Emergency Bivvys & Shelters for Hiking and Mountaineering
Bivvies look more like typical tents, with a fitted door front and ribbed construction. These are typically used for longer sessions, and while many fishermen will use a bivvy for a fast overnight session, you'll rarely see someone building a bivvy if they only want to spend the afternoon and evening at the water's edge. Whether you're looking for a shelter or a bivvy, there are a few things you should check for in the product description. The term "bivvy" comes from the improvised camping shelters, or "bivouacs," that were popular among mountaineers in the past.
Camping Shelters or tents with shelters
Camping shelters are another lightweight shelter option that can come in helpful if you're hauling your camp across long distances on your back. They are slightly heavier than bivvies, but provide additional weather protection. Camping shelters or camping tents with shelters also have the advantage of being able to be pitched in a variety of configurations depending on the weather and time of year. They can also be paired with bivy sacks to further their functionality. Stay protected from the elements whether you're setting up camp deep in the wilderness, or in a muddy field at a festival. We have a wide range of shelters and bivvies for even the wildest of adventurers! Try out this unique style of sleeping outdoors with a host of different hammocks from Thermarest, MSR, LifeVenture, and more.
Buy Camping Shelters at Basecamp today!
Camping is in our name here at Basecamp - so of course we have some of the best camping gear available in Ireland!If there's something you love on the website but want to see for yourself, that's no problem! Call into our store and test out the gear for yourself. We guarantee that we'll find something to meet your needs. Our experienced staff members can recommend something to fit your needs, and demonstrate how to maintain, operate, and store your new equipment.