SOL Escape Lite Bivvy

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Go light and fast on your backpacking trip with the Escape Lite(TM) Bivy. It can be used as a sleeping bag liner to increase warmth, a sleeping bag shell to fend off rain or as an emergency bivy.


Features of the Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Lite Bivvy Breathes, keeping you dry from the inside out Highly weather resistant so you stay dry in any conditions Reflects 70% of your body heat to keep you warm Versatile, can be used as a sleeping bag liner, emergency bivvy or as an ultra-light summer bag The Escape Lite sheds weight from your load and takes up little space in your pack

- Moosejaw

The SOL Escape Bivvy is nothing less than a revolution in backcountry shelters. The complaint with most ultralight 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 zip 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.


All that separates you from the elements is 8. 5 ounces of waterproof breathable fabric, and that's all you need when you're bundled up inside the SOL Escape Lite Bivy. Unlike other plastic-bag bivys, the Escape Lite features material that reflects heat but also allows sweaty moisture to escape from the inside out, so you stay warm, dry, and free from the freezing effect of your own moisture. Cold air has a tendency to creep in around the hood and zipper of most bivys, but the Escape Lite features a drawstring closure around the hood and a quarter-length zipper that leaves less opportunity for heat loss. With a tiny pack size, massive warmth, and the ability to control moisture, the Escape Lite can serve as a reliable emergency shelter or a sleeping solution for skiers, backpackers, and fastpackers who want the lightest possible gear.


Until now, emergency backcountry shelters were highly susceptible to condensation, leaving you soaking wet at a critical time. SOL's Escape Lite Bivvy delivers a proprietary fabric that lets moisture escape yet still repels rain and snow. A reflective interior coating reflects your own body heat back to you and a drawstring hood works with a side zip and waterproof seams to provide a dry cocoon when you need it most. A high-visibility orange exterior makes it easy for rescuers to spot you.

- Mountain Gear

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