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A lightweight, comfy shelter to defend against showers and condensation.

Waking up to find your bivy sack in a puddle can bring your body and mind to the breaking point. That's why The North Face developed the three-season Asylum Bivy with highly water-resistant and breathable DryWall fabric. New for 2011, this lightweight, single-wall fabric prevents spring showers from getting in thanks to its fully taped seams and PU-coated floor. In addition to repelling the elements, DryWall fabic is also exceptionally breathable to prevent unwanted condensation during summer nights.

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2 5

Not waterproof...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions all(!) I bought this bivy, thinking it would handle rain... It didnt... I put it up in the garden overnight while it was raining... It was a LAKE inside the bivy when I looked inside the next day. I like the weight, but now I have to buy a tarp...

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I have now used a seam-sealer on all of the seams on the bivy. They are not taped, so the water is coming through the seams. I let the bivy stand in my garden for about 6-7 days. It`s been snowing, raining and some sun these 6-7 days. I`ve been checking the bivy daily and the bivy is as dry as it can be... So... If you buy this bivy and have plans to use it in rainy conditions, buy a seam-sealer and seal all of the seams... Worked for me :)

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First initial impression...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just received this in the mail for my wife. She set it up in a matter of a few short minutes with no problem at all... feels sturdy & looks great! Plenty of room compared to a typical bivy but at a faction of the weight & size of a tent. Exactly what she was looking for & she can not wait to get out & try this baby out!

We will keep you posted on how it performs & holds up!!

Is there any sort of venting? Like at the...

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Is there any sort of venting? Like at the feet or do you have to crack the door for ventilation?? Thanks in advance!

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The North Face Asylum Bivy has mesh paneling on the large side-door and in the footbox for venting in both those areas.