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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Interstellar Bivy Outdoor Research
Interstellar Bivy

A bivy crammed with neat features to make it stand out

£264.56 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Ridge Raider Bivi Rab
Ridge Raider Bivi

The Ridge Raider is a lightweight, waterproof single-person bivi. Coming in at less than 1kg, it is designed for solo mountain use.

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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Alpine Bivi Rab
Alpine Bivi

The Rab Alpine Bivi Bag is perfect for those that are looking for a larger capacity bag but yet packs down fairly small. It has a eVent waterproof fabric with a durable 70 denier nylon base.

£194.02 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Ascent Bivi Rab
Ascent Bivi

The Ascent bivi from Rab is highly breathable thanks to its eVent fabric helping prevent overheating. The Ascent bivi comes in a water resistant stuffsack so your bivi will stay dry even if your pack gets wet.

£119.06 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Survival Zone Lite Bivi Rab
Survival Zone Lite Bivi

A highly breathable, extremely light bivi bag. Great for Alpine Climbing!

£110.23 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Storm Bivi Rab
Storm Bivi

A bloomin' brilliant budget bivi!

£83.77 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Camping Bivi-Bags Survival Zone Bivi Rab
Survival Zone Bivi

A great value bivi bag for most uses.

Bivi Bags

There will be many occassions in the hills when you need to travel light but need to stay out overnight. Sleeping under the stars sounds so romantic, but if the stars are hidden behind the storm clouds, it can be rather different. To protect you from the elements without incurring much weight or bulk you will need either a lightweight sleeping bag and mat or a duvet jacket for the hardiest of north wallers, but everyone should have some sort of wind and water protection and that means for most a bivvy bag and again for the daring extreme alpinists a bothy shelter for places where you can't lie down.

As well as planned pauses of inactivity in the hills there is also the emergency to consider. If you get caught out by weather, injury or navigational mishap, a day stuck in one place or a night on the hill can either be minor inconvenience or a life-threatening situation. Once again you should protect yourself with a survival bag or bivvy bag.

Survival bags tend to be non-breathable plastic bags that are fine for emergency use for a few hours at a time, but you will find that gradually everything inside begins to get wetter and therefore they can eventually cause problems with chilling of casualites although not as much as if you didn't have one at all.

Bivi bags or bivvy bags are breathable to one degree or another which means they can be used for emergency use with a higher degree of comfort and for longer periods than a survival bag. The lighter less breathable options are ideal for single night use such as on an Alpine route, we favour the Rab Survival Zone here, whilst the most breathable can be used for multiple nights out in all kinds of weather. The latter category fall into 2 types, hooped and unhooped. The unhooped style provides a simple but inpenetrable layer between you and the elements like the Rab Ascent Bivi whilst the hooped style are half way houses between bags and tents and so give a more comfortable sleep and better ventilation, but tend to weigh more and be bulkier.

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As an outdoor retailer we're aware that our business relies on the manufacturing, transportation and consumption of gear and related products. In an attempt to reduce our environmental impact, we're making a concious effort to implement sustainable change throughout the business. See what our store is doing and what some of the brands we carry are doing to make a difference.
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Arc'teryx Promotion

In preparation for the forthcoming Autmn/Winter season we are having a temporary Arcteryx sale with clothing on offer between 33 and 43% off RRP and hardwear such as footwear, packs and harnessses at 15% off RRP and free postage on a number of products. Included are products in the Adahy, Aerios, Alpha, Atom, Beta, Fernie, Gamma, Konseal, Mantis, Oriel, Phase, Proton, Sabria, Sigma, Tolu and Zeta ranges.
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Lowe Alpine Altus 42:47 Rucksack Review

We've been testing out the new Lowe Alpine Altus 42:47 Rucksack over the last few months, have a read to see how it performed!
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