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Adventure Medical KitsSurvive Outdoors Longer Escape Bivvy The Survive Outdoors Longer Escape Bivvy is nothing less than a revolution in backcountry shelters. The complaint with most ultra-light emergency shelters is the same condensation builds up inside as you get warm, leaving your clothes soaking wet. With the Escape Bivvy, condensation is no longer an issue, and you never again have to choose between staying dry and staying warm. The proprietary fabric lets moisture escape at the same time that it keeps rain, snow, and wind on the outside all while reflecting your body heat back to you. Waterproof seams plus a drawstring hood closure and side zip mean you can seal out the elements entirely or use the bivvy like a traditional sleeping bag, and the high-visibility orange exterior makes it easy for rescuers to spot you even in areas with high tree cover. Features and Benefits A bivvy that BREATHES – Stay warm AND dry in the original backcountry emergency shelter that stays dry while you heat up
Weather the Elements – Highly water-resistant fabric keeps you dry even in wet, soggy conditions
Stay Warm – Reflects 70% of radiated body heat
All-season Durability – Hard-wearing fabric resists punctures and tears through heavy use
High-visibility orange exterior – Makes it easy for rescuers to spot you even in areas with high tree cover
Ideal Uses Hiking Backpacking
Expeditions Adventure Trave
Off Roading
Emergency Prep
Kit Details Size 84" x 31"
Weight 8.5 oz.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Origin:  China
  • ASIN: B0075ZS096
  • UPC: 885503021130 885234348605 707708312281 027105003149 015568833939
  • Item model number: Escapebivvy

Customer Reviews

She broke her leg and this was a lifesaver!

 on May 12, 2016
By Scout
We were 4 miles up the mountain and 5 hours into the freezing rain hike when my co-leader broke her leg. We self-evacuated for as long as she could stand but then it was clear we needed to get her warmer, drier, and rested. Enter SOL Emergency Bivvy! I sent two hikers ahead to “set up camp” and by the time we got there they had a huge fire burning, the sleeping bag and insulated pad tucked in the bivvy and waiting for our hobbling leader. We got her inside the bivvy with her splint, the sleeping bag, pad, and the 3 coats we had on her. It was perfect, she was toasty in minutes. And even as the splint hiking pole tips were straining against the edges, it didn’t rip. If anything we had to watch condensation buildup. Now every single hiker with us is buying one too. It’s just too small to not have on you at all times. I’ll add the video of the event later but I can’t give a higher rating for any product. Only reason I have to buy another is the SAR team sliced her out to save time.

Cool Light weight bivy, pretty strong too

 on March 25, 2014
By Pictureman
I have a regular bivy but rarely use it as my tent is only 24 ozs. I picked this up as a light weight way to crank up warmth of a lighter bag and to carry on extreme day hikes (just in case). I am 6-1 188 lbs and I fit in this bivy in street clothes. I also found that I could use my Mountain Hardwear Lamina 45 inside. Not constricted, but not much extra room. Also at 40 degrees it was way too hot inside. The draw cords allow the hood and shoulder openings to be closed to the “nose only” position.

Bivvy Best

 on August 11, 2012
By Mountain Wander
Backpacked the Zion Narrows and packed the SOL escape bivvy instead of my usual sleeping bag. At 8oz, my friends were jealous of the light weight. We arrived at the campsite along the Virgin river with rain. I set up my Big Agnes fly creek UL1 tent, thermarest trekker pad, and unrolled the bivvy. I changed my wet clothes for a light fleece jacket and Smartwool long johns. After dinner I crawled into my tent and bivvy for well-deserved sleep.

I love this, great piece of emergency gear- a must for me for sure.

 on November 12, 2015
By Rose
Very impressed at the quality. The seams, stitching and zipper seem pretty good. I get the cost for an emergency ultra lite weight and ultra small sleeping bag. I am happy with the purchase. I just wish the zipper was taped or something, I foresee issues here.

I believe you can get down to 10 to 20 degrees and be comfortable. I used a Thermal pad between the ground …

 on November 12, 2015
By dasherJ
Just got mine recently, getting ready for backpack trip and wanted to see if I could leave my sleeping bag home, and just use the Bivvy, I can. I used the Bivvy in the desert for a long weekend. It kept me as warm as using my sleeping bag rated for temps down to 20 degrees. I slept in thermal underwear with long sleeve top, you might also want to consider something with a hood if your head gets cold. The temp at night was in the 40-50 degrees and closer to 90 during the day. A couple of things before you buy: 1.) You must stay inside the Bivvy surface completely, if a shoulder or arm comes off the aluminum barrier, you begin to loose body heat rapidly. 2.) If you want to use the Bivvy in colder weather you should layer up inside the Bivvy. Using a layering strategy, I believe you can get down to 10 to 20 degrees and be comfortable. I used a Thermal pad between the ground and the Bivvy. Finally, I recommend the longer breathable version and longer length verses the non-breathable versions, I tried both this versions and this version is the best by far. I would buy again and recommend this product and the vendor when doing so. {onces verses pounds with a sleeping bag, easily packed into a backpack with room to spare}

