This can be used either as a tent hammock or on the ground as a bivy tent. They are made out of the finest materials, including a nylon pack cloth bed, rip-stop nylon rain fly,, and no-see-um netting. They are safe, comfortable, easy to set up, and really protect the occupants from flying insects and the elements. It's also light weight, weighing only4.25 lbs. Usersdon't have to carry added bulky weight such as ground tarps and sleeping pads.