Saw the REI minimalist bivy online for $99.00 and was wondering if anyone else had used this bivy before and what they thought of it. The price is right for me, but if it sucks then I'm not going to bother. I've never had problems with REI products before other than the fact they make everything a little smaller than most companies.
I am trying to buy a bivy sack that will fit my big agnes lost ranger, size long, and won't cost me very much. It would be primarily for summer/desert camping in california, so it doesn't have to be bombproof, but I do want one that will protect against dew and ground moisture and light rain. I'll be supplimenting it with a tarp in case it starts raining too hard. I don't really want to spend more than maybe $120.00. I've looked at a bunch of different bivies online, but I don't really know how good any of them are.
My biggest concerns are:
-size; needs to fit my big agnes lost ranger size long
-waterproof; needs to protect primarily against ground moisture but light rain too.
-price; I'm on a tight budget.
I'm not opposed to trying my hand at making one, other than I don't have a sewing machine, so that might be tough...