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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes with me on every walk... I slept in it once. I'm 5-9 and 200 pounds and I fit in this bivy fine. It was long enough that I was able to pull it over my head. I move around a lot when I sleep, and aside from being fairly roomy, I DID NOT manage to rip the material. The seams held up just fine. The bivy kept me warm down to 50 degrees, at which time I started feeling cold. The material is waterproof. Shiny on the inside, and blaze orange on the outside. It does not make a lot of tinfoil sound like some survival blankets, which is nice. I carry this with me on day hikes and backpacking trips. In my opinion, it is a required piece of gear.
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VBL, temp extender, emergency shelter Pro tip: the SOL Emergency Bivy can be used as a "vapor barrier" liner for sleeping bags and quilts. You know that deep seated chill you get when you end a hike in the winter? All that heat you generated led to sweat, which quickly evaporates and bring your heat with it. Instead, preserve your body heat by preventing evaporative cooling and using this inside your sleeping bag or quilt. Excellent, lightweight emergency bivy and adds a few degrees to bags you already own for less. Why not take it on any day hike or winter backpacking trip? Be sure to air it inside out after use, otherwise the silver lining will disintegrate and peel away.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me dry and comfortable! On a lake trip this summer, a hellacious rain storm rolled in late in the evening, and stayed all night. I woke up sometime in the night to water dripping from a leaky tent. Luckily I keep an emergency 72hr bag in my Jeep with one of these in it. I grabbed it and put it over my sleeping bag, but left it unzipped so I wouldn't get too hot. I slept soundly through the rest of what would have been a miserable, wet night, and awoke in the morning with an inch of water sloshing around my tent. My sleeping bag, and myself, remained perfectly dry. I'm grateful I had this in my kit.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the $$ ten times over! My son and I have each carried one of these for the past five years on hikes, scrambles, mountain bike rides, kayak trips and through canyons in Zion. We finally had a need for them twice on the same day last fall in a Zion canyon! First, we had to sit out a flash flood for several hours while soaking wet. These bivys kept our spirits up. Second, a couple hours later when on our next to last rappel of the canyon our ropes got stuck and could not continue. We gathered for the night in these bivys again (still wet from the waterfalls we rappeled through) and made it. It was not the most comfortable experience of my life, but it was greatly increased by having these bivys with us. I am stocking up for anyone that ever travels with me in the backcountry.
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Winter helper I used the $16 Emergency bivvy, not the zippered and breathable Escape bivvy ($40). I wanted to add 15 degrees of comfort to an oldish rei travel down sleep bag (45 deg). I also slept in medium fleece top n bottom, with an inflatable pad and reflectix pad. I crawled into the bivvy and draped the down bag as a quilt. This worked well, it went to 32 deg and very windy. Considerable drops of water collected between the bivvy and the outermost surface of my fleece. I was concerned early, but such drops never made the fleece wet. These drops just sat there. The bivvy was quiet. The wind was not. After breakast, turning the bivvy inside out to dry yielded 3 to 5 oz of water! But i was comfy all night.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful for pre-race protection You may not think of an emergency bivy as marathon race gear, but think again! I was dreading sitting around for hours in freezing temperatures and howling winds before the New York City Marathon this year, and then I remembered the bivy. I took it with me and was SO glad that I did. My 4-hour wait in the start village before the race was made bearable by being nice and toasty in my bivy. While others froze, I was comfortable. It was very much worth the cost just for those few hours of warmth at a key time. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked for us We had an unexpected bivouac while down hiking the Narrows in Zion last August. We were all soaked thru when darkness fell, the ambient temperature was about 55. The 3 kids all had these bivy sacks and slept well. The adults shivered all night and didn't sleep a wink. In the morning the sacks were still in good shape and could have been used again.
Date published: 2011-12-04
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: 2012-09-21
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Questions & Answers

Is this bag reusable? 

Asked by: Mike the goon
Yes, this bag can be reused though you may find it challenging to put it back in the original packaging once it’s been removed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-12

which of the sol bags are breathable relctive surfaces?

Asked by: Mike Nichols
The SOL Escape Bivy will be the best choice for breathable material.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13
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