RADBAG is a compact and lightweight bivy bag that you get into when you need protection from the elements. It was developed for adventure racing, where you need to be able to deploy a sleeping system in seconds, catch some trailside sleep and then get going again in seconds. Unlike foil-based survival bags and space blankets, it’s durable, so it won’t rip even when you clumsily climb into it with your shoes on, and it doesn’t make that annoying crinkly sound every time you move, irritating your team mates!
While not as warm, it’s lighter than even the lightest sleeping bag plus it’s much more wind- and water-resistant. You wouldn’t mind laying it down on damp or muddy ground, unlike your down bag.
So if it’s really cold and you are sleeping out for the whole night (e.g. on a hike or winter bikepacking trip), you’d put your sleeping bag inside it to keep the dew and windchill off you, and your sleeping bag clean.
It comes with its own stuffing bag sewn to the bivy, designed in such a way to allow very quick packing away. It also has a drawcord at the top to pull it in tight over your head, with a breathing slit for your face. Lastly, it features tags at the foot end for ease of hanging out to dry.
RADBAG is the Official Bivy of the Adventure Racing World Championships!
RADBAG Original: Our original bivy bag that is also our most popular due to its great combination of performance, durability and weight at an affordable price. More durable, slightly warmer, wider at the shoulders. It weighs in at 365g. Popular choice with campers, emergency personnel, bikepackers, hikers and hunters. (the Olive coloured one)
RADBAG Race: Ultra-light, more breathable. This is the ultra-light choice for Adventure Racing and trail running. Also used by many on the Freedom Challenge. At 169g for a full length bivvy it's extremely light and very breathable: ideal for those trailside naps on expedition races and ultratrail runs. You hardly feel it in your pack but it makes a massive difference when deployed. (White with red writing)
RADBAG Zip: Like the Original, same colour and material but with a full-length zip. It can be zipped open and flat to form a groundsheet or tarp, or you can zip two of them together to make a two to three sleeper bivy. RADBAG Zip weighs 470g. Popular with hikers, motorcycle and bicycle tourers. It can be used it as a tarp.
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