Built with enough room for the well-practiced backcountry bivy hunter, the Bivy 30 is made for the savvy lightweight overnight missions. A removable sleeping pad, which doubles as a great glassing pad on rocky bluffs, is built into the back panel. An easy to remove lid allows you to decrease your pack into a manageable day pack. This lean shaped, Alpine inspired set-up has minimal pockets to reduce weight and keep you light on your feet.
Some people thrive on going light. If that’s you, this is your pack. Built with enough room for the well-practiced backcountry bivy hunter, the Bivy 30 is right up your alley. Built into the back panel is a removable sleeping pad, that doubles as a great glassing pad for rocky bluffs. Easy to remove lid allows you to decrease your pack into a manageable day pack. Standard features sets that are consistent with the rest of the Sitka line up: removable rain fly, tension frame, hydration system, hip pockets, water bottle pockets, and Aero mesh shoulder pads. This lean shaped, Alpine inspired set-up has minimal pockets to reduce weight and force you to stay light on your feet.
This pack is all around good. It is tough, carries a load ok, (nothing over 60 pounds) and blends with the environment that I hunt well. My only real complaint it the weight. It weighs kind of a lot considering that it is only 3000 cubic inches. It is almost worth it to get an osprey pack and save a ton of money, because of the weight savings, to me. But then I wouldn't get Optifade, so its worth it, I guess. Just wish Sitka would make it a pound and a half lighter, somehow.
This pack is exceptional in every way however the "dry weight" is just unacceptable. Those extra 3 or so pounds that should in my opinion be eliminated really make a big difference when scaling mountains all day carrying a rifle and binoculars. Anyone can make a tough heavy pack, the trick is to make a tough light pack. Great pack, great design, get the weight down and it would be 4 stars for me.
This pack is hand down the best on the market. I have use almost every brand of pack and nothing compares to this one. The weight distribution is a amazing, and the way the pack is not against your back keeps you cool on those long hikes. I feel every serious hunter should own one of these. The pack cleans very easy as well there are next to no blood stains on my pack even after many Elk and Deer have been packed out in it.
Beautifully constructed, this pack is an absolutely bombproof examples of quality and elegance. However, it comes in just shy of six pounds and features some redundancies. For example the pack features a mesh suspension keeping your body from the frame to help with breath-ability. The lumbar pad does not cover the frame sheet at the bottom where the pack meets the top of the gluts. Then comes the awesome aluminum frame, followed by padding? Then a frame sheet? Then the bivy pad? I feel that this design features redundancies that add the the whopping weight of the bag. My body comes nowhere near these extra layers of padding. Even if it did, the bivy pad should serve that function as well. Those resources could be allocated towards the lumbar pad to fix where the frame sheet touches the body at the bottom. This bag, being only 30L is still over 2lbs heavier than my backpacking 65L pack. Other than that, It is awesome in every way.
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A. Sitka Gear products are available from specialty retailers across North America. Please see our Dealer Locator for a list of stocking dealers near you. Most retailers will special order Sitka products not in stock. We are also glad to assist you in locating a specific product; call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
As well, you can purchase online directly through our website.
A. Yes, we have gear experts available from the hours of 8:00am MST to 5:00pm MST that are able to answer any of your technical questions as well as process and place orders. During hunting season and other times of the year in which we experience high call volumes please do not be discouraged to leave us a voice message. We will return your call ASAP.
A. Our products are built to be used together as a complete system and are designed for very specific end-uses. For general guidelines on how to build an appropriate system for a specific hunt please check out our System Builder. As well, our gear experts are all avid hunters and are here to assist you in building your system. Don’t hesitate to call them with specific questions at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. We stand behind every product we make. If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time your receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Repairs and Warranties page.
A. General sizing info for Sitka Gear products is included on our Sizing Chart page. For questions on specific sizing details, contact our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or email us at Info@SitkaGear.com
A. Appropriate pack sizing and fit is determined by a specific measurement of your torso length. For more information please visit our pack sizing chart or call one of our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. Yes you can. If it is within 60 days of the original purchase date and you would like to return your product for an exchange or refund, please use the return form included with your shipment and call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR for a Return Authorization number. Note, that products must be unused with hangtags still affixed and must have been purchased direct from Sitka Gear. If your item was purchased from one of our Authorized Dealers, please contact them in regards to their individual return policy.
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A. Unfortunately, we do not accept back orders at this time. If there’s a specific product you would like to find and it’s not available on our site, please call or email our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or Info@SitkaGear.com. We would be glad to help you locate the product from an authorized retailer.
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A. To return a Sitka Gear item that you purchased from a store, please contact the original store to inquire about their individual Returns policy.
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A. Sitka Gear does offer a Pro Purchase Program for qualified professionals, including Guides, Outfitters, Industry Professionals and Fish and Wildlife Officers. For more information please contact us by sending an email to Outfitters@SitkaGear.com.
A. Yes. Although we proudly support and like to recognize the efforts of every hunter and enthusiast, we do also have a team of sponsored Athletes. To learn more about our athletes, view each of their profiles here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/athletes
A. Our Sitka Athlete roster is currently full, but if you would like to touch base with us please feel free to send an email to Info@SitkaGear.com and we will forward it along as appropriate. As well, we love to hear stories from the field and are constantly looking to post customer stories to our blog. Submit your stories here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/tribe-stories
A. Sitka Gear is continuing to expand and is glad to hear of your interest in becoming a Sitka Gear retailer. Please email your contact information to Dealers@SitkaGear.com and a sales representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.
A. Please see our sizing chart for detailed instructions on how to properly measure your torso length. Our standard pack size will comfortable accomadate torso lengths of 16"-19".