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Mike Philip
(mphilip) - F
MYO Bivy on 04/28/2010 08:49:45 MDT Print View

I have seen lots of threads from guys making their own bivy's...I would like to try but am unsure of where to get the materials from??? I am in Alberta and wondered if any of you knew where i can buy material and the zippers to make a bivy?

My criteria would be...

Reasonably light

Long...I am 6' 4"


Reletivly cheap

Any info would be great, thanks.


Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: MYO Bivy on 04/28/2010 09:24:36 MDT Print View has 1.1 and .9 nylon, 1.3 and 1.9 silnylon, no-see-um mesh and zippers in many sizes. has stuff too.


John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: MYO Bivy on 04/28/2010 10:48:03 MDT Print View


Noah Lamport, Inc.
great prices but you have to call

Quest Outfitters
great service, reasonable prices, many choices

Party On ! 2010


Edited by Newton on 04/28/2010 10:49:29 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: MYO Bivy on 04/28/2010 11:02:50 MDT Print View

As I had reported previously, I sewed my own. Coated nylon bottom and Momentum top. Two zippers. Done.

Plus, I had never sewn a stitch prior to December.


Mike Philip
(mphilip) - F
thanks on 04/28/2010 12:08:25 MDT Print View

Thanks for the info guys...keep it coming :)


John Addleman
(Jaddleman) - F

Locale: Boulder
Thru-hiker on 04/28/2010 13:47:21 MDT Print View

I'm getting my stuff from Momentum top, 1.3 sil bottom, nanoseeum top 1/3. One zipper, where the netting meets the Momentum.

Epic might be a better top fabric, depending on how much rain you expect. Available at and probably other places, but it's almost twice as heavy.

Edited by Jaddleman on 04/28/2010 13:50:35 MDT.

Mike Philip
(mphilip) - F
local shop on 04/29/2010 17:24:29 MDT Print View

So I went to the local sewing shop and asked if they had any waterproof material...after they finished giving me funny looks they said they had water resistant material...

They have rolls of "Nylon Taffeta", is this waterproof or water resistant? My first bivy I bought was taffeta nylon and I am wondering if its the same and also if it would work for a cheap bivy for my first MYO project?