The Big Agnes Three Wire Bivy is a four-season, single-wall solo bivy shelter designed for the ultralight minimalist who values additional space and comfort. The external DAC NFL poles set-up quickly, providing extra room overhead as well as covered venting under the awning. The extra-long side zipper allows for easy entry/exit with a full mesh layer underneath for venting in good weather. The lightweight nylon, ripstop fabric floor provides ultra-durability and the 3-layer fabric with electrospun nanofiber technology provides high rates of waterproofing and breathability to help manage moisture and keep your interior microclimate totally comfortable.
Over-sized, reinforced stake out loops - to be used with skis, ice axe, ski poles, etc.
*Trail Weight vs *Packed Weight:
Unless otherwise noted, all published weights in our catalog and website are “trail weights”; the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function. Packed weight is the weight with everything included with purchase.
Tent and Footprint Cleaning and Care Instructions:
Always make sure your tent is dry and free of debris before storing. Fold and roll your tent a different way each time to avoid permanent creases. Store in a cool, dry place. Never leave your tent in hot temperatures (such as a car trunk or attic space) for long periods of time, as it will damage the material coatings. Storing your tent damp can result in mildew growth, which may cause your tent to smell, leak, or delaminate. Mildew damage is not covered under warranty.
For light cleaning, sponge the product with warm water (not hot).
For more thorough cleaning you will need:
-Wash basin (or bath tub)-Warm water (not hot)
-Waterproof Gear Cleaner (we recommend products like Nikwax Tech Wash)
1. Submerge your gear in warm, clean water. Gently agitate with hands. Empty dirty water. Repeat until most of the excess dirt/grime is removed and water is mostly clear.
2. Apply waterproof gear specific wash and gently work into fabric with sponge.
3. Rinse gear thoroughly.
4. Hang it up to dry.
5. Triple check that your gear is completely dry before storage or use.
*Do not dry clean or machine-wash. Detergents and dry cleaning solvents will damage the fabric and ruin waterproofing.
*Never use hot water, bleach, liquid detergents, or dishwashing liquids.
*Allow to dry COMPLETELY before storage or use.
*Avoid prolonged direct sunlight as UV exposure can compromise waterproofing.
Big Agnes tents are seam sealed as part of our manufacturing process! This seam tape alone is durable enough to prevent water leakage. Any seams that have been taped do not need to be seam sealed with a liquid sealer unless you want extra protection. Make sure the seam-sealer is completely dry before re-packing your tent. Damage caused by misapplication may void warranty.
Keeping your zippers clean will help keep the coils and sliders from wearing out. If filled with dirt, vacuum or brush zippers before storing tent. We recommend Gear Aid Zipper Cleaner and Lubricant.
Repairs and Warranty:
All Big Agnes tents are guaranteed against manufacturing or material defect. We do not warranty products damaged from normal wear and tear, alteration made by owner, misuse, accidents or damages caused by uses other than intended. Damage due to misuse, normal wear and tear, or improper care may be repaired, at the discretion of Big Agnes, at a reasonable charge. Tents returned for repair must be clean and free of debris.
Questions? Call us or open a support case:
877.554.8975 | support.bigagnes.com
1. Remove contents from stuff sack. Spread bivy body out on ground.
2. Assemble the two poles. Be careful to insert each pole section into the next by hand instead of allowing the shock cord to snap them together to ensure each pole section is fully seated.
3. Thread the long pole through the sleeve and insert the pole tips into grommets on each side of the head of the bivy.
4. Insert the shorter pole with blunt ends into the black webbing pockets located at the top of the bivy hood.
5. Attach all “Twist Clips” to the pole.
6. Stake out the three webbing loops at the head and two loops at the foot of the bivy.
Separate 6”, large diameter pole segment included for emergency field repair. Slide repair pole over the break to act as a splint.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR TENT SET UP
Unzip the opening of the bivy when folding or stuffing to allow air to escape.
Our tents are easy to set up, but we suggest you practice once at home before using them for the first time to avoid late night bickering with tent mates while fumbling around in the dark.
Before pitching tent, clear campsite of debris that may pierce tent floor.
We recommend staking out all corners, vestibules and guylines to increase space and ventilation. Securely staking out your tent and all guylines is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity of your tent.
Hang onto your stuff sacks or they’ll blow away and create backcountry litter.
Pull on the pole sleeve fabric when inserting poles to avoid any bunching in the material.
Push rather than pull poles through pole sleeves.
Thanks for choosing a Big Agnes tent!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
support.bigagnes.com | 877.554.8975
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What's in a Name?
In cattle country, you know when a winter is one for the books when the snow reaches the third wire on the barbed wire fence. We call that a Three Wire Winter.