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Go Time Gear Life Compact Waterproof Bivy

Last updated: February 9, 2023


This ultra-light emergency sleeping bag, which is constructed with an extra-thick, tear-resistant 26um mylar material, is suitable for repeated uses. A waterproof nylon sack protects the bag, which also comes with a 550-pound nylon core drag string that can used to secure or repair gear in a pinch and a 120-decibel emergency whistle.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: A blanket, survival shelter and bivy sack in one, this option is the ultimate emergency package.

In our analysis of 12 expert reviews, the Go Time Gear Life Compact Waterproof Bivy placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This survival bivy sack is engineered for survival featuring a compact, lightweight design and highly durable materials. Remove it from the sack and unfold it to use as an improvised survival shelter tent or sleeping bag. Our survival bivvy sack is the only one with our patent pending Para-Synch Technology paracord drawstring utility rope and a 120-decibel emergency whistle.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This sack comes with a nylon sack for storage, 120 decibel emergency whistle and ultralight. It also reflects 90% if body heat back to you.
This emergency kit is both lightweight and puncture resistant. It's waterproof and warm.
It’s nice that they’re waterproof and that they act like a windbreaker
This super lightweight bag is multi-purpose and inexpensive. It retains heat and remains durable for multiple uses.

What reviewers didn't like

Some customers mention the carrying sack ripping easily and is not breathable.
When using the sleeping bag there is a lot of condensation.
the downside is that the experience is basically like sleeping in a trash bag, condensation and all. They’re also not durable—we ripped one the first time we got into it.
This bivy may tear.
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