Macpac Alpine Cocoon
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Why we made this
The Alpine Cocoon is a lightweight and packable bivvy bag. Single person cocoon with eVent® fly and 40d Nylon Ripstop floor fabric.
An essential piece of gear for those chasing serious alpine adventures when shelter is not guaranteed and minimising weight is desired. The Alpine Cocoon is a reliable bivvy bag / emergency shelter and can offer general protection for your sleeping bag.
Lightweight and packable bivvy bag
Highly breathable and air permeable eVent fabric provides comfort even in the worst conditions
Insect mesh screen keeps the bugs out
Carefully designed zip cover and rain "gutter" ensures waterproofness
Outer Fabric eVent® EV 715-3L Main Fabric Hydrostatic Head (mm) 20000 Floor Fabric 40D Nylon Ripstop, with PU Coating 10,000mm HH Persons 1 Dimensions HxWxD (cm) 30 x 10 (rolled size) Weight (g) 570 (Max), 530 (Min)
When required, clean your tent with pure soap (non-detergent) or Nikwax Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
After washing your tent we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax Tent & Gear SolarProof®
4.5 / 5.0
Compact and Practical
Very light weight I lay on wet grass in the bush and water did not come through , the mesh was very good I did not get bitten so that was great
January 9, 2018
Solid lightweight option
Have used the bivvy bag a few times now and found it surprisingly comfortable. Without a pole support the mesh sometimes sits on my face but is light enough to not bother me at all. In cooler conditions some condensation builds up around my sleeping bag but that's to be expected with the temperature difference. I have a sleeping bag with water resistance outer so it was fine. By the time the morning sun peaks the inside is dry again thanks to the event membrane. The mesh keeps out the mosquitoes out. Have not used it in wet conditions yet but am looing forward to heading out with it again soon. 4/5 as I think in wet weather a light wire hood support could be handy.
November 16, 2016