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MicroNight Bivy

MicroNight Bivy

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: MicroNight Bivy

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

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Page By: HeyItsBen

Created/Edited: Aug 31, 2007 / Aug 31, 2007

Object ID: 3835

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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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HeyItsBenGreat product

Voted 5/5

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!
Posted Aug 31, 2007 3:41 pm


Hasn't voted

I also own this bivy and agree with Benjamin - good product, lightweight, packs down small, roomy and has kept me dry so far.
Posted Jun 4, 2009 10:52 pm

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