An even more lightweight and compact version of the Escape Bivvy, perfect if you yourself are more lightweight and compact than the average survivalist. The Escape Lite takes 2 inches off the height and 4 inches off the width of the original Escape Bivvy (when laid flat, the Escape Lite is 82" by 32"). AMK also reduced the weight by 3 oz. (to 5.5 oz) and the volume by about half.
I'm 6'2", 215 lbs., with a 22" shoulder span, and the Escape Lite is just barely wide enough for me (although the height is just fine). If you're about the same size and don't like to feel constricted, go for the standard Escape Bivvy! If you're smaller than me (thinner is more important than being shorter), the Escape Lite can help you shave off ounces and volume from your pack.
We've reprinted here an adapted text of why these are better than a space blanket.
Seven reasons that an Escape Lite Bivvy is better than a "space blanket":
More Durable - A Mylar space blanket tears very easily; you'll be lucky if it lasts a single night. Alternatively, the Escape LiteBivvy can be used again and again because it is constructed of a sturdy spunbonded olefin material that is puncture and tear resistant!
More Heat Efficient - The reflective technology of both the bivvy and space blanket becomes more effective the closer it is to the skin...but once it touches the skin, it convects your body's heat away! The Escape LiteBivvy has a thin fabric layer on the outside that limits the heat being conducted away!
Moisture Control - This newest incarnation of survival shelters is made of a waterproof, but breathable material, that allows excess moisture to be released, keeping you dry, and therefore in less danger of getting chilled by the cold air when you get out! Condensation will make you wet, which can actually speed on hypothermia.
Temperature Control - The Escape LiteBivvy has a flap entrance that can be tucked around your head or neck. This helps you control the temperature in the bag, which will not only prevent you from getting too cold, but also helps you adjust the bag from being too hot! This helps you prevent getting chilled or sweating, which can make it easier to lose heat when you get out of the bag in the morning!
Quieter - Space blankets are noisy! Crinkling whenever you move, rustling in the wind. The Escape LiteBivvy will let you sleep in peace, allowing you to recoup valuable energy for the next day's adventure.
Wind Resistance - The Escape LiteBivvy is an actual wind-resistant bag, not just a open sheet of plastic that flaps in the wind.
Keeps you dry - While also waterproof like the Escape LiteBivvy, a space blanket isn't sealed into a bag, so there are multiple points of entry for water. The Escape LiteBivvy has actual waterproof seams to keep the water out!
Our return policy: While we can't imagine that you'd change your mind about our cool stuff, you can return new, unopened items within 90 days for your choice of your full purchase price back as store credit or a refund minus a 5% restocking fee (not including shipping charges). If the return is a result of OUR error (you received an incorrect item, etc.), we'll also pay the return shipping costs!
If you've opened the item, used it a few times, and just weren't satisfied with it (again, for reasons that we just can't comprehend), you can return it within 45 days of delivery for half store credit, provided it is in good condition (at our discretion).
If the item is defective, please check with the original manufacturer for warranty service. Let us know how they treat you, so that we can make sure to only stock products from companies with good customer support.