Well I finally made the plunge. I spent the last few weeks kicking around ideas in my head, and browsing on here for some inspiration and . I scored 3 yards of eVent fabric in the Gear Swap section and I knew exactly where I'd put it to use. I'm racing in the Colorado Trail Race this year, and wanted a shelter with a compromise of simplicity, waterproofness, durability, and weight. I wanted to avoid having to set up a tarp/tent, so this meant that the bivy I used needed to be completely waterproof, not just water resistant. I was willing to sacrifice a few ounce of extra weight, even over a ultra-light bivy and tarp combo, as this would make for an easier setup after 14 hours straight on the bike. I also made it a little larger than it needed to be, this gives me room for my Neoair pad, some extra room to store clothing if it gets nasty out, and also just for some wiggle room. What's not shown is the nano-see-umm mesh panel that will velcro into the opening. I'm waiting on the sticky back velcro to finish this part up, and I'll update it when I get that in. I'm hoping to keep that part just under 2 oz, putting the whole setup at 17oz...
Top fabric is eVent, bottom is 1.9oz PU Coated Nylon(again, a sacrifice of weight for strength). It has tie out loops on both the body portion, and hood portion of the zipper, which is a YKK #3 Water Resistant. Also pretty proud of the matching stuff sack I made for it... hahaha