Recon Custom

6.35 Ounces
Ships in 8-10 weeks | Made In Winona, Minnesota

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The Recon bivy keeps you protected from splashes, ground moisture, and bugs during all your adventures. With no-see-um mesh panels over the head and torso, the Recon boasts excellent ventilation and moisture control. To keep you dry, there’s a 5.5 inch bathtub floor made with waterproof 15D silnylon. The side and top fabric panels are made with our customized ultralight nylon, with a durable water repellent finish to shed dew and frost.

A center zipper runs the length of the mesh window, making it easy to set up your sleep system and get in and out of the Recon. A shock cord suspends the head and foot ends to give you increased interior space. Stake loops and stiffeners at the bathtub corners allow you to quickly stake out the bivy and maintain the bathtub’s shape. You can pair the bivy with our Rival or Rival Duo tarp for an ultralight shelter with full weather protection.

Important Note: Custom orders cannot be changed once production starts. Returned custom orders (or custom orders cancelled after production has started) will incur a 20% restocking fee. No exceptions.

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    • Large no-see-um mesh window allows for ventilation while offering full coverage from bugs
    • Ultralight nylon footbox and side panels reduce drafts and have a durable water repellent finish to provide splash protection
    • 5.5” bathtub floor made with 15D waterproof silnylon protects you from ground moisture
    • Center zipper allows easy access, and features two double-sided pull sliders so exit is always within reach
    • Shock cords at the head and foot ends give the bivy increased interior space
    • Bathtub corners have stiffeners and stake loops for quick setup
    • Fabric colors may appear different from images shown due to rendering and monitor differences. Read more about our Fabrics.
    • Handmade in Winona, Minnesota.


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    • Regular / Regular - Fits users up to 6’ tall with a girth up to 56”
    • Long / Wide - Fits users up to 6'6" tall with a girth up to 62”
    • Both sizes can fit a pad up to 77" x 25" x 2.5"
    • Pitched height at head end: 18"
    • Pitched height at foot end: 15"

We accept returns of new and unused items with all tags attached, within 30 days of shipment. Returned custom orders, or custom orders cancelled after production has started, incur a 20% restocking fee. For more information, check out our policies.

     Size                                 Chest Girth                   Foot Girth                    Length
Regular / Regular            76" (193 cm)                 61" (154 cm)                82" (208 cm)
Long / Wide                     83" (210 cm)                 66" (167 cm)                87" (220 cm)
     Packed Dimensions: About 6" x 4" x 4" (15 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm) 
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15 Reviews

Ralph N 16th Dec 2020

Bivy piece of mind

Very pleased with the quality, ultra compact protection in a pinch, I'll never venture on a back country adventure without this insurance bivy for protection. Thank you..!

Paul N 2nd Jan 2019

Wow, that's small!

My aching back really appreciates the Recon Bivvy. It packs tiny and weighs less than the tarp that's hoisted above it. I hope the Recon will help this old-timer keep up with the boy scouts on the AP this April.

I bought the tall/wide custom version, and I'm completely satisfied with its roominess. The fabric is thin and strong. But, I've decided to use a footprint, just in case.

I like the mesh on top that controls condensation and gives me a closer connection to the outdoors. But, it was a little too chilly in November in NH.

Like the quilts, the quality and craftsmanship from Enlighten is superb. They underpromise and over deliver... especially on shipping custom products.

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