Here is our list of the emergency bivvy bags we recommend. We’ve chosen these based on quality, carry weight, waterproof rating and the value for money that they offer, helping to make it easier to choose the right survival bivvy.
The SOL Escape Bivvy is an ultra-lightweight, compact bivvy bag that’s breathable, highly waterproof and wind resistance, that is designed to be used as an emergency survival bivvy or as an alternative to a traditional sleeping back in temperatures upward of 9 degrees centigrade.
Made from a proprietary fabric, the SOL Escape bivvy is designed to let moisture escape, whilst at the same time keeping our wind, rain and snow on the outside. This fabric is also highly reflective, preventing your body heat from escaping, helping to keep you warm.
The bag can either be sealed completely, using it’s drawstring hood closure and side zip, although it can also be left open, turning it into more of a traditional sleeping bag. It’s only comes in high-visibility orange, making it easy for rescuers to spot in an emergency situation, even in areas with lots of tree cover.
All in all, the SOL Escape bivvy is a great bit of kit, and the best product in the Adventure Medical Kits bivvy bag range, that is perfect to take with you on all outdoor activities due to it’s low carry weight and small pack size. In our opinion this is the best-in-class emergency bag currently on the market, definitely worth a buy for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Five Stars, 25 January 2016
I can’t believe they don’t sell these in the Lakedistrict .an incredible and essential piece of Kit !
Five Stars, 7 June 2015
does its job very well
This is probably the best bivvy bag for emergency use you can get, 7 July 2014
This is probably the best bivvy bag for emergency use you can get. Strong ,light and water proof. I will give this 10/10. NO
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The Adventure Medical Kits Headsheets Emergency Bivvy is constructed from the very same proprietary, ultra-light heat-reflective polyethylene material as the company’s world-famous emergency blankets, a material that reflects as much as 90% of your body heat back to you. However, unlike an emergency blanket, this bivvy can be sealed shut, providing protection from the wind, rain and snow, in addition to the protection it offers from the cold.
Just like it’s more expensive cousin, the SOL Escape Bivvy, it can be used as a stand-alone bivvy bag in temperatures above 9 degrees centigrade, or as an alternative to a traditional sleeping bag, being used with or without an additional bivvy. It is also only available in bright, high-visibility orange, due to it’s primary use as an emergency bivvy.
In conclusions, the Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy is a great bit of low-cost, essential kit for anyone who loves the great outdoors, making it one of the products we most highly recommend.
super lightweight Emergency blanket, 14 January 2016
Super lightweight foil blanket which is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. i keep one in my rucksack in case of emergencies. fingers crossed i won’t have to use it. packs small so won’t take up too much room. got to be in your kit during cold weather
Great Product NOT to be used (ALONE), 15 November 2015
This is a GREAT product, but do NOT use this by itself, you should also have clothing, sleeping bag or blanket and a FIRE is a must, in warmer temperatures with will be fine with just a fire, but if its winter think about clothing, fire and a sleeping bag
Great EDC, 12 November 2015
This is a great bit of kit to have for emergencies and it is small and light enough for every day carry. I’ve tried it a couple of times in the back garden and as long as you understand the limitations it’s fantastic. In an emergency situation you will need to worry about heat loss from conduction so some form of insulation from the ground is necessary.
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