Customer Project: Ultralight Bug Bivy

by DTP

This is a small bug bivy designed to keep the critters at bay under a poncho-tarp. It was my first project. I really had no idea what I was doing, but I managed to blunder my way to a usable product under the guidance of my fiance.


Customer Project: Ultralight Bug Bivy
Customer Project: Ultralight Bug Bivy
Customer Project: Ultralight Bug Bivy

Materials

3 yards 0.5 oz NS50 Noseeum mesh - deep gray
3 yards 1.1 oz Silpoly PU4000 - dark  
#3 YKK zipper


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How do I make it?

I made a scale model of myself out of plasticine, along with hiking poles and the poncho to work out the dimensions.
Bathtub floor was sewn first, using darts in each corner which were later removed. Grosgrain peg loops were sewn into each dart/corner.
Mesh was sewn onto floor in two pieces.
Zipper sewn directy onto mesh.
Grosgrain loops sewn onto zip fabric for top pulls.
The smallest possible stuff sack was made with the offcuts.