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SOL Emergency Bivvy

    SOL Emergency Bivvy

    Don't get left out in the cold. The SOL Emergency bivvy reflects up to 90% of your body's heat back to you. See details

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    Item # 813511

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    Don't get left out in the cold. The SOL Emergency bivvy reflects up to 90% of your body's heat back to you.

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    Don't get left out in the cold. The SOL Emergency bivvy reflects up to 90% of your body's heat back to you.

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    Don't get left out in the cold. The SOL Emergency bivvy reflects up to 90% of your body's heat back to you.

    • Bright orange exterior is easy to spot, even in bad weather
    • Measures 84 in. x 36 in. and is sized to shelter 1 adult
    • Waterproof, windproof material is seam taped for complete protection from the elements
    • SOL emergency bivvy packs down small into the included stuff sack

    Made in USA.

    Item 813511

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    SOL Emergency Bivvy Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    84 x 36 inches
    3.8 ounces
    Dimensions
    Weight

    SOL Emergency Bivvy

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    SOL Emergency Bivvy is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of insurance! I used this to add warmth when doing some winter survival training at 11,000 ft. I had a nice sleeping bag and was using a simple pit style shelter that is basically used to get a person down and out of the wind. ( I know a snow cave would have been better but the scenario called for this type of shelter.) I dug about 3 ft down in the snow and used some pine bows to provide some insulation. The overnight lows were -39 degrees, about 40 degrees lower than the lower limit of my sleeping bag. I did not have any other style of bivy or cover as I wanted to see how my bag and this bivy performed. I began to get cold after about an hour of being in my bag. I pulled out the emergency bivy and pulled it over my sleeping. It took about 20 minutes but I began to feel the warmth. I did not pull the bag all the way over my head as I had a down bag and was a little worried about condensation. I slept comfortably after using the bag until the morning and had no build up of condensation. There was no water inside the bag despite getting about a foot of snow overnight. I haven't used the bag on it's own yet but I'm very pleased with the bags ability to extend my bags useful rating and provide protection from the elements keeping my down bag dry. I keep a couple of these with me at all times when going into the wilderness. There so light I forget I have them with me.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good to have I have used this twice in emergency situations. It isn't at all comfortable, but I guess that's not the point. I was thinking that it would heat up really quickly, but instead it took about 15 minutes. I woke up drenched in sweat halfway through the night, so it did it's job!! My only complaint is the size of the carrying bag. It is a real pain in the butt to get bivvy back in.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small and light life saver 1. Looking for belay, friend had batteries knocked out of headlamp by branch at dusk. He and his partner spent a cold night on Suicide rock. 2.My partner finished half dome climb but it was near midnight before getting to the road to hitch back to camp 4. One kept warm in the bivvy as the other thumbed a ride. It's small enough to stuff in a first aid bag. Wouldn't climb without one.
    Date published: 2014-04-14

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