I am madly in love with this tent. I thru hiked the PCT in 2011, and started with a tarptent that I rapidly discovered I hated, and was miserable with. I swapped out for this lovebug, and I never once regretted the excess weight. I had dry, warm, nights, a very fast pitch, and the freedom of camping where ever I wanted since it was truly freestanding. It is a very spacious one-man tent, and in a pinch, accommodated two adults. I kept all my gear stashed inside, cooked (safely) in the vestibule, and was able to do everything I wanted and needed without having to worry about touching a wall and getting soaked. It packs up light and easy, the poles held up in high winds, rain, snow, and ice, and I slept happily inside. Many nights I slept without the rain fly on, but remained bug free, and appreciate that there was so much mesh to keep a nice breeze. This tent is well worth the price, and even after close to 100 nights of using it, it looks brand new and works like the day I bought it. Big Agnes makes great gear that will last you a long time, so consider it a well-spent investment.