Quick Overview

The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is an incredibly popular hooped bivvy here at Bogong Equipment. It is incredibly lightweight (and, lighter than the original version) at 476g, which makes it very popular with ultralight hikers and fastpackers. This new version has just one stake loop in the front section instead of the three found on the older version.

The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is a single-person hooped bivvy.

This bivvy has all the bells and whistles at an incredibly low weight of 476g. You can make this even lighter, 417g, if you choose not to carry the single pole that comes with it.

Very fast to set up – you simply feed the pole in – an equally fast to dismantle.

The pole gives the bivvy height to give you breathing room. The door has a mesh inner flap that gives a bit of ventilation for breathing. You'll be so comfortable in here!

This new version has one stake loop in the front section (instead of three in the older version). There is another stake loop at the foot end.

  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Fully seam-taped


  • 14% lighter than the original
  • Refined footprint
  • 2 stake loops (1 front, one back)
  • 1 guy line loop
  • No-nonsense clamshell opening
  • High-volume toe end
  • Reflective logo and trims


  • Pertex® Shield+ 2.5L fabric
  • Delrin® Single-Pole System
  • 100% Nylon 30D ripstop upper
  • 100% Nylon 40D with TPU lamination floor
  • Weight (with pole): 476g
  • Weight (without pole): 417g


  • Width (widest): 66cm
  • Width (foot): 48cm
  • Length: 208cm
  • Packed dimensions: 31cm x 9cm

COVID Update Sept 2021: Aus Post is having major delays across the network.

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