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Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale
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John West
(skyzo) - F

Locale: Borah Gear
Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 09:11:56 MDT Print View

Hi everyone,

I just put up the newest addition to our bivy line, the Snowyside eVent Bivy .

We wanted to have an option that was fully waterproof and could be used as a standalone shelter, so here it is! Some stats from the website:


3 layer eVent fabric top is extremeley breathable and 100% waterproof
70D coated nylon waterproof bottom
Removable netting for bug protection when the weather is nice
Storm flap over velcro closure
Stake loops at top and bottom
Stuff sack included


96in length
74in girth at shoulders
64in girth at feet
Weight: 20oz

Opening sale price is $159.99. I'm not quite sure how long we can keep selling them for that low, but for now, that is the price.eVent bivy

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Nice! on 10/23/2013 09:33:19 MDT Print View

"Umm honey.... yeah... that thing about me not buying any more gear this fall.... yeah... um..."

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 15:14:30 MDT Print View

Hey John is this bottom sil nylon or PU coated?

I'm assuming it's Sil, but want to clarify, since that would be a clincher for me if it wasn't.

John West
(skyzo) - F

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 16:42:05 MDT Print View

Hi Javan,

It is PU coated, I should have been more clear, I'll add that to the website description. We could however make them with a 1.9oz Sil if anyone was interested though. Maybe I'll add that as an option.

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 17:04:54 MDT Print View

John, I'm sure you guys have your reason for selecting that, so I'm not trying to be critical. Personally, I've never been happy with the durability of any PU coatings though, especially with high wear areas like floors. May never matter with a pad on top of course.

John West
(skyzo) - F

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: Re: Re: Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 19:24:47 MDT Print View

Javan, we use the heavy 1oz coating version kind, so it is very durable compared to the lighter coated stuff. Like you said though, with a pad on top, it really shouldn't matter. It is also nice to not have the slipperiness of the sil.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 20:01:56 MDT Print View

How do you keep rain out if it opens on top?

Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 10/23/2013 22:57:30 MDT Print View

Cool John, thanks for clarifying.

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Event bottom? on 10/25/2013 04:42:48 MDT Print View

Hi John,

Would you consider doing them with an eVent base? Since ID stopped making the Overbag there hasn't been many options.

Also, how are you seam sealing?

Jason Schafer
(jjschafer) - MLife
side zip, bug net on 10/25/2013 23:06:04 MDT Print View

Anyway to make this a side zip with storm flap? A side zip might enable quicker entrance and exit (possibly even while raining) rather than crawling out the top. This is just a thought. I'm interested in WPB bivies but don't have any experience using them.

Also how does the bug net work? is it a full hood under the fabric hood? is it a panel of netting over the entrance?

I've thought a bivy like this with one of your 5.5x9 flat tarps pitched lean-to or half pyramid over the head end would be the perfect setup.

John West
(skyzo) - F

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: Event bottom? on 10/26/2013 12:58:29 MDT Print View

Hi guys,


We could definitely make it with an eVent base as well, shoot us an email and I can give you a quote.
The seam sealing is done with seam tape.


We're starting to design one with a side zip entrance as well. I'm trying to come up with something similar to our normal side zip bivy, using a waterproof zipper. Hopefully have it made up and ready as an option in a week or so.

The bug netting is a removable panel that is under the fabric hood. When the bivy is held up using the pull loop, it actually gives quite a bit of space underneath.


Richard Mock
(moxtr) - M

Locale: The piney woods
bivy on 02/01/2014 16:05:04 MST Print View

Looks excellent, if I needed a waterproof/breathable bivy this looks the one. I love the seal seaming option and I think a side zip is much more practical than trying to squeeze in and out through the top. I am curious on how much better the eVent works in this application given that that even uncoated nylon has condensation issues but I am sure it beats the alternative w/b products hands down. This appears to be state of the art right now.

Edited by moxtr on 02/01/2014 22:54:48 MST.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Thanks! on 02/05/2014 17:01:30 MST Print View

Ordered one :) Very, very excited. It's gonna be a long february waiting for it.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Deep Frreze
Re: Thanks! on 03/07/2014 19:07:15 MST Print View


Did you use the bivy yet?



Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Deep Frreze
Re: Snowyside eVent Bivy Opening Sale on 03/12/2014 09:57:43 MDT Print View

Just ordered one myself with the Event floor and side zip.

From speaking with John the side zip adds 1.5oz, seam tape 3oz, removing the bug mesh drops 2.5oz. the base bivy is 20oz and Event floor adds 4oz.