You can use the Hex without the floor in buggy/dry conditions if you like. It hangs down and you just put shoes or something on it to keep it down (see picture). In wet conditions i was going to use the floor (it clips up to the Hex's side walls) as my poncho. When i get to camp and pitch the Hex, i would take the floor/poncho off, clip it in, and the netting would hang down passed the bathtub floor so no bugs would get in and it would have better ventilation than the normal/pitched directly to the ground, Hex 3's. This system saved me the weight of carrying a poncho and a floor. Multi-use! The netting also serves as a snow anchor for winter conditions, just pack snow around it facing away from the tent...snow flaps! The BPL.UK Trekking Pole Extender allows you to leave the Hex3's center pole at home and just use one trekking pole to pitch the Hex. BIG weight savings there!