I got this last minute before river guiding season in central Idaho because it had been a wet spring and I was sick of carrying around a tent. From dew protection sleeping right next to the river, to rain and even snow protection, this thing does great. We had unexpected snow on the summer solstice and I stayed warm, perfectly dry and much happier than some other folks who didn't have a good bivy. One thing that takes some getting used to is all the zipper pulls, but that is just a byproduct of all of the handy features. I am extremely satisfied with this product!