Adventure Medical Kits – SOL Escape Bivvy

While there’s a very fitting definition for the acronym SOL but to Adventure Medical Kits it stands for “Survive Outdoors Longer.” And yes, I know, we traditionally use a single v when we say “bivy” but they dubbed it a “bivvy.” All of that notwithstanding, the Escape Bivvy is a nice bit of kit.

Not only will it keep you warm by reflecting 70% of your body heat back at you, but unlike other survival blankets, it breathes. Another way it is different than many other space blankets is that it Green in color. The material itself is highly water resistant so it won’t absorb water and offers waterproof seams as well as a drawstring hood and side zips so you can use it in a variety of ways. The SOL Escape Bivvy is 84″ x 31″ and weighs 8.5 oz.


5 Responses to “Adventure Medical Kits – SOL Escape Bivvy”

  1. Y.T. says:

    How small does it pack up?

    • Thomas 67 says:

      It’s big at 8.5 x 4 x 6.2 inches. If you want something smaller you can get the non-breathable emergency bivy that is only 4 x 3 x 3 inches. (Amazon)

  2. miclo18d says:

    Oh Lordie, Lordie, Lordie…

    He had me sold, until he said paradigm. 🙁

  3. Luke says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by this. I wasnt expecting much more then the disposable bivvys but its held up well and is as breathable as many higher end models.
    Great for when you want just a little moisture/wind protection but don’t need a full WPB (fair weather, under a trap, or in a floorless shelter) or as a non-disposable just-in-case bivvy.
    I don’t think it adds much more warmth then a non-reflective bivvy, but I don’t really care. reasonably quiet and soft as well.

    • mike says:

      having woken up a few times drenched in sweat and thirsty after an unexpectedly cold night where I needed to break out the previous SOL bivvy (which I was very thankful to have) this is a no-brainer for me. The fact that someone who has used it confirms its non-disposable status makes me hopeful.