Wild Nights

Value the wild that's closer to home

Whether you're mid-way through a multi-day trek along the road less travelled, steeling yourself the night before an early start on a long mountain rock route, or hunkered down against the midgies in the long hours until dawn, bivying in the UK is in equal parts a rewarding and a committing experience.

 

This stripped back approach to sleeping out brings you closer to the mountain environment around you; bivying is about seeking out wild places, and leaving them just as wild and untouched as you found them.

 

To help you make your next bivy a comfortable and considered one, we've pulled together tips and advice from our team on everything from essential kit, to the pros and cons of leaving the tent at home, and how to choose the right sleeping bag for the job.

 

Dave MacLeod | Bivying in Glen Pean

Dave MacLeod on how he changed his approach to climbing to make the most of nights out under the stars.

 

 

Bivying in the UK mountains

Mountain Instructor Scott Webster on why, when and where to Bivy responsibly in the UK, and what to expect when bivying on the Cuillin Ridge Summer Traverse.

 

Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

Temperature Ratings Explained

Sleeping Mat Buying Guide

Get Some Sleep. Tomorrow is a Big Day.  

Perfectly adapted, the Mountain Equipment range of synthetic and down filled sleeping bags and mats are the choice of today’s leading alpinists and arctic explorers. Ensuring comfort, protection and reliable warmth in the most extreme of environments. 100% of our down is DOWN CODEX® approved and comes from independently audited and traceable sources.

 

Tested by time: caring for your bivy kit

Our products are built to last you through all your mountain adventures. Our most loved items are often the ones that take the most beating, but a scuff from a crampon, or burn mark from a stove shouldn't mean a trip to the shops.

 

Care of Down Sleeping Bags

Care of Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Care of Sleeping Mats