Review: Sol Escape Bivvy

When you’re deep in the backcountry chasing game, the possibility of an unexpected bivouac is ever-present. Maybe you followed a big bull all day, only to find yourself 10 miles from camp at dusk. Or maybe a lightning storm rolled in and you’ve holed up in a cave for safety. Either way, you’re stuck for the night, and if you’re smart, you packed along an Escape Bivvy from SOL. This lightweight, heat-reflective, water-resistant shelter protects you from the elements so you can bed down with confidence, and get back to camp—or keep after the elk—in the morning. The Escape comes in an unobtrusive green, packs up small, and is durable enough to withstand rocks, pinecones, and other sharp objects. Here’s the best part: unlike conventional space blankets, this baby’s breathable, so you won’t sweat inside it on warmer nights. Available at Bob Ward's. $60;