A couple of days back a SOL Emergency Bivvy landed at Unsponsored HQ. Essentially it is an alternative to the big orange plastic bivvy bags that most of us are familiar with. But it is much smaller and lighter.

SOL Emergency Bivvy - First Look

It is certainly a very compact piece of gear when packed up. Size wise it probably is similar to half a regular sized can of your favourite soft drink beverage and weighs in at around 3.8oz. It is small enough to fit within a rescue PFD pocket.

When open the bag is 84″ long and 36″ wide. It has taped seams and a reflective inner.

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Now I suspect given that the stuff sack is twice the size of the actual rolled up Bivvy that once the bag is used it must be quite difficult to pack it down to its original size. However it does fill the stuff sack it hardly makes it an unwieldy piece of gear!

The same ultra-light, ultra-warm full protection shelter that professionals rely on. The Survive Outdoors Longer® Emergency Bivvy is made from the same heat-reflective polyethylene as Adventure Medical Kit’s world-famous emergency blankets (reflecting 90% of your body heat back to you), with the added benefit of being fully sealed so that no wind, rain, or snow can get inside. If you’re forced to spend the unexpected night outdoors, hop in the Survive Outdoors Longer® Emergency Bivvy as soon as the temperature drops and instantly improve the odds in your favor.

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