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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

  • 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"

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

1 Review

Kyle Meyer 27th Oct 2017

Most livable bivy for the weight

Background: I live in the PNW, backpack ~50 nights a year in all seasons, and sleep mostly under a pyramid shelter. Because I hunt, I spend a lot of time camped in bad weather. I've used two bivies from other cottage manufacturers over the years to keep drafts out of my quilt—I prefer to not have condensation under my shelter so I pitch it high, and I prefer to not have to cinch my quilt down in order to stay warm.

Anyway, this is probably the best water resistant bivy you can buy. It's very smartly designed, easy to get in and out of, is light, and looks well built. If you're looking at other more traditional bivy designs for sleeping under your tarp, don't. Buy this one.

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