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Primary function: Provides a waterproof, breathable covering for the Modular Sleeping Bag (MSB) to keep out wind, snow, and rain. The Bivy Cover fits around the Modular Sleeping Bag.
Manufacturer: Tennier Industries, Inc.
Production Rate: Yearly requirement varies
Weight: 2.2 lbs
Unit Replacement Cost: $115
Features: The Bivy Cover is a waterproof, windproof bag designed to be used with the modular sleeping bag or by itself. It incorporates the same material that is used in the extended cold weather clothing system. It weighs less than two pounds and comes with a breakaway zipper that can completely enclose the occupant and be egressed quickly.
Planned Inventory: 130,484
Background: Designed to finally address the deficiencies in keeping Marines dry when sleeping or resting. One-time low cost opportunity has been taken advantage of to field the entire FMF with this bag.
Date last modified: 05/21/96
Modified on June 17, 1999