Dependable Piece of Gear
I usually don't review items I like until I've had them for awhile. And I've had this tent for over 2 years now and it's seen a lot of use and several different conditions. It is a one person tent so if you're camped in bad weather, hopefully you have a book because otherwise you're going to be pretty bored. I don't feel that's a strike for the tent because you should already know what you're getting into. It does have a very spacious ceiling where I can sit up fully and change comfortably which is great.
The inside if spacious for me (5'6") and it leaves me about a foot or so to store gear inside with me. The vestibule on the door side is big enough for my Gregory z65 to fit along with other miscellanous gear that I want protected from the rain. I've also been very impressed with the toughness of the tent. At first I wasn't so sure it would be able to handle high winds due to the high ceiling and rectangular shape, however it has seen me through plenty of windy nights, torrential downpours, and surprise snow storms of 3 -4 inches. It has never leaked once in heavy rains and once guyed out it can withstand a full night of 40 mile per hour gusts with no issues. It's not an ultralight, but I'll happily pack the extra ounces knowing that I'm going to stay dry. Great Job MSR. I love this tent!