High Quality Tent
I bought this tent fairly cheap directly from Big Agnes due to closeout on 2011 products. I Set up the tent last night for the first time and probably took less than 10 minutes ttl. Very easy setup. Hugh space for four poeple with plenty of room to kneel in. I question whether four adults will fit but that is always the question with tents. Zips work very well and not a lot of tension preventing them from opening or closing.
The material is very, very lightweight. At this point I have not used it in realy world conditions. I trust that moisture will stay out. This tent has an innovative design so that the whole tent is quite strong if put together correctly yet the material feels flimsy. I didn't need the instructions due to its ease.
Make sure to place the single cross member pole ends into the little, hard-to-see pouches on the rain fly. They are difficult to notice under low light.
Features that I like:
1.) bright lite guide lines. I may actually NOT trip up.
2.) low weight overall
3.) ease of putting up
4.) Poles seems bomb-proof strong
5.) a total of eight pockets inside the tent. four on the webbing toward the top and four toward the bottom of the bathtub portion of the tent.
6.) the fabric used appears to be of high quality and will undoubtedly breathe well.
I can't think of anything negative other than the stakes seem pretty thin but I'm use to thick steel stakes. these stakes are a compromise with weight however.
I bought the respective fly and extra gear loft. the fly is similar material and will likely wet out but maybe not. The gear loft has multiple pockets and adds even more space to an already full set of pockets.
Overall, build is solid and quality is first-class as one expects from Big Agnes.