MicroNight Bivy

 

MicroNight Bivy
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title MicroNight Bivy
Manufacturer Outdoor Research
Page By HeyItsBen
Page Type Aug 31, 2007 / Aug 31, 2007
Object ID 3835
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Features

Ultralight Pertex Endurance® fabric keeps out wind, rain and snow; seams are fully taped
Pertex Endurance also allows moisture to pass freely from inside to outside to keep you dry from condensation
Durable Hydroseal®-coated waterproof nylon floor
Features an end-opening zipper with protective storm flap
No-see-um-mesh at opening keeps bugs off face and allows ample ventilation
Small internal mesh pocket
Three stake loops and two guyline loops

Shoulder width: 25"
Avg. weight: 19.4 oz./549 g
Dimensions: 84 x 21 inches
Fabric: Nylon
Packed size: 3 x 10 inches





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HeyItsBen - Aug 31, 2007 3:41 pm - Voted 5/5

Great product
This is a great bivy.

Likes: Very roomy - you can pull your pack and other gear inside if you needed to
The bug mesh is invaluable
Packs down nicely, lightweight
I'm really happy with the overall shape - even in a storm you can just pull down the head cover and keep ventilation holes that point downward near your head

Dislikes: Condensation builds up inside fairly easily

I've also used the MH conduit bivy for comparison. The Conduit has an open face and I switched to the Micronight for the bug mesh and the storm flap. The Aurora bivy by Outdoor Research is a full waterproof version of the Micronight (5 oz heavier). After a call to OR to verify the difference, they told me that if you allowed water to pool up on the fabric of the Micronight, it could eventually leak through. A loop in the center of the bivy (when layed out flat) would allow you to tie a cord to something above you, propping up the center of the bivy to stop any rain/snow from building up. I like it!

ExploreABitMore - Jun 4, 2009 10:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Agreed
I also own this bivy and agree with Benjamin - good product, lightweight, packs down small, roomy and has kept me dry so far.

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