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Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

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Found a review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bASIvJSZzPg Eager to get it :)
I hope they put more thought into the manufacturing of this than they apparently put into the description. 1) The pole material is delrin, not derlin. I'd dismiss it as a typo, but they repeated it twice. 2) Weight is stated as 19.9 oz or 464g. Those don't match. 19.9 oz is 569g. 464g is 16.4 oz. So which is it?
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There’s more lightweight shelters to choose from but, as a former bivy sack user, it looks like OR did their homework on this (ample skeeter net, built in “sombrero” for rain ... probably dorky but who’s going to see you in the rain?). A one bivy piece has merit in some situations, such as crowded PCT campgrounds. Just find some decent ground to plop it down while everyone else mucks about looking for a bigger area, or are staking bunches of guylines as the wind blows the shelter down. The colder the better for bivies, but hotter weather sucks. If the bug net can stay taut, maybe that alleviates heat concerns? Bivy sacks are not for use in grizz country though (see burrito comment).
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Fairweather
Nope, definitely not for use in griz country. I used mine in glacier 2 years back and fuck me lol oh dear god.
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Looks like a nice place to sleep for my last night on earth. Jk.
If you’re thinking that a bivvy is a good idea and want to try it, don’t. Sorry Massdrop, i hate to “yuck your yum” (as my kids like to say) but I want to warn people about what a waste of money bivvy sacs are in general. For the same money you can get an actual 1P tent. there are no situations where a bivvy is a better option. Fair weather? Sleep under the stars or use a silpoly tarp. Bad weather, don’t even think about it. When you crawl into this tube, you’ll steam in your own condensation if you seal it up or get soaked while sleeping if you don't. When its raining. you’ll get wet getting into your bag and getting out. Your gear will also be all soaked, including your boots. Proponents of bivvies say “string a tarp over it during rain storms”. Yea? Well at that point you might as well have brought a proper 1P tent with an actual vestibule and the ability to sit upright to read and change clothes. I just can’t imagine anyone is ever happy in one of these things without being partially (or completely) delusional.... Here's a great quote from Steve Rinella's book (and web site):
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Hey quihgon, I was wondering if you had a recommendation on a bivy, I'd be using it for similar "low profile" camping situations. Thanks!
morooka1
Ah, fellow "Low profile bro" I've used the Alpine bivy from Outdoor research, it comes with a footbox that improved ventilation and condensation issues. But I upgraded to the outdoor research interstellar. Honestly, the Interstellar is better all around and the ability to lay down into the bivy rather have to crawl inside helps tremendously, the zipper placement helps in breath and reduces most of the condensation, the dark colors are also nice for going unnoticed. The only issue I have is I have not yet tested it out in a heavy downpour and with the way the zipper placement is I am not 100% confident its going to be really weather sealed. I definitely recommend it though, however I would suggest an ultralight rainfly to go with this setup. I have a clark jungle hammock I use as well and I just kinda pilfered the rainfly from that to use in my kit. I'm going to be camping out in Seattle all summer long with this setup in order to work to save cash for scool cause there's no way in hell i'm paying Seattle rent prices lol.
Does anyone has the complete size of it ? I think the 66cm width is only on top. Is there a Large version forseen ? I am 1m90 using a very confortable Exped synmat UL LW (tall and large), seems no Bivy are made for it.
tontonpiston
You might look at the Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy. This one would certainly accommodate you and your larger seeping pad. It is very roomy . . . for a bivy, that is :)