Big Sky International Wisp Super-Bivy UL Tent

1 Person / Supr Sil UL Fabric / Packed Size: 39 x 11.5cm
Weighs 512g
Code: SS181092
  • £209.99
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Big Sky's Wisp UL 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 512grams.

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 UL Tent is exactly the same as the Wisp Super Bivy Tent except for the outer fabric which is Super Sil UL (15D) instead of just Super Sil (30D). Obviously this makes the UL version a little lighter but it does mean it won't be as tough. Another one of life's tough choices, lighter and a little less durable or slightly heavier and stronger.

The Wisp 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

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  • 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: 512g
  • Weight without foot end pole: 484g
  • Outer shell & floor fabric: Supr Sil UL 15D
  • Inner fabric: 15D nylon no-see-um mesh netting fabric
  • Foot end pole: 38cm Ultra Light weight 7001 series aluminum 7.9mm
  • Pegs: No pegs
  • Guy lines: No guylines
  • Packed size: 39 x 11.5cm
  • Height inside: 120cm
  • Width: 60cm head end / 100cm middle / 60cm foot end
  • Length: 230cm
  • Vestibule size: 0.86m / 9.5ft
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