Lifesystems Venture Solo Hooped Bivi Review - “Its lightweight and compact design makes it ideal for solo expeditions or as a backup shelter in emergencies”

Posted by Andy Neil on Apr 09, 2024

Despite my fondness for extended week-long treks and cross-country journeys, I still cherish the simplicity of brief overnight adventures close to home. For me, the allure of minimalist camping, carrying only the necessities, is just as exhilarating as a week-long hike. So, I was thrilled when Lifesystems approached me to try out their innovative Venture Solo Hooped Bivi, which promised …
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Lifesystem Bivi Bags

Mar 12, 2024

As an experienced backpacker and nature enthusiast, I have developed a profound appreciation for using a bivy bag for camping, particularly for quick, solitary overnight adventures. Unlike conventional tents, bivy sacks offer a range of advantages and serve as a lightweight, minimalist alternative. Their compact size and weight make them ideal for backpacking, where every ounce counts; their small …
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RAB 2021 Ridge Raider Bivi Review - Trek Scotland

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 19, 2022

The Ridge Raider Bivi was one of our earliest pieces of kit we tested and reviewed for UOG. This was also our first venture into a hooped bivy bag having before very much adopted a very basic bivy tactic. We viewed the Ridge Raider to strike a mark between a tent and a bivy bag. The overall weight and pack size baffled us as to its use, but there was no denying it was simply a joy to us …
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Knowledgebase Page - What is a Bivy Bag?

Aug 12, 2019

What is a bivy bag?The bivy bag (also known as a bivouac, bivi, bivvy or bivvi bag) was first developed as a basic but effective solo shelter for mountaineering and climbing where lightweight and small pack size were vital. The original bivies were little more than waterproof sleeping bag covers that protected users from the elements or could be used as temporary emergency shelters. Comfort has al …
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