As bivvies go, the Bipod with its side-zip entry is vastly easier to enter/exit than ordinary, "top-loading" bivvies. It's also easier to get pad/bag into, too.When the head of the bivy is properly pitched out, the single pole really does a fine job of staying in place -- even with me, a serious tosser-and-turner, in it. I wish they would put a little stash-pocket in the bivy. I sewed a small mesh stuff-sack into the bivy to have a place to stash quick-retrieval items at night (flashlight, glasses, etc.) and that stuff that wanders off so easily (lip balm, watch, etc.). The Bipod Bivy kept me cozy and dry for several seasons, even though it was a tight fit, especially when I crammed all my gear into it. I had space enough to read while lying on my stomach and propped up on my elbows, though my head did rest against the top. There was enough ventilation that I was comfortable on warm evenings.