The total packed weight of this rivals a tarp, and is even lighter in many cases when considering the weight of trekking poles. Since I don't use trekking poles a tarp tent would cause me to carry unnecessary weight. The set up is really straightforward and the tent guys out nicely. It is surprisingly roomy inside and allows for me, my pack, and all the respective gear. It breathes well, keeps in warmth, and I have incurred no condensation problems yet. The front entry may not be for everyone, but I have found it to be no real hindrance. The vestibule seems adequate for a solo tent. It has proved to be more durable than the lightweight material would suggest and I have had good experience with it fending off foul weather and wind.
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