Borah. I found the 24" zipper way too short for trying to get in or out of quickly. In a tent/shelter, it takes enough time to slip in my liner, get arrranged proper. Otherwise, very nice. I sent it back with no problems. Decided I liked a tent better for more bug protection, but I am debating on getting a much roomier bivy with a long zipper and a tarp like you, but it all adds up to more weight than a ZPacks Hexamid tent, but the nice thing is, lower cost. I'd like to try a tarp that stakes down on the ground, making for a smaller staked footprint. I've been looking at bug netting, but it all adds up to more weight than the Hex. A bivy for cowboy camping would be nice, just more gear to spend money on. It would save weight for snow camping also. What do I want more?