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eVENT SOUL BIVY $345.00

Specifications




See MLD Homepage for info on projected shipping times.

Designed as a fast hiker, climber or bike racer style bivy for any weather.

Lightest fully enclosed and highly breathable 3 Layer WP bivy available.

Backpacking Light Magazine Highly Recommended Award and Review:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mld-soul-bivy-review-jordan.html#.U2o1H-DUPGs


MEDIUM: 13.5oz (stuff sack, extra bungee,wire hoop not included in base weight)
LARGE: 14.5oz (stuff sack, extra bungee,wire hoop not included in base weight)

• Length: 78"-80" Girth: 72" shoulder 54" foot
Size Lg adds +4" length and 6" to girth +.75oz weight

• Top: Waterproof Breathable 3Layer eVENT Top fabric and end foot panel

• Bottom: Cuben Fiber 1.5oz sq/yd - Totally Waterproof- Very Strong- Very Light - Med Green Color Cuben


Features



• Full width zippered bug netting window.

• Mummy shaped with large volume head area to store extra gear.

• Footbox fits larger pads and big feet. Medium fits a 72" long X 20" wide X 2" thick sleep pad inside. Larger/Longer sleep pads and very thick sleeping bags/quilts will need the LG. Custom XLG is available.

• eVENT fabric foot box (black color) end panel is ergonomically shaped for foot comfort. Foot end of bivy is totally waterproof and breathable without wrapping the non breathable bottom up to form the foot. Requires user seam sealing- Seam Sealer Supplied.

• Foldable and removable wire hoop holds top fabric and bug netting off face a few inches for good air flow and lower condensation. 1.5oz / 45gm (not included in base weight)

• Overhead hang loop at face.

• Hang loops at all four corners.

• Left or Right Zip Options: Continuous #3 YKK WR zipper with two dual sided zipper pulls for vent positioning.

• Regular size fits up to a 6�1� user in a Regular length bag, size 12 feet with a 2� thick pad inside.

• Requires user seam sealing- Seam Sealer Supplied. Seam seal the outside seams and stitching with the supplied Seam Grip- only a very small amount of sealer is needed. Let dry 24hrs. Most just use a finger and smear it on the seams, for a more aesthetic look check out the eVENT Rain Mitts product page for a link to a video.


Options


• Large : Size Lg adds +6" length and 4" to girth +.75oz weight

If in doubt on size- Size UP. We suggest trying out the fit with your pad and bag at home in a clean environment (no dog hairs please) before using. Used sleeping gear can not be returned.

• Left or Right Zip

Hip Length Zipper (Standard)

Full Length Zipper (Custom +1oz) Note for Full Length Zip in Comments When Ordering.

CUSTOM OPTION: FULL 3Layer EVENT TOP AND BOTTOM. SAME PRICE- NON RETURNABLE - NOTE IN ORDER COMMENTS FOR THIS OPTION. Weight increases about 3oz over Cuben bottom version.



User Tips & Reviews



FKT eVENT Soul Bivy VS regular eVENT Soul Bivy
The FKT version has all the same features and measurements. The FKT version uses a lighter cuben fiber bottom (1oz/sq/yd vs 1.4oz sq/yd cuben) and a lighter eVENT upper ( 1.6oz sq/yd 2layer vs 2.8oz sq/yd 3 layer eVENT) . The durability of the regular eVENT Soul Bivy a bit better than the lighter FKT bivy. Breathability and functionality is about the same. FKT version costs more due to the much higher priced lighter cuben reinforced eVENT upper fabric.

•Review Link below has many good use notes and tips.
BPL review by Ryan Jordan
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mld-soul-bivy-review-jordan.html#.VhfNA0s-jHh
*Overall Rating: Highly Recommended*
"There's a lot to like about the Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy: light weight, exceptional material quality (and the performance of those materials), solid construction quality, and a fundamentally sound feature set that makes it versatile enough to use as a standalone shelter while still being light enough to pair with a tarp for more versatility. Climbers, bikepackers, and packrafters will be particularly interested in the Soul Bivy because of its light weight, utility, and small packed size. "

Stand Alone Bivy Sack User Tips:
1: Campsite location can make a huge difference. In bad weather, finding a semi protected area under a rock overhang, behind a natural windbreak, the base of a large conifer tree or cave can offers a lot more livability.
2: Using a synthetic sleep quilt offers measure of comport, warmth and safety vs a down bag in the event you have to enter and exit in rain conditions or are forced to sleep in wet clothes.
3: Use of a pack liner keeps your gear dry in the pack and the wet outer pack body + other wet great can be stuffed into the liner for storage inside the bivy as a pillow if needed.
4: No bivy sack , even non-waterproof highly breathable DWR bivys, are 100% condensation free in all conditions. This bivy is one of the bet but taking common preventative measures to limit condensation is the key. Campsite selection, venting and containing wet gear and clothing inside the bivy are keys to lower condensation. In challenging conditions the overall goal is to be warm and slightly damp and warm is far better than wet and cold or dry and cold.
5: If you expect lots of rain or very bad weather conditions consider using a small tarp + the FKT bivy for those sleep periods.




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