Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy

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Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy -

Compact, ultralight, stormproof bivy sacks, Hooped Bivys by Black Diamond use a sewn-in flexible wire, a dual-slider zipper that opens in the middle and a no-see-um mesh covered opening gives you some adjustable breathing space. It's built from waterproof, windproof and breathable ToddTex with a polyurethane-laminated floor. For security, the double storm flap and rain gutter use a seamless construction, and all other seams are factory taped. The Big Wall Hooped Bivy has all the features of the Hooped Bivy but incorporates an RF-welded tie-in point for total protection while you're clipped in.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Big Wall Bivy.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Big Wall Bivy.


  • Small size fits easily into a backpack or haul bag


  • Waterproof breathable Todd-Tex fabric sheds wet weather and breathes exceptionally well to help reduce condensation
  • ToddTex single-wall fabric
  • Taped seams prevent dripping water or morning dew from sneaking in through the fabric joints


  • Mesh panel keeps out bugs and helps cut down on condensation buildup


  • Dual-sided zipper provides easy access
  • Dual-sided zipper and mesh covered opening


  • Sewn-in wire creates space above your head to improve airflow, decrease condensation, and limit claustrophobia
  • RF welded tie-in point for secure anchoring
  • Optional footprint sold separately
  • External loops provide secure anchoring on windy ledges
  • Based off original design from Bibler
  • Freestanding single-wall bivy design saves weight by eliminating the need for a tent canopy, fly, and poles; ideal for four-season climbing and trekking applications
Over the years, the Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy has become a favorite for alpine and big wall climbers throughout the world. This minimalist shelter is designed for harsh environments and technical climbs. The wire reinforcement in the hood cuts down on claustrophobia, while the Todd-Tex fabric keeps you dry. Climbers love the Big Wall Hooped Bivy for its full-strength tie-in point, which allows you to stay clipped in and sealed off at the same time.


This big-wall-specific bivy design differs from the standard Hooped Bivy by incorporating a strong waterproof tie-in point, so you can sleep securely all night long. Waterproof/breathable ToddTex fabric separates the elements from your sleeping bag, and the sewn-in wire hoop creates air space over your face so you don't have fabric in your nose all night. A mesh opening beneath the hoop allows air to flow.

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Area:2.2 m² (Regular), 24 sq ft (Long)
Average Packaged Weight:2 lbs 2 oz / 950 g
Average Packed Weight:870 g (Regular), 1 lb 14 oz (Long)
Dimension:99 x 35" / 251 x 89 cm
Dimensions:251 x 89 cm (Regular), 99 x 35 in (Long)
Minimum Weight:740 g (Regular), 1 lb 10 oz (Long)
Packed Size:15 x 33 cm (Regular), 6 x 13 in (Long)
Weight:1 lb 14 oz / 840 g
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Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy Reviews:


Nice and light. Much more fun to carry then a tent. The pole that keeps the hood up is actually a thick wire that can be bent into all sorts of positions depending on the protection needed. Entry was not all that easy. I'm 6'1" @ 185lbs and with a NeoAir pad inside it was a task that will require some gettin used to. Keep in mind though the Neo is a large and does take up a good bit of space. Once inside space is not a problem. Just don't expect to have the full freedom of motion like one would have in a tent. Felt very comfortable and the bivy doesn't weigh down on you. No moisture at all. Not a drop. This would be 5 stars if entry was a lil better. I think my tents are goin to be seeing alot more closet time.

james chrzanowski at on 05/20/2011

I have spent some good time in many different bivies but none can compare to this one. Extremely breathable and totally waterproof. A very durable fabric and the tie-in points are an important feature when needed. Not too tight or too wide, just right. A minimalist bivy with some breathing room. Only complaint is not as durable as some other fabrics but will hold up to tons of abuse.

Garrett Grove at on 12/11/2006

First bivy i've ever bought and im definitely not disappointed. Kept me warn and dry climbing 14ners and trekking in Montana. Can't wait till this winter to give it a real work out

Mark Dobrowolski at on 07/20/2009

Super light and perfect. Durable so I dont have to worry about using it anywhere and roomy so I dont feel cramped.

Kurt Zogorski at on 10/15/2009

Outstanding performance especially in winter.

VICTOR TIN at on 06/04/2009