Alpine Divi makes a great ultralight shelter or an emergency shelter and since it weighs in it under just 2 pounds it could be pretty lightweight in your pack and take up a lot less room at a tent

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

14 thoughts on “Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Первый раз вижу женщину с обзором.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    is it good for summer?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Great review! In New Hampshire and trying to decide between this and the helium. This seems more durable

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Alpine Bivi is falling apart from the inside..laminate lining is in pieces all inside the bag…nasty stuff

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    As usual. …the moment a person decides to spent all this money on what is suppose to be the very best O.R .has to offer….Bam…. we have a much improved model…but hey…thanks for helping with our research and development budget….my Alpine is falling a part …little bits of layers coming apart…glad I could help with research. ..

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Great vid!! Thanks for making this.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    i bought this bivy 2 yrs ago and the "very durable" started to peel immediately in tiny spots. However, I returned it for a replacement recently because OR said the "delamination problem" has been resolved. I havent received replacement yet, but hoping floor is improved.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    thank you for making this video

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    This bivy is way to small for me and I am 6' tall and I wear an
    xtra-large shirt. Trying to crawl into this bivy for me was like trying
    to fit myself into a sardine can and that's with nothing in it but me.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Is it roomy enough for a sleeping pad like a Thermarest?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Bought one a few weeks back, only taken it out once, but it was in very wet/snowy conditions and it performed great. Can't wait to really put it through its paces this summer!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Can snakes/spiders bite through it while you are sleeping? That would prevent me from buying.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Just under 2 lbs. ?   thats amazing. Think i.ll get one  THANKS.

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