I know, plenty info on here yada yada...
What I want to know is: what do you look for in a bivy? I have been searching high and low for a cost effective, efficient, light, durable bivy.
What is the purpose? It needs to be light enough that I will pack it every time I go out. It needs to be strong enough to withstand my abuse (I really abuse gear too). It will be mainly a back-up emergency job. On the occasion though, I may need to use it (out goat hunting, deer hunting etc...). Being in Kodiak I guess makes special circumstances. This is the only place in Alaska I have hunted, and it doesn't seem all that bad to me (weather wise). Granted, I can just go home if I don't like what is going on.
What do you use and why? What would be best for this area? Why?
I have seen a few under one pound, with a waterproof breathable material under $100. Should I be looking elsewhere? Different designs (solar blankets etc...)?
Just so I get this straight, the bivy is merely for weather (water/wind) protection, right?