Rated 5 out of 5 by ATLJerseyGirl Essential Emergency Item
After being caught for 10 1/2 hours trying to get home in the recent "Snowjam" in Atlanta and knowing many of my coworkers who ended up sleeping in their cars, I would HIGHLY recommend keeping a couple of these in an emergency kit in the car. Being from the Northeast, I had NO IDEA so many people would be paralyzed, unable to drive on the hills with snow and ice. If I do nothing else but hand them out to those in need, it will be worth it.
February 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ADVgirl Disappointed - but under challenging circumstances
I gave this bivy to a homeless woman sleeping in our city park in frigid temps who refused shelter. Either the frigid temperatures, or possibly the use of chemical hand warmers caused the taping to give way. (No, I have no plans to ask for a refund).
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PRD0508 Great Emergency item
I have two in my back pack. Something everyone should bring with them on a hike, just in case . . . They are nice, sturdy, light weight and I hope I never really need to use them. . .
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kisa important
This bivy is so lightweight it hardly needs justification to carry along. It's very durable and spacious but not breathable (so be careful not to seal yourself in)! I like that the stuff sack has extra space for other emergency items like a signal mirror, tinder and fire starter.
December 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by crashdown S.O.L. Emergency Bivy
I decided I needed to add an emergency shelter item to my day pack. This bivy is the perfect fit for me. Very light weight (<4 oz), stronger than normal mylar blankets, takes up no room in the pack, and big enough to fit in comfortably.
November 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5
by maisyhiker in case of emergency
Very compact and light. I used it for a survival course when the temps dropped to 40's. Very effective to keep in body heat. I was surprised at how much moisture condensed inside but at least I was warm. Every car in New England (or other coldweather area) should have in case of emergency. The bright orange would be essential if I needed to be rescued. The mylar is a bit delicate but a little tape and it's good to keep in case its's needed again.
May 18, 2011