This is a great all-around tent suitable for extreme conditions and absolute security. Easy to pitch and very comfortable for 2 with lots of winter gear or 3 with warm weather gear desiring comfort. Toss the wimpy stakes that come with it and get some good long aluminum T-stakes. The BD footprint is light and should be considered an essential part of the purchase. Not too heavy for 2 when splitting the poles, stakes and footprint to one and the tent to the other. It will take whatever Mother Nature can throw at you. Thanks BD/Bibler for a quality tent that should do me the rest of my life.