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Review: JRC Defender Bivvy

The JRC Defender Bivvy is tough and affordable

Review: JRC Defender Bivvy
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Take a look at the JRC Defender Bivvy if you're looking for a practical, no nonsense bivvy that won’t break the bank.

It’s based on a two-rib, five-section, pole system, using 16 mm, lightweight aluminium poles, with tension bars included.

The cover is made from PU coated polyester, with a respectable 5,000 mm waterproof rating.

I like the fact that you can roll back the front of the bivvy to open it up, using the buckle retainers on the sides.

It comes with a two-way, letterbox-style, door system, with green, clear or mozzi mesh window options.

The seams are taped, the pegging points are reinforced, and it is supplied with a tough, lightweight groundsheet.

For extra protection and insulation, and to reduce the chance of condensation in the cold and damp, there’s the option of a Defender Bivvy Wrap.

The ‘wings’ of the wrap provide that little bit of extra storage space, perfect for boots and buckets.

It comes in a one-man or two-man format.

One-man £159.99. Wrap £89.99.

Two-man £179.99. Wrap £99.99.