I had a north face talus which I thought was a pretty decent tent until I got this one. Wow do I love this tent. The set up is pretty quick especially if you don't use the fly...which you can easily do in this tent. The fly secures in so many places you don't get so much as a ripple in high winds. There are lots of mesh openings you can access but should nasty weather come in you can zip them up if you are not using the fly and be completely safe from the elements. About the only gripe with this tent is that it is not super light at all...but the design is so good and the construction excellent, you can leave the fly at home and lighten you load by the weight of that plus one of the poles that gives the fly its shape and a few stakes. Now you are not in ultra light territory but maybe 6-6 1/2 lbs which is workable for a tent this strong. Only tent you will ever need!