Recon Stock

( 7 Reviews )
6.35 Ounces
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The Recon bivy is an ultralight camping solution designed to protect you from splashes, ground moisture, and bugs during all your adventures. A bathtub floor made with 15D waterproof silnylon keeps you dry when sleeping in wet conditions. The shell constructed of 10D nylon and mesh, maintains breathability, reduces drafts, and allows you to still see the world around you, while keeping the bugs at bay. A center zipper runs the length of the mesh window, which makes getting in and out super easy. A shock cord suspends the mesh, to give you more headroom, increasing comfort.

Using the Recon with a tarp is recommended for full weather protection.

This is the perfect addition to your pack to keep your sleep system simple, ultralight, and effective.


  • 5.5” bathtub floor made with 15D waterproof silnylon, with stake loops, and stiffener, at the corners

  • 10D nylon footbox and side panels provide splash protection

  • Fabric colors may appear different from images shown due to rendering and monitor differences.
  • Large mesh window allows for breathability and visibility resulting in much less interior condensation than a full fabric top, while adding full bug protection

  • Shaped three dimensional head and foot end give the bivy more interior space and reduce compression on the quilt/insulation

  • Shock cord and cord lock at head end allows bivy to be lifted for increased room

  • Center zipper with two double sided pull sliders insures the exit is always within reach

  • Handmade in Winona, Minnesota


  • Stuff sack


  • 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. For more information, check out our policies

Recon Dimensions:

     Size                          Chest Girth     Foot Girth     Length
Regular / Regular            76"                 61"                82"
Long / Wide                     83"                 66"                87"

Packed Dimensions: About 6" x 4" x 4"
Current stock: 0

7 Reviews

Jerry Harkins 5th Dec 2018

Great Bivy

I bought this bivy for use in the shelters along the AT. being lite weight and with the bug netting would be great to keep the mice off. this will add an additional layer of warmth to my bag in the cold months.

Ben Adkison 28th Nov 2018

Brought My Whole Setup Together

I recently grabbed the Recon Bivy to replace a piece of polycro from Gossamer Gear that I'd been using as a ground sheet. I have a one man tarp and this bivy is a great complement. I spent an especially cold night in the woods recently and the bivy helped keep everything in place - which was essential on a cold night. I honestly believe I might have frozen a little without the Recon. Additionally, I was sleeping on ground that had been rained on throughout the day, and I stayed dry in this thing. Super light, easy to set up, and now an essential part of my shelter set up.

The other thing I loved about my experience with Enlightened Equipment was the customer service. When I ordered this bivy, I needed it pretty quickly for my trip. After ordering, I was worried it might not get shipped in time, and I reached out EE to see if they could change my order to expedited shipping. After talking to customer service, the girl assured me that it would arrive in time without the expedited shipping (which it did). This saved me $50 in expedited shipping costs, and I'm super grateful for that.

I now have a quilt, wind shirt, and bivy from EE, and they're all essential parts of my ultralight setup. Great company! Great gear!

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