I use this little gizmo EVERYWHERE in the house. I can be at the computer desk working on a song, or practicing in the living room. Even on the patio. RATHER than using a stand for a moments rest...I put THIS on the edge of a table top, and LEAN the guitar into the little pocket. For outside use, I have a piece of carpet to put down. The guitar is held securely from sliding from one side or the other and crashing to the floor/ground. I HIGHLY recommend this item. I have Three...one I keep in my gig bag. All they need to add to this is a rubber bottomed bean bag, or piece of carpet, to set your guitar onto when you're outside...IT'S GREAT, REALLY.