by Alan Dixon | 2005-08-13 03:00:00-06
Integral Designs Micro Bivy (eVENT top/ 70D coated nylon)
Weight: 1 lb 2.5 oz (525 g)
Length: 88 in, fits to 6 ft 6 in
Size: 72 in chest, 64 in hip, 58 in foot
Integral Designs Overbag/Bivy (all eVENT)
Weight: 1 lb 2 oz (505 g)
Length: 88 in, fits to 6 ft 6 in foot
Size: 72 in chest, 64 in hip, 58 in
We feel that eVENT is ideally suited for use in tents and bivies. Until now it was difficult to get an eVENT bivy for much under two pounds.
Integral Designs' new bivies cut nearly half a pound from the South Col Bivy and bring eVENT to within only a few ounces of the one pound magic mark for waterproof bivy sacks. While still double the weight of a minimal PU bivy, they are within a reasonable range for weight, especially if you consider the durability Micro Bivy's 70 denier floor.
You get the high moisture transport and condensation resistance of eVENT that isn’t matched by PU’s or Gore-Tex/PTFE laminates.
Micro Bivy – eVENT top/ 70D coated nylon floor, floor not breathable but more rugged and can be pitched in most places without an additional groundsheet.
Overbag/Bivy – all eVENT, higher breathability but more delicate, more suitable for snow caving and inside tents, otherwise you need a ground cloth to protect the bivy.
"Integral Designs eVENT Micro Bivy Sack and Overbag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Alan Dixon. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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