With a hooped head you can keep the bivi up and away from your face. So you want to move fast with a light pack, you want to sleep dry and you don't want to spend lots of time searching for a perfect place to pitch your tent. A bivi bag would be good, but its a bit claustrophobic, so how about the Snugpak Stratosphere Hooped Bivvi. Easier to pitch than a tent, almost as light as a bivi bag, and every bit as dry, with some room to move about in. It'll even help you keep the midges away - bonus!
Click here to read about the Stratosphere in our blog review