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Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy

Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy – Roomy Bivy Sack.

While bivy sacks are cool, it seems that the less confining ones are a lot more popular. Who really uses a basic bivy sack in this day in age anyways? For those of you who like the simplicity of the bivy, but not the constriction of it, there is the Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy. This bivy is somewhere between a single person tent and your standard bivy sack.

The Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy might very well be one of the toughest bivy sacks on the market. It is at least one of the most weatherproof ones. The Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy can easily handle just about any weather condition short of an avalanche or a hurricane. Not only can the Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy fend off the elements, it keeps you comfortable while it does.

So often in bivy sacks, more protection from the elements translates into less breath ability and comfort. Those are two things you don’t need to deal with in a bivy. When the weather is nice, you can ditch the rain fly gear and fall asleep under the stars thanks to the Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy screen netting design.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $183

Why they rock:

  • Lightsabre is the lightest and most streamlined three-pole hoop bivy sack from Black Diamond
  • The ultimate setup for minimalist climbers or for situations where you need a backup bivy
  • Lightweight fabric and two DAC Featherlite poles add up to a 1 lb. 10 oz. bivy shelter
  • An Epic canopy creates a breathable barrier; it resists water penetration in all but the most extreme conditions
  • SilNylon floor offers unsurpassed resiliency
  • Screen netting allows for stargazing while managing pesky insects
  • Poles are 15″ long and come in their own stuff sack that attaches to bivy stuff sack via elastic straps
  • Height 25″

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10

As far as bivys go, this is one of the better ones. It offers plenty of room, protection from the elements, and nice ventilation. Sounds like the perfect bivy to me. But don’t take my word for it. In 2004 it was in Backpacker Magazines Gear of the Year issue. There’s something to be said when a bivy gets named gear of the year…

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $183