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Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus

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We got a limited supply of legendary Dutch army bivy bags. This is an excellent one-person shelter when your troops need to be spread far apart and stay concealed from the enemy. Apart from soldiers, this is perfect for paranoid preppers and campers that prefer the Finnish-style social distancing. The Gore-Tex membrane makes it suitable for mud and misery, too. We have very few of these, so get yours first before our own survivalists hoard them all.

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Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus. Mosquito net to keep you asleep during those hot summer nights.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus. Mosquito net to keep you asleep during those hot summer nights.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus. A sleeping pad can be inserted under the bivy bag.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus. Stake holes at the corners.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus.
Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy Bag with Pole, DPM, surplus.

We got a limited supply of legendary Dutch army bivy bags. This is an excellent one-person shelter when your troops need to be spread far apart and stay concealed from the enemy. Apart from soldiers, this is perfect for paranoid preppers and campers that prefer the Finnish-style social distancing. The Gore-Tex membrane makes it suitable for mud and misery, too. We have very few of these, so get yours first before our own survivalists hoard them all.

Product information

  • One-person guerrilla shelter for stealthy hikers
  • Dutch military surplus
  • Contents: bivy bag and a tent pole. Tent pegs and the carrying bag need to be purchased separately
  • Equipped with a mosquito net
  • Gore-Tex membrane
  • Length: c 220 cm (c 87”)
  • Weight: with pole c. 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) If you get the pegs and a carrying bag, the total weight is c. 1.5-2 kg (3.3-4.4 lbs.) depending on their materials
  • Color: DPM

Not a tent or a sleeping bag, but a little bit of both

The Dutch army bivy bag is a bastard child of a tent and a sleeping bag that got a bit drunk and amorous. It combines elements of both in an interesting way. Whether this is a good or a bad thing depends on the user.

It comes with a tent pole which is used for hooping the head area off the ground. The bag has six loops for tent pegs that don’t come in the package. If they did, you could secure the bag on the ground so that you won’t rock n roll around the clock with your bag. If this is something you want, buy lightweight pegs separately or whittle them from sticks if you got permission for it.

The bag is equipped with a mosquito net that you can zip on the head opening. It keeps you from going insane in a mosquito hell without having to mummify completely in the bag.

There are large loops underneath the bag that you can use to secure a sleeping pad in place. This increases the lifespan of the product. If you want some extra insulation and comfort, you can slide another sleeping pad inside the bag through the side zipper. The zipper has a storm flap for additional protection.

Not for fancy pants

This isn’t a dream come true for those that like a luxury, but it isn’t meant to be. When it rains tigers and hogs, you either need to lie prone in your bag or get wet. However, this is a very cool option for campers that like to stay invisible and be protected from the weather or bugs. You can, of course, set up a tarp alongside this to make things more comfortable but it kind of defeats the original purpose. It ain't proper camping without some blood, sweat, and tears.

Genuine Dutch Army Surplus

These are genuine army surplus but in very good condition. The poles are virtually new. The price has about doubled since the early 2000s, but that doesn't mean this is a bad deal. Manufactured by Fecsa, Spain.

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01.05.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Muuta kautta tämän hankkineena en voi muutakuin suunnitella jokaiselle, joka haluaa Bivyn hankkia, vaikka hintaa onkin tuplasti. Kiiloja ei kokemuksen mukaan edes tarvitse vuolla hienommin vaan ihan perus keppi maahan tökkääminen riittää ja hyvin pysyy.
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04.05.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
I have it, not from Varusteleka, but it's an amazing bivvy bag. Can be closed fully, and you can still breathe properly. Make sure to treat it with a DWR coating if water droplets don't roll off, or you'll be more likely to have condensation on the inside.

They are made by two companies; FECSA and Carinthia. If you are able to choose, get the one from Carinthia. It is more light-weight, and has better zippers (YKK).
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29.01.2021 (Edited 15.06.2021)
Onneksi kerkesin tilaamaan, ennenkuin loppuivat.

Ylijäämää, joo, niin varmaan... Kunto on "kuin uusi". Pohjassa muutama pieni jälki pinnassa, joista voi päätellä, että ehkä tällä joku joskus on koemakoillut ulko-olosuhteissa.

