SOL Escape Bivvy. Adventure Medical Kits calls it a “breathable Space Blanket bivy.” We tested the lightweight bag on trips from Utah to British Columbia this year and fell in love with its crinkly, reflective material (a “vacuum-metalized spun-bonded olefin,” according to the company). We have been using AMK’s regular “Space Blanket” bivy sacks for years. They are lightweight and body-heat-reflective, though always clammy — water condenses inside the original design. But with this new bag, condensation can escape better through the material — though the exterior is rain-, snow- and wind-resistant — leaving you more dry after a night’s rest, both inside and out.
The SOL Escape Bivvy weighs about 9 ounces. It packs up to the size of a Nalgene bottle. The bag will sell for $50 in 2012 when the company ships to stores.
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