This is the first bivi bag I’ve tested that comes with a pump!


This is because the Gogo Elite has a tyre-like tube at the head that when inflated raises the top of the bag up and turns it into a mini-tent. Inflating the tube, which can be done from inside the bag, is quick and easy to do. There is no pole at the foot although Nemo suggest a small stick could be used here to hold the fabric up.

The headroom is enough for me to lie on my side supported on my elbow, which means I can eat, drink and read fairly easily inside. There’s a zipped mesh panel inside the door so you can have ventilation and keep the midges out when it’s not raining.

Breathability is okay. If I had to sit out a storm I’d rather be in this shelter than a basic bivi bag. However for this weight and price much roomier tents are available while a simple bivi bag plus tarp over the head would cost much less and provide more room.

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Overview

  • Overall: 3 out of 5

Pros: headroom, netting

Cons: weight, cost

  • Materials: waterproof/breathable PU coated nylon upper/PU coated floor
  • Closure: Front zip
  • Bug Netting: No
  • Size: 274x104cm
  • Maker's weight: 800g with stuff sack
  • TGO weight: 774g
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