Adventure Medical Kit's SOL Escape Lite bivy is an emergency bivy that is breathable - it can be used as a sleeping bag liner to uprate your bag when not required in an emergency situation.
You want to go 'Light and Fast' but you need a backcountry shelter that breathes. The SOL Escape Lite Bivvy was developed especially for you! Constructed with our proprietary Escape fabric and with a minimalist design the Escape Lite™ weighs in at only 5.5 oz and packs incredibly small. 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. The Escape Lite is no one-trick pony either, use it as a liner to enhance the warmth of your traditional sleeping bag, as an ultra-light weight summer bag or as an emergecy bivvy. Now you really can go further and explore longer!
Ideal Use: Hiking / Backpacking, Alpine / Rock Climbing, Mountain / Road Biking, Expeditions / Adventure Travel
Adventure Medical Kit's Escape Lite 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 liner to enhance the rating of your bag.
The Escape Lite Bivy is sized to reduce weight and bulk, therefore it doesn't have a hood or a top drawcord, there's a fold-over flap at the top to allow some flexibility for exposing your head.
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 liner 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