Best Bivvy Bags

Here is our list of recommended bivvy bags. We’ve chosen these based on their quality, waterproof rating, carry weight and value for money to make selecting the right bivvy bag easier.

If you’re more interested in a particular style of bivvy, such as a military or hooped style, you can find out which of these we recommend on our best military bivvy bags and best hooped bivvy bags pages.

SnugPak Stratosphere Bivvy Bag

Snugpak Stratosphere Bivvy Bag

1st
4 stars, based on 1 reviews

£99.99

RRP £139.99
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The SnugPak Stratosphere bivvy bag is a full-featured, ultra-lightweight alternative to traditional one man tents, giving all a bivvy that is rated for all 4 seasons with all the benefits of a tent with considerably less weight.

It features a built-in mosquito net in front of its hood to keep out bugs, a meshed ventilation section at the back and is fully zipped on one size. The out and bottom layers are constructed from Nylon and have a waterproof rating of 5,000 HH and 8,000 HH, making this SnugPak bivvy bag perfect in even the heavier of downpours.

The SnugPak Stratosphere weighs in at a little over 1kg and ships complete with a set of 7 ultralight alloy pegs, used to keep the head canopy up, and a compression sack, which makes packing the bivvy bag away after use easy.

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User Reviews

(5/5)

Five Stars, 20 April 2015

excellent bivvi bag

(5/5)

Five Stars, 20 April 2015

Superb quality good materials A+++++

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Aqua-Quest ‘The Hoopla’ Ultra Light Bivvy Bag

Aqua-Quest 'The Hoopla' ultra light bivvy bag

2nd
3.5 stars, based on 20 reviews

£89.00

RRP £129.95
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The Aqua Quest Hoopla bivvy bag is a comfortable, breathable and highly waterproof bivvy bag, that offers an small, compact pack size, ultra lightweight and great value for money. It ships complete with a single aluminium pole that allows for quick and easy setup. Its also rated for all 4 seasons, making it a great bivvy bag to use throughout the year.

Made from laminated ESTER PU Coated 70-D RipStop Nylon Taffeta, the Hoopla bivvy bag is has a hydrostatic resistance rating of 10,000mm. It weighs in at 1.1kg, which combined with it’s small pack size, making this Aqua Quest bivvy bag incredibly portable and easy to carry whether you’re just out camping, or hiking, cycling or any other more strenuous activity.

All in all, there are other bivvy bags out there that we’d recommend ahead of the Aqua Quest Hoopla, however, with it’s low price tag it’s a great option for those on a budget who are looking for the extra room that a hooped bivvy provides over a more traditional bivvy bag.

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User Reviews

(5/5)

Five Stars, 7 Jan. 2015

Good for the money

(5/5)

Good protection from water. Takes little space in a backpack and is quite lightweight., 11 Aug. 2014

None of the group believed that I will be dry in the morning, but I think I slept better than most of them. Zippers work well without hitches. When unzipped provides quite a large opening through which you can comfortably sleep in the sleeping bag. This is an advantage compared to other similar bivys. Membrane provides good protection from water. A slight condensation of the moisture in the exhaled air appears and collects in the lower part behind the head (sometimes drops on your nose) but this is not a problem. The only disadvantage compared with larger tents is that you can not get the backpack and shoes inside. And you can not put a raincoat before you leave the bivy. This is not a problem of the product but the concept. If it does not rain in the morning everything is OK.

(5/5)

aqua-quest bivi, 16 April 2014

this is the bivi you can buy for the money i have had tera nova bivi and the aqua-quest bivi is the best i have ever had, so i would say buy aqua-quest.

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Highlander Hawk Bivvy Bag

Highlander Hawk Bivvy Bag

3rd
4.5 stars, based on 20 reviews

£49.88

RRP £59.99
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Highlander Hawk Bivvy Bag

The Highlander Hawk bivvy bag is one of the best, low-cost bags on the market, being highly breathable and waterproof, ultra-lightweight and rated for all 4 seasons, it’ll keep you dry, comfortable and warm in even the heaviest of downpours.

