My old one has exterior sleeves rather than clips for the poles. The new clip style is better. The tent has two long poles that cris-cross, and a short third pole that stablizes the front between the two long poles near the top. It's easy to set up, sturdy, and has kept me dry in a heavy rain storm. 52 inches wide, 84 inches long, 2 people are possible, but only 1 door. Weighs 5-1/2 lbs, it's a light 2 person 4 season tent. Great for winter backpacking.