james chrzanowski wrote a review of Black Diamond Big Wall Hooped Bivy Bag on May 20, 2011
Nice and light. Much more fun to carry then a tent. The pole that keeps the hood up is actually a thick wire that can be bent into all sorts of positions depending on the protection needed. Entry was not all that easy. I'm 6'1" @ 185lbs and with a NeoAir pad inside it was a task that will require some gettin used to. Keep in mind though the Neo is a large and does take up a good bit of space. Once inside space is not a problem. Just don't expect to have the full freedom of motion like one would have in a tent. Felt very comfortable and the bivy doesn't weigh down on you. No moisture at all. Not a drop. This would be 5 stars if entry was a lil better. I think my tents are goin to be seeing alot more closet time.