At just over 100g for an item of kit that can save lives this SOL Emergency Bivvy is a great option. Waterproof, windproof and heat reflecting, it can be used in any conditions.
Adventure Medical Kit says:
Be prepared for the unexpected with the SOL Emergency Bivvy with Rescue Whistle and Tinder Cord. The lightest emergency bivvy on the market, weighing a mere 3.5 oz. and packing down smaller than a 12 oz. soda can. The waterproof, windproof material reflects 90% of body heat while sealed seams keep out rain, wind, and snow. Start a fire with the tinder cord included on the stuff sack. The bright orange is highly visible, and the rescue whistle signals for help. Use the SOL Emergency Bivvy as a sleeping bag or a blanket to ensure you stay warm until help arrives.
Adventure Medical Kits SOL Emergency Bivvy with Rescue Whistle is designed to save lives. This lightweight, packable piece of kit should be an important part of anyone's mountain pack. It is waterproof, windproof, has taped seams and is designed to reflect up to 90% of body heat. It performs brilliantly no matter what the conditions are like. The additional features included in this emergency bivy are a rescue whistle and a tinder cord for lighting fires which is used on the stuff sack. These are excellent extras that can make a huge difference in an emergency with a minimal weight penalty for their inclusion.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear