As many of you know, I've been selling our Standard Bivys for quite awhile. They've been selling quite well, and over 70% of those go to members here on this great site, so I first wanted to say thank you for that!
Since the beginning of the year, I have had probably about 8-9 people ask me about possibly making these with a cuben floor. I was hesitant at first, having never sewed cuben before. I had heard stories of how hard it was to sew, and so for the longest time, we decided not to venture into the world of cuben. A few weeks ago, I decided I would try it. I ordered a few yards and put together some stuff sacks, and it really wasn't too bad. Just takes patience.
Joe Bernier contacted me a couple weeks back asking about the possibility of making a cuben floored bivy. I decided to go for it this time.
As of this morning, the finished result is in. Joe's was a standard length/standard girth, side zipper model. It came in weighing 4.4oz on the dot. Not too shabby. A standard chest zipper model weighs only 4.2oz. I was hoping to break the 4oz barrier, and make it into the high 3's, but by trimming it down to get it that low, it would sacrifice the roominess that has made these bivys popular.
The top on these is black Momentum 50, with a nanoseeum(.7oz) netting hood.
These are now posted up on the website, and are available for purchase: