Ive kept this on the back burner for like a year, I just kept putting off not wanting to deal with all that measuring required for the canopy.
But, I finally sat down and went to work making a pattern and measuring out those arches and Im very glad I did.
I worried a little it might be a tad small ( Im 5'11" 190 lbs) but happily its just right, considering its really a summer bivy and so only needs to hold a summer quilt. The netting starts at little over waist height- higher if I scoot down into the bivy more. I think one could easily shorten the zipper since a zipper that goes from one shoulder -over the head and stops at the waist is plenty. Because of all that zipper I thought it would weight more -but I was pleasantly surprised.
Final weight....7.5 oz!
Thats with a Momentum top, silnylon bottom, and nanoseeum canopy.
I think it will be pretty sweet this summer.