This is a micro-bivy. It does the job without the excess weight/bulk. I use this rarely on self-support river trips when I need a shelter, but it does the job of keeping me dry. Easy enough to find a tree limb to tie up the hood on to keep it off your face. As with all bivys, condensation can be an issue, but it's better than sleeping in the rain. Would recommend for light and fast bivy needs.