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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Ridge Raider Bivi Rab
Ridge Raider Bivi

The Ridge Raider is a lightweight, waterproof single-person bivi. Coming in at less than 1kg, it is designed for solo mountain use.

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Alpine Bivi Rab
Alpine Bivi

The Rab Alpine Bivi Bag is perfect for those that are looking for a larger capacity bag but yet packs down fairly small. It has a eVent waterproof fabric with a durable 70 denier nylon base.

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Ascent Bivi Rab
Ascent Bivi

The Ascent bivi from Rab is highly breathable thanks to its eVent fabric helping prevent overheating. The Ascent bivi comes in a water resistant stuffsack so your bivi will stay dry even if your pack gets wet.

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Survival Zone Lite Bivi Rab
Survival Zone Lite Bivi

A highly breathable, extremely light bivi bag. Great for Alpine Climbing!

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Storm Bivi Rab
Storm Bivi

A bloomin' brilliant budget bivi!

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Survival Zone Bivi Rab
Survival Zone Bivi

A great value bivi bag for most uses.

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Standard Bivvi Bag Trekmates
Standard Bivvi Bag

Bivi Bags

There will be many occassions in the hills when you need to travel light but need to stay out overnight. Sleeping under the stars sounds so romantic, but if the stars are hidden behind the storm clouds, it can be rather different. To protect you from the elements without incurring much weight or bulk you will need either a lightweight sleeping bag and mat or a duvet jacket for the hardiest of north wallers, but everyone should have some sort of wind and water protection and that means for most a bivvy bag and again for the daring extreme alpinists a bothy shelter for places where you can't lie down.

As well as planned pauses of inactivity in the hills there is also the emergency to consider. If you get caught out by weather, injury or navigational mishap, a day stuck in one place or a night on the hill can either be minor inconvenience or a life-threatening situation. Once again you should protect yourself with a survival bag or bivvy bag.

Survival bags tend to be non-breathable plastic bags that are fine for emergency use for a few hours at a time, but you will find that gradually everything inside begins to get wetter and therefore they can eventually cause problems with chilling of casualites although not as much as if you didn't have one at all.

Bivi bags or bivvy bags are breathable to one degree or another which means they can be used for emergency use with a higher degree of comfort and for longer periods than a survival bag. The lighter less breathable options are ideal for single night use such as on an Alpine route, we favour the Rab Survival Zone here, whilst the most breathable can be used for multiple nights out in all kinds of weather. The latter category fall into 2 types, hooped and unhooped. The unhooped style provides a simple but inpenetrable layer between you and the elements like the Rab Ascent Bivi whilst the hooped style are half way houses between bags and tents and so give a more comfortable sleep and better ventilation, but tend to weigh more and be bulkier.

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