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If you’re a solo hiker who prizes light weight and weather-resistance over space, a bivy may be your speed. The Outdoor Research Helium bivy came up at the top of our test, keeping our testers dry through an hours-long rainstorm in New York’s Adirondacks. “Five stake loops pin it firmly against ripping winds, and removable no-see-um netting covers the clamshell opening and kept swarming bugs at bay during a night on the St. Lawrence River,” our tester said. At 1 lb. 2 oz, it’s already light; ditch the pole to cut it down to a pound even. Buy Outdoor Research Helium Bivy now for $116 (35% off).