Adventure Medical Kits Escape Bivy

Weighs 238g
Code: SS14578
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Adventure Medical Kit's SOL Escape bivy is an emergency bivy that is breathable - it can be used as a sleeping bag cover to uprate your bag when not required in an emergency situation.

AMK says:

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.

Ideal use: Hiking / Backpacking, Expeditions / Adventure Travel, Off Roading, Emergency Prep

Adventure Medical Kit's Escape bivy is constructed from a breathable water resistant fabric that's silvered on the inside. The 'feel' of the fabric is like paper that's been continually scrunched so that its flexible - and of course its much tougher than paper - so sleeping in it is different but not unpleasant!

Although not waterproof its highly water resistant so as an emergency bivy shelter it does its job, preserving heat and protecting your sleeping bag from the elements. Being tough it can be used over and again, especially if you are using it as a sleeping bag cover to enhance the rating of your bag.

The Escape Lite Bivy has a drawcorded hood, short side zip, formed footbox and full hood for complete protection from the elements.

As a product its really dual use - if you decide that you need an emergency bivy option this one would allow you to uprate your sleeping bag by using it as a cover which will offset some of its weight (since you don't need to carry a silk liner), then if its not needed as an emergency bivy then carrying it has still brought some benefit.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • 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.
  • Weight: 238g
  • Dimensions: 210cm x 77.5cm
  • Zip length 58cm
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
July 7, 2020 | Adam
Kept me warm

I have just got home from using this bivi on the hill for a quick overnighter, with the temperature getting down to 9°c last night according to the weather report. Used with a single skin tent, a short length Nemo air mat and a mid-weight synthetic belay jacket I was able to stay warm enough to get a pretty good sleep. I think nine or ten degrees Celsius is the sensible lower limit for this to be used as a sleeping bag on its own, but I was surprised it worked so well. Very surprised. I'd also like to mention that there was absolutely zero condensation inside the bivy this morning which kept the comfort levels up. If you are happy to accept a good enough sleep (instead of a cosy sleep) you'll be amazed what this thing can do. I used this on a damp Scottish hillside with cool night temperatures and felt rested when I woke up. I can see me using the Escape Bivy in the future as part of a regular sleep system, to boost the warmth of my summer or three season down sleeping bag and to protect against wind, moisture and snow when used under a tarp. I didn't try the bivi against the rain but I think anything that has a drawcord hood and no rain flap over the zip is asking for trouble in a downpour (combine it with a tarp though and you'd be laughing) . The last thing I should mention is the size. I'm 5' 8" / size large and it fits me well, but any closer to 5' 10" or if you're really well built and I think you'd probably get annoyed with the bivi feeling too small during the night. (The Twilight bivi from Black Diamond is great if you need something longer. That thing is a beast). To sum it up, yes it does what it's advertised to do and it's ridiculously breathable too!!

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