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Hunka XL Bivvy Bag

X-large ultralight bivvy bag/sleeping bag cover

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A lightweight Rig tarp is the perfect companion to a Hunka bivvy bag. Available in 3 sizes; Rig 3.5 is perfect for soloists, Rig 7 is just right for sharing nights under the stars and the enourmous group sized Rig 21 has community appeal!

Just when you thought the Hunka was the perfect bivvy bag for you, we came up with the XL. 

Sleep can make or break your long awaited adventure. A solid night of warm, dry sleep will ensure that you can tackle the challenges of the following day with strength and motivation.

Lofting space is a fundamental. The Hunka XL is in its element when protecting mountaineers from wind and water. The spacious construction allows plenty of room for a big 4 season down bag to loft and keep you toasty warm. No more squashed up down! Hooray!

For users over 6’1” and those with broad shoulders, we recommend the Hunka XL. It has been particularly popular with rugby players for this reason! The extra space allows you to store belongings at the foot of the bag or have your sleeping mat inside the bivvy bag, keeping everything lovely and dry. Who wants to put a sopping wet sleeping mat covered with slug trails back inside their rucksack- not me for sure! 

Despite this palatial spaciousness, the Hunka XL still weighs in at only 503 g and rolls up to a teeny, some would even say microscopic, 23 cm x 27 cm size. This makes the Hunka XL an ideal choice for expeditions, bikepacking or any imaginable adventure where space is a consideration.

Made from ripstop nylon and with a handy drawstring closure, the Hunka XL is your best friend when out on a wild camp.

Key features

  • 2.5 layer ripstop nylon construction
  • Waterproof: HH 10,000 mm
  • Breathable: MVP of 10,000 g/m²/24 hr
  • Sculptured hood with dual drawcords
  • Fully taped seams
  • Integral stuff sack
  • Tapered shape: 235 cm long x 98 cm wide at the shoulders/72 cm at the feet
  • Lightweight: 503 g (average of 10 bags)
  • Packed Size: 23 x 27 cm


Origin: China

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An excellent piece of kit!
I am a keen wildcamper and the Hunka XL has turned into an essential bit of kit for me that always gets put into my pack.

Reasons to buy:
I am 6’5’’ and fit into the Hunka XL comfortably. If you are of a taller or larger size this is the bivvy bag for you, don’t even waste your time researching for another bivvy bag… I’ve already done this for you!
It is highly breathable. I have never experienced any condensation or soggy sleeping bag when using the Hunka.
VERY waterproof. Having used the Hunka in some -terrible- wet conditions, I have to say I have always gotten up in the morning completely dry!

I would highly recommend this product. Its breathability, waterproofness and size for the bigger than average person make is an essential piece of kit.

24 July, 2015 by Darren Cox

Alpkit had my Hunka shipped the day after ordering and postage rates where very reasonable. The Bivvy is very well constructed and the personalised note and sticker where a nice surprise. Thanks Alpkit

21 July, 2015 by Allen

Great piece of kit!

Bought this on the Friday and got it on the Monday, Excellent service!

Used this in Scotland this weekend 7th February in the Ben Nevis North Face Car Park. Snow and Ice on the ground. Kept me warm and dry (Obviously warmth came from my sleeping bag and extra layers), but kept any wind of me and kept me dry from the ice and snow under me and the frost on top of me in the morning.

Big enough to fit my Thermarest inside along with my 4 season sleeping bag, a harshell round my feet on the outside of the sleeping bag, primaloft around my feet in the sleeping bag, and wearing a soft shell jacket - so a lot of space for extra layers.

It was big enough to allow me to roll onto my front without the bivvy moving around too, so I wasn’t restricted with space.

It’s very lightweight, and also small enough to allow you to pack it away into your sleeping bag stuff sack wrapped around the sleeping bag to save space.

I’d very highly recommend this product to anyone. Top Marks Alpkit!! Will definitely buy gear from you again!

08 February, 2015 by Nick Merriman

Well, for a girl who is a bit afraid of the dark, my Hunka XL was perfect for my first ever bivvy. Am seriously considering A-Bivvy-A-Month because it was so warm and comfortable (and that was in Dartmoor mist!)
Cheers Alpkit!

03 January, 2015 by Blonde Two (twoblondeswalking.com)

Being 6ft 2” and very broad shouldered I struggle to find a bivi that was big enough. The Hunka is perfect, I can fit my mat, 3 season bag and myself into it with some space to spare.

So far I’ve found it roomier than my
1 man tent (which isn’t much bigger than a coffin) and it weighs 1kg less!

Jay at alpkit was great by answering all my questions extremely fast via email and with the brilliant price of £45 with free delivery I received it less than 48hrs later!

26 October, 2014 by Dan R

Hey David - It goes to show how popular they are! They are due the end of October (2014).

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29 September, 2014 by Jay Oram [Alpkit]

Every time I have attempted to buy one of these they’re always out of stock!

29 September, 2014 by David Bassou

Hey Will - we are expecting the Hunka XL in Kelp in August. But we love the Lego colour just as much, it is quite a dull blue and it disappears into the surroundings, especially when under a tarp etc.

19 June, 2014 by Jay Oram [Alpkit]

Hello, please can you tell me when you’re expecting to have the kelp coloured Hunka Bivvy XL back in stock?


17 June, 2014 by Will

Bought an XL after finding the standard one a little cramped. I’m 6’1” (185cm) and found my feet pushed against the bottom of the smaller one which made it difficult to keep the face opening where I wanted it. Definitely preferred the space in the XL and would happily sacrifice the weight.
I actually think a ‘medium’ one would be a good size - perhaps a few inches longer than the standard but without quite as much extra width as the XL.

In terms of the fabric, I’ve slept outside (garden only so far) in -2C frost and 14C conditions and was toasty warm in both situations. More condensation at the warmer temperature obviously (you need a temperature gradient for the moisture transfer to work) but not enough to soak my sleeping bag.

Perhaps only minor niggle I have is the drawstring - I find the string itself felt quite wiry and abrasive against skin and the drawstring clamp is quite small so I can see it being fiddly to find or use with cold or gloved hands.

All in all, this is excellent value and I’d highly recommend - the important thing is it offers a good night’s sleep.

29 May, 2014 by Tim Croydon

Took delivery of the Hunka XL last week, very quick delivery. Camped in a cave off the summit of Cnict this weekend. The bag was brilliant. I am 6ft 1 and had a big 4 season sleeping bag which fitted perfectly, lots of room, so the sleeping bag remained puffed.  It was a cold night but no condensation on the inside plus it had rained through the entrance of the cave and on to the bottom of the Hunka but the bag repelled the rain and I remained snug and dry. Unbelievable value.

09 December, 2013 by Peter Green

Hunk XL Used and Abused in Trail

Trail July 2014 - Oli Reed, Associate Editor

Oli treats himself to a Hunka XL for his first ever bivvy. He chose Catbells in the lakes and it sounds like he loved it!!

I honestly can't fault it so far. Verdict - Bargain bag with top-end performance.

Oli Reed - Trail
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The cow was curious and stood watching as we prepared our evening meal. It would have been serene if it wasn't for the constant clanging of the enormous bell hanging around its neck. An approaching storm was our only hope of a peaceful night tucked up underneath the large boulder in Val Bodengo.

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