Lifesaver.

 on September 21, 2016
By Adam
I took this bivvy as my primary shelter on a 4-day survival backpacking trip in the alpine wilderness of South-central Montana. I slept through snowstorms and freezing temperatures, and survived with little to no additional shelter. This bag will not be your favorite thing when you are done with it, but it will have saved your life. The main problem with this, and any other survival shelter, is condensation. I, and many other members of our group, quickly disco vered that after just several hours in this bag, condensation begins to build up. Not just a light skim of condensation, but like your body is leaking condensation. One guy estimated he had approximately a cup of condensation after the first night that he poured out of his bag. This is obviously a problem for prolonged use, like we were using, but I found simply turning the bag inside out and drying it carefully by the fire made a big difference. I also found not covering your entire body with the bag, as is your instinct, resulted in a great deal less moisture building up, than pulling it over my arms and shoulders and head. I found pulling it up to my chest and then covering the rest of me with a mylar space blanket to be a better option than just the bag alone. I had three nights to experiment with the bag. The first night saw temperatures ranging from 45-38 degrees f. Our second and third nights dropped below 30 degrees, and we got snowed on the 2nd night. This bivvy will keep you dry from external moisture, does pretty well at blocking the wind, and keeping in heat. You should not expect the comfort of a warm sleeping bag, but you should expect it to keep you alive, and to survive outdoors longer. It performed exactly as I needed it to, and allowed me to get a couple hours sleep on a freezing night, without the use of a fire. I lasted about 6-hours in the snow and rain before I succumbed and crawled over by the fire to dry out my body condensation from the bag and start over. It should also be noted that this material is much more durable than mylar. The two mylar space blankets that I used as a ground cover and upper body cover were shredded by the end of the third night, whereas this mylar is still in my bug out bag, ready for more action. It did not rip, and only has one or two “stretch” marks where the material was stressed. Overall I was highly impressed with this material, and found it was well worth the price increase to get this over the mylar. Some of our group said the sound reduction in this material as compared to mylar was worth the price difference alone. I would buy this again, and would trust it to keep me alive through a rough night.

Great value for money, condensation is a problem

 on May 27, 2015
By KCR
I bought mine July 1, 2013 and just retired this after seeing a few thin patches that were a little too thin, and being mindful of the ridiculously good price.

Essential Survival Gear – have used similar products in emergencies

 on February 16, 2015
By RF
These are pretty much huge plastic bags coated with aluminum inside and are of a much better quality than their mylar counterparts. They will keep your body heat in and keep wind out, but are not a replacement for appropriate cold weather clothing. Although I have not had any outdoor emergencies since purchasing this item, I have used less durable mylar alternatives in two emergencies. Both times were in the mountains at high elevation(10,000ft & 12,300ft), in cold, windy conditions, and far from the exit (12-13miles and 7miles). On one occasion I was unable to stay warm enough while moving and had already been shaking for about 15-20minutes, on the second occassion my water bottles outside froze overnight. Without the mylar bags I’m sure I would not have made it through the 10hrs of night time without getting hypothermia or worse. The standard mylar products are very loud and are a major distraction when you need to be aware of your surroundings. The mylar also ripped/shredded beneath me and were only good for one use. Some mylar products are so prone to tearing that a moderately strong wind is enough to turn a tiny exposed hole into a huge tear – I have personally experienced this. These are very quiet in comparison (noise level similar to a thick trash bag) and are supposed to be quite durable. They are about the size of a soda can inside the storage bag and weigh less than 6oz! I’d recommend the 2-person size bags as it gives you more room inside to make adjustments to your gear/clothes, tend to wounds, to keep items (such as your water) from freezing outside, or in case you get stuck with an unprepared friend. I’d also recommend carrying a mylar blanket, 55gallon heavy duty trash bag, or even a second bivvy to use as a liner inside – condensation that contacts the inside surface of the outer most layer can freeze. I purchased several of these and would not go on a hike without one in my pack.

I was hesitant to buy this because of the fairly high price but….

 on July 4, 2016
By BASE 5_NYC
I was hesitant at first to buy this because of the fairly high price. I spend a lot of money on gear and don’t care what things cost as long as it’s worth it, well made and does what it’s supposed to. This hits all those bases. First it’s extremely lightweight. Compared to another bivvy option this is a feather and is just as capable. It’s not some cheap mylar space blanket. This is a high quality, high tech material that is very durable and considering it’s basically a substitute for a $200 five pound sleeping bag it’s pretty amazing. I wouldn’t take this alone if I was going winter camping but you can easily make it into the fall, mid 40 degree weather, and if you’re dressed really well or have a tent, an additional space blanket and/or a fire you can probably go lower. All of that is for a planned scenario in optimal conditions but this is obviously also made as an emergency blanket and I can say that this is definitely a lifesaver. Keep one in your car or get home bag for that unplanned night in the woods, car or elsewhere and it will really come in handy. Now that I have it and have used it a little I feel the $50 price tag is really relative and it’s easily worth the investment, for camping or an emergency.

About William Douglas

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