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)
Always dry tent components before storing
When required, clean your tent with pure, non-detergent soap or Nikwax® Tech Wash® and a soft-bristled brush or sponge
Do not machine wash
Rinse well and dry in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight
After washing, we recommend that you reproof the fly with Nikwax® Tent & Gear SolarProof®
UV damage — do not leave tent pitched in direct sunlight for longer than necessary
Hot surfaces — do not pitch tent on hot surfaces as can cause blistering of fabric
Repairs — fabric patches and a pole repair sleeve are included for temporary repair
Contact Macpac Repairs Department for permanent repair — see ‘Warranty & Repairs’ link under the Help section for more information
4.7 / 5.0
Highly rated equipment
Slept on the snow with the 4 month old cocoon (with mat on the inside of the bag ) just south of the arctic circle in -10 celcius.. No rain though.... Embraced by an 8 year old Sanctuary 800 sleeping bag.. 14 year old Torre 80l as a pillow.. Couldn't fault the equipment.. Condensation does build up though..
April 20, 2019
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 10, 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