Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outside The Box Highly recommended! Great piece of emergency gear in a small, lightweight package!
The SOL Escape Bivvy is extremely lightweight, at only 8.5 Ounces and it packs down into a very small package making it perfect for Emergency Kits, Get Home Bags, or for a Vehicle Kit. The best feature of this bag is its' durability and quality construction. Although NO emergency bivvy is able to withstand prolonged abuse in the field, this one is pretty tough...so you don't have to handle it like it's made of tissue paper. Unlike other e-bags, it won't rip in half the first time you roll over or snag it on entry or exit.
Another key point, is that it BREATHES when you are inside...a feature that makes this thing even more attractive. Even with other quality AMK products like the Thermal Bivvy in the same line, you will usually wake up wet in the morning...even more true of mylar or other types of plastic emergency bags.
It should be said, though....that NO bag of this type is going to keep you toasty in the middle of winter by itself. It is rated to about 50 degrees....and if you are a cold sleeper, this bag is good for late spring, summer, or early fall nights only. Performance is greatly enhanced by using this tool with other common sense solutions like adding as much ground insulation as possible, adding a heat reflector as part of a shelter, and concentrated use of fire if available. Also, this bivvy makes a great liner for other sleeping systems....I'm looking to testing the Escape Bivvy in concert with my Snugpak Jungle Bag to strengthen the temperature rating of the system when used together.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wolverine a nice sleeping bag
i keep a few on hand at all times in my 72hr bag it small and it does not take up space my 72hr bag
July 8, 2013