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

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Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not water proof Used this bivy in some light rain and woke up with water inside the bivy. This bag is not waterproof as stated by Kathmandu in a previous response to the same issue. The floor material is perfect. Light weight and waterproof. The rest of the bivy is not waterproof. Water resistant maybe for a few minutes but don't count on this bivy keeping you dry. At this price point my expectations were higher.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Bikepacking light, easy to set up, quick to take down. can get condensation on the inside when the outside temperature gets toward zero degrees celsius. survived a massive cloudburst in the Snowy Mountains without letting any water in pair with lightweight bag and mat for a good sleep. practise with it before going out into the wild, as it's a different sleeping experience to a tent!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost awesome but NQR I agree with alot of the above comments. Material and build quality are excellent and are worthy of 5 stars. Size (Both packed and unpacked are respectable) but headroom and the need to tie it off your face is inconvenient and not quite right. This can't be done if caught out in a downpour. I experienced down to -2deg C, combined with a few cycling specific merino layers and the Kathmandu XT Insulated jacket I was comfortable enough. I'm sure a second version of this product, if the above details are addressed will be suitable for many huge adventures with full thumbs up.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super lite weight Nice and compact ideal for fly camping, easy to set up and pack away
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice materials, well made, way oversize Got this bivouac bag a few weeks ago on impulse to replace old OR gortex bivy. The XT has all the makings of a great product with top of line pertex shell and clearly a lot of attention to manufacturing detail It's way oversize however for an alpine bivy. I'm 5'11 and swam in it, room for plastic boots ..and kitchen sink. Extra length zippers and excess materials adding to weight. Returned for a store credit no probs Would be good in future to offer in two sizes and get total packed weight below 500gms
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product, not too much headroom. Bought this for a backpacking trip around Europe. Needed something as an smaller alternative to a tent. Needed to be tiny in packed size, lightweight, easy to set up, and would keep me warm and dry in cold, rainy weather. This bivy bag does all of those things. Only thing I found disappointing was the lack of headroom, it's not quite like it is in the photos. First of all, you will need a branch to tie the guidelines on to get any headroom at all, which is perfectly reasonable. Secondly, you are unable to use the flyscreen properly without it sitting on your face. It isn't pulled up by the guideline. To maximize the amount of room you have, you'll need to peg down the bivy beg to stretch it out. Overall, I'm pretty happy because it performs it's basic function very well, but it would be nice to have a bit more space to breathe at the top.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 Season Bivi - Best Performance/Value for Money Has full zipper which is so much easier to get into and out of. I use this above the snow line in very cold and extreme weather and I have never had a drop of water in the bag. It vents condensation extremely well and I have never woken up with damp spots etc. I use with a poncho and walking poles to provide additional cover from the heavy rain. To aid ventilation above my face I use a foam doodle pole but its not really required. Bag is one of the lightest on the market and the Pertex Shield + material is a great performer - just be a little more careful with it because its not as strong as Gortex.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light and good for dry weaterh I bought this thinking it is a good way of going to sleep and still have a chance to see the surroundings. During dry weather it delivered, virtually no time to setup, it was lightweight and comfortable to sleep in. As a suggestion it would be good if it had a little more clearance around the head so you could sit up a little, but you can work around this by opening the bivy. The main opportunity for Kathmandu is to make it waterproof as I found when it rains it leaks, so it is mainly a dry weather bivy.
Date published: 2015-03-06
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