LHD Stay Dry Bivy
This bivy was created with this in mind,
1- A way to sleep and stay dry regardless of conditions.
2- Very simple construction
3- Reasonable cost
So a mummy style shape with no zipper, and drawcord closing top was chosen.
Not having a zipper meant eliminating a major area that water could flow into the bivy and soaking everything. Also we realized many people when asleep move or roll around a lot you could wind up with an uncomfortable zipper underneath you.
Top opening closure: The opening can be drawn shut creating a hood effect with a breathing hole. There is also
a sleeve of no-see-um netting, which can also be drawn
shut if forced to sleep out in buggy areas
Winter: Great for use in snow caves, or trenches, or as an emergency shelter. In a tent the bivy keeps frost off the sleeping bag.
Summer: Wet ground, no problem you can roll around because there is no zipper for leakage: I spent a night in a field during a driving rain storm, and stayed dry.
The All Gore-Tex Stay Dry bivy was tested on a month long solo kayak trip in very rainy Glacier Bay National Monument in Alaska. The sleeping bag was kept in the bivy, and then rolled up and placed in a Log House Designs water resistance stuff bag. A Log House Designs tarp was used for an overhead
LHD Zip Bivy
This Bivy is for those who prefer the ease of getting into
the bivy as well as able to accommadate very large
sleeping bags. There is a protective flap over the side
zipper to help shield water from entering the zipper.
This bivy is a modification of a bivy we made for the
We also make a compression stuff bag that will hold
the bivy and sleeping bag. This stuff bag is very ruggedly
built and will compress items into a very dense compact