I love my DangerBird. The cover/net you are using should be on the foot end, so you can zip it up to the peak above your head. I have used the velcro at the peak when I zip the net 1/2 way up then zip the black cover half way down. I then fold back the cover under and attach to the velcro at the peak, and after I get in I attach the netting to the velcro at the peak on top. This is so I have bug protection, and the cover half way down blocks out the sun, whether for an afternoon nap, or morning sun.
I hope this is clear.