This Highlander bivvy bag is constructed of AB-TEX Trimax Laminate, a material that works to allow water vapour to escape whilst providing an impenetrable barrier to keep out the rain. This breathable, waterproof material has been specially developed for use in outdoor clothing and accessories. It also features a wire-supported mesh screen which increases ventilation whilst providing better protection from midges and mosquitos.

In conclusion, the Highlander Hawk is a great low-cost bivvy bag, offering an ultra-lightweight, waterproof and compact bivvy at incredibly great value, which is why it’s our pick of the low-cost bivvy bags on the market.

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User Reviews

(5/5)

Have tested in the woods and on the beach and I am not disappointed. Delivery was also very quick, 9 May 2015

Had spent months looking into which bivvi to buy given that I use a micro tarp and so need the bivvi to be truly waterproof. Have tested in the woods and on the beach and I am not disappointed. Delivery was also very quick.

(5/5)

Great product, Great Price!, 27 July 2014

Recently purchased one and on delivery noticed weight is 920g, not 600g. Harry (seller) was very helpful in his explanation (must use manufacturers description, even if incorrect) and as product looked the business decided to give it a go. Practiced outdoors beforehand and it worked well, not water ingress. My hiking mate liked it so much I ordered one for him as well. Recently used it overnight in Scotland and it was great in a light rain, no ingress of water. Looking forward to the Cairngorms end of August, will update afterwards.
If you want a bivi bag this is the one and the seller is very good.

(5/5)

not got it wet yet, but bivvied under a …, 9 July 2014

not got it wet yet, but bivvied under a tarp with it, plenty of room (i am 5’10” and “generously” proportioned) also plenty of room to put a full length matt inside with room to spare. i left the top open so i’m not sure how roomy it would be zipped up in a downpour, but then its a bivvy, not the crown plaza hotel. only issue potential i can see is the waterproof zips leave about a 1cm square gap where all the zips meet up when fully zipped up.

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SnugPak Bivvi Bag

SnugPak Bivvi Bag

4th
4 stars, based on 4 reviews

£59.95

RRP £204.95
You save £145!

+ £1.95 Delivery

Highlander Hawk Bivvy Bag

The SnugPak Bivvi Bag is designed to be the ultimate lightweight, durable, compact and low cost sleep system, offering complete protection from the rain and better breathability than other bags in it’s price range, both of which work to keep you dry throughout the night. It’s pack size is impressively compact, fitting into a compression sack that’s just 16cm by 8cm, and weight in at 340g, making it extremely portable and easy to carry.

There are a number of technical advantages and qualities of this bivvi bag over others within it’s price range, notably it’s waterproofing, being rated in excess of 5000mm. This rating means that the SnugPak Bivvi Bag is considered fully waterproof, making it a great choice for use all year round or for those intending to use the bag in parts of the world that see frequent, heavy rainfall.

Made from Paratex dry fabric, the SnugPak Bivvy Bag is highly durable and great in windy conditions as it’s designed to provide protection from the wind. It’s easy to clean and take care of as the outer fabric is treated with a durable water repellent that can be dried in a tumble drying on a cool, low setting, immediately after washing and retreatment.

Overall the SnugPak Bivvy Bag offers great value for money, being fully waterproof, compact and lightweight, all at a relatively low price. This makes it a great option for those looking for a four season bivvy bag on a budget.

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User Reviews

(5/5)

Five Stars, 17 June 2015

excellent

(4/5)

good, 4 March 2015

Not as rufty tufty as an Army gortex one but a fraction of the weight/size and 100% waterproof

(5/5)

A new piece of kit to replace old bivi bag., 5 March 2014

I’m in the process of renewing my kit, Got to get it lighter.

Bought this bivvi bag, because of the weight and how small it can pack. Most impressed.

Quick delivery. It was tested in the Carngorms a month ago and came up trumphs.

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Rab Storm Bivi Bag

Rab Storm Bivi Bag

5th
5 stars, based on 1 reviews

£88

RRP £119.95
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+ £3.99 Delivery

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User Reviews

(5/5)

Four Stars, 7 Aug. 2014

great compact bivi, awesome for the extreme environment of New Zealand

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