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Product Highlights:

  • Ultra-Light Emergency Shelter
  • Compact and Lightweight design
  • Durable Construction
  • Insulation from rain, snow, and wind
  • Waterproof Seams

About SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket

The SOL Escape Bivvy is nothing less than a revolution in backcountry shelters. The complaint with most ultra-light emergency shelters is the same: condensation builds up inside as you get warm, leaving your clothes soaking wet. With the Escape Bivvy, condensation is no longer an issue, and you never again have to choose between staying dry and staying warm. The proprietary fabric lets moisture escape at the same time that it keeps rain, snow, and wind on the outside all while reflecting your body heat back to you. Waterproof seams plus a drawstring hood closure and side zipper mean you can seal out the elements entirely or use the bivvy like a traditional sleeping bag, and the high-visibility orange exterior makes it easy for rescuers to spot you even in areas with high tree cover.

The SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket measures 31 x 84 (78.75 x 213.4 cm) and weighs only 8.5 oz. (241 g). If you travel you need one of these blankets with you. Some of the applications are as follows: 72 hour home emergency kits, addition to emergency or survival kits, adventure racing, avid hunters and fishermen, backcountry guide (small group), Backcountry hiking, skiing, trips, backpacking, remote base camp, camping, canoeing, car, climbing, cycling, and many other applications.

SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket Features

  • SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket
  • Nothing Less than a Revolution in Backcountry Shelters
  • No Condensation Build-Up, Proprietary Fabric Lets Moisture Escape
  • Outside Surface: Keeps Rain, Snow, and Wind Out
  • Inner Surface: Reflects Body Heat Back at You
  • Waterproof Seams
  • Drawstring Hood Closure
  • Side Zipper
  • Seal Out Elements Entirely or Use as Traditional Sleeping Bag
  • High-Visibility Orange Exterior, Easy for Rescuers to Spot
  • Applications:
    72 Hour Home Emergency Kits
    Emergency or Survival Kits
    Adventure Racing,
    Avid Hunters and Fishermen
    Backcountry Guide (small group)
    Backcountry Hiking Skiing
    Trips
    Backpacking
    Remote Base Camp
    Camping, canoeing, car
    Climbing, Cycling, and Many Others
  • Dimensions: 31" x 84" (78.75 x 213.4 cm)
  • Weight: 8.5 oz. (241 g)

SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket Specifications

Dimensions
31" x 84" (78.75 x 213.4 cm)
Weight
8.5 oz. (241 g)
Group Size/Trip Duration
1 Person/Multiple Days
Closure
Zipper and Drawstring with Barrel Lock
Color
High Visibility Orange
Survival
Yes
Mfr #
SKU
ADKEBB

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4.0

Could be standalone on a mild night

By Flournnoi

from Mayfield, KY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Simple To Use

Cons

  • Limited Effectiveness

Best Uses

  • Backcountry Camping
  • Supplemental Sleep System

Comments about Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket:

I have not had much time to use this product, but I can give first impressions and a few comparisons between this product and SOL's Thermal Bivvy, a cheaper alternative to this item. I originally bought the "Thermal" bivvy at an outdoor store but decided to buy the "Escape" because it seemed more insulating and durable. I intended to use it as a standalone for sleeping in milder weather and possibly as a supplement to a sleeping bag in colder weather. I chose the Escape bivvy with durability in mind. My partner decided to keep the other bivvy so we could test them both out on a recent backpacking trip in Florida. We slept in a tent with a rainfly most nights in weather around 55 degrees, but there was one night where we slept with the rainfly off in the high 40s. That night we were both pushing it!

First impressions and general construction: bivvy seems pretty resilient. The olefin material is similar to tyvek. The stuff sack is also made of this material and seems to be pretty durable. This bivvy is constructed like a mummy bag and does not have a vent in the bottom. It has a simple thin drawstring to pull the top of the bag closed like a mummy bag.

Design Differences in the Thermal and Escape Bivvy:
The "Thermal" bivvy is rectangular and made of a cheaper material. Rather than zipping, it closes with velcro and has a mesh vent on the bottom. The Thermal is also slightly heavier than the Escape, but only by a few ounces.

Overall performance:
I slept very comfortably in this bivvy on the 50-55 degree nights when we had a rainfly, but it really required alot of optimization of other factors on the colder night. I had to wear socks and a base layer and keep the drawstring pulled tight. I needed to get up in the middle of the night to pee because the difference in the bladder was the tipping point between comfortable and too cold in the bag. Despite one cold night, by the end of the trip in mid-high 50s with rainfly on and another person in the tent, I was getting too warm with a base layer on. I unzipped the bag and slept pretty comfortably. Throughout the entire trip, I was extremely impressed with the breathability of this bag because I noticed NO moisture on the inside. The drawstring was fairly simple to use but was confusing in the dark because it can be pulled out to a pretty long length. It is also fairly thin..seemingly unimportant but pretty fiddly in the dark. I considered these limitations small because I thought the other aspects of the bag..the sheer ingenuity of the design was so intriguing. Overall, I was extremely happy that I had chosen to get this bivvy over the other one for three main reasons: the zipper, the mummy design, and the material. The olefin material of this bag proved to be stretch resistant while the material for the Thermal bivvy was not. Also, the mummy design of this bag made a HUGE difference in its ability to insulate and retain heat compared to the other bivvy.

Bottom line: I think for the price and type, this bag is pretty durable. I think it will suffice for warmer nights, but it might be best to not chance it on 40-50 degree nights. Above 50 with a base layer, and I was extremely happy! I think it might work extremely well as a supplement to another sleeping bag. I definitely love it and I am happy I bought it. I think it's an excellent design idea. I would NOT recommend the "Thermal" bivvy because of it's poor ability to insulate unless you're looking for a simple lightweight option on pretty warm nights. The velcro of that bag was pretty annoying and made my partner feel like she was going to rip the bag open at any given time.

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5.0

Seems to be well made

By Jackbiner

from Mid Ohio Valley

About Me Avid Adventurer

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Pros

  • Cheap Insurance
  • Clear Instructions
  • Easy To Pack
  • Light weight
  • Simple To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry Camping
    • Day Trips
    • River Trips
    • Road Trips

    Comments about Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy Blanket:

    I bought this to use on warm weather kayaking trips. I'll have to wait 'till spring before I can give it a good test. It would also make a good item to have in your vehicle through the winter.

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    Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
    CHARLES M  This is a cheap bivy bag for going light. I use this with a fleece bag in fall and with my down bag in severe cold weather.
    YI KUAN L  Which one is it displayed on the package weight 241g or 252g?
    Jessica S  This item is 8.5 oz, 241g.
    Shopper  This product is actually like this or not?
    DAVID H  Yes. It seems to be of decent construction and packs down to about the size of a 1L Gatorade bottle.
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