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Zak Randell
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Equinox Ultralight Bivy on 11/15/2005 08:11:05 MST Print View

Anyone have any experience with the Equinox Ultralight Bivy? I was considering using it with a tarp by ID or a Go Lite lair.

Steven Miller
(millergear) - F

Locale: SE
Re: Equinox Ultralight Bivy on 11/15/2005 08:29:26 MST Print View

I was very pleased with mine but it was to short for me at 6' 2". I estimate you would need to no taller than 5' 10" for it to be a good fit.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Re: Equinox Ultralight Bivy on 11/15/2005 09:24:27 MST Print View

Does it have a hood? For some reason I don't remember seeing a hood on one of the Equinox bivies.

Zak Randell
(zakrandell) - F
Re on 11/15/2005 10:38:58 MST Print View

Its like a mummy bag.

http://www.equinoxltd.com/Cart/description.php?II=8101

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re equinox hood on 11/15/2005 13:18:53 MST Print View

I have had this bivy for a while, it works great and is very cheap. (by comparison) it has enough of a hood to cover your sleeping bag, but has no bug netting.

there are not good pictures of the equinox but the design is similar to the Mountain Laurel designs superlight bivy.

Edited by ryanf on 11/15/2005 13:36:24 MST.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Equinox bivy on 11/15/2005 14:28:21 MST Print View

The one I saw didn't have a hood. The bottom layer formed a ground-cloth like area under your head. I think Equinox use to have a non-mummy bivy. Maybe that's what I saw.

Zak Randell
(zakrandell) - F
Re: Re: Equinox bivy on 11/15/2005 15:16:56 MST Print View

I hope I'll fit in at 5' 11". Also how conducive is this bivy to side/back sleepers in a quilt?

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Re: Equinox bivy on 11/15/2005 15:35:10 MST Print View

if you call what the MLD bivy has a hood, then yes the equinox has a hood.
if money is not an issue for you, a BMW vapor bivy may be a better option, because of the fully closed hood and bug netting, but it is 4 times the price of the equinox.

the cheapest I could find it was for $44. this is where I bought mine

Beyond Carolina (equinox UL bivy)

it says 2 pounds for the shipping weight but really it weighs 6.5oz.(I measured it at home, and the weight is very accurate)

Edited by ryanf on 11/15/2005 15:38:01 MST.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Equinox bivy on 11/15/2005 17:04:36 MST Print View

Tony & RyanF,

my understanding is that you both are correct. an earlier version was non-mummy and is as Tony recalls. the current version of the EqBivy is exactly as RyanF describes.

Edited by pj on 11/15/2005 17:05:09 MST.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Equinox bivy on 11/15/2005 18:41:57 MST Print View

I see its listed at 93" x33", is that when it is flat? Meaning it only has a 66" girth? If so, that might be a bit tight for me.

Any ideas what the girth is at its widest point? At the end of the foot box?

Marion Watts Jr
(mdwattsjr) - F

Locale: Midwest
Equinox Bivy on 11/15/2005 18:41:57 MST Print View

I love mine. I'm 5'11 and have plenty of room. For the price this is the perfect bivy. You won't be disappointed.