Emergency Shelter Bothy Bag – MBR Magazine Shelter Review
Emergency Shelter, or bothies, are nothing new but they can be a godsend on an exposed hillside, especally in the winter, should a problem arise. Most are effectively a waterproof nylon bag with a draw cord that’s pulled over head of a few people – basically without poles – but its amazing how much heat is suddenly retained in your little haven out the wind.
At just shy of 20 quid, Lomo’s version is around two third of the cost of the competition and is excellent value. It rolls up smaller than a waterproof jacket, so a mid-sized hydration pack will easily swallow it,and it takes seconds to both pull out and pack away again. Once deployed two people can easily get in and a third could get into the middle in an emergency. The heat retention is amazing, especially if the drawcord used to really seal things up.
Two adjustable ‘snorkel’ vents in each wall ensure it doesn’t get too stuffy, and a clear window allows you to see outside. To finish off there are a couple of reflective panels – handy if a search team has been sent out to locate you at night. It may look a bit daft but if you regularly stray off the beaten track this should be essential kit for your pack.
MBR Magazine marked our product the highest score possible. 10/10
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