Posted by Logan Watts
The all new Enlightened Equipments Recon Bivy is a particularly interesting shelter solution designed to protect you from splashes, ground moisture, and things that crawl around in the night. It stood out to us as an excellent addition to a simple tarp for solo bikepacking or ultra racing… especially when you want to keep mosquitos and other insects at bay. The Recon Bivy has a bathtub floor made with 15D waterproof silnylon in order to keep the interior dry when sleeping on wet ground. The shell is constructed of 10D nylon and mesh, which keeps it breathable and allows you to still see the world around you. The design of the door seems simple and smart; a center zipper runs the length of the mesh window, which allows you to sit up to exit the bivy. A shock cord suspends the mesh, to give you more headroom too.
The Enlightened Equipment Recon Bivy is made at their facility in Minnesota and is available in a rainbow of color options. It packs down to around 6″ x 4″ x 4″ in the included stuff sack, according to their website. The Recon Bivy comes in two sizes: Regular, which fits users up to 6’ tall with a girth up to 56”; and Long/Wide, which fits folks up to 6’6″ tall with a girth up to 62”. Both sizes can fit a sleeping pad up to 77″ x 25″ x 2.5″. Find Recon Bivy specs and link below.
- Weight: 6.35oz (180 grams)
- Packed size: 6″ x 4″ x 4″ (15x10x10cm)
- Price: $140
- Place of manufacture: Minnesota, USA
- Contact: EnlightenedEquipment.com