Why the Bivy® Stick Was Made for Desert Dune Buggy Racing

Dune buggy racing is an exhilarating experience that can’t quite be compared to anything else. However, any experienced dune buggy driver will agree that it’s essential to be prepared. One way to help to ensure your safety is by always having access to reliable, global communication no matter how remote the location. In today’s post from Outfitter Satellite, we’re going to discuss why the Bivy® Stick is a perfect match for desert dune buggy racing. Read on to learn more. 

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Dune Buggy Racing Events Are Typically in Remote Locations 

Dune buggy racing, when done right, typically occurs in remote locations. At best, you’ll have spotty cell service. That’s why the Bivy® Stick is so perfect for these events. It’s easy to carry, lightweight, and provides you with access to the global Iridium satellite network via a smartphone app. Once you’re connected to the network, you can send and receive text messages, share your GPS location with friends and family, and download 3-day and 7-day weather forecasts. 

A couple of the  Bivy® Stick’s stand along capabilities: 

 -You can send an SOS with a button press on the Bivy® Stick without the smart phone 

 -You can do a check-in safety check from the Bivy® Stick without the smart phone

The Bivy® Stick Was Designed for Survivability 

The first thing you probably think of when you picture dune buggy racing is dust, and lots of it. The Bivy® stick was made for survivability with an Ingress rating of IP67 against water and dust intrusion. It’s protected against dust and other particulates with a vacuum seal. It’s even protected against full immersion in water for up to 30 minutes at depths up to one meter. 

Image of a dune buggy racer.
Image of a  man driving a dune buggy.

Free Weather Forecast Downloads

 When in remote areas, preparation is essential. One way to prepare is with a satellite communication device, another is by checking the weather forecast before heading out. With the Bivy® stick, you’ll have access to unliminted 3-day and 7-day weather forecasts for download. This will not only allow you to prepare for the expected weather ahead of time, but also check periodically to ensure nothing has changed. 

The Bivy® Stick Is Affordable

Another benefit of the Bivy® Stick and why we think it’s such a great fit for dune buggy racing events is because of its price point. A brand new Bivy® Stick only costs $349, and when you choose to purchase through Outfitter Satellite, you have the option for purchasing a used Bivy® Stick for only $249. Service vouchers start as low as $56, making the Bivy® stick an affordable option. 


You also have the option to rent a Bivy® Stick from Outfitter Satellite. With rates as low as $5 per day and free 2-day shipping within the continental US, renting a Bivy® Stick is one of the most affordable options out there. And when you rent from Outfitter Satellite, the rental rate includes unlimited texting, position reports, and weather forecasts.

*Note: prices mentioned on this page were current as of the date of the writing of the blog but may change without notice in the future. 

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Rent or Purchase Your Bivy® Stick From Outfitter Satellite

Whether you attend or race in duggy buggy racing events, it’s essential that you make sure you’re prepared. At Outfitter Satellite, you can purchase or rent a Bivy® Stick to ensure that you always have access to global, reliable communication. Learn more today.