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Don't take chances on a long day trip. Carry the Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy just in case you don't make it back to the car.

The Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy stuffs to about the size of a fist, weighs only 3.5-ounces, and helps you stay warm if your day trip turns into an overnighter. The ultralight polyethylene fabric reflects 90% of your body's heat to help you stay warm through an unexpected night in the backcountry.

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5 5

Hard to review...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I take this whenever I on a hike. Havent had to use it yet, thankfully. Hope that it performs if I do. Packs down very small.

4 5

Always pack one

Something like this is a really inexpensive way to maybe save yours or someone else's life. Or at least make a night stuck outside much more bearable. Can be thrown into any pack for any trip. I've only used it once after hours of shivering in my mummy bag in a snowcave, brought this out, threw it over the bag, and was dramatically warmed.

5 5

Just in Case

I hope to never need to use it but I carry it in my pack. It weighs about nothing and is small enough to store in pack and forget about it. My wife also has one in her pack. It is well worth the the price just knowing that if need be it could save your life.

5 5

Too Small to leave behind

I usually find room for emergency gear in my large pack, but often that hear doesn't make it into my day packs or camebaks.

This bivy is simply too small, too light, and too effective to leave behind. It fits anywhere, weighs nothing, but can be incredibly useful in a bad situation.

5 5

Looks OK so far

Have to agree with al the comments below. Not had to use it yet,and hope not to, but looks well made, is really small and light too. For $12.50..its a pretty good deal.

4 5

Lightweight protection

I picked this piece of gear up for emergency situations and thankfully have never used it. Its light enough to always have with you and packs down small. I liked the fact that their is extra room at the top of the stuff sack for adding additional survival gear. Pick this piece of gear up. You would regret it.

4 5

Survival Essential

When I was in Alaska last summer, I had one of these bivy sacks on my person during a hike in the Brooks Range. Its light, compressible, and able to be repacked all the while being warm. It's worth the cheap price for survival.

How hard is this to re-pack?

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How hard is this to re-pack?

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Not difficult. The material is stiff enough to fold pretty easily.

Is this fully waterproof?

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Is this fully waterproof?

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Yes waterproof with taped seams.

Does this have a zipper? That could go a...

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Does this have a zipper? That could go a long way toward managing condensation. If it doesn't have a zipper, is there a similar product that does?

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No zipper. This bivy is bare bones for emergencies.

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I don't know of any emergency bags with zippers. Too much weight, complication, un-stuffability, etc. to make it worth adding a zip.

3 5

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this worked well for an emergency situation. I have used this on a survival campout when in scouts and it worked well but dont plan on using this as a warm substitute for a real sleeping bag the durability for it is questionable

Real Life, IT WORKS

Real Life, IT WORKS

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Ok Folks, This "Emergency blanket" kept me out of the elements. Though the one in the photo was not a mummy bag like this one, they are worth their weight in gold. (which is like $900 / oz now, so that would make this about what.. $1,300 HA:-) My tent was destroyed in a hail / heavy rain / high wind storm in the mountains of NC on day 3 of 5. This blanket kept me out of the elements for the remainder of the trip AND made for a great shelter. GET ONE, STOW IT, and remember where it is when you need it!

If this bag will keep your warm in to the...

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If this bag will keep your warm in to the 20s as other reviewers have noted, could it not be used as an ultralight summer bag in North Texas where night temeratures are in the upper 70s. What would be the benefit of carrying a real sleeping bag as opposed to this?

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The Heatsheets® Bivvy would keep you too warm on a pleasant Texas night. Testimonials from the field state the Bivvy is best used at a temperature range of the high 20s to the high 50s.

5 5

A MUST for backpacking

This may be the smallest/lightest piece of gear that has the greatest potential to save your life in a not so uncommon emergency... getting stuck in the wilderness overnight without shelter. If this situation occurs in mild conditions, this bivvy will keep you from mild hypothermia. However, if you're backcountry mountaineering and SOL stuck in a surprise storm this little fella can mean the difference between surviving and not.
Also, I think it's superior to the emergency blanket because your body is sealed from the elements, instead of having to worry about gaps.

Is this bivvy large enough to fit over a...

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Is this bivvy large enough to fit over a down bag to protect it from moisture ?

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Yeah, but you'll be way way too hot if you use this over a sleeping bag.

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Workable for a few hours in an emergency. However, be aware your down bag may be soaked through in condensation and have virtually no insulating value within hours. For other uses, better to get a gore-tex bivvy bag, down bag with built-in breathable, water resistant outer membrane, or use this bivvy with a synthetic sleeping bag.

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I plan on getting one to use as a vapor barrier liner IN the sleeping bag during winter excursions. It'll not only increase the warmth factor by approx. 15* to 20*F of the sleeping bag, it'll keep me hydrated as well. Two HUGE benefits for such an inexpensive price of the Heatsheets!

Of course, I'll use it as an emergency essential too!

Will this bag keep my warm at say 20...

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Will this bag keep my warm at say 20 degrees??

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Yep. 20 degrees is no problem, but remember that it is emergency gear. I wouldn't use it as a replacement for a sleeping bag.

5 5

AM bivy

Great piece of "OH SH!T" gear. Light enough to carry everywhere, small enough to fit in any pack. When you need it you will be happy. The bag design is many times better than the blanket. Dont waste your time with a blanket, get this bag.

Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Bivy

Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Bivy

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