- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Picked this up w/ the idea that it would be a great piece of lightweight emergency equipment. Ended up having to use it in an alpine bivy scenario this year after encountering route finding issues and needing to bunker down for the night. Result was MASSIVE condensation on the inside of the bivy, even though the hood was never utlized. Thinking this was a fluke, I've since taken it out for some simple overnight climbing trips (where I wasn't too concerned w/ getting my bag/body wet) and have met the same result, MASSIVE condensation. For the price, this is unacceptable as you could get similar protection from a garbage bag or a foil bivy/blanket. Seriously disappointed in this and would suggest that anyone owning this pile test it out somewhere safe before being forced to use it in an emergency situation. You will be wet.