1. XT Bivy 1 Person Bag

XT Bivy 1 Person Bag

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XT Bivy 1 Person Bag is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 16.
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Quick Overview

Designed to provide shelter anywhere, anytime.  Lightweight Bivy Bag, seam-sealed & water resistant, with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish and breathable Pertex® Shield+ Technology. Part of our elite XT Series (exceptional design, extensive testing, extreme performance), the Bivy Bag is an ideal portable shelter for experienced hikers, mountaineers or cycle-tourers looking for reliable protection that won’t weigh you down. Our Design Team has thought of everything: the Bivy is big enough in volume so your sleeping bag can loft fully for warmth. It’s roomy enough inside to read a book, with a 3D foot-box big enough to keep your boots out of the weather. A strategically-placed face vent can be opened from inside the bag to help prevent condensation, while the durable, waterproof floor stands up to damp, rocky conditions. There is a tie-in point for climbers through the dual zip sliders, peg out points for windy/slippery conditions, and a dual guy-line to keep the bag off your face. The opening can be fully closed, fully opened, or opened with a mesh screen for insect protection. Tested by our Best in Field gear-testers.

L 248cm x W 90cm x Foot width 62cm

Upper Pertex Shield+ 2 layer Breathable Nylon Ripstop with DWR 20,000mm
Floor 100D Nylon Taffeta DWR with 10,000mm PU

Weight 600g

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  • Part of our elite XT series (exceptional design, extensive testing, extreme performance)
  • Ideal lightweight shelter for experienced hikers, mountaineers or cycle tourers
  • Hot tape seam-sealed
  • Face vent prevents condensation
  • Volume allows sleeping bag to fully loft for warmth
  • Roomy 3D foot-box
  • Insect mesh entry
  • Dual guy-line provides additional head room
  • 3/4 side zip
  • Bivy compression stuff sack & repair kit with fabric patches included
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Feel like something is missing I was disappointed when I opened my Bivy bag at the camp site and realized that it did not come with any essentials to stake down my Bivy, also only one center guideline that was awkward to use (you have to be under a tree or ect). does not look anything like the picture
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lack of ventilation and weatherproofing I bought this a while ago and have used it on numerous nights. The string rigging setup does not work because the sides would just fall and with it on your face the would be pretty much zero airflow and lack of oxygen. If you leave it open without a rig mosquitoes can bite through and rain will get in. I would recommend a DIY hoop for it with extra loops. This makes it easier for ventilation and weatherproofing, although the fabric still will not breath for condensation very much. The side zip cover can leak easily as well.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Orange Bivy bag Haven’t used it yet, will give it a go next week, but can’t beat the price and I Pretty much know the quality will be the same as military issue. The colour will be helpful if I ever get lost or fall down a bank.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor ventilation I used this for two nights over a long weekend climbing trip thinking it would be a great light weight option. Night one I slept with the face fly open. But the heat building up was hard to manage and it didn’t cool off enough until very late at night. Night two it rained. With the fly closed I felt like I was suffocating with how little airflow there was. Eventually the condensation from my own breathing got me so soaked I might as well have slept in the rain. I ended up sealing shelter else where in the middle of the night due to this.
Date published: 2020-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from XT all the way! As an active Search and Rescue volunteer I'm called out when others are staying in. I need gear that can stand up to whatever mother nature throws my way. With all the gear I carry it all needs to be tough, waterproof and light. After years of trialling different tents and bivys in poor conditions the Kathmandu XT Bivy is now my go tentage and is a standard part of my gear list.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite right... The materials are good, and perform as one would expect. Like a lot of bivy bags, it will leak when raining at the points where it makes contact with your sleeping bag. Pegging it out helps, but if it's raining you really should be in a tent. Two points on this particular product are:- 1) The design of the vent is woeful - in 'real world' situations, it lets rain in, and collapses. The little velcro attachment is more of a toy than a useful feature. A minor niggle, but one that could be easily addressed. 2) It desperately needs a dedicated pole to keep the bag off your face. Ten minutes' fiddling with a collapsible pole from a discarded tent, a hacksaw and some epoxy will pay dividends. You can't expect to have a handy skyhook nearby - particularly above the snowline - and regardless, the bivy bag won't hold its shape if suspended to a tree/rock/devoted partner. If suspended as designed, it won't take long before your face contacts the bag. Hopefully these two issues will be addressed in future versions. If a pole was available, I'd have no hesitation in recommending this product.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick an easy but... Quick easy setup. Same issue as others with lack of headroom ( a couple more tie off points could have fixed this). Photo is misleading. Condensation has been a major issue for me even with it fully open with head outside. The elastic zip cover doesn't stay in place so rain does come through the zip. Mozzie net zip is on the outside which seems odd. But leg room is awesome if you're tall and kept me warm so does the job, but so would a 5dollar tarp from the hardware store.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight shelter I used the bivy recently for a four night solo walk. For two nights I kept the top open and felt warm and cosy. On the other two nights there was some rain and many mosquitoes so I zipped up the bag screen part of the bag and used a tent pole to keep the fabric off my face. This worked well so I am now looking for a better pole to use-would by good for Kathmandu to to provide one with the bag! There was plenty of room for my pack and boots inside the bag which was a selling point for me compared to other bivy bags. There was only a slight build up of condensation inside, my sleeping bag stayed dry unlike when I use my small tent and my bag gets really wet.
Date published: 2017-09-03
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Is the upper waterproof - don't see gotex - I'll assume this isn't waterproof

Asked by: Slappy
The upper is water resistant with a durable water repellent finish.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2021-05-04

Can it be used in alpine/snowy conditions?

Asked by: qwerty12344553
Yes these are fantastic for Apline/Snowy conditions.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-12-01

What size does it pack down to?

Asked by: Daiya
The packed size of the Bivy XT is 13x24cm (stuffsack end diameter x length)
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 5
Date published: 2020-11-12
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