Vaikka saamani tuote olikin Fescan eikä Carinthian valmistama (kuulemani mukaan Espanjalaisilla ollut laatuongelmia mm. vetoketjujen kanssa), uskon sen kestävän omassa satunnaisessa siviilikäytössä oman loppuikäni.
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01.02.2021 (Edited 15.06.2021)
Harvinaisen hauska majoite, vaikka nykyään saa pienempään tilaan mahtuvia ja yhtä kevyitä 1-2 hengen telttoja. Tämä ei ole ihan teltta, mutta kestäisi kyllä sadetta. Ainakaan itsellä ei ole ollut myöskään kertaakaan kondenssiongelmia, joskin en ole kovin montaa kertaa tässä vielä nukkunut. Parasta on se, että tässä on kaiketi joku IR-suojaus, joten pussin sisällä on parhaimmillaan aivan pimeää jopa aamuauringossa eikä tule myöskään tukalan kuuma. Unen laatu on siis ainakin itsellä ollut tosi hyvä tästä syystä ja on kesälläkin voinut nukkua huoletta puoleen päivään, jos yöllä on mennyt pitkään. Toinen mukava puoli on täysin minimaalinen tilantarve pystyttäessä. Löytää todella helposti nukkumapaikan, koska tän voi levittää sellaisiin paikkoihin, mihin ei mahtuisi juuri mitään telttaa. "Pystyttämiseen" riittävät mitkä tahansa kepit — ei ole tarvetta kantaa vaarnoja mukana paitsi ehkä jos haluaa pystyttää hiekalle. Kannattaa ostaa, jos tuon tyyppinen sissinukkuminen kiinnostaa.
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15.02.2022
Paras vaellusmajoite minka omistan. Tama on nykyaan vakiona mukana yon yli vaelluksillani. Kaytannossa se on erittain matala ja pieni teltta, jossa on mukava potkottaa sisalla. Auttaa maastoutumaan maissa ja tilanteissa jossa telttailu ei ole valttamatta sallittua tai soveliasta byrokratian vuoksi. Itselleni tuli Espanjalainen Fesca-versio joka kuulemma on huonompi kuin Carinthian malli olisi - mutta olen tyytyvainen. Materiaalit ja desing ovat hyvia. Paan kohdalla oleva kaari ja siina oleva hyttysverkko ovat aivan parhaat ominaisuudet! Monkiaiset eivat paase hairitsemaan taman kanssa. Painaa vain vahan reilun kilon ja rullautuu potkoksi minka saa repun kylkeen kiinni. Kaytan itse taman alla varmuuden vuoksi maavaatetta jotta teravat kivet yms eivat riko hienoa sissipotkylaani
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23.05.2022
I just received the Dutch Gore-Tex Bivy bag on May 23, 2022. It is in BRAND SPANKING NEW CONDITION! Almost impossible to find in the U.S. Ten dollars shipping to the U.S. I highly recommend Varusteleka.
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10.06.2022 (Edited 11.06.2022)
The bivy itself, as received, weighs 1453 g/3 lbs, 3.3 oz -- without any stakes or the pole. With the pole, the bivy weighs 1531 g/3.4 lbs. This is *significantly* heavier than the Varustelka listed weight of 1000g -- about 50% more! Varusteleka really needs to correct their description. One star off for a poor description despite the product itself being a good product.
Now, some notes: Caveat; I just took delivery of this product. I have not used it in the field yet. I will update my review after I've used it. Initial impressions: Like other pieces of FECSA gear I've owned, the quality and workmanship are good. My bivy is clearly used and has been repaired in multiple places. The sewing of the repairs appear to be professionally done, and the repairs are backed with some kind of (presumably) waterproof cloth tape/patching material. There are two small almost pin holes near the opening that had a small circle of this cloth tape over them, but both of the small pieces of cloth tape have fallen off. I'll have to either use seam sealer or find an equivalent cloth tape to repair them. I don't like to repair gear that I've just taken delivery of, but this is a surplus product, and you can't beat the price for a waterproof, breathable bivy with a hoop and mosquito net. I would expect to pay maybe $100 USD more for a new one of equivalent quality. I am 90 kg/200 lbs, and there's plenty of room inside for me in terms of width. I am 183 cm/72" tall, and there's plenty of head room and there's no problem with the length. I could easily see storing water bottles, batteries, a water filter, etc. inside with me at night -- anything that needed to be kept from freezing. The "hoop" (single pole) is in good condition; the elastic shock cord works well. The hoop does keep the bivy off one's face when one lies on one's back, which is a really nice feature. Really, this is like an ultra-minimalist tent. However, the bivy really needs to be staked out in order for the hoop not to fall over. There are four stake loops at the head and two stake loops at the foot. Just staking out the head should be sufficient to hold the hoop in place so it won't fall over, but using all six stake loops would be more secure (and keep things from getting all twisted up when one tosses and turns during the night). For side sleepers, I think the hoop could be left at home and the stakes omitted, but, even for side sleepers, it would be more comfortable and less claustrophobic to stake out the bivy and use the hoop. Using the hoop will also allow more air circulation which should help reduce condensation, Condensation has been a problem with any single wall type shelter I've ever used. The hoop (pole) weighs 78 g/2.75 oz, so it's not inordinately heavy. Aluminum stakes can be had for 10 g/0.35 oz or less each, so for 6 stakes + the pole, you'd be carrying about 140g/5 oz if you bring a set of 6 stakes and the pole. My US Army foam sleeping pad which is about 190 cm x 60 cm (75" x 24") is a bit too wide but does (just barely) fit and is very definitely too long to fit in the loops on the underside of the bivy that are designed to hold a pad in place. My Thermarest Ridgerest pad which is about 183 cm x 51 cm (72" x 20") -- this is the nominal size but it's slightly smaller in reality -- just barely fits in terms of length but has room to spare in terms of width. I would estimate that the ideal pad size would be about 180 cm x 59 cm (71" x 23"). The closures on the bivy seem very well designed in terms of keeping water out. There is a storm flap over the zipper at the head that has two snaps to secure the flap in place over the zipper. It's a bit of a trick to snap them when one is inside the bivy, but not impossible. The side zipper extends roughly 3/4 of the length of the bivy and makes for easy entry and exit. The longer zipper is one of the attractants to me of this bivy since a bivy with an entrance only at the head is a chore to get in and out of. All zippers appear to be non-locking on this bivy, which makes for a quick exit, but one would need to be somewhat careful to not partially unzip them accidentally when tossing and turning at night.
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James B. 11.06.2022
The listed weight is not at all accurate. The weight is listed at 1 kg. In reality, it should be 1.5 kg -- without any stakes or a carrying bag.
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