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Big Sky International Wisp Super-Bivy Tent

1 Person / Supr Sil Fabric / Packed Size: 39 x 11.5cm
Weighs 544g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: AW16699
  • £209.99
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Big Sky's Wisp tent is a single skin hybrid tent that pitches with a single trekking pole - for solo use it offers a large interior and porch for the trivial weight of just 544grams.

Big Sky says: The Wisp is well suited as a bivy replacement. Think of it as a "super bivy" since the Wisp is totally enclosed to escape bugs and mosquitoes, it is also big enough to be able to sit up in and change clothes when it is raining, which is impossible to do with a bivy. Another bonus is the Wisp has a covered vestibule that a bivy does not have to store pack and footwear out of the weather.

Big Sky's Wisp Super-Bivy Tent is what we call a hybrid design, most of it is single skin but it has a fabric panel and doorway that separates the inner cabin area from the porch and external doorway. The fact that there are no poles to add weight means you can produce a spacious tent at a fraction of the weight of a two skin model with its own poleset. Look at the dimensions and you will see what I mean - the head height and floorspace is very large for one person and the porch is correspondingly large as well.

The compromise is condensation, in the most unfavourable conditions there will be a lot of condensation in the tent so you need to be comfortable with this, we are, we sell a lot of single skin tents to people who don't mind mopping up condensation in the morning.

The Wisp also comes with a short rear pole which adds minimal weight but helps with the setup of the structure.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Perfect for the ultra light backpacker
  • Single hiking pole design for very fast and easy setup and take down
  • Top vent on vestibule for ventilation
  • Large no claustrophobic interior with high ceiling
  • Large side door for easy entry and exit
  • Interior pocket
  • Vestibule for gear storage
  • Note: foot end pole is removable
  • Weight with foot end pole: 544g
  • Weight without foot end pole: 526g
  • Outer shell & floor fabric: Supr Sil
  • Foot end pole: 38cm Ultra Light weight aluminum
  • Pegs: No pegs
  • Guy lines: No guylines
  • Packed size: 39x11.5cm
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
February 24, 2017 | Sam Smith
Very good at what it does.

The Super-Bivi term is very apt for this tent. It gives far more room than a conventional bivi and has space for your kit as well, but it is very lightweight and so features are slim. My first impressions are that it has been very well designed, there are some great features like vents and easily adjustable mini guys.

It's very quick to put up, just fire your trekking pole into the ground and drape the wisp over the top. Peg out from upwind to downwind (head to toe).

I use 125cm mountain king poles so have to drive the main pole into the ground a bit to get the correct height, but a welcome bonus is that the folded length of my other pole is 38cm, which is the length require to hold up the foot end so I save a bit of weight and packing volume there.

Without the secondary pole, the wisp can be packed down to 11cm * 25cm, a shade larger than a 1 litre nalgene bottle.

Requires 7 pegs to rig fully, a bit of a pain as they're sold in packs of 6, bit overall I am very happy to be carrying this rather than a bivi bag this summer.

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