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The bar has been set for ultralight, emergency bivys.
- Waterproof breathable Escape material
- Hood features drawstring closure
- Quarter-length side zip closure
- High-visibility orange color
- Item #AMK3242
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GOAT IS GOOD
Another last minute purchase for a trip as I couldn’t find my other escape bivy that was last seen in my alpine touring pack????? Can’t (and hope to never) comment on its true functional value in use for saving my rear in an emergency. But, they are small enough and light enough to go on any trip where foul weather could screw a trip or an extended trip where an accident could render your regular sleeping bag screwed (down bag gets soaked somehow). Anyway—low cost, light weight, compact emergency item. I had it for the anticipated cold temps at 9000’ this fall where I planned to get me and my 45 degree down bag into this if I couldn’t stay warm when temps dipped below freezing. I managed to stay warm and never needed to use it. That said, get one—you never know when you might need it.
Great for emergency
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Feels rather paper-like. We got the one without the zipper because it goes into a day-pack with a lot of other emergency items and were trying to save space and weight. It also does not have a drawstring around the head so you have to figure a way to keep it snug around your shoulders. Maybe a bandanna around it? If I am using this in an emergency I hope to have some leaves or whatever is around to put under and over myself along with it. Anyway - it's handy to have this rather than carry a full sleeping bag everywhere - just in case...
Just in case..
I bought this for an emergency bivvy for the car. I think it is a great simple compact little package. Better safe than sorry.
The fabric is actually fairly substantial instead of it just being made out of that thin reflective mylar.
Description is inaccurate- that's for the regular version. The 'Lite' version omits the zipper and drawstring, and possibly has a different fabric.
Hmmm...Description says 8.5 oz, Tech Specs says 5.5 oz, and if you zoom in on the product photo the packaging says 4.7 oz. So anyone care to clear this up?