UOG TOP PICK - Nemo Escape Pod Bug Hood - Unique product that's brilliant - We have singled out Nemo's Escape Pod insect hood as one of our top recommendations because its a great solution to this particular problem adding very little weight to your sleep system.
This two-thirds length bivy with drawstring closure provides bug protection where you need it, without wasting an ounce of weight.
Unique Nemo AST Airbeam or inflatable rib, weighs hardly anything and packs smaller than traditional poles for the perfect back packing solution. Combine Escape Pod Bivy, Moonwalk sleeping bag and Apollo Shelter for the ultimate bikepacking kit.
This is the award winning Escape Pod 1P Bivy. The OutDoor INDUSTRY Award is one of the leading international design awards for companies in the outdoor industry. New and innovative products are assessed and evaluated by an independent panel of expert judges.
The Escape Pod 1P Bivy was judged to be "outstanding for its functionality, weight and size when packed"
Jury statement: "Smart idea. Nice implementation. This very lightweight bivouac solution offers good protection from mosquitoes".
The Escape Pod is about half the weight and size of an average bivy and at half the price too! It's not your traditional waterproof bivy as it's only two-thirds length and a lot less claustrophobic. This is because it has an inflatable air-beam column with Black No-see-um bug mesh to cover above your head. The bottom of the mesh bivy wraps the torso of your sleeping bag, keeping bugs out and your inner space wide open.
It's ideal for using under a tarp, inside cabins or for sleeping under the stars (on a rain free night). Because its constructed using an inflatable Air beam instead of poles, it packs down incredibly small, taking up less storage space than a standard bivy. As it's not full length or waterproof it won't be suited for everyone. But for those backpacking, cycling or trekking light, it could be the perfect piece of kit.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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