Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy

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I have used the MicroNight Bivy in my backyard, on…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Bivy Sack with high tech breathable fabric, bug screen
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: None, pull out of bag and get in
Weight: 15oz.-About a Pound-stuff sack is the size of a 1lb Coffee can
Price Paid: $119

I have used the MicroNight Bivy in my backyard, on my Catalina 25 Sailboat on Lake Travis, Lost Maples State Park, Pedernales River Wolf Mountain Trail, Lake Georgetown, Lake Stillhouse Hollow, Lake Belton, and have never been more comfortable will less effort. The ThermaRest Luxury BaseCamp pad and the MicroNight provide effortless sleeping. No bugs or rain problems. All homeless people should have these. I have used it without any sleeping bag, with a cotton sleeping bag liner, with a fleece bag, and a regular 4lb fleece lined +32 degree bag depending on the temperature. All worked great. My chihuahua Goldie shares the MicroNight with me and has never complained.


I carried the MicroNight as my only shelter on an…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Bivy, no pole
Sleeps: 1
Ease of Setup: Doesn't get any easier than this.
Weight: 17 ounces/ 500 grams
Price Paid: $119

I carried the MicroNight as my only shelter on an ultralight 44-mile hike in the Washington Cascades in summer. By tying the top of the bivy up to a handy tree, I achieved the same effect as a pole in heavier bivies, with just a piece of thin cord. The mesh in the entry expanded as I pulled the top upward, which kept the fabric off my face for a comfortable night's sleep with excellent ventilation and no bug bites. I encountered light sprinkles only, and was kept dry in those conditions; I have yet to encounter heavy rain in this bivy. Overall, I am very happy with the design and extremely light weight of this minimalist shelter.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Pack your nighttime shelter into half a one-liter bottle's worth of space when you carry the MicroNight Bivy from Outdoor Research. Add only a few extra ounces to your pack and get breathable protection from moisture, bugs, wind, and cold in Pertex Endurance fabric with a Hydroseal-coated nylon floor, taped seams, and no-see-um netting.

- Mountain Gear

Light, compact and quick to set up, bivy sacks offer all-weather protection for solo travelers and those going beyond the well-beaten path.Made of ultralight, waterproof/breathable Pertex Endurance fabric - this windproof, wterproof, vapor permeable shell keeps rain and snow out.Durable Hydroseal coated waterproof nylon floor.Fully taped seams.No-see-um netting at opening.End-opening zipper with storm flap.Three stake loops, two guy line loops.Small internal mesh pocket.Highly compressible, packs to half the size of a one liter bottle.Size: Length 84 in., width at shoulders 25 in., width at feet 21 in., foot height 10.5 in., peak height 17.5 in.Wt. 18.2 oz.

- Campmor

Fast Free Shipping on orders over $50. The Outdoor Reasearch MicroNight Bivy is the perfect light and fast bivy. Featuring waterproof and breathable Pertex Endurance material, you'll stay warm and dry without condensation build-up.

- Powderfin.com

When you need an extremely lightweight, compressible shelter, the Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy is the ideal choice. Outdoor Research made this bivy with waterproof breathable fabric and taped its seams so rain and snow stay out, and your perspiration can escape. Netting at the MicroNight's opening keep bugs off your face as you sleep, and stake loops let you secure this bag to the ground in windy weather. A mesh pocket holds a headlamp or other small items. Best of all, this bivy, which doesn't have poles, weighs just over a pound, and compresses to the size of a one-liter water bottle.

- Backcountry.com

Description of Outdoor Research MicroNight BivyWhen moving fast and light is crucial, this ultralight and extremely compressible bivy is the solution. The Pertex® Endurance fabric provides protection from rain and wind while eliminating internal moisture to keep you dry and comfortable. It packs down to about half the size of a 1 liter water bottle so it goes unnoticed in your pack.Features:Ultralight, waterproof/breathable Pertex® Endurance fabricDurable Hydroseal® coated waterproof nylon floorFully taped seamsNo-see-um netting at openingEnd-opening zipper with wide storm flapThree stake loops, two guy line loopSmall internal mesh pocketHighly compressible, packs to half the size of a one liter bottleAvg. weight: 19.4 oz./549 g Length: 84 in. / 214 cmPeak height: 17.5 in. / 44 cmHeight at feet: 10.5 in. / 27 cmWidth at shoulders: 25 in. / 64 cmWidth at feet: 21 in. / 53 cm

- US Outdoor Store

Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy


The MicroNight Bivy has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$94.93 - $129.00

The Outdoor Research MicroNight Bivy is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 18, 2010 at Mountain Gear.

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