Belgian Military Bivy Cover, Unissued

Rated 3.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$29.95 $14.97

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This Belgian military bivy cover is authentic military issue. No need to go out and buy a whole sleep system when you already have a sleeping bag you like. This bivy cover is an excellent choice for an inexpensive way to add warmth and water/moisture resistance to your existing sleeping bag. Bivy Bag has a water resistant bottom with a mylar inside coating, and a breathable lightweight cotton canvas top. Bivy measures 77” from shoulder to toes, and is 34” wide at the shoulders, with an additional 32” head coverage piece. Unused condition.

7 reviews for Belgian Military Bivy Cover, Unissued

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    Haven’t used it yet but wouldn’t take it if I was expecting bad weather. It is much thinner and light weight than I expected. I will use it as a warm weather bivy for a bug out bag since it is light weight.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    I got this about a week ago. It is in perfect condition. Haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, so I can’t attest to it’s “water-proofiness” but it came in great condition. It had that “surplus smell” that just screams out that it’s genuine. It really is light weight and compacts down significantly. I bought this along with a US Army surplus patrol bag. The bag easily fits inside the bivy as you’d expect but the nice thing about it how the bivy is designed with this in mind.

    By itself the bivy rolls up very small. With a small compression sack you could conceivable get the whole thing down to roughly the size of the SOL Escape Bivy. I have one of the SOL’s, so I compared ’em and found the Belgian bivy would have a little more girth to it. It’s about an inch longer and wider.

    The Beglian bivy is also well designed. It has a long flap at the top and two sets of straps. The ones on the flap allow you to roll it and tie it tight like compression straps.

    There there are two additional straps that stick out on side flaps. These flaps serve as end-caps when you roll it all up. If you roll it up with a sleeping bag or poncho liner inside, then these flaps will keep debris and water from sneaking in on the ends of the roll. Each flap has a strap. The purpose of these appears to be to allow you to roll up the bivy -with a bag inside – and then tie two straps together from each end of the roll to compress the roll laterally – if you view the flap straps as working vertically. This gives you two options: 1) with an empty, rolled-up bivy, you can tie the ends together and 1/2 the size of the bivy. Or, 2) with a bag inside a rolled bivy, you can compress the bag. It’s not perfect. You really and a strap on the opposite side like you get with a regular compression sack. That said, this is a nice setup and very pack friendly.

    The real test is going to be using it, of course. I’ll find out the hard-way if it’s really water proof. To be cautious, I’m going to spray the ground-side with water proofer before I actually use it the first time.

    All in all, you can’t beat the price. The SOL bivy cost me $40 compared to $15 for this one.

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    jdoba (verified owner)

    This is truly junk- I don’t see how it could even keep you dry from the evening dew . The top canvas is thinner than a t shirt. You have to smother your face w/ the top flap and so you can’t breathe.
    As for rain, forget about it.
    Very disappointed, definintely not worth the $15 plus shipping I had to pay.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob (verified owner)

    When I got this I was pleased to find it looking brand new like it’s never been used. The bivy is lightweight and compact and seems like it will be a good extra layer for my sleeping bag for camping. Extremely pleased with my purchase

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    deplorable (verified owner)

    Perfect condition my only beef is there’s no zipper. Decent light weight bivy cover for summertime.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    dennis Quong (verified owner)

    agree with Deplorable and Jacob. I have the Syntex/goretex belgian bivy cover. These are not bivy covers, more like outer bag covers. Keeps your bag clean and if the bottom is waterproof sprayed it will keep the damp out. Got these for kids camping as they tend to dump their bags on the floor.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    harriettdrhm (verified owner)

    Ok another readers ‘take’. I agree these are lightweight and low tech, which is fine by this writer. There is no zipper[ to catch the hairs on your legs at night]. I have not used in ‘in the field’ as right now the fields are under snow. But I will spray them with magic water proof before use. At home tests show me that I can insert two blankets into it, fluff and fold it flat, and roll it up and make a primitive bedroll out of the sack. Which is what I want. I am using this while camping this summer on my Burgman 400 thru Maine to Canada and back. I do not have the room for a giant ‘croissant roll’ sleeping bag on the back of the Burgman . This makes up into a useful size; and the price is right. I have not the $ or lack of sense to spend more on the camping gear than I did on the Suzuki Burgman. This old soldier remembers his army training, still;{ tho I may not be able to find the car keys!}

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