I'm a big fan of this style of tent for Spring skiing and as an expedition cook tent. The hoopster is a sweet new design with it's round tent pole that gives the tent much more support and structure than the old Kiva and or Megamid style tents that just use one center pole. The material is also really burly and I think this would hold up in severe weather much better than most. There is a trade off however, the Hoopster is much heavier. The center pole is really beefy and kind on the heavy side, seems like a ski pole could be used in many situations to save weight. But MHW makes the Hoopla tent which is the lightweight version if the Hoopster is overkill.
I'm excited to get this out in some bad weather and see how it does.