I have a ton of extra fabric laying around from my MYOG binge this past year, and was thinking about putting it to use. Me and my wife were going to produce some bivys if anyone would be interested. The design that works perfect to use our fabric up is based on one that I have made before, it looks like this:
I really like this style of bivy, as it is about 2/3 wpb fabric, and 1/3 netting, so it is quite breathable, and provides a bit more protection than my other favorite bivy, the Meteor from SMD. Bottom is grey silnylon, wpb is 1.1 dwr nylon, and then no-see-um for netting. For size reference, the sleeping bag pictured is a long SD Nitro 30, which is a lofty bag. I am just over 6' and it fits me comfortably.
This one weighs 6.4oz, and I would assume the others I would make would be in that range (definitely below 6.5, maybe as low as 6.2)
So would anyone want one of these? Not looking to make a bunch of money off them, just enough to recoup the money that went into all this fabric, and a little for our time. Pricing would be $75 shipped at the highest, maybe lower.
I think I will be able to make at least 4 of these bad boys, maybe one more, havent measured my silnylon yet.
Note: I would add a grosgrain loop to hold netting off face, this one didnt have it since I personally dont mind the netting.
Let me know fellas! Otherwise I'm just going to make another tent out of the silnylon haha.