Description

Elan is a waterproof, hooped bivvy bag for self-supported, multi-day trips. When you want more protection than a standard bivvy bag but don't want to pack a tent, Elan provides lightweight and packable shelter.

Inspired by military-style bivouacs, the crossed pole design is free-standing, quick to pitch, stable in strong winds and weighs less than 1kg. The head canopy makes Elan a more comfortable bivvy bag and keeps you drier too while a mesh panel gives better airflow.

Elan's wet weather performance is close to that of a tent flysheet as the canopy improves water run-off. The tough 70D nylon is more durable than the material used in ultralight backpacking tents so you know it won't let you down.

It's bivvying at its best.

Highlights

Bivvying at its best

The best bits of bivvy bags and tents in one versatile, lightweight, waterproof package

More waterproof than a bivvy bag

Hooped construction improves stability in strong wind and wet weather performance

More packable than a tent

Elan weighs less than 1kg and packs smaller than a backpacking tent

Keep the midges out

A mesh panel gives better airflow while keeping flies and bigs at bay
Features

Product overview

  • Shorter pole lengths create a small pack size - perfect for backpacking and bikepacking
  • Self-supporting canopy structure can be used without any pegs
  • Two-way main zip and mesh zip for additional venting
  • Roll-away rear rain flap
  • Reflective webbing loops to help you find it at night
  • Pre-bent alloy poles, reinforced pole webbing and anodised metal eyelets for increased durability
  • Webbing loop on the top of the footbox allows you to lift footbox off your feet when tied up
  • Storm flap on main zip prevents rain ingress
  • Two internal mesh storage pockets
  • 3 year Alpine Bond

Technical details

Dimensions

Pitched: 225cm x 77cm* x 45cm (L x W x H)
Packed: 39cm x 11cm (L x D)

Materials

Outer: 70D ripstop nylon
Groundsheet: 70D ripstop nylon
Poles: 7001 alloy (x2)
Pegs: Y Beam (x6)

Weight

900g (not including pegs)

Waterproof rating

Outer: 10,000mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet: 5,000mm hydrostatic head

Origin

China

*Elan tapers to 72cm at the footbox
Sustainability & Care

Caring for your bivvy bag

Clean and dry your bivvy bag thoroughly after each use. Never use a washing machine, tumble dryer or jet wash to clean your tent. Spot clean with warm water, mild (non-detergent) soap and a soft sponge. Never use bleach, fabric softeners or other household cleaning products and air dry only.

Bivvy bag repair

To make bivvy bag tent last longer, avoid prolonged UV exposure and repair damage immediately. If you are unlucky enough to rip your bivvy bag on a trip, use duct tape or StormSure Tough Tape until you have a chance to repair it properly. For more repair tips read our blog.

Kudos
Advntr review the Elan
If you’re looking to get in wild camping or bike packing, this is an affordable, lightweight option that offers more protection than a traditional bivvy bag and is considerably smaller to pack down than a tent.

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Elan in action