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Hilleberg Bivanorak - Green


Hilleberg Bivanorak - Green


Brand: Hilleberg
  EAN 0787421355765
Weight: 575 g         2 reviews
The Hilleberg Bivanorak was originally developed as a survival tool for Swedish air force pilots, and is a versatile piece of kit that can be used as a bivy bag, sleeping bag cover, rain garment, portable windbreak or emergency shelter, all in a package that weighs just 575 g. When combined with a tarp, it creates a highly effective and incredibly lightweight shelter system.

An innovative, multi-purpose piece of equipment that could prove useful in nearly any outdoor situation, the Bivanorak is made from a tough-yet-lightweight, waterproof and breathable fabric, complete with fully taped seams.

When used as a bivy bag, the long and wide cut provides enough room for both a sleeping mat and sleeping bag. The lower hem and cuffs all feature draw cords which can be secured shut to keep warmth in, and rain and snow out. The long front zipper makes getting in and out of the Bivanorak easy, while the large hood will easily accommodate the hood of a sleeping bag. In colder conditions, the hood can be cinched tightly around the users face.

When used as a rain garment, the Bivanorak can be adjusted to a variety of lengths, as shown in the video below. There is even enough room to carry a backpack underneath. Combine the Bivanorak with a pair of waterproof trousers, and you have superb wet weather protection.

As a temporary shelter, simply pull the Bivanorak out of your pack and climb in. The wind and waterproof material, adjustable cuffs and hem, and generous hood make for a roomy, comfortable refuge! A Bivanorak makes any spot perfect for a lunch break, especially while ski touring.

  • Material: Ripstop Nylon with PU coating
  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Water column: 3,000 mm
  • Fully taped seams
  • Fitted sleeves
  • Drawcord adjustments
  • 1 person
  • Weight: 575 g
  • Colour: Green

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Product Reviews

Hilleberg Bivanorak - Green is rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

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  1 of 2

  I purchased a Hilleberg Bivanorak to use as a temporary shelter in bad weather as I’m often walking on Dartmoor and Exmoor in the south west of England observing wildlife. I have used a traditional bivvy bag in the past, but I found unzipping it, climbing inside with my muddy boots and the relative constriction it offers, a bit limiting. The Bivanorak is, in my opinion, a great piece of kit and is perfect for my needs. It packs down into its own stuff sack and is small enough to store in the outside pocket of my rucksack. When I need it, I pull it out, making sure all the drawcords are slackened off and partially unzip it and then, while standing, I simply pull it over my head like a large jacket, sliding my arms through the sleeves and allowing the main hem to drop to the ground. I can then adjust the drawcords and zip as required. You can adjust the hood too. It fits comfortably over my jacket hood and it allows me to turn my head with complete freedom with no restriction in visibility. It’s perfect to use when sitting up to eat a picnic lunch or watching or photographing wildlife using binoculars or a camera with my arms through the sleeves. You can also choose not to use the sleeves, having your hands inside the main compartment of the Bivanorak, more like a traditional bivvy, keeping your sandwiches dry! By adjusting the front zip and drawcords you can eat, take photos and place your camera inside the Bivanorak to keep it protected from the elements. If you choose to have your feet sticking out of the end it means you can also stand up and move around (something you can’t do in a normal bivvy bag). Even if you are wearing a full set of waterproofs, the Bivanorak gives you an extra layer of protection from the elements and on a few occasions, I’ve laid down and grabbed 40 winks, such is the comfort it provides! The Bivanorak has already become one of my favourite items of kit and, because it is made by Hilleberg, I expect it to provide many years of use.  

  Philip Williams
9th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 2

  I needed a piece of kit to use instead of the Jergan bag extreme in summer, although some of the temperatures haven't been too far away from needing it this summer. Great piece of kit for taking shelter in quickly on stops, grab out the top of your bag, rip open and chuck on, simple. Not been used as a bivvy bag yet but it would certainly be large enough for that. Condensation could be a problem but I personally believe it is always a trade off. Packs small, easy to stuff away and pretty light weight, chuck it in the rucksack and retrieve when needed.  

  Cairngorm Wilderness Contracts Ltd
22nd August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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