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The North Face Asylum Bivy

Item #: 27942

Our Price: $199.97

Regular Price: $229.00

SAVINGS: $29.03 (13%)


The North Face Asylum Bivy will provide one person a lightweight, waterproof shelter good in almost any conditions. The DAC aluminum frame provides a sturdy frame for the bivy which means that you will actually have room to think. The DryWall fabric used in the bivy's construction means that condensation issues will be kept to a minimum because it is not only waterproof but breathable too. The North Face's proprietary fabric will amaze you with it's efficiency and how less clammy you feel in this than on other bivys made of let's say some expensive laminate. Mesh vents in the footbox and near the entrance make the Asylum a true pleasure to use. It even has an inner mesh flap so that on nice nights you can just zip the mesh closed and let more air in and or stargaze if you would like.
  • Sleeps 1
  • All seams are factory sealed
  • Full coverage outer fabric (DryWall), is waterproof/breathable, completely protects the tent from the weather and has venting options for increased comfort
  • DryWall fabric saves weight, is waterproof, breathable and has a greater tear strength than other tent materials
  • Heavy duty floor is tough and durable
  • DAC FeatherLite NSL aluminum poles with varying pole diameters are lightweight and reliable and provide more interior volume than competitors poles
  • Combo sleeve and clip system is fast and reliable to set up or take down
  • Venting in the door and footbox
  • Small pack size is convenient and efficient for packing
  • Post and grommet for easy set up
  • All carry sacks and stakes included
  • Includes convenient flashlight loop on the ceiling
  • Fire retardant
  • Import.


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  • Q:

    Is this just water-resistant, or is it waterproof? Will it hold up in a downpour?
    Asked on 6/12/2013 by Chump

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      This bivy is waterproof, and will handle a downpour.

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Matt from Campmor
  • Q:

    How big are the poles? And, does the tent come with a stuff sack/compression sack
    Asked on 4/22/2012 by jimmie john

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      The poles are 16 inches in length and the tent does come with a stuff bag.

      Answered on 4/25/2012 by Betty
  • Q:

    I have difficulty, especially from inside the tent, of getting the zipper pull past a point approximately 1/3 of the way up the vertical portion of the zipper. This is where the lower lime- green nylon zipper cover starts. There is minimal clearance for the zipper pull. Is this normal or a defect?
    Asked on 10/20/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      This appears to be a defect. Campmor has a 1 year warranty. Contact Campmor Customer Service at 800 525 4784 for warranty service.

      Answered on 10/21/2011 by Steve from Campmor
  • Q:

    Will I fit into this tent? I am considering this tent because I am nearly 6'5" and the listed length is 7'9" (or something like that). Is the foot triangular? Approximately what is the dimension pole-to-pole? Although I can stick my head and feet partway into these triangular sections of the tent, acute angles don't help very much.
    Asked on 8/31/2011 by Sempervirens Sam from San Jose, CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      The length of the Asylum is sufficient to accommodate your 6' 5" frame. Width between frame poles is 33.5"

      Answered on 9/2/2011 by Steve from Campmor
  • Q:

    Would you define, "minimum weight" and "packaged weight?" Bottom line, what will tent weigh in the field? Thanks guys. Looks like a great one-man.
    Asked on 5/8/2011 by OmahaHiker from Omaha, NE

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Minimum weight is without stakes and ropes.

      Answered on 5/9/2011 by Steve from Campmor
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Min Wt 1 lbs 10 oz
Pkg Wt 2 lbs 1 oz
Dimensions 7'9"x2'9.5"
Area (Sq. Ft.) 16
Int Height 2'1"
Pack Size 17"x7"
No. of Poles 3
Pole Size 9mm, 8.5mm, 8mm
Pole Material DAC FeatherLite NSL 7001 aluminum
No. of Doors n/a
Hooded Fly n/a
No. of Windows n/a
Gear Loft n/a
Floor Material 50D 270T Nylon taffeta 3000mm coating
Fly Material DryWall - 50D 1.9 oz Polyester RipStop1200mm / waterproof breathable/33D 244T SilNylon RipStop 1500mm coating (vestibules)
Wall Material DryWall - 50D 1.9 oz Polyester RipStop 1200mm / waterproof breathable
Roof Material DryWall - 50D 1.9 oz Polyester RipStop 1200mm / waterproof breathable
Netting 20D Polyester no-see-um mesh
Color Fly -foil grey, Floor - grey
Style Bivy
Activities backpacking, biking, motorcycle
Use 3.5 season - spring, summer, fall, cold weather no snow
Special Features DryWall waterproof breathable material, lightweight, aluminum poles, light

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