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Hilleberg Bivanorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Combination cagoule and shelter.

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by Carol Crooker | 2005-08-14 03:00:00-06

Hilleberg Bivanorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Hilleberg has had a waterproof/breathable Bivanorak (combination bivy and anorak) in their line for years. Intriguing multi-use concept, but heavy by ultralight standards. (See our review here.) Starting in 2006, Hilleberg will also offer the Bivanorak in a water resistant and breathable material that brings the weight of the garment/shelter squarely into the ultralight range - 11.3 ounces.

The Bivanorak looks like an anorak on the top - sleeves with drawcord adjustments, hood, zip front with windguard - and extends to below the feet with a drawcord closure so that it can be used as a survival shelter or a sleeping bag cover. The bottom can be drawn up, as in the top photo, and worn as a cagoule. The fabric is wind and water resistant, but not waterproof.



Bo Hilleberg wearing the Bivanorak fully extended.


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"Hilleberg Bivanorak (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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