Keith Dilly | October 15th, 2010
Considerably lighter and smaller packed size than the old standard orange plastic survival bag. Easily to repack in the over-sized stuff sac, which has extra space for a few small items such as compass, whistle etc.
Ian Stennett | May 13th, 2011
Why have I not bought one of these before now? Picked this up for this years LAMM (recommended by them) and was truly surprised at just how light and small the bag packs down, for the standard of kit you are getting. Clever idea to oversize the stuff-sack as you could always stuff emergency gels or bars in there too. This item will also be making it into my winter climbing pack at virtually no expense to weight or space. Magic.
Jules Eaton | January 17th, 2012
Having previously used an AM Emergency Blanket I knew the material would be excellent - no surprises. Size of bag in use is great(i. e. get in fully dressed & booted - no problems) and still packs easily away into stowage sack afterwards. A lighter, more compact option to a bothy bag although not as long-lasting. Perfect to keep in rucksack pocket for emergency use and even for daytime rest break respite in shocking weather. Cheap enough to use roughly and replace after a long trip or to give to some hapless soul in an emergency. MUCH more usable than the blanket for only a little extra cost.
Nikolaos Todoulos | September 7th, 2012
This compact and lightweight emergency bivi-sack should always be in your backpack, either climbing in mountains, ski touring/snowboarding or just riding in the forests with your bike. A lot better from the traditional heat-blankets where you just wrap around your body and you still get spots uncovered by the wind and rain hence significant amount of heat that you need is lost. This is used like a sleeping bag it is fully sealed and all the necessary heat reflects back to you with no losses. I have used it in winter on a snowcave with a down vest and my feet in the backpack inside this bivi. Everything worked fine. By my opinion is the best heat-blanket bivi style in the market you can buy and not expensive. Plus it weighs less than 100gr. Can also be used as a signal distress flag due the orange colour.
Morven | April 21st, 2014
The service from face west was speedy and efficient. The emergency bivvy has been purchased to take on a mountain marathon but will be handy to have in my rucksack for cycling and other running / walking events. It's small and light which is great for mountain marathons. Has not obviously been used yet so can't comment on how effective it is but it looks like it would be perfect if necessary.
Darren | July 4th, 2014
Just what I wanted, small, lightweight and it comes in its own stuff sack. The product looks to be ofgood quality and reviews of the bag have been very good. It arrived quickly.
chris | July 22nd, 2014
Absolutely brilliant and essential. I had been meaning to get one of these for ages, but didn't want any extra weight. Now I know how good these are for so little weight, I take it everywhere. I have used it to have lunch in, in freezing conditions on the Cairngorm plateau, kept the Mrs warm on a breezy rest stop and lent it to a struggling stranger who was unprepared and cold. It always performs well, folds up easily and goes back in it's stuff sack, no problem at all. I'm so glad I didn't get a cheap one. These are worth every penny and a real life saver. Brilliant and highly recommended.
Declan | August 20th, 2014
Bought as back-up emergency kit for mountain leader group use. Small enough to slip into a pack without the bulk and weight of afull sized bivvy bag. Pros: reflective surface better than normal plastic bivvy bags, low weight and very packable pack size. Cons: slightly expensive otherwise none to mention. Haven't tried re-packing and re-using it after 'serious' use but hoping it will stand up to this and still be usable.
Michael | November 1st, 2014
It's very light, which makes me take it with me on allmoast all my trips. Of course it's not nice to sleep in because it doesn't breath at all. However a breathable bag is much too heavy to carry as a just in case item. I used it to hide from a rainshower after a long multi pitch climb, because I didn't carry any waterproof closing. That worked pretty well I was able to descent in dry clothes afterwards.
Stephen | December 14th, 2014
Received quicker than advertised, commsfrom Facewest good thoughout. Not had chance (thankfully) to use yet but material and product look and feel reasonable quality. Can't give 5 till had chance to use.