Designed for the minimalist or solo traveller, these rugged shelters are designed for multi-day trips and four season conditions. Constructed with Gelanots Dry Heat Materials equates breathability / seam sealed waterproof protection & wind resistance.
The Centurion features high end Dac-Featherlite aluminium poles for off-face user comfort with a mesh window for ventilation + peg out loops provided.
Weight: 950 grams
Lightweight, breathable Hyper H2O
Nylon Rip stop - Water & windproof, 2000mm / 3000mm
Built in head area dome frame
Air ventilation points
Designed for the ultra-light traveller
Some of the lightest bivvy bags on the market
Glow in the dark zippers
Constructed with Hyper H2O fabrics
Taped sealed seams
Elastic chord peg points
Ultra light-weight construction
Fits into stuff sack
Roman has been making quality camping merchandise for over 55 years, with their range of outdoor products designed to make camping more comfortable and accessible. Their designs are highly practical and made to meet the demands of the great Australian outdoors. Popular products by Roman include large family tents, adventure tents, swags, packs and bags, camping furniture, and sleeping bags.
Quick and easyBy: Kelvin on 29 March 2019Having used this a few times during winter i feel having a crossbar at the bottom to hold it up would help the feel of it. placed my shoes in a plastic bag at the bottom among a few other things and being hiking boots they are quite large so they hold up the bivvy material so it doesnt rest on my sleeping bag, everything else about this is great, its very warm, lightweight, easy to setup and pack, the materials so far are very durable and i havent had any tears or cuts.
Great BivyBy: Nick on 29 October 2016I used this bivy bag last weekend. Very light and fast to set up once you realise that the hood poles cross over from the front pocket to the rear pole holes and vice versa (no instructions shipped). The bag unzips along its full length down one side so getting your sleeping mat and bag in is easy. Once inside there is a small pouch overhead in the mini-dome good for storing socks and the cover and the min-dome itself has enough room for a few clothes and your boots without getting in the way of sleeping. The only issue I have with it is that when both the insect mesh is zipped up and also the external cover to stop water ingress, then finding the zip in the dark to try and get out is difficult as it tends to hide inside the edges of the insect mesh zip. This caused a problem when a wandering cow came too close to the camp site (luckily I heard it splashing in the mud nearby) and I was madly trying to get out to shoo it away as the thought of getting stepped on was a bit distressing. Basically I ended up half standing in the bivy, thrashing around whilst hooting loudly and cursing the hidden zip, hoping that the exceedingly bizarre sight of what would have looked like a large black slug with an enormous head rising up out of the ground would scare it off. Seemed to do the trick as I had no trouble for the rest of the night. I subsequently found that when the insect mesh is unzipped there are actually two toggles to secure it in the up position which helps if you are happy to not have the mesh "ready to go" so to speak, which makes getting to the escape zip much easier. There is also a rear mesh air vent on the rear (i.e. behind your head when sleeping) which is good for extra ventilation, although as the weather was cold I kept it closed this time. Not sure how the bottom of the bivy will hold up over the long term as it is just nylon, probably packing a ground sheet to put underneath would be a wise investment.
Great Light Weight Bivvy for the PriceBy: Andrew on 31 May 2016I hadn't seen any reviews of this product, so I was skeptical. I was pleased to find it was just what I wanted. I'm a 6'2" male, 100kg. Best thing is that it's super light. I used it camping, on nights around zero degrees. I had a 40mm self-inflating mattress, a quality sleeping bag, rated to zero degrees and set up a small tarp over the bivvy as a precaution. It rained hard one morning, but I'd say the tarp did most of the work. I was warm and comfortable. Set up is quick, and easy. Unzipping can be frustrating though, as the zip got lost a few times behind the fly screen. Being so lightweight it doesn't feel a little fragile, but seems to but lasting fine. Overall I'm very happy.
Roman Centurion Bivvy - a bit heavyBy: Gregory on 7 December 2015This product was listed as weighing 650 grams, but actually weighed 950 grams, so that was pretty disappointing. Apart from that, it's easy to set up, and has some good features. It sleeps warmer than expected, (adds about 4-5 deg C) and there's a nice little net bag in the roof for storing a torch etc. It's a workable bivvy for hiking, along with a lightweight tarp. Unfortunately, its weight limits its usefulness.