The Outdoor Research's Interstellar Bivy is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable hooped bivy with a number of interesting and unique features.
Outdoor Research says:
Four-season waterproof, durable and versatile bivy choice for adventurers looking for a little something extra out of their shelter.
Built from the recommendations, feedback, and favorites of Outdoor Research employees, the Interstellar Bivy represents years of idealizing the perfect night spent outside. Seam-taped AscentShell™ technology delivers waterproof breathability, and a single pole can be used to add headspace or left at the trailhead to save weight. A newly designed side entry makes getting in and out of your shelter faster and easier than ever before, while innovative zipper design and built-in sombrero allow you to sit up and perform tasks (like cooking and packing) without stepping outside.
The Outdoor Research's Interstellar Bivy is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable hooped bivy with a number of interesting and unique features. The Interstellar has a mesh inner so when the weather is kind you can enjoy your campsite view whilst keeping the insects at bay.
What sets the bivy apart is when you sit up, the hooped end than effectively acts as as a large sombrero keeping the rain off your head. This is barely noticeable on your head. The long double ended zips allow your arms to reach out the perform to perform tasks such as cooking whilst keeping the rest of you dry and free from attack by midges. These features give you a lot zips to negotiate so recommend you have a practice at home first.
The Interstellar bivy bag would be a bit on the tight side for anyone well over 6 foot.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear