My son and I went with a friend and his family on what was my son's first trip. The tent was set up in 5 minutes. My friend bought a cheep tent that took 10 to 15 minutes to set up. We stayed for 2 nights, on the second night a thunder storm poped over the mountain. Bring what I seemed to be 60 mph winds and driving rain for over an hour. My son and I waited it out dry, while my friend had to dig trenches around his because his tent leaking. This tent is never going to be left behind. Best hiking investment so far.